Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dotten, Penn State in NCAA final [Soccer]

November 30, 2012

For the second year in a row, there will be some local flavor in the NCAA women’s soccer national championship game. Anchorage’s Amanda Dotten and Penn State reached the College Cup final with a 2-1 OT victory over Florida State in the national semifinals in San Diego. Dotten, of Service High fame, is a senior… Read more »

Public recommendations for ’13 [Hall of Fame]

With online voting now closed for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013, here is the last batch of selected reader recommendations. The Class of 2013 will be announced Monday. Recommendation: Herb Didrickson Submitted by: Rich Mattson Why: According to long-time southeast basketball historian Gil Truitt there is only one way to vote… Read more »

Bookert fitting in fine at Florida State [Basketball]

November 28, 2012

True freshman Devon Bookert of Anchorage was shut out for the first time in his brief college basketball career. But it’s hardly like the sky is falling. In fact, sky’s the limit for this promising point guard. Bookert, of West High fame, has flourished in the Florida State backcourt as part of the second unit… Read more »

There’s something about Sylvia [Volleyball]

November 27, 2012

Never mind doomsday, think of 2012 as the Year of Sylvia Bullock. Few Alaska athletes have enjoyed a better year. First she helped the University of Miami women’s basketball team reach its highest [No. 5] national ranking in school history. Then she transferred to the University of Kansas and helped the volleyball team earn its… Read more »

Oleson earns ‘Dunk of the Night’ [Basketball]

November 26, 2012

He was the second-best 3-point shooter in the Spanish League last season but don’t kid yourself, Brad Oleson of North Pole is way more than just a shooter. He can defend. He can pass. And if you’re not careful, the 6-foot-3 guard will dunk on you. Oleson, of UAF fame, recently won the Euroleague’s Dunk… Read more »

Harris has near perfect night [Basketball]

Ramon Harris of Anchorage came off the bench to make 7 of 8 shots in a winning effort for Goettingen of the German League second division. The 6-foot-7 forward finished with 16 points in just 15 minutes of action. He added four rebounds, a steal and blocked shot. Harris, of West High fame, is averaging… Read more »

Griffin’s stock rising ‘Down Under’ [Basketball]

November 25, 2012

Admittedly more relaxed outside the shadow of the WNBA, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River continues to thrive in Australia. The starting forward was impressive with a game-high 22 points in her home debut for the Bendigo Spirit of the WNBL in a 68-62 win over Adelaide. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, sank 7 of 13… Read more »

Perkins early leader for POY honors [Basketball]

Anchorage’s Doron Perkins is making a strong case for player-of-the-year honors in Ukraine. His team is 7-2 with him in the lineup. BC Donetsk is 0-5 without the playmaker. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, showcased his all-around skills in an 80-68 win over Dnipro with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 13 rebounds, five assists and… Read more »

Egolf scores 13, now 6-for-11 on 3s [Basketball]

November 24, 2012

Bradley University senior Will Egolf of Haines just missed a double-double en route to a dominating performance in an 80-57 win over Tennessee-Martin. The 6-foot-9 starting center delivered 13 points and nine rebounds in just 27 minutes. He also blocked two shots and added one assist and one steal. Egolf, of Juneau fame, has now… Read more »

Public recommendations for ’13 [Hall of Fame]

November 23, 2012

Here is another batch of selected reader recommendations for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Recommendation: Nancy Pease Submitted by: Janice Tower Why: It’s incredible that Nancy isn’t already included among this prestigious group of Alaskans. Recognition for her accomplishments is long overdue! There are athletes who made the cut based on… Read more »