Monthly Archives: December 2011

Karlberg’s play bright spot in loss (Basketball)

December 31, 2011

Anchorage’s Leif Karlberg was one of the lone bright spots for The Master’s College in a 91-82 loss to the Academy of Art University. He scored 17 points in 28 minutes before fouling out. Karlberg, of Grace Christian fame, drilled a 3 to give The Master’s its last lead at 31-30. The team got down… Read more »

Baxter moves to 13-0, ranked No. 2 (Wrestling)

December 30, 2011

Fairbanks wrestler Dustin Baxter of St. John’s University lived up to his reputation as one of the toughest light heavyweights in the country. The 197-pounder won the Citrus Invitational in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with Friday’s 3-1 decision over Carl Broghammer of Upper Iowa in the finals. Baxter, a two-time All-American out of West Valley, is… Read more »

Rhea, Redhawks win tournament (Basketball)

Seattle University used another late-game rally to pull out a victory, this time over Eastern Michigan in the championship game of the Dental Service Holiday Hoops Tournament at KeyArena. Juneau’s Talisa Rhea played a role in the 75-72 win, compiling 16 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds to help land her on the all-tournament team…. Read more »

Cousin straight cash from FT line (Basketball)

December 29, 2011

With 5,300 fans cheering and the game on the line, Illinois State University guard Anthony Cousin of Anchorage stepped to the free-throw line looking to ice Northern Iowa. He didn’t think about the moment, the situation or the crowd. What was on his mind? “To be honest, nothing really,” Cousin told me. “It’s something like… Read more »

Randall sets pace for Team USA (Skiing)

Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall set the pace for the U.S. Ski Team in today’s opening leg of the 11-day Tour de Ski, finishing 10th in the 2.5K freestyle prologue; fellow Alaskan Holly Brooks was 53rd.

Rhea carries Seattle U. to victory (Basketball)

Talisa Rhea of Juneau capped her 21-point night with the winning basket in Seattle University’s 74-70 victory over Saint Francis [Pa.] in the Dental Service Holiday Hoops Tournament at KeyArena. Rhea sank 8 of 13 shots from the floor en route to posting a new season high. But none of her shots were as important… Read more »

Bullock passes mark, nears another (Basketball)

December 28, 2011

University of Miami senior Sylvia Bullock of Anchorage grabbed 7 rebounds in tonight’s 89-49 win over Holy Cross and surpassed the 400-rebound career milestone in the process. Meanwhile, she blocked 3 shots to inch closer to the 100-block mark. Bullock, of South High fame, has swatted 95 shots for the Hurricanes, which ranks fifth in… Read more »

DeLoach eyes ’12 Olympic berth (Track)

Eielson’s Janay DeLoach isn’t just the best female long jumper in the country she ranks fifth in the world and is a good bet to make Team USA for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. “It’s an amazing feeling because you want it so bad it hurts,” DeLoach told The Coloradoan. “Truly, I think about… Read more »

Kuper snubbed by Pro Bowl (Football)

December 27, 2011

He has produced one of the best seasons of any offensive lineman in the NFL, yet Denver Broncos guard Chris Kuper isn’t going to Honolulu. The Pro Bowl snubbed him. Kuper, of Dimond High fame, should have received at least alternate consideration. But his work went unnoticed by the league. The sixth-year starter has been… Read more »

Hobbs thrives at prep school (Basketball)

December 25, 2011

Anchorage’s Tommy Hobbs is earning high marks for his work ethic at La Jolla Prep Basketball Academy in California. The 6-foot-7 forward out of South High is a starter and recently had a 30-point night. “Once I came to La Jolla, I saw that there is a lot I need to improve on and I… Read more »