Monthly Archives: December 2013

Horn goes off in Germany with 25 points, 13 rebounds

December 16, 2013

A two-week break didn’t disrupt Alysa Horn’s rhythm in Germany. The professional basketball player from Kodiak by way of UAA delivered a monster double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead Viernheim to an 8-47 win over Fellbach in Bundesliga action. The 6-foot forward shot the ball beautifully, connecting on 8-of-14 field goals and… Read more »

Pick 6: Bowman returns interception for third career NFL TD

December 15, 2013

For most defensive players, scoring a touchdown in the NFL is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But Zack Bowman of Anchorage is making a habit of it. The 29-year-old cornerback with the Chicago Bears returned an interception 47 yards for a touchdown in a 38-31 win over the Cleveland Browns, his third career score. “When we score… Read more »

Harris collects first career double-double in NBA D-League

December 13, 2013

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris can check off another item on his basketball bucket list. The second-year forward with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants earned his first career double-double in the NBA D-League with 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 104-101 loss to the Iowa Energy. Harris, of West High fame, sank 6-of-13 field goals, including… Read more »

Chalmers urges kids to dream, and dream big

It probably seems crazy to Miami Heat fans that Mario Chalmers grew up in Anchorage. From Muldoon to South Beach, how does that happen? He lever lost sight of his dream. It’s a message he delivers to kids all the time with the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation. “Never let anybody tell you that you can’t… Read more »

Oleson nets 14 points in Euroleague debut with Barcelona

December 12, 2013

When Brad Oleson of North Pole was traded to Barcelona last season, league rules prevented him from playing in the Euroleague. This season he broke his leg and missed the first two months. Finally healthy and eligible, Oleson made his long anticipated debut with Barcelona in Euroleague action today. His presence proved important even if… Read more »

O’Leary making waves at University of Wyoming

December 11, 2013

He was already one of the best swimmers to come out of Alaska. Now Ryan O’Leary of Seward is going for glory in college. It took him just two years to rewrite the record book at the University of Wyoming. The junior swimmer is coming off a sensational sophomore season in which he helped break… Read more »

Chalmers, Hebert-Truax highlight Class of ’14 Hall inductees

December 9, 2013

Alaska basketball has always been about guard play, so it makes sense that two of the best at the position will be inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Mario Chalmers of Anchorage and Jeannie Hebert-Truax of Wasilla by way of Fairbanks headlined the Class of 2014 as inductees in the people category. Joining… Read more »

Chythlook-Sifsof earns third career World Cup podium in Austria

December 8, 2013

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof of Girdwood found her way back onto the World Cup podium today in Austria. The 24-year-old Alaskan teamed with fellow U.S. Snowboard Team member Lindsey Jacobellis to win silver in the women’s team World Cup. It was the third career World Cup podium finish for Chythlook-Sifsof, but her first since March 2011. “The… Read more »

Murphy wins inaugural IFC bantamweight world championship

She doesn’t have a nickname yet, so professional mixed martial arts fighter Lauren Murphy of Eagle River went out and earned one. How does world champ sound? The 30-year-old upped her record to 8-0 with a fourth-round TKO over Muay Thai specialist Miriam Nakamoto in a women’s bantamweight title fight at the Invicta Fighting Championship… Read more »

Cole scores 32 for SW Oregon, 2nd-highest total in NWAACC

December 6, 2013

Aminata Cole of Anchorage single-handedly carried Southwestern Oregon to an 88-85 win over Pierce in NWAACC action in Washington. The 5-foot-10 freshman collected 32 points and 13 rebounds, her fifth double-double in seven games. The 32 points was the second highest total in the 32-team league this season. Cole, of Dimond High fame, made 13-of-18… Read more »