Search Results for: John Palmer

Palmer signs with Rinner in Texas (Basketball)

It’s not often a high school freshman will impact a college coach, but John Palmer of Colony is far from ordinary. The all-state point guard has always played like a veteran, even as a scrawny 14-year-old who held his own against Wasilla in the 2007 ASAA Class 4A championship game. His team didn’t win, but… Read more »

Alaskans get exposed to NWAACC [Basketball]

Alaska Exposure basketball program director Jim Young of Anchorage is on the road again with the state’s next generation of college basketball players. The 2013 Alaska Exposure Senior Trip features 15 senior boys from all over the state and will tour NWAACC schools in Washington and Oregon, visiting nine colleges in 10 days. “The daily… Read more »

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Alaskans shine at 123rd running of Boston Marathon

Marko Cheseto outdid himself at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15 and was rewarded with a world record. Keri McEntee made a similar improvement but came away heartbroken. Cheseto, previously a national champion runner at the University of Alaska Anchorage who now lives in Orlando, Fla., set a world record for double amputees in… 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 »

Prep all-state teams announced [Basketball]

The best high school basketball players in the state were recognized today as the boys and girls Alaska All-State Teams were unveiled for Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A. The teams were voted on by members of the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches and tabulated by Alaska Media LLC, which owns and operates weekly newpapers… Read more »

More public recommendations (Hall of Fame)

Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011 continues through Wednesday, Oct. 6. Periodically, we will share some of the write-in recommendations submitted by readers. Here are a few: Recommendation: David Morris Submitted by: Patrick Lovely Why: He was a teammate of mine at the University of Montana in the Big Sky… Read more »

Moore proud to be UConn grad (Basketball)

Few people can fully appreciate the University of Connecticut’s 78-game winning streak like Jessica Moore of Palmer. Moore, of Colony High fame, played at UConn from 2000 to 2005, helping the Huskies win three consecutive NCAA championships. She was also a member of Geno Auriemma’s first team to win 70 straight games. But even she’s… Read more »

Alaskans strike gold at Mines (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Savannah Afoa and Palmer’s Allie Grazulis are big reasons why NCAA Division II Colorado School of Mines has won 12 of its first 17 games this season. Grazulis, of Colony High fame, enjoyed the finest game of her college career Monday against Johnson & Wales with season-high totals of 10 points, six rebounds and… Read more »