Monthly Archives: December 2014

Griffin racks up another double-double Down Under

December 14, 2014

With 20 points and 13 rebounds, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River produced her third double-double of the season for the Bendigo Spirit in Australia. This time it helped supply a 78-66 win over Melbourne to keep the defending league champion in second place at 9-3. Griffin has been a model of consistency for Bendigo over… Read more »

Younger Sherman-Newsome plays key role in NYIT blowout

December 13, 2014

The New York Institute of Technology men’s basketball team enjoyed a rare blowout win, beating up Georgian Court 92-59 in NCAA D2 play. Freshman Iziah Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage had the best game of the season, but it wasn’t because of garbage time. The 6-foot-4 guard earned his second career start and logged season highs in… Read more »

Chalmers discovers fountain of youth with Miami Heat

December 12, 2014

Maybe some of the shine was scratched off the Miami Heat after the loss of key players, but Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers has sparkled as a bright spot this season. The seventh-year point guard is having his finest season since his rookie year and you could argue the Alaskan has made an early bid for team… Read more »

MMA fighter McKenzie returns to cage next week in Russia

December 11, 2014

If we’ve learned anything over the last three years, Cody McKenzie of Cordova will win his next mixed martial arts fight. The 26-year-old has alternated wins and losses over his last seven fights since 2011, losing his last time out in October. McKenzie will take on Russian welterweight Beslan Isaev on the undercard of the… Read more »

San Diego State honors Overbaugh with President’s Award

December 10, 2014

On the football field, San Diego State University’s Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage is flawless as a long snapper. He’s nearly perfect in the classroom as well. The junior Psychology major carries a cumulative 3.72 GPA and is scheduled to finish his undergraduate degree before his fourth year of school. That hard work was rewarded at… Read more »

Links to Class of 2015 Announcement Coverage

December 9, 2014

Links to some of the news coverage around the Alaska on the Class of 2015 announcement: From the Alaska Dispatch News:  Alaska Sports Hall of Fame honors trailblazers, trail runner, trail maker From KTUU:  Alaska Sports Hall of Fame to welcome five new members in 2015 From KTVA:  3 Inducted into Alaska Sports Hall of Fame From… Read more »

Mize, Pease, Brown headline Hall’s Class of ’15

December 8, 2014

Three athletes with remarkable resumes within their respective sports headline the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 announced at a press conference today. Olympic biathlete and Anchorage Nordic skiing pioneer Dick Mize, Ketchikan basketball icon John Brown and mountain running legend Nancy Pease will be the next inductees into the Hall. Soldotna’s Michaela… Read more »

Mize, Pease, Brown headline Class of 2015

ANCHORAGE –   Three athletes with remarkable resumes within their respective sports were announced at a press conference today as members of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  Olympic biathlete and Anchorage Nordic Skiing pioneer Dick Mize,  Ketchikan basketball icon John Brown, and Mountain running legend Nancy Pease will be the next… Read more »

Horn soaks up sights in Germany , has team in first place

December 7, 2014

Alysa Horn of Kodiak doesn’t hold back on the basketball court. It’s a big reason why the former UAA star is now playing professionally in Germany, where she is the leading scorer for league-leading Osnabrück. She goes all out in life, too. Just look at her busy off-the-court schedule that includes coaching an under-11 team,… Read more »

Injured champ Kurka to be part of ESPN crew at X Games

December 6, 2014

He won’t be on the mountain, but Andrew Kurka of Palmer will be on your TV. The injured U.S. Paralympic Alpine Team skier told me he will be part of the ESPN broadcast team that will be announcing live at the X Games next month in Colorado. “I am very excited to be announcing at… Read more »