Monthly Archives: October 2013

Stonebraker nets game winner for Loyola [Soccer]

October 31, 2013

The Loyola Chicago seniors are going to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament for the first time, thanks to Tricia Stonebraker of Anchorage. The senior midfielder delivered the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Evansville, clinching the team’s postseason berth on the final day of the regular season. Stonebraker, of Service High fame, now has… Read more »

Griffin has team in first down under [Basketball]

Kelsey Griffin continues to deliver the goods in Australia. A year after winning the league championship, she has her team in first place after six games. The 6-foot-2 starting forward scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help the Bendigo Spirit win 63-51 over Dandenong in a battle between league leaders. Griffin, of Chugiak… Read more »

SJU’s Toomey No. 1 punter in MIAC [Football]

October 29, 2013

Griffin Toomey of Anchorage is the best punter in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The 6-foot freshman at Saint John’s University leads the league in punting average [39.4], longest punt [64 yards] and punts inside the 20 [8]. Toomey, of South High fame, also has an 8-2 fair catch to touchback ratio. He’s also the… Read more »

Leigh slams .600 attack percentage [Volleyball]

She got limited opportunities, but Allison Leigh of Palmer made the most of her offensive chances against Fairfield. The Quinnipiac University freshman middle hitter slammed 10 kills on only 15 attempts for a season-high .600 attack percentage during a three-game loss in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action in Connecticut. Leigh, of Colony High fame,… Read more »

Cobb has 6-point game w/ 2 Gs, 2 As [Soccer]

October 28, 2013

It took a little bit of time, but Chugiak’s Kelly Cobb finally leads Duke University in scoring and the Blue Devils are going to the ACC women’s soccer tournament. The junior forward netted two goals and two assists to highlight a 6-3 win over Pittsburgh that clinched the team’s postseason berth. Cobb, of Chugiak High… Read more »

Christianson born to live in fast lane [Skiing]

October 26, 2013

Whether or not he was on the U.S. Ski Team, Kieffer Christianson of Anchorage would be a ski bum. Normally he would be in Girdwood this time of year, but now that he got promoted on the national team the 21-year-old alpine racer will travel the globe and compete against the best skiers in the… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit ready to shine at U of O [Basketball]

October 25, 2013

He hasn’t even played a game for the University of Oregon yet, but Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage is sure of one thing when he does. “[Fans] are going to see me score, see me shoot a lot of 3s, see me make a lot of 3s,” he told at media day. The 6-foot-4 junior… Read more »

Bell-Holter released by Celtics [Basketball]

October 24, 2013

The Boston Celtics have released Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg from their training camp roster, but his NBA dream is still alive as the team offered him a spot with their minor league team. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound undrafted rookie out of Oral Roberts University might play for the team’s D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. He… Read more »

Lewis twins are NCAA’s top sister act [Soccer]

Aaliyah Lewis of Alabama State University has scored so many goals this season that opponents probably think are seeing double. In a way, they are. Her twin sister Ariela Lewis is just as skilled a scorer. In fact, no sister act in NCAA Division I soccer has put the ball into the back of the… Read more »

Grazulis named preseason all-league [Basketball]

October 23, 2013

After having a career year last season, Allie Grazulis of Palmer expects to do it again. The coaches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference feel the same way. The 5-foot-11 forward at Colorado School of Mines was named to the Preseason All-RMAC Team in a vote by league head coaches. “I take it as respect… Read more »