Monthly Archives: February 2014

Three Alaska women make first-team, all-NWAACC basketball honors

February 27, 2014

They have been among the league leaders all season so made sense that Laci Effenberger, Aminata Cole and Gabi Fenumiai of Alaska were honored by the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. Each player was selected a first-team all-star in their respective divisions, while Effenberger and Cole were also picked to the all-defense team. Effenberger,… Read more »

Break out in Brazil, Laws nabs season-high 22 points

Andre Laws of Anchorage wasn’t having a good month of February on the basketball court. He wasn’t scoring much and his team has a losing record. Then Macae came to down and everything changed. The 6-foot-1 guard pumped in a season high 22 points on lights out shooting to key Sao Jose’s 96-88 win. Laws,… Read more »

Perkins has Turkish team in Top 16 of EuroCup playoffs

February 26, 2014

Turkish basketball power Besiktas has had some pedigree point guards over the last few years. First it was Deron Williams, then Allen Iverson. Now it’s Doron Perkins of Anchorage. Compared with two guys with NBA experience, Perkins is playing on par than those guys when they were in Turkey. “Hopefully I can put my name… Read more »

DeLoach Soukup qualifies for World Indoors in 60m hurdles

February 24, 2014

She’s already one of the top-ranked long jumpers in the world, but that’s not good enough for Janay DeLoach Soukup of Fairbanks. She wants to be a world-class hurdler too. The 28-year-old reached that goal yesterday in Albuquerque at the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships, where she finished second in the 60-meter hurdles to… Read more »

Griffin leads Bendigo back to Grand Finals in Australia

February 23, 2014

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin has led the Bendigo Spirit back to the Women’s National Basketball League Finals in Australia. Now she looks to win back-to-back championships. Griffin played every second of today’s 71-62 win over Dandenong in the WNBL semifinals, bagging game-high totals of 19 points and 16 rebounds. The 6-foot-2 WNBA player sank 6-of-12… Read more »

Alaskans continue EISA title dominance for Vermont

February 22, 2014

Sophomore Stephanie Kirk of Anchorage has never won a college ski race before the month of February. Now she’s won back-to-back races. One week after helping the University of Vermont women’s 3x5K relay team become victorious, Kirk captured her first individual win today at the Eastern Intercollege Ski Association Championships at Middlebury, Vt. Kirk, of… Read more »

Klie nets season-high 24 to help UCSD stay in playoff chase

With his team’s playoff hopes on the line, Adam Klie of Anchorage had the best game of his freshman season at UC San Diego. He scored a season-high 24 points to go with five rebounds and two steals in a 76-51 victory over San Francisco State in California Collegiate Athletic Association action. The teams are… Read more »

Simmers helps Malone qualify for Great Lakes playoffs

February 21, 2014

With 13 of her 22 points coming in the first half, Debbiey Simmers of Anchorage gave Malone the momentum it needed to top Hillsdale. The 5-foot-9 senior guard came off the bench to collect her highest scoring game in a month to key a 77-69 victory in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Simmers, of… Read more »

Winczura scores season-high on floor for TWU gymnastics

Amy Winczura of Eagle River is already a staple in the vault, uneven bars and floor for Texas Woman’s University. Her goal is to add the balance beam and compete as an all-arounder. Winczura, of Arctic Gymnastics fame, is a senior coming off her best season at TWU in which she won a USAG national… Read more »

Alaska loses radio legend with passing of Dick Lobdell

February 19, 2014

If you have ever listened to the radio in Alaska, there’s a good chance you heard Dick Lobdell’s voice. And chances are you never forgot him. For those of us lucky enough to know the man behind the mic, Lobdell was as warm and as friendly as his dulcet voice. For more than 40 years… Read more »