Monthly Archives: July 2014

Griffin returns to starting lineup for Connecticut Sun

July 15, 2014

She hadn’t started since June 15, but Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River got the nod tonight and – voilà – the team won. Griffin scored eight points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a shot as the Connecticut Sun beat Seattle 86-63 in WNBA action. She made 3-of-4 shots from the field, sank her only 3-point… Read more »

Cobb to train with U-23 women’s national soccer team

Chugiak’s Kelly Cobb will get her second stint to train with a U.S. women’s national soccer team. The Duke University senior has been invited to train with the Under-23 squad this week in Seattle. Cobb, of Chugiak High fame, has netted 20 career goals for Duke. This will be the Alaskan’s first action with the… Read more »

Ashmore, USA win U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships

July 14, 2014

Lawjen Ashmore of Fairbanks joined an elite group of Alaskans this weekend by helping the U21 USA women’s basketball team win the World Deaf Championships in Turkey. The 5-foot-7 guard started five of six games for the undefeated Americans, who beat Turkey 62-48 in the gold-medal game. The world championships featured teams from Argentina, Israel,… Read more »

Adams wins Missoula Marathon in Montana in record time

July 13, 2014

Matt Adams of Seward returned to the state of Montana and set a record in the Missoula Marathon. The former Montana State University runner covered the 26.2-mile course in a personal record 2 hours, 20 minutes, breaking the race record by six minutes set last year. “Pretty surreal, this was my goal but I didn’t… Read more »

Bell-Holter scores 11 in NBA Summer League opener

July 11, 2014

Damen Bell-Holter made a dynamite debut in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, pumping in 11 points in a five-minute span in the third quarter for the D-League Selects in an 83-81 loss to New Orleans. The 6-foot-9 forward out of Hydaburg was showcased at the end of the third quarter when his team… Read more »

Paralympian Kurka back from injury, eager to hit slopes

July 10, 2014

Battered and bruised, but not broken, Andrew Kurka of Palmer hasn’t dwelled on the disappointment of his early exit from the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. He’s too busy having fun. “I feel great. Been staying very busy and spending as much time home as possible. That really helps me with the psychological portion of… Read more »

Dunbar sets Alaska record at Cork City mile in Ireland

July 8, 2014

Three weeks after setting an Alaska record for the fastest 5,000 meters, Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak bested his own state record in the mile. The eight-time NCAA All-American posted a personal-best time of 3:57.19 at the Cork City mile in Ireland. He was third out of 15 starters in the mile. Last year, in Oregon,… Read more »

Bell-Holter to play in NBA Summer League w/ D-League team

Damen Bell-Holter is going to Vegas hoping to cash in. Unlike most tourists, though, he’s looking to score big on the basketball court. The 24-year-old from Hydaburg has been named to the NBA D-League squad that will participate in this year’s NBA Summer League stop in Las Vegas from July 11 to 21. The 6-foot-9… Read more »

Heun wins MMA fight by unanimous decision, improves to 6-3

July 7, 2014

It didn’t necessarily go down the way he wanted, but a win is a win and Jake Heun of Anchorage will take it. The 26-year-old scored a unanimous decision over Kendrick Miree of Georgia in a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout during the World Series of Fighting 11 card in Daytona Beach, Fla. All… Read more »

Griffin quietly doing all the right things for WNBA’s Sun

July 6, 2014

The Connecticut Sun play basketball like the stock market, winning six in a row and then losing four straight. They got back on track with a 78-76 victory over Tulsa, needing a late bucket to seal the deal. Afterwards one of the veteran Connecticut players called out her teammates, demanding more focus. She wasn’t talking… Read more »