February 16, 2012
Seward’s Ryan O’Leary made history for the University of Wyoming men’s swim team at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in Los Angeles. Swimming second on the 800-yard freestyle relay, the fast freshman helped the Cowboys squad win gold with a championship record time of 6:31.62, which is a school record and good enough for… Read more »
Colorado Mesa University freshman Savannah Craft of Fairbanks was her team’s No. 2 diver in the women’s 3-meter finals at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in San Antonio, Texas. Craft, of West Valley fame, finished sixth overall with 376.60 points. She was the 2011 region champion and Alaska state runner-up. At the University of… Read more »
February 14, 2012
Anthony Cousin of Anchorage returned to the lineup tonight for the Illinois State men’s basketball team after missing the last game with a sprained ankle. If he was rusty he didn’t look it. The junior guard came off the bench to play 31 minutes and score 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, thanks to three 3-pointers…. Read more »
February 13, 2012
Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River delivered a double-double in Israeli League action tonight. She scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, the only bright spot for Maccabi Ramat Hen in a 74-53 loss. She also had 4 steals. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, ranks ninth in the league with 9.5 rebounds and tenth in steals… Read more »
Soldotna’s Paige Blackburn won the women’s shot put competition over the weekend at the Air Force Invitational. The senior standout finished with a season-best mark of 49 feet, 7¾ feet. She was also second in the weight throw with a toss of 58-8. Blackburn was the MVP of the Air Force track and field team… Read more »
February 12, 2012
A dynamite defensive specialist, Sylvia Bullock of Anchorage isn’t known for her offensive game. But that doesn’t mean she can’t score. The University of Miami starting center drilled the go-ahead jumper inside the final minute to propel the sixth-ranked ‘Canes to a 76-74 victory over Maryland in front of a crowd of 11,000 fans. Bullock,… Read more »
Alaska’s Janay DeLoach upset defending world champion Brittney Reese to win the women’s long jump at the USATF Classic in Fayetteville, Ark. DeLoach, of Eielson High fame, won with a U.S. leading mark of 22 feet, 5 inches, which tied the meet set just last year. DeLoach is no stranger to winner’s circle. She won… Read more »
February 11, 2012
Utah State University starter Jenna Johnson of Wasilla collected a season-high 11 points today to fuel a 57-54 win over New Mexico State, keeping the Aggies in second place in the Western Athletic Conference. It was the 11th win in 13 games for Utah State (16-7). “We played well,” Johnson told me. “Our defense fueled… Read more »
Alaska’s Trevor Dunbar hit the automatic NCAA qualifying mark on the first day of the Husky Classic in Seattle. The University of Oregon runner from Kodiak also set a new PR. Dunbar crossed the finish line in the 5,000 meters in 13:36.86 to place fourth overall.
February 10, 2012
Anchorage’s Ramon Harris came off the bench for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants last night to collect 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals in 25 minutes in a 113-111 loss to the Maine Red Claws in NBA D-League action.