Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hall of Fame Class of ’14 draws near record voters

December 6, 2013

A total of 1,600 people voted for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014, the third highest vote total in the eight-year history of the Hall. Last year 1,750 people voted. The record is 2,000. “We received a great deal of positive feedback from the public about the voting process,” said executive director… Read more »

Murphy to fight ‘Queen of Mean’ Saturday in Kansas City

December 5, 2013

Undefeated mixed martial arts fighter Lauren Murphy of Eagle River hasn’t been inside the octagon in five months, but that will change Saturday night. Murphy will face Muay Thai specialist Miriam Nakamoto in the co-main event for Invicta Fighting Championship 7 in Kansas City. “It’s going to be a bloodbath,” Murphy told The MMA Corner…. Read more »

Bookert strives for perfection every game at Florida State

December 4, 2013

Not even his best effort is good enough for Devon Bookert of Anchorage. His expectations are sky high. “I don’t think I’ve played a complete game,” he told me. “I want to.” If anybody could shoot for the stars and make it, though, Bookert is your guy. The sophomore standout at Florida State University is… Read more »

Johnson starts at Greenville, helps team reach NCCAA Victory Bowl

Freshman defensive lineman Lincoln Johnson of Kenai finished up a strong rookie season with the Greenville College. The 6-foot, 200-pounder started nine of 11 games and helped Greenville [9-2] finish second in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference and earn a berth in the NCCAA Victory Bowl. Johnson, of Nikiski High fame, collected 25 tackles, seven… Read more »

Klie shines in front of friends, named UCSD Athlete of the Week

December 3, 2013

With a group of friends from his hometown on hand to watch, Adam Klie of Anchorage put on a show in San Diego. The UC-San Diego freshman guard accounted for 19 points, eight rebounds and three steals – all career highs – in a 77-59 win over Academy of Art in NCAA D2 play. Just… Read more »

Devine has career night, first college dunk at Stanford

Most 32-point losses are forgettable, but not this one. Not for Connor Devine of Wasilla. The freshman at South Dakota State had his best game of the season in the 92-60 loss to Stanford at the Legends Classic in California. The 6-foot-10 forward set career highs in minutes [21], points [7], rebounds [7] and dunks… Read more »

Toomey earns All-MIAC honors at punter, led league in hang time

The season started with him beating out a fellow freshman for primary punting duties at Saint John’s University. It ended with Griffin Toomey of Anchorage ranked as one of the best in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Toomey earned all-MIAC honors after averaging 37.1 yards on 41 punts with a league-best punt of 64 yards…. Read more »

Hall of Fame voting for Class of 2014 ends Wednesday

December 2, 2013

Don’t forget to vote! You have until midnight AST on Wednesday to help select the people, moments and events to be inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Visit the vote page on the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s homepage and submit your choices. The accumulative public vote will be the… Read more »

Just a rookie, Horn already best player for German pro team

With a 4-6 record, Viernheim sits in the middle of the pack in Germany’s second division Bundesliga. Could you imagine where the team would be without rookie Alysa Horn of Kodiak? The former UAA star has emerged as the best player for the German pro team as the top scorer and rebounder after the first… Read more »