Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bartelli wins, loses in clutch (Wrestling)

February 7, 2011

He giveth and he taketh away. Boise State University senior wrestler Alan Bartelli experienced it first hand when he pulled out a last-second victory one day and dropped a tough down-to-the-wire decision two days later. So is life is the world of college wrestling. Bartelli, of Wasilla High fame, is the No. 14 ranked 125-pounder… Read more »

Clarke second at NAU Challenge (Track)

Anchorage’s Jordan Clarke was the lone Arizona State University male in the top 10 of the shot put standings at the Northern Arizona Team Challenge over the weekend in Flagstaff. The 6-foot-4 thrower out of Bartlett High finished second with a toss of 61 feet, 6 3/4 inches. That ranks No. 5 in Arizona State… Read more »

Kelter assists in WCHA crown (Hockey)

February 6, 2011

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter had a hand in helping the No. 1-ranked University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team win the WCHA regular-season title over the weekend with a home sweep of Bemidji State. The starting defenseman collected her second assist of the season in a 7-1 victory that clinched it. The 5-foot-8 sophomore has played… Read more »

Alaskans lead Vermont to carnival title (Skiing)

February 5, 2011

For the first time since 2006, the University of Vermont ski team celebrated on home snow. The Catamounts prevailed in their own carnival at Trapp Family Lodge thanks in large part to their Alaska connection, especially Caitlin Patterson of Anchorage. The two-time All-American continued her unbeaten junior season after sweeping the women’s races, running her… Read more »

Coughlin, Southern Utah now 4-1 (Gymnastics)

She didn’t compete in the all-around, but Anchorage’s Shannon Coughlin enjoyed one of her best all-around performances last night for the Southern Utah University gymnastics team. Coughlin tumbled to top-three finishes in all three events she participated in, doing her part in a 194 to 191.125 victory over Utah State. On the vault, she placed… Read more »

Griffin eliminated in Euroleague (Basketball)

Despite a double-double from Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin, the Hungarian women’s pro team Pecs lost an elimination game that knocked it out of the Euroleague playoffs. Griffin delivered a 14-point, 11-rebound performance during a 73-66 loss Friday to Spanish power Halcon Avenida in Game 2 of the best-of-3 quarterfinal series. The 6-foot-2 forward made 6… Read more »

All-star game gets Hardy noticed (Football)

February 4, 2011

Taking his first true step to the next level, Daniel Hardy of Anchorage will play in Saturday’s NFLPA College All-Star Game at the Alamodome in San Antonio. It’ll be his final college experience after wrapping up a successful career at the University of Idaho. The all-star game will provide an opportunity for current and former… Read more »

Just give DBH most improved award (Basketball)

February 3, 2011

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter of Oral Roberts University has become a serious contender for the Summit League’s most improved player award. The 6-foot-10 sophomore continued his breakout season tonight, collecting 18 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists in a 77-73 victory over South Dakota State. It was his third straight double-double and the sixth in 24… Read more »

Laws a ‘complete player’ now (Basketball)

Andre Laws of Anchorage is sporting a new uniform in the Argentina professional basketball league, yet he’s got no shot at being inconspicuous on the court. The 30-year-old, two-time all-star guard is one of the bigger names. “I was able to surprise a lot of people during my first year when no one knew who… Read more »

Cousin emerging as go-to guy (Basketball)

February 2, 2011

It has not taken long for sophomore Anthony Cousin of Anchorage to establish himself as the go-to scorer for Illinois State University. The 5-foot-11 playmaker poured in a team-high 15 points and had the ball in his hands at the end of tonight’s 53-51 loss to the University of Northern Iowa. Cousin, of South High… Read more »