Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tarver named to Big Sky all-league team [Soccer]

November 6, 2013

Juneau’s Sarah Tarver [left] of Northern Arizona University was named Big Sky All-Conference honorable mention for the second time in her career. This time the junior was recognized as a defender after last season making the all-conference team as a forward. Tarver has two goals and one assist for five points in 18 games this… Read more »

Barnwell third at SCIAC meet [Cross Country]

Seward’s Allison Barnwell helped Claremont-Mudd-Scripps continue its stranglehold as the top women’s cross country team in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Athenas, ranked first regionally and seventh nationally, got a third-place finish from Barnwell en route to winning the SCIAC crown for the 23rd time. Barnwell, of Seward High fame, clocked a 6-K… Read more »

Williams wins doubles title in Oregon [Tennis]

November 5, 2013

It doesn’t matter who Whitney Williams of Anchorage plays doubles with because she continues to win tournaments. The 18-year-old Alaska state champion teamed with Portland’s Erin Larner to win the Girls 18s doubles title at the Lewis & Clark College endorsement tournament over the weekend in Portland, Ore. They prevailed in three matches by a… Read more »

Alaskans face off in exhibition game [Basketball]

November 4, 2013

The game didn’t count because it was an exhibition, but it still mattered to Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage and Kristin Smeaton of Dillingham. The Alaska sophomore guards squared off when NCAA D1 Boise State University beat NAIA Southern Oregon University 95-58 in Idaho. Bragging rights went to Engel, who started the game and finished with… Read more »

Ford top runner at Gardner-Webb [Cross Country]

Wasilla’s Jenna Ford capped a fabulous freshman season at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina, leading the team with a 5-K time of 19:27 at the Big South Cross Country Championships in Lexington, Va. Her time was just eight seconds off her PR set three weeks ago. Ford has posted the fastest women’s time in each… Read more »

Saints, Reeves cap perfect league season [Soccer]

November 3, 2013

When the St. Scholastica women’s soccer team started the season 0-2-1, there had to be a sense of panic given the team’s enormous success the last decade. Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Reeves of Eagle River helped put those fears to rest. Led by the Alaskan, the NCAA D3 Saints responded by winning the next 16 games… Read more »

Just give Kauffman the rock [Football]

Anchorage’s Justin Kauffman of Adams State University rushed for 50 yards on nine carries in a 27-24 loss to Fort Lewis. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior running back has eclipsed last year’s totals in carries [65/58], yards [323/314] and longest run [36/21]. He has scored three career touchdowns, with two coming this season.

Bell-Holter to play in NBA D-League [Basketball]

November 1, 2013

In an effort to stay close to his NBA dream, Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg will remain in the fold with the Boston Celtics by playing for its affiliate in the D-League. The 6-foot-9 forward decided to play for the Maine Red Claws after getting cut by the Celtics a week ago after training camp, turning… Read more »

Perkins flirts w/ career high in Turkey [Basketball]

Veteran Euroleague guard Doron Perkins of Anchorage reached the 25-point plateau for the fifth time since 2009 in a 77-69 loss in Turkey. The 6-foot-2 point guard for Besiktas is better known for his passing and rebounding skills, however, he can score a little as well. His career high as a pro is 28.