Monthly Archives: December 2011

Israeli League recognizes Griffin (Basketball)

December 14, 2011

Last season Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin spent the WNBA offseason playing professionally in Turkey. Now she’s in Israel. So far, so good. The 24-year-old forward with Maccabi Ramat Hen was named the Israeli League Player of the Week after her dynamic double-double. She delivered 22 points and 13 rebounds in a recent 81-76 OT win,… Read more »

Just give Bell-Holter an ESPY (Basketball)

December 13, 2011

You had to see it to believe it. Alaska’s Damen Bell-Holter turned in the college basketball play of the year last night by banking in a one-handed heave from three-quarters court at the buzzer to give Oral Roberts University an improbable 58-55 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock. With the game tied with 3 seconds left, Bell-Holter… Read more »

McWilliams goes for more bling (Football)

December 12, 2011

With their eighth appearance in the last 10 NAIA championship games, it’s probably safe to assume Carroll College of Montana is the team of the decade. … lol The Saints marched into this year’s title thanks to a 35-3 drubbing of the previously undefeated Georgetown College of Kentucky in the national semifinals. Carroll College and… Read more »

Rhea named player of the week (Basketball)

Juneau’s Talisa Rhea today became the third consecutive member of the Seattle University women’s basketball team to be named Independent Player of the Week by College Sports Madness. The 5-foot-11 senior guard had her fingerprints all over Sunday’s 69-55 victory over Portland in which she bagged 11 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals…. Read more »

Randall earns fifth World Cup win (Skiing)

December 11, 2011

Another week, another World Cup victory for Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall. The 28-year-old veteran of the U.S. Ski Team racked up her second straight FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint victory, this time coming in Switzerland, where she left the women’s field in her dust. Randall, of East High fame, qualified first and swept every heat… Read more »

Simmers nets career high 18 (Basketball)

When Anna Simmers was winning state basketball player-of-the-year honors for Anchorage Christian School we all knew she was a special talent. Now the rest of the country is starting to see it. The 5-foot-9 junior guard pumped in a college career-high 18 points for the Army women’s team in a 70-60 loss to the University… Read more »

Engel has 7 boards in one half (Basketball)

December 9, 2011

Standing just 5-foot-7, Keiahnna Engel doesn’t have the stature you’d associate with a fierce rebounder. But don’t let her size fool you. The Alaskan is as strong as she is quick, something the freshman guard proved while grabbing a career-high 8 rebounds for Boise State University in a 97-61 victory over Montana Tech. Engel, of… Read more »

Bell-Holter getting back on track (Basketball)

After missing five of the last eight games with back spasms, Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg returned to his all-conference old self. The 6-foot-9 junior post player scored a season-high 16 points for Oral Roberts University last night in a 73-59 loss to intrastate rival the University of Oklahoma. Bell-Holter, of Ketchikan High fame, came off… Read more »

Harris back in NBA D-League (Basketball)

December 8, 2011

After killing it in China last season Ramon Harris of Anchorage is headed back to the NBA D-League. The 6-foot-7 forward out of the University of Kentucky was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants after he was waived during training camp. Harris, of West High fame, averaged 17 points and 6 boards in China…. Read more »

Baxter top athlete at St. John’s (Wrestling)

December 7, 2011

All-America senior wrestler Dustin Baxter of Fairbanks was named Saint John’s University Athlete of the Week after a perfect weekend on the mat. Baxter, of West Valley fame, went 3-0 at the Wisconsin-La Crosser Duals. He is currently ranked No. 2 nationally at 197 pounds.