Monthly Archives: July 2010

Newby throws 6 strong innings in loss (Baseball)

July 29, 2010

Soldotna’s Joe Newby threw a season-high 84 pitches and retired 10 consecutive batters at one point, yet it wasn’t enough to fight off defeat. The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs right-handed pitcher, in his sixth professional season, earned a spot start tonight and showed moxie in going six innings, his longest outing in 27 appearances this… Read more »

Manumaleuna back in the fold at BYU (Football)

July 28, 2010

After a two-year break, Eathyn Manumaleuna of Anchorage has returned to Brigham Young University. Manumaleuna, of East High fame, missed the last two NCAA football seasons to fulfill his Mormon mission obligations in Oklahoma City. Now he’s back, looking to regain his starting job on the defensive line. The 6-foot-2, 280-pounder started all 13 games… Read more »

Moore does what she can in victory (Basketball)

July 27, 2010

Palmer’s Jessica Moore tonight collected five points and three rebounds in limited playing time, helping the Indiana Fever escape with a close win that kept them atop the WNBA’s Eastern Conference. The Fever held off the Chicago Sky 78-74 to win for the 16th time in 23 games. Moore, of Colony High fame, came off… Read more »

Macon no longer with Colorado State (Football)

In a surprising announcement, Colorado State University head coach Steve Fairchild today told reporters at the team’s annual Media Day that senior Cory Macon of Anchorage is no longer with the Rams. Macon, of East High fame, started nine of 10 games last season at defensive end. The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder missed all of spring practice… Read more »

Alaskans connect on East Coast (Baseball)

July 26, 2010

Ever since their younger days in Alaska, Soldotna’s Joe Newby and Anchorage’s Jamar Hill have crossed paths. Both played American Legion ball in the 1990s, Newby for Kenai and Hill for Bartlett. Both participated at the same pre-draft workout for the New York Mets in 2000. Yet they never had officially been introduced. That has… Read more »

Bingham strikes gold in France (Basketball)

July 25, 2010

Anchorage’s Dorena Bingham today picked up her second career gold medal with Team USA, serving as an assistant coach for the Women’s U-17 National Team that won a FIBA world championship in France. The Americans beat the French 92-62 in the title tilt. “It was pretty exciting to win a world championship,” Bingham told me…. Read more »

Griffin demonstrates her toughness (Basketball)

Perhaps the designers of the “Alaska Girls Kick Ass” bumper sticker had Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin in mind. The rookie starter with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun enjoyed one of her best games of the season last night, despite a shoulder injury suffered in the first half. She could barely lift her shoulder away from her… Read more »

Teammate leaves Madden out to dry (Baseball)

July 24, 2010

Baseball is a funny sport, although Corey Madden isn’t laughing. The relief pitcher from Anchorage was looking to continue a torrid stretch that saw the right-hander allow just one earned run over his last 13 innings. Madden, of East High fame, tossed two scoreless innings three days ago for the Class A+ Jupiter Hammerheads of… Read more »

Winczura honored off the mat (Gymnastics)

Eagle River’s Amy Winczura capped a fabulous freshman season recently at Texas Woman’s University, matching her All-American recognition on the mat by earning All-American honors in the classroom. Winczura, of Arctic Gymnastics fame, finished her first year of college with a 3.57 GPA to make the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches scholastic team. As… Read more »

Langdon to face NBA’s Thunder (Basketball)

July 23, 2010

The game won’t count in the standings, but don’t tell that to Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon. Langdon’s Russian professional team, CSKA Moscow, a European giant, will come to the States to face NBA star Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in an exhibition game on Oct. 14. CSKA Moscow won the Euroleague championship in 2006… Read more »