Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bell-Holter invited to Celtics camp [Basketball]

August 31, 2013

When the Boston Celtics call, you drop everything. Just ask Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter, who was in Germany about to begin his professional basketball career when the NBA team called his agent and invited the former Oral Roberts University star to training camp next month. “My agent said I was on their list of guys they… Read more »

James transfers to Peninsula College [Basketball]

August 29, 2013

With only five players returning from last year’s playoff team, Peninsula College women’s basketball coach Ali Crumb needed impact players. She found one in Savanna James of Wasilla. The 6-foot-2 former Alaska high school all-star has transferred from NCAA D2 Black Hills State University to the NWAACC school in Port Angeles, Wash., where she is… Read more »

Griffin has 2nd WNBA double-double [Basketball]

August 27, 2013

Kelsey Griffin broke through another ceiling. The fourth-year WNBA player pumped in a career-high 22 points to go with 10 rebounds for her second career double-double for the Connecticut Sun in a 74-66 loss to the New York Liberty. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, sank 9-of-14 shots, including all three 3-pointers, in 35 minutes. The… Read more »

Stonebraker saves day again for Loyola [Soccer]

August 24, 2013

She does not wear a cape or a mask, but Tricia Stonebraker of Anchorage played a super hero in the season opener for the Loyola Chicago University women’s soccer team. The senior midfielder scored in the 80th minute to salvage a 1-1 draw on the road with the University of South Dakota. For Stonebraker, of… Read more »

Winczura helps TWU’s GPA soar [Gymnastics]

Texas Woman’s University national champion gymnast Amy Winczura of Eagle River earned Scholastic All-American recognition by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches. The Pioneers compiled a 3.62 team grade point average during the 2012-13 academic year and ranked fourth out of 67 teams. The team GPA is the best ever by a TWU gymnastics… Read more »

Hepa, Christy dazzle at Elite 125 [Basketball]

August 22, 2013

You probably haven’t heard of them yet, but two young Alaska basketball players, Kamaka Hepa of Barrow and Noah Christy of Anchorage, made their names known at the CrossRoads Elite 125 National Camp in Nashville. Camp director Adam Shoulders raved about their performances as they held their own against some of the nation’s top class… Read more »

Wilson set for next step at Marquette [Basketball]

August 20, 2013

He paid his dues for two years as a reserve and now Derrick Wilson of Anchorage has put himself in position to start at point guard for Marquette University. He will still take nothing for granted. Wilson, of East High fame, plans to bring the same defense-minded, military-disciplined approach to the basketball court, regardless if… Read more »

Williams claims gold, bronze at PNWs [Tennis]

August 18, 2013

Teenage tennis whiz Whitney Williams of Anchorage had the perfect ending to her two-month summer tour around the county The 17-year-old won a pair of medals in the U18 division at this weekend’s USTA Pacific Northwest Junior Sectional Championships in Beaverton, Ore., teaming with partner Samantha Hampton of Vancouver, Wash., to win the doubles title… Read more »

Famous faces join obesity fight [Healthy Futures]

August 16, 2013

Current NHL player Joey Crabb of Anchorage gets his mug splashed on the TV enough that he gets recognized pretty much wherever he goes in town. The spotlight is cool, but he’s not obsessed with it. That’s why it’s nice for him to come home for the summer, because family and friends treat him like… Read more »

Desjarlais tallies two in exhibition win [Soccer]

August 15, 2013

Anchorage’s Yvonne Desjarlais [left] of the University of Arkansas women’s soccer team scored a pair of goals in a 3-2 exhibition victory over Creighton. Desjarlais, of Service High fame, scored in the 18th and 26th minutes. The Alaska forward is vying for a starting position.