Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kelter, Clifford join USA Sevens women’s rugby team going to China

March 31, 2014

The last time they were teammates, Alev Kelter and Lorrie Clifford were playing flag football at Chugiak High School in 2009. They are on the same team again, except now it’s in a different sport. Kelter and Clifford have made the USA Sevens rugby squad that will participate in the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series… Read more »

Juneau’s Cohen showcases two-way skills at Whitman College

March 30, 2014

How good is Aaron Cohen? Apparently good enough to win college games almost single-handedly. The Whitman College senior star from Juneau showcased his two-way skills in a 2-1 victory over nationally ranked George Fox in NCAA D3 action in Oregon. Cohen threw seven innings of six-hit ball and hit a home run against a top-20… Read more »

March has been good for Bell-Holter in NBA D-League

March 29, 2014

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter is on quite a roll in the NBA D-League and having his best month with the Maine Red Claws. The 6-foot-9 rookie forward is averaging 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games, well above his 8.3 and 4.8 averages in 44 games this season. In 10 games this month,… Read more »

Rare Alaska college golfer, Swinton to play for Oregon Tech

March 28, 2014

College coaches don’t typically line up to sign Alaska golfers, so Tyler Swinton of Haines took matters into his own hands. He recruited Oregon Institute of Technology. After helping Southwestern Oregon Community College win last fall’s NWAACC championship and claiming the team’s Most Improved Player award, Swinton reached out to Oregon Tech coach Jeff Corkill… Read more »

Bynum stays hot in Arizona with Alaska Baseball Academy

March 26, 2014

The Scooter Bynum Show wrapped up today in Arizona with the 18-year-old Fairbanks phenom of the Alaska Baseball Academy getting another hit in his fourth and final game. The left-handed hitter finished 7-for-12 [.583] with three walks against professional pitching during an exhibition showcase facing minor league teams in front of more than 100 scouts…. Read more »

Bennett dives to school record, all-MAC honors at Buffalo

March 25, 2014

University at Buffalo diver Cade Bennett of Anchorage had executed the Inward 2½ dive a couple hundred times before the Mid-American Conference Championships. But never when he was contending for a conference title and shooting for a school record. Despite the pressure, Bennett nailed it. The all-conference freshman finished second on the 1-meter board at… Read more »

Bookert grateful to be in NIT, faces Georgetown on ESPN tonight

March 24, 2014

Dating back to 1938, the NIT is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious college basketball tournaments in the country. But because an invitation means you didn’t get asked to the big dance, it’s often looked upon like the ugly sister of the NCAA Tournament. Florida State was a bubble team, one of last… Read more »

Bynum goes from AK title game to AZ baseball field, gets hit on first swing

March 23, 2014

While his Monroe Catholic basketball teammates celebrated Saturday night’s Class 3A high school state title in Anchorage, Scooter Bynum jumped on the redeye to Phoenix. The Fairbanks phenom arrived early Sunday morning to join Alaska Baseball Academy coach Tony Wylie and others for an exhibition showcase against minor league teams in front of more than… Read more »

Bell-Holter collects third career double-double in NBA D-League

March 21, 2014

Back in the starting lineup, Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg appears to have his swagger back as well. The 6-foot-9 rookie forward went off for 22 points, 16 rebounds and a couple blocked shots for the Maine Red Claws in a 147-142 loss to Delaware in NBA D-League action today. He sank 10-of-18 shots and both… Read more »

Basketball, running and skiing sweep annual ASHOF ceremony

Notable athletes, coaches, families, and the men and woman who’ve played a crucial roles in creating some of the most memorable sporting moments in Alaska history were packed into the Anchorage Museum Wednesday evening. The annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame ceremony gave a tribute to the 2014 Olympians, inducted athletes into the hall of… Read more »