Monthly Archives: April 2010

Players reflect on White’s impact (Basketball)

April 29, 2010

In case you’ve been living under a rock, legendary Anchorage high school basketball coach Chuck White decided to walk away from the prep game after 45 years to take an assistant coaching job at Adams State College in Colorado. There he will reunite with former player and assistant coach Louis Wilson. White, 68, won a… Read more »

White leaves Alaska for college ranks (Basketball)

April 26, 2010

After carving out one of the longest and most successful high school coaching careers of all-time, legendary Anchorage basketball figure Chuck White is finally going to college. White, of East High fame, has resigned from his post at West High to take an assistant coaching position at NCAA Division II Adams State in Colorado, where… Read more »

Check out our new Alaska athlete photo page

These are the Alaska athletes that have been profiled on the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame blog. Click on a picture to view all the posts made on that person. The blog generally covers Alaskans doing big things outside the Last Frontier.

Harris to play with UK barnstormers (Basketball)

After Ramon Harris of Anchorage played his final game with the University of Kentucky at the NCAA Tournament in March, he talked about not wanting to take off his No. 5 jersey because he knew he would never wear it again. Turns out he was wrong. Harris, of West High fame, will participate in the… Read more »

Mackey to be featured on HBO (Dog Mushing)

April 24, 2010

Set your DVR, people. Lance Mackey will be featured on the HBO show ‘Real Sports’ on May 18 and it promises to be a classic. Everything out of Mackey’s mouth seems to be funny in part because he is as honest as they come. Plus he’s got a great sense of humor and the 2010… Read more »

Moore set for training camp to begin (Basketball)

April 23, 2010

WNBA teams open training camp Sunday and three weeks later the season begins. That doesn’t leave teams much time to prepare, which is why so much emphasis is put on training camp. It means more in the WNBA maybe more than any other professional sport, said Palmer’s Jessica Moore of the Indiana Fever. “There is… Read more »

Third game the charm for Way (Baseball)

April 21, 2010

Former Washington State University stud Matt Way enjoyed his best pitching performance last night with the Lakewood Blue Claws, a minor league team affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies. Way, of Sitka fame, came in relief of Joe Blanton, a former World Series winner now making a rehab start. The left-handed Alaskan tossed six innings but… Read more »

Griffin named top student-athlete (Basketball)

April 19, 2010

When University of Nebraska sports fans think of the 2009-10 season one name will come to mind: Kelsey Griffin. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, put the Huskers women’s basketball program on the map while fulfilling her requirements in the classroom, helping her win the school’s Senior Female Student-Athlete of the Year award. Next month the… Read more »

Winczura bags All-American honors (Gymnastics)

April 18, 2010

Eagle River freshman Amy Winczura of Texas Woman’s University earned All-American honors in two individual events at this week’s USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships in Denton, Texas. Winczura, of Arctic Gymnastics fame, placed third on the vault (9.738) and the floor (9.775) to secure All-American recognition on both events. The USAG Collegiate National Championships are… Read more »

Clarke has season-best mark in shot put (Track)

April 17, 2010

Jordan Clarke of Anchorage heaved the shot put 60 feet today for the first time in his NCAA career, helping the Arizona State University freshman finish fifth at the 52nd annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Clarke, of Bartlett High fame, was the lone college competitor in the men’s invitational shot put. He responded… Read more »