Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rinner, ‘Devils earn NCAA berth (Basketball)

March 6, 2011

Anchorage’s Shane Rinner is headed back to the NCAA D2 Championships. This time, though, he’s taking Texas A&M International University. The second-year head coach led the 21-9 Dustdevils to their first Heartland Conference championship and an automatic berth to the 64-team national tournament. Texas A&M International University is seeded No. 8 in the South Central… Read more »

Coughlin ties for floor win (Gymnastics)

March 5, 2011

Senior gymnast Shannon Coughlin of Anchorage delivered one of her best performances of the season last night for Southern Utah University. She tied for first place on the floor in the dual meet with Boise State University with a score of 9.875, her second-best score in nine meets. Coughlin, of AGC game, was impressive on… Read more »

Wilson first team all-conference (Basketball)

He hadn’t played college basketball for three seasons before this year, but the layoff didn’t hurt Deray Wilson of Anchorage. The 5-foot-9 junior guard turned in a start-studded junior season at D2 Adam State College, earning the 24-year-old All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors. Wilson, of West High fame, made the first team all-conference team after… Read more »

Egolf flies high in defeat (Basketball)

March 4, 2011

Bradley University forward Will Egolf of Haines enjoyed his best performance in three meetings against Wichita State this season. Unfortunately, though, his team fell to 0-3 after losing 70-56 in today’s quarterfinal game at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in St. Louis. The 6-foot-9 Egolf scored 12 points – just two fewer than his previous… Read more »

Sokaitis named top coach (Basketball)

March 3, 2011

For the seventh time in his brilliant college coaching career, Al Sokaitis of Fairbanks has been named coach of the year. He earned the honor in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference after leading Post University into the conference semifinals for the first time since 2007 and the most league wins since 2003. He has won… Read more »

Rash leads after first round (Bowling)

Like golf and softball, professional bowling has been aided by technology. The Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championships is the one PBA tournament where the playing field is even as players are required to use throwback polyester balls. Anchorage’s Sean Rash showed why he is considered one of the best pure rollers on tour, taking the… Read more »

New prep poll revealed (Basketball)

March 2, 2011

The North Pole boys and Seward girls moved into this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Poll, released today. The conference champion Patriots slipped into the No. 5 spot in the Class 4A boys poll. Bartlett maintained the top spot for the second straight week. Juneau-Douglas stayed No. 1 in the girls 4A poll. The… Read more »

Tweto on ‘The Late, Late Show’ (Hollywood)

March 1, 2011

Athlete-turned-actress Ariel Tweto of Unalakleet will appear on ‘The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Wednesday night. The show will air on CBS at 11:35 p.m. “I am so excited and can’t believe this is all happening so quick. What a joy of a ride,” Tweto told me. The vibrant 23-year-old is one of… Read more »

Bartelli finishes third at Pac-10s (Wrestling)

Wasilla’s Alan Bartelli is headed back to the NCAA Championships. The Boise State University 125-pounder placed third at Sunday’s Pac-10 Championships, punching his ticket to nationals for the second straight season. Bartlett, a senior, came into the tournament seeded fourth. He won three of four matches, starting with a 12-0 major decision over Britain Longmire… Read more »