Monthly Archives: August 2012

Griffin sad to see August go [Basketball]

August 31, 2012

There’s probably no other WNBA player sadder see the end of August coming than Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin. The third-year forward with the Connecticut Sun averaged a season-high 7.2 points in six games this month. She had averaged 0.9 points in her previous 16 games before the Olympic break. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, started… Read more »

Young transfers to Cal State Stanislaus [Soccer]

August 30, 2012

Looking to solidify its depth for the future, the California State University Stanislaus men’s soccer team secured one of the top junior college defenders by signing Neko Young of Anchorage. Young last season played at Shasta College in Redding, Calif., where he was a team MVP and first-team all-conference standout. Cal State Stanislaus is a… Read more »

Campbell moves closer to school record [Soccer]

August 28, 2012

It’s only a matter of time before Anchorage’s Lara Campbell puts her name atop the wins list at the University of Denver. The senior goalkeeper earned her 47th career victory after shutting down Long Island University Brooklyn 2-0 in the third-place game of the Colorado Classic in Boulder. Campbell, of South High fame, is now… Read more »

Baker learning the ropes in rookie ball [Baseball]

After flying high in his first few starts of rookie ball, Alaska pitching ace Dylan Baker seems to be coming back down to Earth. The hard-throwing right-hander has seen his ERA balloon to 4.12 in eight starts. His record is 0-1. Baker, of Juneau-Douglas fame, was a fifth round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians… Read more »

Griffin sees 9-game win streak end [Basketball]

August 27, 2012

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin of the Connecticut Sun fights for control of the ball during last night’s 82-70 loss to the Chicago Sky, snapping the Sun’s 9-game winning streak. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, came off the bench to deliver 5 points and 4 rebounds.

Aztecs taking well to Overbaugh [Football]

August 25, 2012

When San Diego State University went looking for a long snapper, their search took them all the way to Alaska. Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage was their man. “You only have one scholarship for that spot, so you better get it right,” SDSU special teams coach Kevin McGarry told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “As of now,… Read more »

Way leads league in Ks, CGs [Baseball]

August 21, 2012

When it comes to picking the top pitcher in the American Association pro league, you could make a strong case for Alaska’s Matt Way. The southpaw from Sitka leads the league in strikeouts [105] and complete games [5] in 18 starts. He is fifth in wins [9]. Way threw his most recent CG with a… Read more »

Moore back with WNBA’s Sun [Basketball]

Eighth-year WNBA veteran Jessica Moore of Palmer is back with the Connecticut Sun after being released by the Atlanta Dream. “When I talked to our captains and veterans and told them we had the opportunity to bring her back,” Sun coach Mike Thibault told the Norwich Bulletin, “it was like ‘Get her on the plane.’… Read more »