Monthly Archives: November 2011

Supporting Alaska’s next medalist (Olympics)

November 29, 2011

In Europe, Winter Olympians are household names. Here they work at Home Depot. That’s probably why the U.S. went eight decades [1932 to 2010] before winning another medal count at the Winter Games. Regardless, few states have pulled their weight quite like Alaska when it comes to producing Winter Olympians. The state’s legacy is longer… Read more »

Moore pulls down 15 rebounds (Basketball)

November 28, 2011

She’s a role player in the WNBA, but in Turkey she’s a star. Palmer’s Jessica Moore proved that again over the holiday weekend, delivering season highs with 19 points and 15 rebounds for Antakya in a 78-73 win over Istanbul. Moore, of Colony High fame, made 6 of 14 field goals and added 2 steals… Read more »

McWilliams, Carroll College to semis (Football)

November 26, 2011

The defending NAIA champion Carroll College football team and Alaska’s Noah McWilliams are headed back to the national semifinals. Carroll College won its 11th straight game by beating Azusa Pacific 17-14 in the tournament quarterfinals at home in Helena, Mont. McWilliams, of Homer High fame, is a starting linebacker who ranks second on the team… Read more »

Simmers leads Army to victory (Basketball)

After barely playing her first two seasons for the Army women’s basketball team, Anchorage’s Anna Simmers is making up for lost time. The physical 5-foot-9 guard continued her resurgence in 71-40 win over Manhattanville, pumping in 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting in 24 minutes. Simmers, of ACS fame, also had 5 assists, 4 rebounds and… Read more »

What do the readers think? (Hall of Fame)

November 25, 2011

Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 continues through the end of the month, but here are some emails submitted by readers: Recommendation:Janay Deloach Submitted by:Wayland Mitchell Why:In my 48 years of being involved with track and field and the father of Raymond Mitchell who is 1 of 3 students from… Read more »

Oleson shines in Euroleague (Basketball)

North Pole’s Brad Oleson today pumped in a season-high 13 points as Spanish power Caja Laboral beat Fenerbahce Ulker 90-85 in OT. With the win, Caja Laboral extended its lead to two games in the Euroleague Group A standings. Oleson, of UAF fame, started at shooting guard and played 35 minutes. He also drilled 3… Read more »

UAA to retire Arts’ No. 34 jersey (Basketball)

November 22, 2011

Three years after playing his final basketball game, Carl Arts will finally have his No. 34 jersey retired by the University of Alaska Anchorage. The rugged 6-foot-6 forward from Valdez was an All-American player who was the centerpiece on the ’08 squad that went to the NCAA Tournament Final Four and won a school record… Read more »

Hardy signs with New Orleans Saints (Football)

Daniel Hardy’s NFL dream is taking a detour through the Big Easy. The 23-year-old rookie tight end has signed with the New Orleans Saints and today participated in his first practice, signifying his return to the league after getting drafted and then released by the Tampa Bay Bucs before the season. Hardy, of West High… Read more »

What are the readers saying? (Hall of Fame)

November 21, 2011

Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 continues through the end of the month, but here are some emails submitted by readers: Recommendation:Bill Spencer Submitted by:Tom Corbin Why:I have Known & Respected Bill Spencer since Service High School Opened in 1971 & Bill was a Student/Athlete there. I met Bill there… Read more »

Cobb, Duke advance to Elite 8 (Soccer)

November 20, 2011

The third-ranked Duke University women’s soccer team trailed Ohio State 1-0 after 50 minutes despite multiple opportunities. Then just like that – Kelly Cobb struck. The freshman out of Chugiak High delivered the equalizing goal after she pounced on a loose ball and fired a shot past the goalkeeper to tie the game in an… Read more »