Monthly Archives: June 2010

Heun climbs into octagon (Mixed Martial Arts)

June 11, 2010

Alaska’s Jake Heun is going from the gridiron to the octagon. But that doesn’t mean his football career at the University of Hawaii is finished. To help him prepare for his career choice after college, the 235-pound Heun will make his mixed martial arts debut Saturday night against D.J. Poti of Maui in a heavyweight… Read more »

Oleson scores four in Finals opener (Basketball)

June 10, 2010

Alaska’s Brad Oleson started at shooting guard and scored four points in Game 1 of the Spanish League Finals, helping Caja Laboral upset reigning Euroleague champion FC Barcelona 63-58. Oleson, of North Pole fame, made 2 of 5 shots in 16 minutes. He added one rebound and one assist. His defense also helped slow down… Read more »

Alaskans square off on WNBA court (Basketball)

For the previous five seasons Jessica Moore of Palmer roamed the WNBA as the only Alaska player in the league. Now she’s got company in Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin. And Friday night they will meet head-to-head for the first time when Moore’s Indiana Fever take on Griffin’s Connecticut Sun in the opener of a two-game,… Read more »

Join Healthy Heroes on Thursday (Hall of Fame)

June 8, 2010

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame and Healthy Futures will combine forces Thursday to host an activity course at the Providence Picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. on the west end of the Park Strip. Organizers have coordinated for six Healthy Heroes to lead youngsters through an activity course that will focus on basic exercises… Read more »

Langdon captures Russian League title (Basketball)

June 7, 2010

I don’t speak Russian, but I know the word for champion: Trajan Langdon. Langdon, of Anchorage fame, helped CSKA Moscow win its fifth consecutive Russian League crown today, thanks to a 76-60 victory over BC Khimky in Game 3 that completed the sweep in the best-of-5 championship series. The former NBA guard bagged 13 points,… Read more »

Oleson to play for Spanish League title (Basketball)

June 6, 2010

Although he cooled off in the final three games of his semifinal series, Brad Oleson’s scoring spree in Games 1 and 2 ultimately paved the way for Caja Laboral to advance to the Spanish League Finals. Caja Laboral beat Real Madrid 64-56 in the decisive Game 5 with Oleson, of North Pole fame, starting at… Read more »

Randall victorious in Norway Cup (Roller Skiing)

Already the fastest American woman in cross-country skiing, Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall is looking to expand her expertise to roller skiing. Randall, of East High fame, won a pair of races today at the Norway Cup, claiming titles in the 200-meter sprint and 1.5-kilometer hill climb. In the sprint, Randall finished ahead of the two Norwegians… Read more »

Hill homers off team that traded him (Baseball)

In nine minor league seasons, Anchorage’s Jamar Hill is used to being on the move. The 27-year-old outfielder has played for seven teams in six professional leagues, and now he’s moved from Pennsylvania to Maryland after being the center of a June 4 trade between Atlantic League teams. Hill, of Bartlett High fame, was shipped… Read more »

Kuper signs with Broncos through 2015 (Football)

June 4, 2010

After blossoming into one of the most versatile, reliable offensive linemen in the NFL, Anchorage’s Chris Kuper was rewarded with a big-time raise. The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder reportedly inked a five-year extension with the Denver Broncos valued at nearly $26 million, with half of it guaranteed. Not bad for a guy who was making $535,000. “The… Read more »

Langdon’s 20 points key Game 1 win (Basketball)

June 3, 2010

The drive for five was put into overdrive thanks to Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon. Langdon netted 20 points to key CSKA Moscow’s 89-58 romp of Khimky in Game 1 of the Russian League Finals, inching the team closer to winning its fifth consecutive league championship. The 6-foot-3 guard made 7 of 10 shots from the field,… Read more »