Monthly Archives: February 2012

Simmers is first team All-Patriot [Basketball]

February 29, 2012

Anchorage’s Anna Simmers of Army was recognized as one of the top five players in the conference when she was named to the first team All-Patriot League Team. The junior guard at the United States Military Academy at West Point leads the league in scoring at 14.9 points per game, a number that jumps to… Read more »

‘Devils 2x champs under Rinner [Basketball]

You will hear plenty of bad news out of the border town Laredo, Texas. But here’s a good story: Anchorage’s Shane Rinner is lifting the Texas A&M International men’s basketball program to new heights. The third-year head coach has led the NCAA D2 Dustdevils to back-to-back Heartland Conference championships. Even more, the former UAA assistant… Read more »

Winter part of Utah’s record-breaking 800 free relay team

Kenai’s Winter Heaven made the most out of his first experience at the Pac-12 Championships. The University of Utah freshman joined Nick Soedel, Bjorn Gunnarsson and Major Robinson on the 800-meter free relay that set a school record at the meet in Los Angeles, California. The Utah relay finished sixth with a school record time… Read more »

Class of ’12 to be inducted tonight [Hall of Fame]

February 28, 2012

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame will honor the Class of 2012 tonight starting at the Anchorage Museum auditorium. The event is free. A large screen, seating and catering in the museum atrium will accommodate overflow viewing. The ceremony will feature video biographies, portrait unveilings, and acknowledgements by the Class of 2012 inductees. Bill Spencer… Read more »

Baxter qualifies for Nationals again [Wrestling]

February 27, 2012

He didn’t win a regional title like he wanted, but Saint John’s senior Dustin Baxter of Fairbanks settled for a pretty cool consolation prize. He’s going back to Nationals. Baxter, of West Valley fame, became the ninth wrestler in school history to earn four national tournament appearances after winning third place at the NCAA D3… Read more »

DeLoach defends U.S. long jump title [Track]

February 26, 2012

Alaska’s Janay DeLoach defended her national championship in the women’s long jump at the U.S. Indoor Championships today in Albuquerque, N.M. The 26-year-old won the 2012 title with a jump of 22 feet, 7.25 inches and will represent the United States at the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships in March in Istanbul, Turkey…. Read more »

Fenumiai’s 3-run HR wins game [Softball]

Azusa Pacific softball players had probably never heard of Juneau’s Brittany Fenumiai. But after the fifth inning, they will never forget her name. Fenumiai crushed a three-run home run in the fifth inning to carry Hawaii Pacific to an 8-5 win over Azusa Pacific in Los Angeles. “The funny thing is I got jammed,” Fenumiai… Read more »

Rutecki heats up pool for Wyoming [Swimming]

February 25, 2012

Give it up for Juneau’s Nick Rutecki. Not only did the University of Wyoming swimming star earn all-conference honors in four different events at the MPSF Championships, he broke two school records and set a personal record in his specialty event. “I bettered my 50 free time for the first time since my junior year… Read more »

Kirk wins silver at Big Sky Champs (Track)

February 24, 2012

Anchorage’s Jacob Kirk today helped Montana State University secure second place on the first day of the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, won a silver medal in the men’s distance medley with a relay time of 10:24.65. Northern Arizona won in 10:19.94.

Engel pumps in season high 14 (Basketball)

Boise State University freshman guard Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage enjoyed her best college game against UNLV. She came off the bench to collect season highs with 14 points and 5 steals in a 75-66 loss during Mountain West Conference women’s action. Engel, of Dimond High fame, added 5 rebounds in playing 27 minutes. Here is… Read more »