Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

Perkins talks with Israeli TV (Basketball)

October 21, 2009

Anchorage’s Doron Perkins was all smiles after his team Maccabi Electra of Israel opened the Euroleague season with a victory last week. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, came off the bench to deliver 10 points. Last night, Perkins and his team played an exhibition game against the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. To quote Ice Cube,… Read more »

Chalmers is the next Ripken (Basketball)

At this pace, Mario Chalmers will never miss a game in his NBA career. The second-year point guard from Anchorage made history for the Miami Heat last season when he become the first rookie to play in every game for the club; last year that added up to 82 in the regular season and seven… Read more »

Bowman a Swami on the field (Football)

October 20, 2009

Anchorage’s Zack Bowman made a big play on Sunday Night Football, but it couldn’t save the depleted Chicago Bears. Bowman, of Bartlett High fame, snared his second career interception in the third quarter, yet the Bears lost 21-14 to the Atlanta Falcons. In a way, the Alaskan cornerback visualized picking off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan… Read more »

Idaho, Hardy are bowl eligible (Football)

October 19, 2009

The emergence of Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy as a productive tight end seems to be in rhythm with the rise of the Idaho football team. And as a result both are enjoying breakout seasons. Idaho beat Hawaii 35-23 over the weekend to clinch the program’s first winning season since 1999 and become bowl eligible with its… Read more »

Rhea making it rain in Corvallis (Basketball)

When Juneau’s Talisa Rhea left Alaska for college she was probably known as a better playmaker rather than shooter, but she’s since changed that perception in her two years at Oregon State University. The 5-foot-11 junior guard is on pace to shatter the school record for career 3-pointers, already ranking second on the list with… Read more »

Harris basking in Lexington limelight (Basketball)

October 16, 2009

It’s hard to believe, but Anchorage’s Ramon Harris is already a senior at the University of Kentucky. And although his time in Lexington has seemingly flown by, the 6-foot-7 swingman of West High fame has managed to leave his mark with one of the NCAA’s most celebrated basketball programs. Harris has started 53 of 70… Read more »

Alaskans tip off in Euroleague (Basketball)

October 14, 2009

The NBA season is still two weeks from starting, but the European equivalent tips off tomorrow. That means Alaskans Doron Perkins, Trajan Langdon and Brad Oleson will be back in action. All three players are veterans of the international game and have found success beyond the NBA, flourishing overseas and enjoying the luxury of a… Read more »

Chalmers getting more aggressive (Basketball)

October 12, 2009

The only Alaskan point guard in the NBA is getting competition for his starting job, so he’s taking matters into his own hands. Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat used a late rush to finish with a team-high 17 points in Sunday’s 95-93 preseason loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The former Bartlett High… Read more »

Hardy returns, helps red-hot Idaho (Football)

October 11, 2009

Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy returned to action Saturday after missing last week with a kidney injury, catching two balls for 17 yards to aid the Idaho Vandals in a 29-25 victory over San Jose State. It was the fourth straight win for Idaho (5-1), with the last three coming by a total of just nine points…. Read more »

Kelters keep Badgerin’ competition (Soccer)

October 9, 2009

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter and the Wisconsin women’s soccer team is off to its best start in the Big Ten in nearly a decade. She is part of a balanced Badger attack that has seen seven different players net goals. But Kelter is one of only two players with two goals. The midfielder has started… Read more »