Monthly Archives: January 2014

Reflections on Billy Mills Event

January 31, 2014

Some reflections and impressions from Wednesday evening with Billy Mills presented by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub. The sold out venue was still overflowing with runners and other sports lovers of Anchorage. Billy Mills, the only American winner of the Olympic 10,000 meter run, and holder of one of… Read more »

Baxter lays it all out on wrestling mat for Pacific University

Pacific University wrestler Ryan Baxter of Craig goes for broke on the mat. He’s not a gambler so much as he’s willing to lay it on the line. The strategy has worked well for the 149-pounder, who carries a 15-6 record this year, his junior season at the NCAA D3 school in Oregon. again significantly… Read more »

Green scores season-high 24 for Northwest Indian College

January 30, 2014

Freshman Kacy Green of Hooper Bay pumped in a season-high 24 points for Northwest Indian College in a 97-87 loss to Shoreline Community College in Washington. The former Alaska 2A player of the year sank 8-of-15 shots from the floor, with most of his 3-point misses coming in an attempt to get his team back… Read more »

Kuper won’t be fazed by cold weather at Super Bowl

January 29, 2014

The first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city might not be a popular choice for some of the NFL players with Seattle and Denver. But Chris Kuper of Anchorage isn’t one of them. He just laughs. He once played in a game in college that dipped as low as 53-below zero at the University… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome bags first collegiate double-double

January 28, 2014

Given how well he has played this season, it was only a matter of time before Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage picked up his first double-double in college. It happened last night in Easton, Pa., where Colgate beat Lafayette 75-68 behind his 14 points and career-high 10 rebounds. The 6-foot-5 junior continued his run to win… Read more »

Sao Jose leans on veteran Laws more than ever in Brazil

Andre Laws of Anchorage apparently has discovered a fountain of youth in South America. He’s nearly 34 years old yet he’s averaging 37 minutes per game for Sao Jose and has played 40 minutes or more in eight of 18 games, highlighted by a 55-minute marathon earlier this season. He can still shoot, dribble and… Read more »

Perkins, Besiktas still unbeaten in EuroCup Last 32 playoffs

January 27, 2014

Doron Perkins of Anchorage missed most of the season because of injury, but now he’s back just in time for Besiktas of Turkey. The veteran playmaker was up to his old tricks against Cedevita of Croatia, collecting nine points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in a 71-69 victory in Group P play of the EuroCup… Read more »

Wilson has one of his best games for Marquette in OT loss

Running the point for Marquette University, Derrick Wilson of Anchorage got the offense in rhythm but couldn’t get his team to the winner’s circle. The Golden Eagles fell 94-85 to Big East rival Villanova in Milwaukee despite Wilson’s six points, five rebounds and seven assists. This was the first time Marquette eclipsed the 80-point mark… Read more »

Alaskans square off in NBA D-League, both notch double digits

January 25, 2014

Damen Bell-Holter won Alaska bragging rights and the game. The 6-foot-9 rookie forward from Hydaburg fueled a third-quarter rally and then made the go-ahead basket in the fourth to help Maine beat Fort Wayne and Ramon Harris of Anchorage 115-104 in NBA D-League action tonight. Bell-Holter finished with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting. He came… Read more »

Griffin pulls down 19 rebounds Down Under for second time

January 24, 2014

She’s not the tallest or the biggest, but Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is arguably the best rebounder in Australia’s WNBL. The 6-foot-2 forward hauled in 19 rebounds for the league-leading Bendigo Spirit in a 71-57 win over Logan. It was tied for the second-highest total in the WNBL this season. Griffin grabbed a league-best… Read more »