Monthly Archives: March 2014

As much as we celebrate Alaska Sports Hall of Famers, they celebrate us

March 20, 2014

They come to the auditorium at the Anchorage Museum one night each year to be celebrated for fantastic feats or remarkable careers — sometimes both — and yet they never make it about themselves, and that grace only endears them to us more. The annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony honors the greats…. Read more »

Miller reaches NAIA title match, earns All-American wrestling honors

March 19, 2014

He wasn’t seeded and he was in the toughest weight class at the NAIA national tournament, yet Jared Miller of Kotzebue wasn’t fazed. The junior 174-pounder at the Montana State Univeristy-Northern made a remarkable run all the way to the finals, falling 3-2 to three-time national champion Brock Gutches of Southern Oregon. Miller, of Kotzebue… Read more »

Two Alaska women help college hoop teams earn postseason berths

March 18, 2014

It’s been a remarkable rookie season with the Southern Utah University women’s basketball team for Wasilla’s Mary Klapperich. Southern Utah has already bagged a school record 22 victories and now the most successful run in program history will continue with the team’s first appearance in the WNIT. The T-birds [22-9] earned a share of the… Read more »

The Hall to honor Alaska sports stars tonight

A star-studded cast will be on hand for Alaska’s big sports awards night tonight, from 7:30-9:00pm, at the Anchorage Museum in downtown Anchorage. The 2014 Inductees and Directors’ Awards winners are slated for a variety of honors, enshrinements and video tributes. The evening will also feature a special tribute to Alaska’s 2014 Sochi Olympians. Basketball… Read more »

Alaska men in hunt for hoop titles in NCAA, NIT, CBI

March 17, 2014

We’ve always had success in the NCAA Tournament, with Alaskans winning seven of eight potential title games. Maybe our good luck will rub off on today’s crop of Division I basketball talent. Five Alaska men are in the hunt for postseason titles this spring, most notably Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit or Oregon and Eagle River’s Eric… Read more »

Dunbar helps Oregon win NCAA indoor track championship

March 15, 2014

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar was a state champion in high school and a NCAA All-American in cross country. Now he’s a national champion in track and field. The University of Oregon senior star placed in two events to help the Ducks clinch the NCAA Indoor Championship tonight in Albuquerque. Dunbar, of Kodiak High, scored key points… Read more »

Oleson takes over, keeps Barcelona perfect in Euroleague

In the midst of his best season with Barcelona, Brad Oleson of North Pole continued his scorching shooting with a 15-point performance in a 70-58 win over Greek power Olympiacos. The 30-year-old guard made 4-of-6 threes in 21 minutes. With the win, Barcelona improved to 10-0 in Group E of the Top 16. The team… Read more »

Bell-Holter settles into reserve role with Maine of NBA D-League

March 14, 2014

He may have lost his starting job, but Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg never lost his will to succeed on the basketball court. The 6-foot-9 rookie forward with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League has settled into his role of coming off the bench and has picked up his play of late. Bell-Holter has… Read more »

TWU Senior Night brings out the best in gymnast Winczura

Texas Woman’s University gymnast Amy Winczura of Eagle River went out in style on Senior Night, earning a personal best on the vault. She tied her career-high score of 9.85 as TWU took third in a quad meet that featured national powerhouses Oklahoma, Minnesota and Michigan State. Winczura, of East High fame, also scored 9.6… Read more »

Thompson’s sixth inning hit wins game for Pacific Lutheran

March 12, 2014

Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson came up with the biggest hit of his Pacific Lutheran University baseball career. The starting third baseman knocked in the winning runs in a 5-3 win over Whitman, singling up the middle to score two with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was a good day for Alaska… Read more »