Monthly Archives: January 2012

Rhea nears famed 1,500 mark (Basketball)

January 18, 2012

Juneau’s Talisa Rhea is on the verge of joining a very exclusive club. The senior guard at Seattle University needs just 19 points to reach the 1,500 career point mark, an accomplishment achieved by only a handful of Alaska women at the NCAA D1 level. Rhea pumped in 28 points last night to give her… Read more »

Alaskans have Clark in first place (Basketball)

January 17, 2012

The Clark College women’s basketball team sits in first place in the NWAACC’s West Division, thanks mostly to the play of Deborah Simmers and Chelsea Dyson of Anchorage. Both former ACS players are among the league’s top 10 scorers, helping Clark win 11 of 14 games, including a 4-0 mark in NWAACC play. Simmers ranks… Read more »

Harris nets 6 3s, grabs 6 steals (Basketball)

January 15, 2012

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris knocked down six 3-pointers for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, including one at the end of regulation and another at the end of overtime. Both helped pave the way for a 112-109 victory in NBA D-League action today. Harris, of West High fame, finished with a season-high 20 points thanks to 6-for-9… Read more »

Cavanaugh PRs in 200 fly (Swimming)

It was her final road meet of her college career, and so Meghan Cavanaugh made the most of it. The senior standout for the Northwestern University women’s swim team shined in a double dual against Notre Dame and No. 22 Michigan. Cavanaugh, of East High fame, turned in a season-best time of 2:03.8 in the… Read more »

Voss gives Centralia much-needed lift (Basketball)

Chris Voss of Anchorage pumped in a season-high 23 points last night to lift Centralia College to its first NWAACC league win over Grays Harbor, 68-63. The freshman started at forward and collected game-high totals in points, steals [4] and minutes [35]. He sank 11 of 18 shots and raised his season scoring average to… Read more »

Perkins’ return draws interest (Basketball)

January 14, 2012

Nearly ready to return to the basketball court, 28-year-old professional point guard Doron Perkins doesn’t have a team yet. But it’s only a matter of time. Four European teams reportedly are interested in signing the all-star free agent. “Can’t wait to get back and play,” Perkins told me. “Not sure where yet. I gotta pick… Read more »

Harris ‘excited to be a Mad Ant’ (Basketball)

January 12, 2012

He’s not in the NBA, but Ramon Harris is close. Real close. The 6-foot-7 forward from Anchorage is a rookie with the NBA Development League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants, a minor-league affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks. “I am very happy with my situation. I like my organization, coaching staff and… Read more »

Engel helps Boise win MWC debut (Basketball)

The Mountain West Conference women’s basketball coaches picked Boise State to finish last in preseason poll. It’s obvious they didn’t know about freshman Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage. The former Alaska Player of the Year made a difference on both sides of the ball in last night’s 65-46 victory over New Mexico – picked fourth. Engel,… Read more »