Monthly Archives: March 2010

Langdon on brink of Euroleague semis (Basketball)

March 25, 2010

Trajan Langdon of Anchorage cashed in for a dozen points today to help CSKA Moscow take a commanding 2-0 lead in its best-of-5 series, thanks to an 83-63 win over visiting Caja Laboral of Spain in the Euroleague quarterfinals. The former NBA lottery pick started and played 25 minutes, making 4 of 7 field goals… Read more »

Kuper joins Millionaires Club (Football)

March 24, 2010

Fourth-year NFL offensive lineman Chris Kuper of Anchorage received a sizeable raise this week. The Denver Broncos starting guard nearly quadrupled his annual salary from $535,000 to $2.5 million, the Denver Post reported, after signing a one-year tender Tuesday that took him off the market. Kuper, of Dimond High fame, is the first of five… Read more »

Griffin inches closer to Final Four (Basketball)

March 23, 2010

Eagle River double-double machine Kelsey Griffin delivered again to lead the University of Nebraska into the women’s Sweet 16 for the first time in program history. Griffin, a 6-foot-2 senior Wade Trophy finalist and likely All-American, scored 18 points and ripped down 14 rebounds as the No. 1 seeded Huskers knocked off upset-minded UCLA 83-70… Read more »

Perkins impressive in Game 1 loss (Basketball)

One of the top reserves in the Euroleague, Doron Perkins of Anchorage brings excitement off the bench like few players. He brought his A game in today’s quarterfinal playoff game, but unfortunately it couldn’t save Israeli champion Maccabi Electra from losing 85-71 at home to Serbian power Partizan in Game 1 of the best-of-five series…. Read more »

Langdon helps CSKA earn Game 1 win (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon got the upper hand today in Game 1 of his team’s Euroleague quarterfinal playoff series against fellow Alaskan Brad Oleson and Spanish power Caja Laboral. Two-time champion CSKA Moscow took an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series after a commanding 86-63 home win in a game that was never really close… Read more »

Schafer tearing it up in Japan (Basketball)

Remember Ray Schafer, the 7-footer from Wasilla that went on to play for the University of Oregon? Well, he’s now in Japan. And he’s playing like an all-star. Schafer, who led the Warriors to the 2003 ASAA state title game against Bartlett and future pros Mario Chalmers and Zack Bowman, is the starting center for… Read more »

Devine slowly coming back to form (Basketball)

Eagle River’s Chris Devine apparently is healing faster than expected from a recent injury because his playing time with his professional Belgium basketball team keeps growing. In his third game since his return the 6-foot-9 Alaskan logged 21 minutes and scored nine points over the weekend to help VOO Verviers-Pepinster’s 86-84 victory over M. Hainaut,… Read more »

Alaskans play in Euroleague quarters (Basketball)

March 22, 2010

Two of Alaska’s most accomplished basketball players will square off Tuesday on the Euroleague’s biggest stage as Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon and CSKA Moscow will meet North Pole’s Brad Oleson and Caja Laboral in the Elite Eight. It’s a matchup made in heaven in The Last Frontier. With just a handful of Alaskans playing professional basketball,… Read more »

Griffin finishes fast in NCAA win (Basketball)

March 21, 2010

What a difference a year makes for the University of Nebraska women’s basketball team. At this time last year they were watching the NCAA Tournament on ESPN after a 15-16 season not even worthy of the WNIT. Now the Huskers are top-seeded juggernauts in the Kansas City Regional and this afternoon they advanced to the… Read more »

Dunbar getting set for Worlds (Running)

Alaska’s biggest name in running is going global. Trevor Dunbar, of Kodiak fame, has been fine tuning his fitness in preparation for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships when he represents Uncle Sam a week from today in Poland. The University of Portland freshman earned his spot after winning the USA Junior Cross Country Championships… Read more »