Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bell-Holter continues strong play [Basketball]

January 17, 2013

You can forget about Hack-a-Holter. Alaska’a Damen Bell-Holter of Oral Roberts is making opponents pay for fouling him by making his free throws at a career-best 76-percent clip. The 6-foot-9 senior center tonight drained 11-of-12 foul shots en route to a 27-point performance in a 64-52 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Bell-Holter has made… Read more »

Grazulis named week’s top athlete [Basketball]

January 16, 2013

Palmer’s Allie Grazulis was a catalyst on both ends of the floor in leading the Colorado School of Mines to wins over Regis and Metro State. As a result the junior forward was named the school’s student-athlete of the week. The 5-foot-11 post player averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds on the week. She had… Read more »

Egolf top 10 in blocks for Bradley [Basketball]

January 15, 2013

Will Egolf of Haines returned to the court for Bradley after serving a four-game suspension and it didn’t take long for him to establish himself in the paint. The 6-foot-9 senior scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots in 69-66 victory over Southern Illinois in Peoria, Ill. Egolf, of Juneau-Douglas fame, came… Read more »

Congrats to AKAHPERD teachers [Healthy Futures]

Congratulations to 2012 AKAHPERD Teacher of the Year award winner Polly Smith. Polly has taught Physical Education at Chugach Optional Elementary for the last eight years. Prior to this she taught P.E. in the Christian school system for 13 years. Polly conducts a quality program as reflected in NASPE standards and guidelines. She also utilizes… Read more »

Griffin scores 21 in Australia [Basketball]

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin scored 21 points on 50-percent shooting to propel the top-ranked Bendigo Spirits to an 80-71 win in WNBL action. The 6-foot-2 forward sank 7-of-14 shots from the floor and 7-of-11 from the line. She was fouled nine times. She grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a shot. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame,… Read more »

Oleson helps team win 9th straight [Basketball]

January 14, 2013

North Pole’s Brad Oleson played a huge hand in helping Caja Laboral extend its Spanish League winning streak to nine games. The 6-foot-3 starting guard scored 12 points and had five assists in a 101-95 victory over Assignia Manresa in overtime. Oleson, of UAF fame, went 5-for-5 from the foul line, improving his season FT%… Read more »

Deb Simmers leads Malone upset bid [Basketball]

Anchorage’s Debbiey Simmers helped Malone University do something nobody has done in NCAA D2 women’s basketball this season. Leading No. 1-ranked Ashland at the break. But that’s what happened thanks to Simmers, who scored 10 points and hit a pair of 3s to help Malone take a 33-32 lead Saturday, the first time No. 1-ranked… Read more »

Super Mario pumps in career-high 34 [Basketball]

January 13, 2013

Two nights after missing a wide-open game-winning 3-pointer in Portland, Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat more than redeemed himself in Sacramento. The former Alaska player of the year equaled a club record and set an arena record with 10 3-pointers en route to scoring a career-high 34 points in a 128-99 victory. Chalmers,… Read more »

Simmers nets four 3s, game-high 22 [Basketball]

All-league Army senior Anna Simmers isn’t necessarily a long-range threat, but she can heat up from outside and when she does you have the makings of a big game. That’s what happened against Bucknell when the Anchorage all-star matched her career-high with four 3-pointers in a 68-60 victory in West Point, N.Y. Simmers, of ACS… Read more »

Winford going out w/ a bang at EWU [Basketball]

Back as a primary starter for Eastern Washington for the first time since his sophomore season, Kevin Winford of Anchorage is making the most of his extended playing time. The 5-foot-11 guard has cracked double figures in scoring in two of his last three games, a milestone of sorts if you consider he had gone… Read more »