Monthly Archives: October 2009

Harris basking in Lexington limelight (Basketball)

October 16, 2009

It’s hard to believe, but Anchorage’s Ramon Harris is already a senior at the University of Kentucky. And although his time in Lexington has seemingly flown by, the 6-foot-7 swingman of West High fame has managed to leave his mark with one of the NCAA’s most celebrated basketball programs. Harris has started 53 of 70… Read more »

Alaskans tip off in Euroleague (Basketball)

October 14, 2009

The NBA season is still two weeks from starting, but the European equivalent tips off tomorrow. That means Alaskans Doron Perkins, Trajan Langdon and Brad Oleson will be back in action. All three players are veterans of the international game and have found success beyond the NBA, flourishing overseas and enjoying the luxury of a… Read more »

Chalmers getting more aggressive (Basketball)

October 12, 2009

The only Alaskan point guard in the NBA is getting competition for his starting job, so he’s taking matters into his own hands. Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat used a late rush to finish with a team-high 17 points in Sunday’s 95-93 preseason loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The former Bartlett High… Read more »

Hardy returns, helps red-hot Idaho (Football)

October 11, 2009

Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy returned to action Saturday after missing last week with a kidney injury, catching two balls for 17 yards to aid the Idaho Vandals in a 29-25 victory over San Jose State. It was the fourth straight win for Idaho (5-1), with the last three coming by a total of just nine points…. Read more »

Kelters keep Badgerin’ competition (Soccer)

October 9, 2009

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter and the Wisconsin women’s soccer team is off to its best start in the Big Ten in nearly a decade. She is part of a balanced Badger attack that has seen seven different players net goals. But Kelter is one of only two players with two goals. The midfielder has started… Read more »

“The Hoodie” gives Kuper props (Football)

The Denver Broncos are 4-0 and ranked fourth in the NFL in rushing yards with 148 per game. Alaskan Chris Kuper is a big reason. The 6-foot-4, 302-pounder from Anchorage is the starting right guard for one of the best offensive lines in the league. They certainly have Bill Belichick’s attention as he spoke to… Read more »

Griffin named preseason All-Big 12 (Basketball)

October 7, 2009

Big 12 women’s basketball coaches love them some Kelsey Griffin. For the third consecutive year, the 6-foot-2 Alaskan center for the Nebraska Cornhuskers was a preseason All-Big 12 selection. Twice before she went on to become a first-team all-conference pick. Griffin, of Eagle River fame, earned the preseason honor last year but missed the entire… Read more »

Don’t leave home without it (Biathlon)

Alaskan Jay Hakkinen wants to prepare you for the World Cup experience. And at the same time you can help prepare him for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Hakkinen, a three-time Olympian from Kasilof, has put together a World Cup Survival Kit, a fan pack stuffed with an assortment of goodies, items and gifts from biathlon… Read more »

Pitney doing her thing at CSU (Running)

October 6, 2009

Four years after snatching a state cross country championship, Crystal Pitney of Fairbanks is still on the run. Pitney is a sophomore at Colorado State University, where she is part of a national-caliber women’s squad loaded with talent. On Friday – four years to the day when she won her ASAA Class 4A title for… Read more »

Butcher scores for women of Troy (Soccer)

October 5, 2009

Anchorage’s Carly Butcher scored her first goal of the year Friday to help the Southern Cal women’s soccer team continue its winning ways. The wonderful women of Troy won their eighth straight match with a 4-0 win over No. 25 San Diego, highlighted by a three-goal barrage in the final 10 minutes. Butcher, a sophomore… Read more »