Monthly Archives: December 2011

Bowman to start on Christmas (Football)

December 23, 2011

All Zack Bowman wanted for Christmas was his starting job back. The Chicago Bears cornerback and Anchorage native will get his wish Sunday night against Aaron Rodgers and the world champion Green Bay Packers. Bowman has not started since Week 3 of last season when he missed a sideline tackle against the Packers. It’s ironic… Read more »

Former Alaska POYs square off (Basketball)

December 22, 2011

The last two Alaska high school Class 4A girls player of the years squared off at the next level tonight. Utah State’s Jenna Johnson got the win, but Boise State’s Keiahnna Engel finished with more points. Johnson, of Wasilla High fame, started at guard and played 17 minutes in a 64-52 victory in Idaho. The… Read more »

Bell-Holter records double-double (Basketball)

Nine days after making headlines with his game-winning 70-footer prayer, Alaska’s Damen Bell-Holter of Oral Roberts University got back to what he does best: double-doubles. The 6-foot-9 junior out of Hydaburg reached double figures in both points [11] and rebounds [10] in today’s 72-56 win over Texas Tech in Tulsa, Okla. It was his third… Read more »

Bullock chases title in Norway (Basketball)

December 20, 2011

After spending the last eight basketball seasons in Norway, you’d figure Peter Bullock of Anchorage had tasted most of the local cuisine. Well, not exactly. “The other day at a Christmas party I ate smalahove, a traditional Norwegian food which is an actual smoked sheep’s head, with teeth and eyeballs,” Bullock told me. “It was… Read more »

Senette nets team-high 15 (Basketball)

December 19, 2011

After a slow start, the Judson Christian College women’s basketball team is back on track with three wins in its last four games. And Soldotna’s Karen Senette is a big reason for the turnaround. The sophomore guard has averaged 13 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds in the last four games, helping Judson improve to… Read more »

McWilliams, Carroll fall in finale (Football)

The Carroll College football team and Alaska’s Noah McWilliams missed an opportunity to make NAIA history after losing the national championship game 24-20 to Saint Xavier over the weekend in Rome, Ga. The defeat denied the Saints from matching the NAIA record of seven championships held by Texas A&I. McWilliams, of Homer High fame, started… Read more »

Cousin goes for double digits (Basketball)

December 18, 2011

Anchorage’s Anthony Cousin was instant production coming off the bench for the Illinois State men’s basketball team in tonight’s win. The 5-foot-11 guard delivered 10 points, 5 assists and 2 steals in just 24 minutes. He made 4 of 5 shots, including 2 of 3 threes. Illinois State improved to 7-3 overall after its 68-36… Read more »

Grazulis nets dozen, keys win (Basketball)

Palmer’s Allie Grazulis pumped in 8 points during a 10-5 run late in the second half that helped Colorado School of Mines beat Chadron State in RMAC women’s action. The starting forward finished with a season-high 12 points as Mines won 61-57 in OT, snapping a three-game losing streak. Grazulis, of Colony High fame, put… Read more »

Harris makes name in D-League (Basketball)

December 17, 2011

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris continued his strong start with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League season. The 6-foot-7 forward scored 7 points in 16 minutes in last night’s 95-88 loss to the Iowa Energy. Harris, of West High fame, now has 15 points in his last two games after being held scoreless in… Read more »

Cobb named to All-Frosh Team (Soccer)

December 15, 2011

After her remarkable rookie season at Duke University, Alaska’s Kelly Cobb was honored by Soccer America with a spot on the All-Freshman First Team. In her first season on campus she helped the Blue Devils reach the NCAA championship game, where they lost 1-0 to two-time runner-up Stanford. It was the first time Duke advanced… Read more »