Monthly Archives: February 2013

Griffin a rising star in Australia [Basketball]

February 18, 2013

Kesley Griffin of Eagle River. The 6-foot-2 player is having a remarkable rookie season ‘Down Under,’ leading her team in scoring and rebounding as well as to the top of the standings. The Bendigo Spirit sits in first place at 21-3. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, ranks fourth in the WNBL in points [16.3] and… Read more »

Karlberg collects 16 points, 5 steals [Basketball]

One of the premier shooters in The Master’s men’s basketball history, Leif Karlberg of Anchorage isn’t probably known for his defense. However, the two-guard is a terrific two-way player. In addition to being one of the school’s greatest 3-point shooters, the former Alaska player of the year also ranks among the all-time greats in steals…. Read more »

DeLoach wins Millrose Games long jump [Track]

February 17, 2013

Alaska’s Janay DeLoach is threatening to become the best women’s long jumper in the United States, if not the world. The former state champion out of Eielson High continued to beat the best of the best, this time topping No. 1-ranked Brittney Reese at the 106th edition of the Millrose Games in New York. “This… Read more »

Bookert now starting at Florida St. [Basketball]

February 16, 2013

It was only a matter of time before Anchorage’s Devon Bookert broke into the starting lineup for Florida State. Now that he has, the Seminoles are better for it. Bookert today continued his fabulous freshman season, earning his second consecutive start and handing off a career-best eight assists in a 69-66 win over Boston College… Read more »

Rhea has green light in Poland [Basketball]

Given the green light, Talisa Rhea of Juneau didn’t hesitate. The former Alaska player of the year fired 19 shots and made six of them, including four 3-pointers, on her way to a 16-point night for Gdynia of Poland’s first division. Her team lost 69-64, falling into seventh place. Rhea, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, also… Read more »

Johnson nets 28 in double-OT win [Basketball]

February 14, 2013

Frustrated with her free throw shooting the day before leaving for a key two-game road trip, Jenna Johnson of Wasilla stayed late at practice to perfect her stroke. Good move. Tonight she sank 14–of-15 foul shots en route to scoring a career-high 28 points in a wild 92-89 victory over Denver in double overtime. “I… Read more »

DBH has 4th straight 20/10 game [Basketball]

A 20-point, 10-rebound game is the benchmark for premier post players in college basketball. Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg seems to be doing it every night. The Oral Roberts senior center delivered his fourth consecutive 20/10 performance in tonight’s 74-64 victory over Houston State, scoring 24 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. The 6-foot-9 Southland Conference MVP… Read more »

Eggemeyer 20-5 entering regions [Wrestling]

One year after being one win shy of winning a NAIA national championship, Southern Oregon University wrestler Jimmy Eggemeyer of Kodiak will begin his quest for the eluded title. The 149-pound senior will compete at this weekend’s west regional tournament in Great Falls, Mont. Southern Oregon is the ranked No. 2-ranked team in NAIA and… Read more »

Madden joins Alaskans in Amarillo [Baseball]

February 13, 2013

He was ready to hang ‘em up. Retire. Walk away. Frustrated with free agency after seven strong seasons in pro ball, including two stints at Triple-A in 2011 and 2012, 28-year-old pitcher Corey Madden of Anchorage waited for the phone to ring. But nobody called and he began to think about life after baseball. “I… Read more »

What retirement? Bullock is back [Basketball]

February 11, 2013

It was a short-lived retirement for Peter Bullock of Anchorage. After saying goodbye to the Norwegian League after nine seasons as a professional, the 30-year-old is back with Froya Basket. “I actually rejoined my old team before Christmas on more a part-time hobby basis,” Bullock told me. “I had to get some exercise after sitting… Read more »