Monthly Archives: June 2010

Madden continues to shine for Jupiter (Baseball)

June 19, 2010

The Jupiter Hammerheads continue to struggle in the Class A Advanced Florida State League. But it’s no fault of Corey Madden’s. The Anchorage relief pitcher has been one of the lone bright spots on the last-place team, giving up just one earned run in his last 14 innings out of the bullpen. Madden, of East… Read more »

Vreeman twins to give football a try (Football)

June 18, 2010

Despite having no gridiron experience, recent Heritage Christian High School graduates Amos and Gideon Vreeman will try their luck at football in college. “It looks like fun,” Amos told me. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound 18-year-old identical twins are all-state basketball players who were already planning to walk on the hoops team at Dordt College, a NAIA… Read more »

Way shuts down Intimidators (Baseball)

June 17, 2010

Sitka southpaw Matt Way won his fourth consecutive start last night for the Lakewood (Fla.) BlueClaws, a Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Way threw six strong innings in a 4-1 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators, giving up six hits and three walks while striking out a half dozen. The 23-year-old pitcher improved to… Read more »

Chalmers to remain with Miami Heat (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers is off the free-agent market. The 24-year-old NBA point guard out of the University of Kansas has reportedly been told by the Miami Heat that the team will pick up the option for a third year from his rookie contract. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, has started 104 of 155 career games… Read more »

Heun victorious in his debut (Mixed Martial Arts)

June 16, 2010

Nicknamed ‘Animal,’ Alaska’s Jake Heun used his animal instincts to make quick work of his opponent in his mixed martial arts debut last weekend. The 235-pound Heun, who is entering his senior season with the University of Hawaii football team, beat D.J. Poti of Maui by TKO in the first round in a heavyweight fight… Read more »

Johnson named All-WAC Freshman (Basketball)

Alaska’s Jenna Johnson was rewarded for a solid rookie season at Utah State University yesterday when she was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference Freshman Team for women’s basketball. Johnson, of Wasilla High fame, played in 19 of her team’s 30 games last season and ranked second in free-throw percentage (.833). The 5-foot-10 guard was… Read more »

Oleson part of historic Spanish title (Basketball)

June 15, 2010

After upsetting No. 1 ranked European power Regal Barcelona on the road in Games 1 and 2 of the Spanish League Finals, you kind of wondered what Caja Laboral could possibly do for an encore in Game 3. Does a last-second three-point play to win the game suffice? In one of the biggest basketball surprises… Read more »

Senette signs with Judson Christian (Basketball)

June 14, 2010

Raised on ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich tapes, Karen Senette learned the game of basketball by watching one of the all-time greats. She even uses ‘Lil Pistol’ as her e-mail handle. So it’s no surprise she plays with a little flair. “I like to shoot and if the defense gives me any space I like to take… Read more »

Oleson one win from championship (Basketball)

June 12, 2010

North Pole native Brad Oleson rediscovered his shooting stroke today, helping the rookie guard reach double figures for the third time in these Spanish League playoffs. This time it helped Caja Laboral stun reigning No. 1 world ranked FC Barcelona 70-69 in Game 2 of the Finals, putting the Alaskan one victory from hoisting the… Read more »

Way improves to 5-1 since May 7 (Baseball)

In the last five weeks you’d be hard pressed to find a minor-league pitcher better than Sitka’s Matt Way. Sure, there’s golden boy Stephen Strasburg. But Way is right there, going 5-1 with a 1.94 ERA over his last seven starts for the Lakewood BlueClaws, a Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Way, of… Read more »