Monthly Archives: October 2009

Langdon continues to keep it real (Basketball)

October 28, 2009

He is embarking on his 11th season in professional basketball, a long and prosperous career that has netted him millions. Yet Trajan Langdon has never been the type to flaunt his bankroll. “I still drive my 2001 Toyota Sequoia,” he told me recently. The 33-year-old Alaskan icon, now in his fifth season with two-time Euroleague… Read more »

Evans’ fight cancelled (Mixed Martial Arts)

October 25, 2009

Anchorage’s Doug Evans was supposed to fight Brazilian Marcelo Giudici as part of Saturday night’s Aggression MMA at the Edmonton Expo Centre. But the fight was cancelled after Giudici failed to pass a physical before Saturday’s scheduled bout. The Brazilian made weight Friday was wasn’t checked out by physicians until Saturday. It was one of… Read more »

Newbould on the fast track (Running)

October 24, 2009

Turns out Brandon Newbould is pretty good at this marathon thing. On just his fourth try, the 2000 Soldotna High School graduate won the 21th annual BayState Marathon last week in Lowell, Mass. He finished with a time of 2 hours, 27 minutes, 53 seconds or 5:39 per mile. In April, the 27-year-old finished 80th… Read more »

Boozer looking to silent critics (Basketball)

October 23, 2009

Whatever the NBA analysts think about his decision to return to the Utah Jazz after flirting with other teams in the offseason, Carlos Boozer has proved one thing over his NBA career. Don’t doubt him. He is an All-Star when healthy, a double-double machine and one of the best power forwards on the planet. So… Read more »

Catching up with Daniel Hardy (Football)

October 22, 2009

What a difference a year makes for Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy and the Idaho Vandals. At this time last year they were an easy mark on the gridiron, slugging their way to a 1-11 record. Now they’re one of the feel-good stories in college football. Idaho has rattled off a 6-1 start and sits atop the… Read more »

Perkins talks with Israeli TV (Basketball)

October 21, 2009

Anchorage’s Doron Perkins was all smiles after his team Maccabi Electra of Israel opened the Euroleague season with a victory last week. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, came off the bench to deliver 10 points. Last night, Perkins and his team played an exhibition game against the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. To quote Ice Cube,… Read more »

Chalmers is the next Ripken (Basketball)

At this pace, Mario Chalmers will never miss a game in his NBA career. The second-year point guard from Anchorage made history for the Miami Heat last season when he become the first rookie to play in every game for the club; last year that added up to 82 in the regular season and seven… Read more »

Bowman a Swami on the field (Football)

October 20, 2009

Anchorage’s Zack Bowman made a big play on Sunday Night Football, but it couldn’t save the depleted Chicago Bears. Bowman, of Bartlett High fame, snared his second career interception in the third quarter, yet the Bears lost 21-14 to the Atlanta Falcons. In a way, the Alaskan cornerback visualized picking off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan… Read more »

Idaho, Hardy are bowl eligible (Football)

October 19, 2009

The emergence of Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy as a productive tight end seems to be in rhythm with the rise of the Idaho football team. And as a result both are enjoying breakout seasons. Idaho beat Hawaii 35-23 over the weekend to clinch the program’s first winning season since 1999 and become bowl eligible with its… Read more »

Rhea making it rain in Corvallis (Basketball)

When Juneau’s Talisa Rhea left Alaska for college she was probably known as a better playmaker rather than shooter, but she’s since changed that perception in her two years at Oregon State University. The 5-foot-11 junior guard is on pace to shatter the school record for career 3-pointers, already ranking second on the list with… Read more »