Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas comes early for Bowman [Football]

December 23, 2012

Never mind Santa, Bennie Wells was giving away Christmas presents today. Anchorage’s Zack Bowman of the Chicago Bears received a gift NFL touchdown after Wells slipped and lost the ball at the 1-yard line, where Bowman recovered the fumble and scored in a 28-13 win over Arizona. “It’s Christmas, man, the time of giving,” Bowman… Read more »

Bookert FTs key win for Seminoles [Basketball]

Freshman Devon Bookert of Anchorage was the difference down the stretch for Florida State in a 79-76 victory over Shootout champion Charlotte. The 6-foot-3 guard had a hand in six of his team’s final 11 points, including key free throws inside the final minute to ice the win. Bookert, of West High fame, finished with… Read more »

Perkins goes nuts in Ukraine [Basketball]

Doron Perkins of Anchorage continues to have the golden touch for BC Donetsk of Ukraine. The great guard delivered 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 73-72 victory over Khimik, the third-place team in the league. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, ranks among the league leaders in average assists [fifth, 5.8]… Read more »

Tarver a two-sport starter in Big Sky [Basketball]

December 20, 2012

First she started for the Northern Arizona University soccer team. Now Sarah Tarver of Juneau is starting on the basketball team. The two-sport star has started the last two games at forward for the Lumberjacks, including tonight’s 79-71 loss to Montana in Big Sky action. Tarver played 27 minutes and finished with three assists and… Read more »

Kauffman pulling double duty at ASU [Basketball]

December 19, 2012

It’s one thing to be a two-sport star in high school but to play football and basketball in college, well, that’s different story. Yet Justin Kauffman of Anchorage is doing it. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound sophomore transfer is a fullback on the football team and a shooting guard for the basketball squad at Adams State University,… Read more »

Johnson having career year at USU [Basketball]

December 18, 2012

Wasilla’s Jenna Johnson just missed a double-double for Utah State, scoring nine points and grabbing nine rebounds in a 71-70 loss to UC Irvine. Johnson also had five assists and five steals in 37 minutes. With the loss, Utah State fell to 2-8 – its only two wins coming at the Great Alaska Shootout. It… Read more »

Newsome nets 11 vs. Providence [Basketball]

For the fourth time in 10 games, Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage reached double figures of the scoring column for Colgate University. The sophomore forward scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting during a 79-45 loss to Providence College. He played 23 minutes and added four rebounds and one assist. Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, is averaging… Read more »

Life is good in Australia for Griffin [Basketball]

December 17, 2012

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin has her team in first place in Australia and she’s playing like an all-star. The forward ranks fifth in the league in scoring [17.0], third in rebounding [7.3] and second in steals [1.9].

Karlberg tallies season-high 24 [Basketball]

December 16, 2012

Leif Karlberg of Anchorage is one of the most prolific 3-point shooters in the history of The Master’s basketball program. He ranks No. 2 on the all-time career list and No. 4 and No. 10 on the single-season list. But his name is nowhere to be found when it comes to shooting percentages, something he’s… Read more »

Grazulis is a monster on the boards [Basketball]

December 15, 2012

When it comes to rebounding, fewer players do it better than Palmer’s Allie Grazulis. The 5-foot-11 forward for Colorado School of Mines is averaging 9.7 rebounds per game, which is second in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and No. 48 in NCAA D2. Grazulis, of Colony High fame, has grabbed nine or more rebounds in… Read more »