Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

More write-in nominations (Hall of Fame)

November 11, 2009

Even though voting for the Class of 2010 continues for another two weeks, it’s never too early to think ahead. Here is a list of write-in recommendations the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame has received from the public for future consideration. If these nominations get enough votes their names will be added to next year’s… Read more »

Alaskans set for NCAA Tournament (Soccer)

November 10, 2009

As many as seven Alaska women will be shooting for the ultimate prize in college soccer when the national championships begin Friday. Leading the way is University of Denver goalkeeper Lara Campbell of Anchorage. She is a major reason why the 17-5-1 Pioneers won the Sun Belt Conference title. Denver plays No. 2 seed Portland… Read more »

Shootout tickets on sale (Basketball)

Ticket packages for this year’s Great Alaska Shootout are available. The Shootout—a 32-year-old event that was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2008—runs Nov. 24-28 at Sullivan Arena. This year’s field includes women’s teams from UAA, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina, plus men’s teams from UAA, Houston, Nicholls State, Oklahoma, San… Read more »

Bullock bullying foes in Norway (Basketball)

November 9, 2009

The biggest story in the Norwegian Basketball League last summer centered on Peter Bullock. After leading the Ulriken Eagles to a pair of championships, the 6-foot-6 Alaskan switched teams in a blockbuster move that shifted power in Norway’s equivalent to the NBA. He’s now playing for Gimle in a move that is paying off—with his… Read more »

Bowman grabs second pick of season (Football)

November 8, 2009

Anchorage’s Zack Bowman turned in one of the lone bright spots for the Chicago Bears today. The second-year cornerback intercepted Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart in the fourth quarter in an otherwise ugly 41-21 loss at Soldier Field. It was the only pass Leinart threw, who had replaced starter Kurt Warner but was taken out… Read more »

Harris still in the mix at Kentucky (Basketball)

After starting 53 of the last 58 games, Ramon Harris will come off the bench this season for the University of Kentucky. So far, the Alaskan is handing not starting better than Allen Iverson is in Memphis. Granted Harris is no A.I., but it gives you an idea of the team-first mentality the 6-foot-7 senior… Read more »

Chalmers goes off at the right time (Basketball)

November 7, 2009

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers enjoyed his greatest scoring outburst of the season Friday and helped the Miami Heat issue the Denver Nuggets their first loss of the season, 96-88. The former Bartlett High All-American netted a season-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting—with Lil’ Wayne watching from courtside. He drained 4 of 5 3-pointers, grabbed a season-high… Read more »

Boozer gets Utah on right track (Basketball)

November 6, 2009

The last time the Utah Jazz played they coughed up a lead like a smoker, watching a 15-point lead go poof over the final 8 minutes. In need of rejuvenation, Carlos Boozer came alive. The two-time NBA All-Star from Juneau – and a 2008 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee – put on a show… Read more »

Perkins wins bragging rights (Basketball)

They didn’t play in high school or at the Fairview Rec Center, but Bartlett’s Doron Perkins and East’s Trajan Langdon faced off as professionals last night in Israel. And Perkins got the better of it. He flirted with a triple-double as Israeli power Maccabi Tel Aviv issued a 71-54 beatdown of Langdon’s Russian squad, CSKA… Read more »

Public write-in recommendations (Hall of Fame)

Ballots for the Class of 2010 have already been finalized, but we never want anybody to be left out. Of course, there is a write-in box on the ballot. But here is a list of recommendations from the public. If they get enough votes their names will be added to the ballot next year. Updates… Read more »