Monthly Archives: December 2011

Karlberg has 13, Master’s now 7-1 (Basketball)

December 7, 2011

What a difference a year makes for The Master’s College men’s basketball team. After being terrible last season the Mustangs have won 7 of their first 8 games this season, sparked by the play of Anchorage guard Leif Karlberg. The junior guard pumped in 13 points as The Master’s upset No. 16 Biola in NAIA… Read more »

Kopp nabs NAIA All-American (Running)

December 6, 2011

At this rate The Master’s College might just name a street after Holly Kopp of Kenai. The greatest runner in school history, Kopp became the first woman to earn All-America honors in cross country after finishing 10th at the NAIA Championships. Kopp, of Grace Christian fame, won the Biola Invitational earlier this season to give… Read more »

Dunbar transferring to Oregon (Running)

Like father, like son. Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar is reportedly transferring from the University of Portland to the University of Oregon for next semester, according to Flotrack. At Oregon, Dunbar will follow in the footsteps of his father Marcus, who ran for the Ducks in 1987 and 1988. Dunbar could be eligible as soon as the… Read more »

Spencer, Tejas highlight ’12 Class (Hall of Fame)

December 5, 2011

The list of individuals making up the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 is short and sweet – Bill Spencer and Vern Tejas. Those two members, along with a moment and an event, were announced as the next induction class at a press conference this morning. Spencer, 55, was a renowned mountain runner… Read more »

Seawolves the only choice for Castle (Basketball)

December 3, 2011

When Southeast Alaska’s Melissa Castle considered colleges she didn’t look beyond her home state. It was UAA all the way. Castle, of Craig High fame, has already signed her letter of intent with head coach Tim Moser and the Seawolves and will be eligible to play basketball in the fall of 2012. “I choose UAA… Read more »

Wilson makes first start at Marquette (Basketball)

The Derrick Wilson Era has officially started at Marquette University. OK, not really, but the freshman guard did become the first Alaska men’s player to start a Big East game tonight, and his 16th-ranked team won, upsetting No. 9 Wisconsin 61-54 on the road. Wilson, of East High fame, played 20 minutes and spearheaded a… Read more »

Randall wins World Cup race (Skiing)

Anchorage nordic skier Kikkan Randall won another World Cup sprint race today in Germany, and best of all she had plenty to spare. She won the sprint final in 1:44.6, just beating opponents from Russia and Switzerland. “I had a lot left in my legs at the end, so I was happy with that,” she… Read more »

Blog readers offer their two cents (Hall of Fame)

December 2, 2011

Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 has finished, so here is the last batch of reader recommendations submitted by email: Recommendation:Kaarin Knudson Submitted by:David Knudson Why:She lettered at Univ of Oregon 1995-96-97-99 track and in XC running 1994-95-96-97.Team Captain. She was All American twice 1997 Track 800M and 1999 Indoor… Read more »

Cobb assists in semifinal win (Soccer)

She’s made a name for herself this year as a closer for the Duke University women’s soccer team, but it was Chugiak’s Kelly Cobb’s assist that set up the Blue Devils for a NCAA championship. Cobb assisted on the game winning goal in the 51st minute to lead Duke to a 4-1 victory over Wake… Read more »

Hutchison ranked No. 1 at 123 (Wrestling)

December 1, 2011

Soldotna’s Michaela Hutchison is ranked No. 1 at 123 pounds in the Women’s College Wrestling Association national rankings. The senior at Oklahoma City University is one of seven members of her team to be top ranked. Hutchison, of Skyview High fame, has been ranked No. 1 all season. She is 20-3 on the season and… Read more »