Monthly Archives: March 2013

Stratton still tearing cover off the ball [Softball]

March 23, 2013

Palmer’s Michelle Stratton is rewriting the softball record book at Presentation College in South Dakota. One year after breaking the single-season average record by hitting .371, the starting third baseman is doing even better this season. Stratton, of Colony High fame, is hitting .586 through the first 12 games with 17 hits in 29 at-bats…. Read more »

Deb Simmers named an All-American [Basketball]

Debbiey Simmers of Anchorage is the first women’s basketball player in seven years to earn NCCAA All-American honors for Malone University. The 5-foot-9 guard was named to the Second Team by the National Christian College Athletic Association after leading Malone to a 14-12 record in its first season in its league. Simmers, of ACS fame,… Read more »

JJ has 5 blocks in college finale [Basketball]

March 21, 2013

Before she left the building, Jenna Johnson of Wasilla took a few shots with her. The 5-foot-10 senior guard for Utah State blocked a career-best five shots to go along with 13 rebounds and eight points in a 77-69 loss to South Dakota in the first round of the women’s NIT. She just missed her… Read more »

Egolf nets career-high 22 points [Basketball]

Facing the possibility of playing his last college basketball game, Will Egolf of Haines responded with his greatest performance. The 6-foot-9 center poured in a career-high 22 points for Bradley University in a 75-69 win over Green Bay in the first round of the Postseason Tournament in Peoria, Ill. Egolf, of Juneau-Douglas High fame,… Read more »

Bullock pumps in 32 in Norway [Basketball]

March 19, 2013

Lured back from retirement two months ago, Peter Bullock of Anchorage proved he’s still got game. The 6-foot-7 forward pumped in a season-high 32 points to lead Froya Basket to a 99-91 win over Centrum in the third-place game of the BLNO championship series in Norway. Bullock, of East High fame, made 12-of-17 shots from… Read more »

Callahan fourth in first outdoor meet [Track]

March 17, 2013

University of Arizona runner Molly Callahan of Fairbanks turned in a fourth-place finish in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the first outdoor meet, the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson. The sophomore clocked a time of 11:40.2. Callahan, of West Valley fame, ran faster during the indoor season when she ran a 10:33 at the Razorback… Read more »

Kauffman, Wilson see ASU run end [Basketball]

March 16, 2013

Adams State University and its Anchorage connection saw its historic season come to an end today in Denver, spoiling an otherwise super season. Justin Kauffman, of West High fame, started his first NCAA playoff game in a 95-73 loss to Fort Lewis in the first round of the D2 national tournament. The 6-foot-2 guard scored… Read more »

Alaskans earn D1 all-league honors [Basketball]

March 13, 2013

Army senior guard Anna Simmers of Anchorage was a repeat selection to the All-Patriot League First Team in addition to winning the league’s defensive player of the year award. Simmers, of ACS fame, routinely guarded the other team’s top perimeter player and regularly made big stops in big situations. In one of her final college… Read more »

Lewis helps Bowdoin upset ranked teams [Tennis]

March 12, 2013

Anchorage’s Emma Lewis continued her doubles dominance to help the Bowdoin College women’s tennis team score back-to-back wins over nationally ranked teams in it spring debut in California. The former Alaska state champion improved her doubles record to 12-2 over the last 14 matches, including wins over 13th-ranked Trinity (Texas) and No. 19 Vassar. She… Read more »

Griffin all smiles after WNBL title [Basketball]

March 11, 2013

Professional basketball player Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River was all smiles with her parents in Australia after helping the Bendigo Spirit capture the WNBL title with a 71-57 victory over Towsville in the championship game. The 6-foot-2 starting forward was the star of the game, pumping in 20 points and ripping down 11 rebounds to… Read more »