Monthly Archives: November 2013

Just call Lujan the ‘Golden Gate Gunslinger’ at Chabot College

November 24, 2013

Anchorage’s Zach Lujan capped a remarkable rookie season with the Chabot College football team, leading the Gladiators to victory in the Central Division Bowl in California. The freshman quarterback accounted for two touchdowns in the first half to ignite a 36-23 win over Siskiyous in a battle of division winners in the junior college playoff… Read more »

Bell-Holter ready to rock with Red Claws, make D-League debut

November 22, 2013

It’s been a long road, but Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg is set to finally make his professional debut tonight. After going to Europe in the summer and then coming back to play for the Boston Celtics in the preseason only to get cut before the NBA season started, the Alaskan will suit up for the… Read more »

Callahan has NCAA title hopes with University of Arizona

November 21, 2013

There is a runner from Fairbanks who has a real shot at winning a NCAA championship this weekend. Alaska’s Molly Callahan is one of the top performers for the University of Arizona women’s cross country team, which is ranked No. 2 in the country entering Saturday’s national championship race. Callahan, of West Valley fame, has… Read more »

Alaska pro basketball players scoring big in international leagues

November 19, 2013

All around the world, Alaska professional basketball players are more than holding their own. Here is a quick update from action over the weekend: In Germany, Kodiak’s Alysa Horn of Viernheim scored 23 points and collected seven rebounds and four assists in a 79-71 loss. She has averaged 18.4 points and 8.4 rebounds in eight… Read more »

Fletcher, fifth-ranked BYU earn berth to NCAA Championships

November 18, 2013

The fifth-ranked BYU men’s cross country team and Anchorage runner Aaron Fletcher are going to the NCAA Championships. The Cougars received at at-large berth to the national meet next week in Terre Haute, Ind. Fletcher, of South High fame, has been as high as third on the team this season and figures to be among… Read more »

Cobb scores twice, lifts Duke over No. 24 CC in NCAA Tournament

November 17, 2013

She isn’t known for using her head to score, but Kelly Cobb of Chugiak is known for scoring big goals. The Duke University junior forward did both in a 2-1 victory over No. 24 Colorado College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo. She netted her seventh goal of the… Read more »

Griffin rips down career-high 20 rebounds in Australia

November 15, 2013

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River has played a lot of basketball over the last decade, but she has never had 20 rebounds before now. The 6-foot-2 forward reached the magic number with Australian pro team Bendigo in an 84-68 win over Canberra. She also scored 16 points on 7-of-19 shooting. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame,… Read more »

Bookert gives Florida State more artillery in ACC arms race

November 14, 2013

Devon Bookert of Anchorage continued his assault on this young season, pumping in 17 points to give Florida State another offensive weapon. The 6-foot-3 starting guard made 6-of-12 shots in an 80-68 win over Central Florida in Orlando. Bookert, of West High fame, was one of four double-figure scorers for the Seminoles. “We have so… Read more »

Wilson has career-high 10 assists, helps Marquette score 114 points

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson helped the Marquette University men’s basketball team do something against Grambling State that it hadn’t done since 1969 Now the primary point guard, the 6-foot-1 junior collected a career-high 10 assists as Marquette rolled to a 114-71 victory, the most points the team has scored in 44 years. Wilson, of East High… Read more »