Monthly Archives: March 2012

Blackburn 2nd in javelin, 4th in discus [Track]

March 24, 2012

With one throw, Alaska’s Paige Blackburn moved from fourth to second in the women’s javelin competition at the Arizona State Invitational today in Tempe. The senior with the Air Force Academy was the event’s top NCAA thrower at 165-6. Blackburn, of Soldotna High fame, also finished fourth in the discus [169-4] and 12th in the… Read more »

Harris, Mad Ants snap 6-game skid [Basketball]

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants did something tonight they hadn’t done in three weeks. They won. Fort Wayne beat the defending champion Idaho Stampede 109-100 on the road in NBA D-League action. Harris, of West High fame, scored 5 points in 10 minutes. He also collected 3 rebounds, 3 assists and… Read more »

Rhea scores 21 in college finale [Basketball]

March 23, 2012

Juneau’s Talsa Rhea wrapped up her college career the same way she started it – by leading her team in scoring. The senior guard pumped in 21 points for Seattle University in a season-ending 68-64 loss to Northern Iowa in the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational. Rhea sank 6 of 20 field goals and… Read more »

Perkins does it all for Italians [Basketball]

March 21, 2012

Where would Bennet Cantu be without Doron Perkins? The Italians remained unbeaten in domestic league games, thanks to the point guard from Anchorage. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, did a little bit of everything in a 63-62 win over Acea Rome with a 13-point, 9-rebound, 7-assist performance. With the win, his team preserved its one-game… Read more »

Oleson hits 5 3s, scores 20 [Basketball]

Brad Oleson was at it again. The 6-foot-3 guard from North Pole sank 6 of 8 shots on his way to scoring 20 points in 28 minutes as Caja Laboral smashed Spanish League rival Unicaja Malaga 90-68. Oleson, of UAF fame, made 5-of-6 3-pointers in a dazzling display of deft shooting. He easily leads the… Read more »

Rhea helps Seattle U make history [Basketball]

March 18, 2012

Today the Seattle University women’s basketball team made history. And its got Alaska’s Talisa Rhea to thank. The senior guard wasn’t ready to have her collegiate career end just yet, putting together a nearly perfect performance in an 82-65 win over Wright State in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational. Rhea, of Juneau-Douglas fame,… Read more »

Schoenborn on pace for career year [Softball]

Last year as a freshman with University of Minnesota-Crookston softball team, Rachel Schoenborn of Anchorage delivered a strong season with a .327 average and 6 RBIs in 38 games. This year she already has 11 RBIs in 17 games. What sophomore slump? Schoenborn, of East High fame, is hitting .333 on the season, including .394… Read more »

Bullock scores season-high in NCAAs [Basketball]

March 17, 2012

Anchorage’s Sylvia Bullock probably sensed right away that she was going to have a big night in the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. The senior center scored the game’s first 4 points and finished with a season high 11 today as No. 3 seed Miami hammered No. 14 Idaho State 70-41 to reach… Read more »

Malina Simmers jumping for Louisville [Track]

She was already the best triple jumper in the history of Dartmouth College. Now Malina Simmers of Anchorage has taken her talents to the University of Louisville. It did not take long for the senior transfer to make an impact at her new school. She was third at the Big East Indoor Championships last month… Read more »

Johnson, Utah State lose in NIT [Basketball]

March 16, 2012

Alaska’s Jenna Johnson did what she could for the Utah State University last night, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 68-59 loss to arch rival Utah during the first round of the women’s NIT. She scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds – surpassing her season average in both categories – and made several… Read more »