Monthly Archives: November 2012

AWOF awards aspiring Olympians [Scholarship]

November 22, 2012

From press release: The pursuit of Olympic dreams is often accompanied by a hefty price tag. To support some of Alaska’s most highly regarded athletes, the Alaska Winter Olympians Scholarship, a fund of The Alaska Community Foundation, recently awarded $10,000 to five current and aspiring Alaskan winter Olympians. The awards will help cover expenses such… Read more »

Simmers goes off for 26 points [Basketball]

Anchorage’s Anna Simmers helped the Army women’s basketball team stay unbeaten on the road, scoring one-third of her team’s points in a 77-58 win over Weber State in Utah. The senior guard pumped in a season-high 26 points – one shy of her career high – on 10-of-21 shooting. She also made all four of… Read more »

DBH thankful to be home for holidays [Basketball]

November 21, 2012

It’s not every year that Alaska’s Damen Bell-Holter gets to spend Thanksgiving with his family, but this year is special. This year he is playing in the Great Alaska Shootout. Bell-Holter is back in The Last Frontier with the Oral Roberts University men’s basketball team, which tips off Thanksgiving night against Loyola Marymount. “I’m extremely… Read more »

Wilson logs career high minutes [Basketball]

November 20, 2012

One day after getting stung by a buzzer beater, the Marquette University men’s basketball team got back on track thanks to the steadiness of Derrick Wilson of Anchorage. The sophomore guard played a career-high 21 minutes during an 89-62 win over Mississippi State during the second day of the Maui Invitational. Wilson, of East High… Read more »

Johnson back home for Shootout [Basketball]

November 19, 2012

Go ahead and pinch Jenna Johnson. The former Wasilla High player of the year doesn’t want to sleepwalk through the Great Alaska Shootout. The Utah State University senior is back in her home state to play in the tournament she grew up watching. And she wants to savor every moment. “It would be impossible to… Read more »

ASLN to start hoops hangout Monday [Basketball]

November 18, 2012

Alaska Sports Live.Net will go live with his inaugural Alaska Prep Hoops hangout Monday night at 8 on its website and YouTube channel. Based in Cordova, the web show was created by Donald Kurz, who has hosted a local weekly sports talk show since 2004. In 2007, he joined longtime buddy and Cordova High School… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome keys Colgate win [Basketball]

Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome was in the right place at the right time to help Colgate University edge Coppin State 88-84 in a Maui Invitational regional game in New York. With his team nursing a two-point cushion with 3 seconds left, the 6-foot-5 guard stole the ball and then iced the game with a pair of… Read more »

Alaskans headed to NWAACC finals [Soccer]

November 17, 2012

Wasilla’s Ashlyn Frizzelle netted a timely goal to help the Peninsula College women’s soccer team beat Everett 3-1 in the playoffs for the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. The sophomore defender scored one minute into the second half to give her team a 2-0 lead. Peninsula, which features a number of other Alaska players,… Read more »

Griffin goes for 22 in Aussie debut [Basketball]

Handcuffed in the WNBA, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River enjoys the freedom associated with the international game and her improved production is proof. In the WNBA, she barely cracks double digits in minutes. But internationally, she regularly breaks double figures in points. The former NCAA All-American dazzled in her debut in Australia, leading first-place Bendigo… Read more »

Oleson nets 13 in Euroleague loss [Basketball]

November 16, 2012

Alaska’s Brad Oleson made all three of his 3-pointers and reached double figures for Spanish power Caja Laboral during an 89-72 loss to Olympiacos of Greece in Euroleague play. The 6-foot-3 guard came off the bench to lead his team with 13 points. Oleson, of North Pole fame, is averaging 10.7 points and shooting 48… Read more »