Monthly Archives: June 2013

Baker wins third straight decision [Baseball]

June 28, 2013

It looks like Dylan Baker of Juneau has it figured out – at least for now. Let’s hope they’ve noticed in Cleveland. Baker, a fifth-round draft pick a year ago, has won his last three starts for the Class A Lake County Captains of the Cleveland Indians farm system. The 21-year-old righty is 3-0 with… Read more »

Inspiring diversity outdoors [Mountaineering]

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Eisenhower’s got next at Impact [Basketball]

Hunter Eisenhower of Palmer doesn’t just want to play college basketball. He wants to play at the highest level. And although he isn’t ready now, he will be after he finishes a seven-month training program at the prestigious Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas. The 18-year-old all-state two-guard will enroll this fall, following in the… Read more »

Bomar career-best 7th at Michigan Open [Golf]

June 27, 2013

Anchorage’s Brittany Bomar earned her best finish as a professional golfer, finishing seventh at the Michigan PGA Women’s Open. She finished with a 54-hole total of 216 [72-70-74], four strokes off the lead. Bomar, of Service High fame, turned pro in 2011 after a collegiate career in Hawaii.

God bless America, and Jake Heun [MMA]

June 25, 2013

Anchorage’s Jake Heun loves America as much as the next guy, but don’t expect him to start chanting ‘USA! USA!’ before he fights Saturday night. The crowd might, though. That’s because Heun is part of a Global Warrior Challenge fight card tabbed as the ‘British Invasion’ with fighters from the U.S. and U.K. duking it… Read more »

Griffin scores WNBA career-high 16 [Basketball]

June 23, 2013

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River came alive. The starting small forward today delivered a career-high 16 points, including the go-ahead, three-point play with 58 seconds left. Sadly, it was all for naught as Atlanta won 78-77. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, surpassed her previous career high of 14 set last year. It nearly matched the… Read more »

Blackburn does javelin, shot at Nationals [Track]

Soldotna’s Paige Blackburn proved she’s still got it in the discus. The former Air Force Academy standout who won the Mountain West Conference title a year ago competed this week at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. She competed in both the javelin and shot put. Blackburn, of Soldotna High… Read more »

Way, Baker each throw goose eggs [Baseball]

June 22, 2013

Matt Way of Sitka threw five innings of shutout ball to collect his third win of the season for the Long Island Ducks in a 9-6 victory in the Atlantic League. It’s the left-hander’s first clean sheet since April 25. Way, of Sitka High fame, left the game with a 7-0 lead. He is now… Read more »

DeLoach-Soukup wins 4th national title [Track]

Soft-spoken away from the track, Janay DeLoach-Soukup of Fairbanks isn’t shy about talking about her accomplishments on it. Her goal is to be the best in the world. The 27-year-old inched closer today in Des Moines, Iowa, where she won the women’s long jump at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Olympic bronze… Read more »

Chalmers clutch in crunch, wins title [Basketball]

June 20, 2013

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers hit another big shot to help his team win another title. Whatever the level, all this guy does is win. And now it’s time for the state of Alaska to embrace him as our greatest basketball champion. The 6-foot-2 Miami Heat starting guard tonight made several key baskets, most notably a 30-footer… Read more »