Monthly Archives: January 2012

Oleson top reserve for Caja Laboral (Basketball)

January 31, 2012

He’s a starter, he’s not a starter. Either way, Brad Oleson of North Pole doesn’t let the politics of Spanish League basketball slow him down. Sunday night he came off the bench to play 22 minutes for Caja Laboral in a 73-66 victory over Cajasol. Caja Laboral is now 13-5 in league, good enough for… Read more »

Hutchison wins 3rd national title (Wrestling)

January 30, 2012

When it’s all said and done, Michaela Hutchison of Soldotna will go down in history as one of Alaska’s greatest wrestlers of all-time. It’s a no-brainer actually. She earned All-American honors for Oklahoma City University over the weekend for the fourth consecutive season en route to winning her third national title at the Women’s College… Read more »

Simmers ‘unbelievable’ for Army (Basketball)

January 29, 2012

Anna Simmers of Anchorage scored a career-high 28 points today to help the Army women’s basketball team upset Lehigh 66-64 in West Point, N.Y. The junior guard scored 20 points in the opening 20 minutes, including her team’s final 10 to spearhead a 42-26 halftime cushion. “Simmers had just an unbelievable first half,” Army coach… Read more »

Bell-Holter snags 10 rebounds (Basketball)

January 28, 2012

His personal numbers aren’t where he wants them to be, but Alaska’s Damen Bell-Holter is willing to sacrifice his individual success for that of the team. And right now Oral Roberts University is one of the hottest teams in the country. The Golden Eagles won their 13th consecutive game today thanks to a 77-67 victory… Read more »

Dunbar impressive in Oregon debut (Track)

January 27, 2012

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar today made a successful showing in his debut with the University of Oregon track team, teaming to win the distance medley relay at the indoor Mondo Challenge in College Station, Texas. The Portland transfer is a two-time NCAA cross country All-American that followed in the steps of his father Marcus as a… Read more »

Griffin staying steady in Israel (Basketball)

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River played a pivotal role in helping Maccabi Ramat Hen edge Israeli League rival B.C. Habikaa 68-65 in a fight for fourth place. The former University of Nebraska All-American collected 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists and played all 40 minutes. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, made 7… Read more »

Baxter stays undefeated, humble (Wrestling)

January 26, 2012

Saint John’s University wrestler Dustin Baxter of Fairbanks has won 19 straight matches and is ranked No. 2 in the country, but you’d never know it. He is as gracious as he is good. “I would say humility is one of my greatest strengths,” Baxter told me. The senior standout is a two-time D3 All-American… Read more »

Cousin clutch for Illinois State (Basketball)

January 25, 2012

Anchorage’s Anthony Cousin tonight collected 8 points, 4 boards and 2 assists to help Illinois State beat Missouri State 76-69 in OT. The former South High star drained a 3-pointer with 38 seconds left in regulation to give ISU a 65-63 lead. He came off the bench to play 30 of 45 minutes.

Dyson 31 points, Simmers 18 boards (Basketball)

Good thing Clark College women’s basketball players Chelsea Dyson and Deborah Simmers of Anchorage were so productive on offense in a recent win over Pierce. Because they combined for 19 of the team’s 37 turnovers. Ouch, babe. Yet it almost didn’t matter because Clark won 86-65, making 20 for 20 foul shots and surviving Piece’s… Read more »