Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bartelli seeded for Pac-10s (Wrestling)

February 22, 2011

Boise State University wrestler Alan Bartelli of Wasilla is on pace to finish higher than he ever has at the Pac-10 Championships, which are set for Sunday in Corvallis, Ore. He is seeded fourth at 125 pounds, where he has won 15 of 22 matches this season. Among the 70 seeded wrestlers in the tournament,… Read more »

Hardy to tackle NFL Combine (Football)

February 21, 2011

Armed with a solid resume and a college degree, Daniel Hardy of Anchorage is ready to tackle the job market. Unlike most 23-year-olds, though, he’s looking to play tight end in the NFL. Hardy, of West High fame, will take his first step toward landing his dream job this week when the former University of… Read more »

Conference championship for Rinner (Basketball)

February 20, 2011

It took head coach Shane Rinner of Anchorage just two years to turn a joke into a juggernaut at Texas International A&M University. The NCAA D2 Dustdevils had been perennial losers in their first six seasons of existence before hiring the man that helped bring the UAA program back to life. Rinner, of ACS fame,… Read more »

Randall wins third World Cup race (Skiing)

When Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame earlier this month, she talked about having “thousands of hands” of fellow Alaskans pushing her along. Today it must have felt like a two-handed shove with Randall winning her third career World Cup sprint nordic ski race. Randall, of East High fame,… Read more »

Lowe comes to RIT’s rescue (Basketball)

February 19, 2011

It was Senior Day at Rochester Institute of Technology today, but the day belonged to junior Marcus Lowe of Anchorage. Lowe’s fingerprints were all over a 67-61 victory over Alfred University during NCAA D3 action in New York. The 5-foot-8 starting guard finished with 10 points and 5 assists, with most of his damage coming… Read more »

Cousin strong in ISU defeat (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Anthony Cousin of Illinois State University surpassed his season average in four categories this afternoon yet it wasn’t good enough to get a win. The Redbirds dropped a 68-65 decision at Western Michigan. Cousin, of South High fame, delivered 9 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. The 5-foot-11 starting guard was one… Read more »

Kirk wins indoor 3,000 meters (Track)

Montana State University freshman Jacob Kirk won the men’s 3,000-meter indoor race at yesterday’s Bobcat Open. Running unattached, the former Grace Christian runner clocked a time of 8:52.98 to win the 11-man race and beat teammate Nick Atwood by .07 seconds.

Perkins electric in Euroleague (Basketball)

February 17, 2011

With the keys to the offense in hand, Anchorage’s Doron Perkins drove Maccabi Tel Aviv past Slovenian power Union Olimpija today and back into the back to the Euroleague elite eight. The Israeli champions dominated in an 83-65 victory in Group F action of the Top 16 playoffs, qualifying them for the quarterfinals. Tel Aviv… Read more »

Barrow boys debut at No. 3 (Basketball)

February 16, 2011

Fresh off its Valdez Elks Tournament championship over the weekend, the Barrow boys basketball team made its debut in this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Poll released today. The Whalers upset No. 2 Cordova 61-60 in the title game, thanks to 3A player-of-the-year candidate Tyler Adams, who scored 13 of his 28 points in… Read more »

Linkin Park, Twilight inspire record (Gymnastics)

Gymnasts are always tinkering with their routines, their level of difficulty and their floor music. Texas Woman’s University sophomore Amy Winczura of Eagle River said most gymnasts switch out their music every two years, and she was due for a change. “I just started listening to different songs and soundtracks from movies,” Winczura told me…. Read more »