Monthly Archives: September 2009

Moore begins title quest tonight (Basketball)

September 29, 2009

Palmer’s Jessica Moore will be shooting for hardwood history when her Indiana Fever tips off against the Phoenix Mercury in the best-of-5 WNBA Finals starting tonight on ESPN2. Moore, a backup center for the Eastern Division champions, is enjoying her finest professional season in helping the Fever reach the Finals for the first time. Indiana… Read more »

Hardy calling end zone home (Football)

September 28, 2009

When the Idaho football team needs to dial up a score, it’s starting to call the 907 area code. As in Alaskan Daniel Hardy. Hardy, of West High fame, hauled in a 26-yard score for his second touchdown catch of the season to help the Vandals earn a 34-31 road win at Northern Illinois. The… Read more »

Flora sets record in Oregon (Running)

There’s a butte in Bend, Ore., with Lars Flora’s name all over it. The Alaskan Olympian nordic skier set the course record Saturday in the 11th running up Bend’s landmark Pilot Butte, a punishing one-mile uphill race that covers nearly 500 feet of elevation gain. The 31-year-old Flora, a two-time Olympian who splits time between… Read more »

Catching up with Carl Arts (Basketball)

September 25, 2009

After winning a state title at Valdez High School and becoming an All-American at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Carl Arts enjoyed the kind of success where he hoped to play professionally. His first shot with the ABA’s Alaska Dream didn’t pan out. But he struck gold in Australia. Arts, 24, excelled in his rookie… Read more »

Hakkinen, Teela off to worlds (Summer Biathlon)

September 23, 2009

You may assume the mood at the summer biathlon world championships are a little more chill than the winter competition, but that’s just not the case. “World champs are world champs,” Kasilof’s Jay Hakkinen told the United States Olympic Committee Web site. Game on. Hakkinen, Anchorage’s Jeremy Teela and two other Americans will represent the… Read more »

Hutchison joins Team USA at worlds (Wrestling)

Four years ago, Alaskan Michaela Hutchison made American history when she became the first girl to win a high school state championship against boys. These days she’s proving to be nearly unbeatable against women. Hutchison, of Soldotna, is a national champion for Oklahoma City University after winning the 121-pound weight class at last year’s Women’s… Read more »

Gridiron notes (Football)

September 21, 2009

Zack Bowman of Anchorage got his first NFL start with the Chicago Bears, collecting 7 tackles in a 17-14 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bowman held his own, although many people wonder why Big Ben didn’t test the second-year cornerback more often. Nonetheless, he didn’t get burned, and he helped the Bears bagel the… Read more »

Moore, Fever advance in playoffs (Basketball)

September 20, 2009

An injured Jessica Moore is marching on in the WNBA playoffs. The 6-foot-3 center from Palmer, who is playing despite a hyper-extended knee suffered less than a week ago, helped the Indiana Fever sweep the Washington Mystics in the best-of-3 semifinal series to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The defense-minded Moore logged only 8… Read more »

Roes conquers 100-miler in Utah (Running)

September 19, 2009

Alaskan Geoff Roes is one of the most accomplished ultra-marathoners in the country, but even he walked away from this week’s Wasatch 100 shaking his head. And he won the race. The annual contest up and down the Wasatch Mountains in Utah lived up to its claim as “a premier run that will test the… Read more »

Catching up with Sarah Hibbert (Volleyball)

September 18, 2009

Anchorage’s Sarah Hibbert has always been ahead of the curve. She graduated a semester early from South High School. And now she’s playing a starring role for the University of Utah volleyball team as an underclassman. Hibbert, a 6-foot-1 outside hitter, leads her team in kills (129) despite ranking sixth in hitting percentage (.213), a… Read more »