Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

Class of 2010 voting begins (Hall of Fame)

November 5, 2009

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame President Harlow Robinson and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the voting is open to the public for selection of the Class of 2010. The public can vote through Nov. 25 and can submit ballots online at The accumulative public vote is the equivalent to the… Read more »

DBH makes awaited college debut (Basketball)

November 4, 2009

The much traveled Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg seems to have finally found a home. The talented 6-foot-10 freshman has bounced around in his career before landing at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. He originally committed to Missouri State out of high school, then switched to Oral Roberts, then decided to go to a prep… Read more »

Rhea’s jumper is all wet (Basketball)

Talisa Rhea of Juneau is already in midseason form, and it’s still the preseason. That’s a good sign for the Oregon State University women’s basketball team. The 5-foot-11 junior guard netted a game-high 23 points in 25 minutes and added eight assists as the Beavers routed Concordia 113-35 in an exhibition game. Rhea, a three-time… Read more »

Griffin excels in exhibition (Basketball)

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin last night showed no ill effects from the foot injury that robbed her of all season. The senior forward for the University of Nebraska women’s basketball team collected game-high totals of 19 points and 8 rebounds in a 68-54 exhibition win over Pittsburg State. The 6-foot-2 Alaskan let everybody know who… Read more »

Hardy, Idaho continue to win (Football)

November 3, 2009

When the University of Idaho football team needed a playmaker down the stretch last week, they called on Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy. Hardy, of West High fame, caught two passes on the winning drive in a thrilling 35-34 victory over Louisiana Tech. He caught a pivotal 13-yarder on third-and-10 and then hauled in a 21-yard reception… Read more »

Langdon continues to keep it real (Basketball)

October 28, 2009

He is embarking on his 11th season in professional basketball, a long and prosperous career that has netted him millions. Yet Trajan Langdon has never been the type to flaunt his bankroll. “I still drive my 2001 Toyota Sequoia,” he told me recently. The 33-year-old Alaskan icon, now in his fifth season with two-time Euroleague… Read more »

Evans’ fight cancelled (Mixed Martial Arts)

October 25, 2009

Anchorage’s Doug Evans was supposed to fight Brazilian Marcelo Giudici as part of Saturday night’s Aggression MMA at the Edmonton Expo Centre. But the fight was cancelled after Giudici failed to pass a physical before Saturday’s scheduled bout. The Brazilian made weight Friday was wasn’t checked out by physicians until Saturday. It was one of… Read more »

Newbould on the fast track (Running)

October 24, 2009

Turns out Brandon Newbould is pretty good at this marathon thing. On just his fourth try, the 2000 Soldotna High School graduate won the 21th annual BayState Marathon last week in Lowell, Mass. He finished with a time of 2 hours, 27 minutes, 53 seconds or 5:39 per mile. In April, the 27-year-old finished 80th… Read more »

Boozer looking to silent critics (Basketball)

October 23, 2009

Whatever the NBA analysts think about his decision to return to the Utah Jazz after flirting with other teams in the offseason, Carlos Boozer has proved one thing over his NBA career. Don’t doubt him. He is an All-Star when healthy, a double-double machine and one of the best power forwards on the planet. So… Read more »

Catching up with Daniel Hardy (Football)

October 22, 2009

What a difference a year makes for Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy and the Idaho Vandals. At this time last year they were an easy mark on the gridiron, slugging their way to a 1-11 record. Now they’re one of the feel-good stories in college football. Idaho has rattled off a 6-1 start and sits atop the… Read more »