Monthly Archives: March 2011

Oleson ready for playoff push (Basketball)

March 22, 2011

For one of the few times in his basketball career Brad Oleson of North Pole isn’t the main option. With Spanish champion Caja Laboral, he’s just one of many weapons. And he’s just fine with that. Oleson, 27, doesn’t get caught up with points, rebounds and assists; instead focusing on blocked shots, steals and dunks…. Read more »

Bullock helps Miami make history (Basketball)

March 20, 2011

Anchorage’s Sylvia Bullock had a hand in helping the 11th-ranked University of Miami women’s basketball team win its first NCAA tournament game since 1993. The 6-foot-2 junior forward blocked 4 shots, scored 6 points and grabbed a rebound in an 80-62 victory over overmatched Gardner-Webb today during NCAA tournament first-round action. Bullock, of South High… Read more »

Bartelli strong in college finale (Wrestling)

March 18, 2011

One of the most decorated wrestlers from Alaska only confirmed his star status after winning two matches at the NCAA Championships going on now in Philadelphia. Wasilla’s Alan Bartelli of Boise State University beat Camden Eppert of Purdue and No. 9 seed Jonathon Morrison of Oklahoma State yesterday before dropping a 9-6 decision to Joseph… Read more »

Historic win for Utah State, Johnson (Basketball)

March 17, 2011

Wasilla’s Jenna Johnson and Utah State University made history tonight in the Women’s NIT. The 103-95 victory over the University of Arizona in the first round was the first postseason win for the Aggies since 1977 and the first time they eclipsed the century mark since 1982. And Johnson was a big part of the… Read more »

Bell-Holter’s super season ends (Basketball)

Alaska’s top college basketball player saw his sensational sophomore season come to an end last night when Oral Roberts University dropped a 64-57 decision to SMU in OT in the first round of the Tournament in Dallas. Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 30 minutes before fouling out…. Read more »

Hanley indoor All-American again (Track)

March 16, 2011

For the third time in two seasons, Colorado School of Mines sophomore stud Ryan Hanley is an All-American in indoor track. The Anchorage runner turned the trick twice last weekend at the NCAA D2 Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, finishing second in the distance medley relay and seventh in the 800 meters. Hanley, of Dimond High… Read more »

Next year is now for Senette (Basketball)

March 15, 2011

With 12 of 13 players being underclassmen, including freshman Karen Senette of Soldotna, the Judson University women’s basketball team figured to experience growing pains. It showed during a 12-18 season in which 14 losses came by more than 10 points. “We had just as much talent as the best teams in the conference but we… Read more »

Bullock lone Alaskan in Big Dance (Basketball)

Give it up for Sylvia Bullock. The University of Miami junior from Anchorage will be the only Alaska player to suit up in the Big Dance when the NCAA D1 men’s and women’s national tournaments tip off this week. The ACC champion Hurricanes are seeded No. 3 in the Dayton Region and will face No…. Read more »

Hardy happy with Pro Day performance (Football)

March 14, 2011

A few weeks after holding back at the NFL Combine, Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy went all out Friday at the University of Idaho’s annual Pro Day. Healthy and feeling well, the 23-year-old tight end was among eight former Idaho players to participate in a variety of drills testing their strength, quickness and speed before scouts from… Read more »

Engel Gatorade Player of the Year (Basketball)

March 13, 2011

Dimond High School playmaker Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage has been named Gatorade Alaska Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season. The 5-foot-9 all-state guard has led Dimond to a 24-2 record this season and a No. 4 seed at the Class 4A state tournament this week at Sullivan Arena. Engel has… Read more »