Monthly Archives: January 2013

Johnson making case for league MVP [Basketball]

January 12, 2013

Alaska’s Jenna Johnson tonight continued her superb senior season for Utah State, recording her fourth straight double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Utah State lost 103-80 to San Jose State, falling to 3-2 in the WAC. It was a missed opportunity. Johnson, of Wasilla High fame, sank 6-of-15 shots from the floor. Eight of… Read more »

Grazulis nets game winner for Mines [Basketball]

January 11, 2013

Palmer’s Allie Grazulis tonight bagged a team-high 16 points to lead Colorado School of Mines to a thrilling 71-70 victory over Regis in overtime. But none were more important that the layup she converted with 60 seconds left that proved to be the winning points. Grazulis, of Colony High fame, scored 10 points in second… Read more »

Perkins has dynamic debut in China [Basketball]

Talk about a first impression. Anchorage’s Doron Perkins made a dynamic debut for the Foshan Long Lions, flirting with a triple-double in a 132-121 victory over Shanxi Zhongyu in China. The 6-foot-2 guard scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out nine assists.

Laws turns back the clock in Brazil [Basketball]

Nearly 33, some people might assume his best days in pro basketball are in the rearview mirror. But Andre Laws proved he’s still got game. The starting guard out of Anchorage pumped in 16 points and handed out a season-high nine assists to help first-place Sao Jose beat Mogi das Cruzes 105-67 in Brazil. Laws,… Read more »

DBH becomes D-1’s first 20/20 man [Basketball]

January 10, 2013

Oral Roberts senior Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg wants to get seen by pro scouts. So went all 20/20 on Northwestern State. Bell-Holter tonight became the first player in the nation to eclipse the 20-point, 20-rebound barrier in the same NCAA D1 game, going for 25 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in an 80-74 win… Read more »

Perkins leaves Ukraine, signs in China [Basketball]

January 9, 2013

Just a week after leaving his professional team in Ukraine, Doron Perkins of Anchorage is on his way to China. The veteran point guard has signed with the Foshan Long Lions, who are 7-17 in the country’s top division to rank 13th out of 17 teams. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, averaged 10.9 points, 6.3… Read more »

Hoffer caps Stanford Duals with win [Wrestling]

January 8, 2013

Arizona State wrestler Nathan Hoffer of Anchorage finished the Stanford Duals with a victory after dropping his first two matches. The 149-pounder sophomore earned a 10-5 decision over Donovan Halphin of Stanford in ASU’s 30-7. Hoffer, of East High fame, lost 11-9 to Rutgers and 12-0 to Penn earlier in the day. Last year, he… Read more »

NY Mets coaches highlight local clinic [Baseball]

January 7, 2013

Jason Griffin has been a strength coach with the New York Mets for two years. Before that he spent two seasons as a conditioning coach with the Oakland Raiders. Griffin is a power guy, familiar with explosive movements. Baseball, football, he said, it doesn’t matter; the concept is the same. “You want an athlete to… Read more »

Simmers, Army off to great start [Basketball]

January 6, 2013

The Army women’s basketball team is off to its best start in six years, and let’s face it, Anna Simmers of Anchorage is the biggest reason why. The senior guard today spearheaded the team’s 63-59 victory over Morgan State in Baltimore, lifting the Black Knights to 11-4. Simmers, of ACS fame, bagged 21 points on… Read more »

Griffin goes for double in Australia [Basketball]

In one of the finest performances as a professional, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River stuffed the stat sheet in Australia. The 6-foot-2 forward scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead first-place Bendigo to an 84-67 win over Bulleen. She was equally impressive on defense with three blocked shots and two steals. Griffin, of… Read more »