Monthly Archives: November 2012

What drought? Simmers bags 21 [Basketball]

November 15, 2012

When you’re a preseason all-league pick who leads your team in scoring, people tend to overreact to slow starts. So when Anna Simmers of Anchorage amassed a total of just 11 points in her first two games, everybody with the Army women’s basketball team wondered, ‘What’s wrong with Anna?’ Apparently, nothing. Simmers, of ACS fame,… Read more »

Chalmers among People’s ‘Sexiest’ [Basketball]

He looked good on the court last season en route to winning his first NBA championship and now Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers has been recognized as one of the best looking guys off the court. The former Bartlett High player of the year is featured in People’s ‘Sexiest Man’ issue. Chalmers was chosen as Mr. Alaska… Read more »

Public recommendations for ’13 [Hall of Fame]

November 7, 2012

Here is another batch of reader recommendations for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Recommendation: Jessica Moore Submitted by: Patrick Floyd Why: Colony High School Volleyball and Basketball; Colony High School Volleyball State Champion; Colony High School Basketball Championship game and All State Selections; UConn – 3-time national champion with all-tournament honors… Read more »

Winford sets example in exhibition [Basketball]

November 5, 2012

Now a senior at Eastern Washington University, basketball star Kevin Winford of Anchorage is responsible for scoring just as many points on the court as in the locker room. So when the fresh-faced Eagles started slowly against Concordia in last night’s exhibition game, it was up to Winford to fire up the troops. They have… Read more »

McKenzie to fight in UFC 155 [Mixed Martial Arts]

November 3, 2012

Alaska’s Cody McKenzie is getting back into the UFC octagon. The veteran fighter will face fellow featherweight Leonard Garcia at UFC 155 in Las Vegas in December. McKenzie, of Cordova fame, is desperate need of a win after losing three of his previous four fights. His last loss came to Chad Mendes at UFC 148…. Read more »

Public recommendations for ’13 [Hall of Fame]

November 2, 2012

Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has begun, so here another batch of reader recommendations: Recommendation: Equinox Marathon Submitted by: Matias Saari Why: On September 15 the Equinox Marathon of Fairbanks celebrated its 50th running. When created in 1963 by the coach and members of the University of Alaska ski… Read more »

Alaskans fuel No. 11 Peninsula College [Soccer]

November 1, 2012

With 105 goals in 20 games, the Peninsula College women’s soccer team strikes fear into opposing goalkeepers. Alaska’s Kendra Miner and Jordan Dinneen are two of the most intimidating figures. Together, they provide much of the scoring punch that has helped Peninsula post a 19-1 record and earn a No. 11 national ranking among junior… Read more »