Monthly Archives: January 2014

Engel collects career-high seven assists for Boise State

January 24, 2014

Starting guard Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage accounted for one-third of Boise State’s point production in a 74-60 Mountain West Conference win over New Mexico. She scored six points and handed off a career-high seven assists, with five setting up 3-pointers. Engel, of Dimond High fame, made 3-of-5 shots, grabbed four rebounds and made a steal… Read more »

Fenumiai has 11 double-doubles in 16 games for Peninsula in Washington

January 23, 2014

Juneau’s Gabi Fenumiai of Peninsula College in Washington reached the 15-rebound mark for the fifth time this season during a 76-56 win over Shoreline in NWAACC play. The 6-foot freshman center scored a season-high 22 points to go along with 15 rebounds for her 11 th double-double in 16 games. Fenumiai, of Juneau-Douglas High fame,… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome nearly doubles GPA, scoring average at Colgate

January 21, 2014

Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage is achieving the ultimate double-double at Colgate University in New York. He’s a double-digit scorer and honor-roll student. The 6-foot-5 junior guard and sociology major is one of the few Alaska basketball players over the years to do accomplish that kind of double-double at the NCAA D1 level, a tribute to… Read more »

Meet and greet Olympic hero Billy Mills, Wednesday Jan. 29

January 20, 2014

The author of one of the greatest moments in Olympic history, American Billy Mills stunned the world by winning the gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Tokyo Games. Since then he has toured the country telling his inspirational story. He will here Wednesday night, Jan. 29, at Bear Tooth Theatrepub. Mills will… Read more »

Simmers helps Malone beat defending NCAA D2 champion Ashland

January 19, 2014

Debbiey Simmers of Anchorage capped one of her biggest scoring weekends with the biggest victory over her college career at Malone University in Ohio. The 5-foot-9 senior sank a season-high four 3-pointers and scored 18 points as Malone upset defending NCAA D2 national champion Ashland 70-53 on the road. The win snapped a 16-game home… Read more »

Bell-Holter bags career-high 24 points, 5 assists in NBA D-League

January 18, 2014

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter had it going early and he had it going late. He was pretty good in between, too. The 6-foot-9 rookie forward pumped in a season-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting to help the Maine Red Claws beat Erie 115-92 in the NBA D-League. His previous career high was 21. He opened the… Read more »

Grazulis converts GW and-1 in final seconds for Colorado Mines

January 17, 2014

Palmer’s Allie Grazulis won the game in dramatic fashion for Colorado School of Mines, converting an old-fashioned three-point play in the final seconds to produce a 55-54 road win over the UC-Colorado Springs. Grazulis made a contested jumper in the lane, was fouled, and then made the free throw with 12 seconds left. She bailed… Read more »

Palmer settles down, finds home at Central Methodist in Missouri

January 16, 2014

The Missouri small town of Fayette isn’t on the radar of most Alaskans, but John Palmer of the Mat-Su Valley is one of seven Alaska athletes doing big things there. The 5-foot-10 starting guard leads NAIA Central Methodist University in assists and 3-point shooting percentage, showing off the skills that made the Palmer playmaker an… Read more »

Florida State now 7-0 when Bookert scores double figures

January 15, 2014

Anchorage’s Devon Bookert broke into double digits for the third straight game, this time scoring 11 points as Florida State beat Miami 63-53 in Coral Gables. The Seminoles are 7-0 this season when he scores 10 points or more. They are 4-4 when he doesn’t. The 6-foot-3 guard made 3-of-4 3-pointers for the second game… Read more »

APU skiers dominate nationals in Utah, claim 3 Olympic spots

January 13, 2014

The Alaska Pacific University ski factory was busy at the U.S. National Championships in Utah, with the elite team winning four titles and earning 10 spots on the podium. Oh yeah, and Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks and Sadie Bjornsen were named to the U.S. Olympic team for next month’s Sochi Games in Russia. The rest… Read more »