Monthly Archives: July 2012

Way shows off versatility in Texas [Baseball]

July 6, 2012

Three weeks ago, Sitka’s Matt Way threw a 1-hitter for the Laredo Lemurs. Last night the starting pitcher took one for the team and pulled an inning of relief work. The southpaw’s willingness to come out of the bullpen demonstrates his whatever-it-takes attitude with the independent league team in Texas. “That was a ton of… Read more »

Hill ninth at New Orleans 5150 [Triathlon]

July 4, 2012

The heat was on Damian Hill in New Orleans. Rather than melting, however, the fourth-year pro from Alaska glistened in the glory of his first top-10 finish in this season’s grueling international 5150 series. The 29-year-old former commercial fisherman from Naknek shined in the southern sun, starting with a 1.5-kilometer swim. “At the start, I… Read more »

DeLoach qualifies for London Olympics [Track]

July 1, 2012

Alaska’s Janay DeLoach is flying so high, she hasn’t reached her ceiling. The 26-year-old long jumper will shoot for the stars on the world’s biggest stage at this summer’s London Olympics, thanks to her third-place finish in today’s Olympics Trials in Eugene, Ore. DeLoach, of Eielson High fame, jumped 23 feet, 2 ¾ inches on… Read more »

‘AK Kid’ set for UFC fight [Mixed Martial Arts]

After dropping to featherweight, Alaska’s Cody McKenzie is looking to drop his opponent. The Cordova mixed martial arts fighter will take on former title challenger Chad Mendes at UFC 148 this Saturday in Las Vegas. The main event is Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen. McKenzie is a submission specialist, with 12 of his 13 pro… Read more »

Desjarlais expects big things at Arkansas [Soccer]

A new women’s soccer coach at the University of Arkansas means a new direction. Or so Anchorage’s Yvonne Desjarlais hopes. The junior forward expects the Razorbacks to bounce back from last year’s 4-14 season and qualify for the SEC Tournament. “I think we can definitely do that this year,” she told The Arkansas Traveler. Desjarlais,… Read more »