Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

Colledge calls MNF ‘character game’ (Football)

December 7, 2009

The Green Bay Packers offensive line has been kicked around by critics all season, called a finesse group by some and soft by others. But they can do a lot for their image by stuffing the ball down the throat of the venerable Baltimore Ravens defense on Monday Night Football. “For us, I think the… Read more »

Hardy is going bowling with Vandals (Football)

When Daniel Hardy of Anchorage signed with the University of Idaho, he probably envisioned good times like this. Fresh off one of its best seasons in school history, Idaho accepted its first bowl invitation since 1998 after agreeing to participate in the Humanitarian Bowl. The Vandals of the WAC will play Bowling Green University of… Read more »

Griffin gets best of Bullock (Basketball)

December 5, 2009

It was billed as a Saturday showdown between the University of Nebraska and the University of Miami, two 7-0 women’s teams from BCS conferences. But in Alaska that meant Kelsey Griffin vs. Sylvia Bullock. Chalk this one up to the current Cornhuskers and former Chugiak High Mustangs star. Griffin, a 6-foot-2 senior All-American candidate from… Read more »

Oleson hating life on the bench (Basketball)

December 4, 2009

For the first time in his career, Brad Oleson is sitting rather than playing. And he’s hating it. “Watching from the bench sucks,” he told me recently. “This is by far my worst injury. I thought surgery was gonna fix everything when I got it in August. But I thought wrong, I guess.” Oleson, of… Read more »

Cash still in the money for some bling (Football)

There’s at least one Alaskan still in the hunt for a national championship on the gridiron. Chugiak’s Derek Cash is a reserve wide receiver for Linfield College, which has advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Championships. Linfield (11-0) of Oregon will face St. Thomas (11-1) of Minnesota on Saturday for a trip… Read more »

Hakkinen, Teela compete in WC opener (Biathlon)

December 3, 2009

Alaskans Jay Hakkinen and Jeremy Teela of the U.S. Biathlon Team kicked off the World Cup season today in Sweden. Hakkinen, a three-time Olympian from Kasilof, finished 28th out of 131 finishers in the men’s 20-K race, the same event he placed 10th in at the 2006 Olympics. On this day, though, the Alaskan missed… Read more »

Boozer making good in Utah (Basketball)

After publically expressing interest to play for other NBA teams in the offseason, Carlos Boozer of Juneau wasn’t exactly welcomed back to the Utah Jazz with open arms. People were upset and fans were angry at the possibility of the All-Star forward switching area codes. But Boozer has found the perfect recipe for respect: double-doubles… Read more »

Perkins shifts gears in Tel Aviv (Basketball)

Doron Perkins has always been a guy who can score. The 6-foot-2 guard from Anchorage has the explosiveness to get to the rim in traffic, by either going around opponents or over them. He averaged double figures in each of his first four professional seasons and was good for 17 points per game last year… Read more »

Winford better after concussion (Basketball)

December 2, 2009

Can a concussion make you a better player? That seems to be the case with Anchorage’s Kevin Winford, who has become a different dude since the 5-foot-11 guard suffered a head injury. He has emerged as a double-digit scorer for Eastern Washington University since returning. Early on, his 5-point scoring average (4-11 FGs) in the… Read more »

Hibbert’s super season comes to end (Volleyball)

The bad news for the University of Utah is that its volleyball team did not qualify for the NCAA Championships, finishing the season with a 17-12 overall record. The good news for the Utes is that sophomore Sarah Hibbert of Anchorage appears ready to lead them into the future. Hibbert, of South High fame, enjoyed… Read more »