Monthly Archives: February 2012

Perkins shines in European return (Basketball)

February 23, 2012

What rust? Playing a Euroleague game today for the first time in nearly a year, Anchorage’s Doron Perkins showed no ill effects of his injury layoff with a successful debut for Italian pro team Bennet Cantu. The 6-foot-2 combo guard came off the bench to deliver 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in 27… Read more »

Chalmers to take on ‘Linsanity’ (Basketball)

February 22, 2012

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers is enjoying a breakout year, but his greatest test of the season might come Thursday night. ‘Linsanity’ comes to South Beach. Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks visit the Miami Heat in a highly anticipated matchup on the eve of the All-Star Game. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, isn’t playing in… Read more »

Byers stars for No. 3 ranked Cowboys (Wrestling)

He was a stud at Chugiak High School so it figures that Cayle Byers would make an impact at the college level. Byers is a member of the country’s No. 3-ranked wrestling team at Oklahoma State University and makes up one of the NCAA’s most potent 1-2 punches at 197 pounds. He has won 20… Read more »

Cavanaugh joins NU record book (Swimming)

February 21, 2012

When Meghan Cavanaugh joined the swim team at Northwestern University she probably never imagined ending her career as one of the all-time greats. But that’s exactly what happened. Cavanaugh, of East High fame, enjoyed a super showing at the Big Ten Championships when she climbed the school’s all-time greats list. The senior swimmer clocked a… Read more »

Vandermeer’s relay team third, fifth (Swimming)

Colorado Mesa University sprint swimmer Drew Vandermeer of Fairbanks competed on two relay teams at the Mountain Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in San Antonio. The sophomore standout from West Valley was third in the 200-yard medley relay [1:23.30] and fifth in the 800 free relay [7:07.45].

Johnson goes off for career-high 17 (Basketball)

February 19, 2012

A defensive specialist no longer, Alaska’s Jenna Johnson is starting to make a difference on the offensive end for Utah State University. The starting guard pumped in a career-high 17 points in a 78-60 loss to WAC champion Fresno State. It was just Utah State’s third loss in its last 15 games. Johnson, of Wasilla… Read more »

Simmers snares career-high 12 boards (Basketball)

February 18, 2012

Anna Simmers collected a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with 19 points for the Army women’s basketball team, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 54-48 loss to Patriot League champion American University. It was the second double-double of the season for Simmers, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds Jan. 11 against Lafayette…. Read more »

DBH nets 15 in BracketBuster (Basketball)

Alaska’s Damen Bell-Holter delivered double figures for the second time in a month as Oral Roberts University capped a perfect home schedule with a 67-61 over Akron in a game that was part of ESPN’s BracketBuster series. The 6-foot-9 starting center finished with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in 31 minutes. He… Read more »

Rhea pumps in 19 for Seattle U. (Basketball)

Juneau’s Talisa Rhea scored 17 of her game-high 19 points after halftime to lift Seattle University to a 70-41 victory over Utah Valley in NCAA D1 women’s play. The senior guard pumped in 15 points in the first seven minutes of the second half and highlighted a 9-0 run to help the Redhawks [15-9] pull… Read more »

Alaskans share the ball in NWAACC (Basketball)

February 17, 2012

When it comes to sharing the ball, Alaskans seemingly do it better than anybody else in the NWAACC. Four of the top 7 women’s assist leaders in league games are from The Last Frontier. 1] Chelsea Dyson [Anchorage], Clark College, 6.23 4] Karli Brakes [Juneau], Peninsula College, 5.31 5] Jesse Ellis [Skagway], Peninsula College, 5.23… Read more »