Monthly Archives: February 2011

Egolf perfect from the field (Basketball)

February 15, 2011

Will Egolf of Bradley University didn’t miss a shot tonight, going 6 for 6 from the floor. Unfortunately the Braves lost 80-70 to Northern Iowa in Missouri Valley action. Maybe he should have taken more shots. Egolf, of Juneau-Douglas fame, finished with 12 points and 3 rebounds in 30 minutes. The 6-foot-9 forward from Haines… Read more »

Baxter shares UWEC title at 184 (Wrestling)

alaska Saint John’s University wrestler Dustin Baxter of Fairbanks, ranked seventh nationally at 184 pounds, won three matches before double-forfeiting against teammate Mitch Hagen in the championship match at the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Invitational. Baxter, of West Valley fame, upset No. 6 Brad Baus 6-3 to avenge a 3-1 loss earlier this season.

Bullock proud American in Norway (Basketball)

February 14, 2011

After winning two league championships in six seasons and establishing himself as a perennial 20/10 threat, Peter Bullock of Anchorage was paid the ultimate compliment by the Norwegian basketball federation. They wanted him to jump ship. “I was contacted about changing citizenship and joining their national team,” Bullock told me. “But I’m proud to be… Read more »

Bullock, ‘Canes upset No. 13 UNC (Basketball)

February 13, 2011

It won’t show up on the stat sheet, but Anchorage’s Sylvia Bullock had a large impact on Sunday’s upset special for the University of Miami. The 20th-ranked Hurricanes beat No. 13 North Carolina 78-66 in Chapel Hill, thanks to Bullock’s muscle and hustle on defense. The 6-foot-2 starting forward played 32 minutes and helped hold… Read more »

Newby throws in Caribbean Series (Baseball)

On the road to the big leagues, Soldotna starting pitcher Joe Newby’s path has taken him all across the country. Even to Puerto Rico. Two years after advancing to Triple-A Tacoma only to suffer an injury to his right throwing arm that threatened to end his career, Newby was back on the big stage during… Read more »

Bell-Holter just rolls with it (Basketball)

February 11, 2011

There was no double-double, no made-for-TV highlight moves for Damen Bell-Holter last night. The sophomore starter for Oral Roberts University finished with only 8 points and 6 rebounds in 29 minutes – well below his season averages. His team won, though, beating the University of Missouri-Kansas City 102-81 for its seventh victory in its last… Read more »

Harris to play in Venezuela (Basketball)

February 10, 2011

Former University of Kentucky starter Ramon Harris of Anchorage is taking his game to Venezuela. The 6-foot-7 forward signed a deal with the Trotamundos of the country’s first division professional league. Harris, of West High fame, graduated from college in 2010. He spent the preseason with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA’s D-League… Read more »

New No. 1 in prep poll (Basketball)

February 9, 2011

There’s a new No. 1 ranked girls team in Alaska. Fresh off their championship at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout, the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears leapfrogged former No. 1 Wasilla in this week’s Class 4A poll released today by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches. Juneau beat Wasilla on the way to the title tilt before… Read more »

Three season highs for Lipka (Gymnastics)

Anchorage’s Jasmine Lipka scored season highs on three events to help Sacramento State narrowly beat the University of California-Berkley 192.9 to 192.7 in NCAA D1 action. The senior of Arctic Gymnastics fame finished second on bars (9.775) and floor (9.875), and fifth on beam (9.6).

Winczura dances to PR on floor (Gymnastics)

Texas Woman’s University sophomore gymnast Amy Winczura of Eagle River enjoyed a personal record on the floor in a recent NCAA D2 meet. Winczura, of Arctic Gymnastics fame, scored a career-high 9.825 to tie for second place among a dozen competitors. She also placed third on the vault with a 9.65. Last season she earned… Read more »