Monthly Archives: July 2010

Team USA, Bingham stay unbeaten (Basketball)

July 23, 2010

Anchorage’s Dorena Bingham moved closer to winning another title today, thanks to the Team USA’s victory at the FIBA Under-17 World Championships in France. Bingham, of East High fame, is an assistant coach on the women’s U-17 national team, which beat Spain 86-57 in the quarterfinals to remain undefeated in six tournament games. Team USA… Read more »

Aumavae falls victim of numbers game (Football)

July 20, 2010

Palmer’s Junior Aumavae had his NFL dream put on hold today after the Dallas Cowboys released the rookie nose tackle from their official 80-man roster. Aumavae, an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota State by way of Western Washington University, will likely stick around Big D as a member of the practice squad.   Comments… Read more »

Griffin digging the WNBA (Basketball)

Don’t get it wrong, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River loves basketball. But she didn’t exactly dream of growing old on the hardwood. Her viewpoint has since changed, however, because her rookie season with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun has been that good. Turns out the former University of Nebraska All-American is digging the next level more… Read more »

Boozer recognized for ink work (Basketball)

He’s already one of the top power forwards in the NBA, but Carlos Boozer of Juneau is now starting to get some love for his body art. The new member of the Chicago Bulls was picked for Dime Magazine’s All-Tattoo Team, joining the likes of The Birdman, LBJ and Kenyon Martin. Photo courtesy of Dime… Read more »

Chalmers eyes title with Heat (Basketball)

July 18, 2010

Mario Chalmers of Anchorage is back in Lawrence, Kan., with his old college teammates to celebrate the NCAA title the University of Kansas won in 2008. Admiring that championship will surely get him thinking about winning one in the NBA, especially with all the new faces on the Miami Heat. “I wouldn’t say it’s guaranteed,… Read more »

Fenumiai picks sport, school next choice (Softball)

July 16, 2010

The best high school softball player in Alaska for the last two years will stick with that sport in college. But it wasn’t a slam-dunk decision for Brittany Fenumiai of Juneau. She’s an all-state basketball player who finished runner-up for Class 4A Girls Player-of-the-Year honors last season, and there were college offers for that sport,… Read more »

Griffin gets best of Moore in WNBA (Basketball)

July 14, 2010

There were no hugs or high fives. Instead, it was business as usual when Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin and Palmer’s Jessica Moore faced off in the WNBA today in a matchup of Alaska’s only two women’s professional basketball players. Griffin earned bragging rights with her Connecticut Sun beating Moore’s Indiana Fever 77-68. “I didn’t really… Read more »

Bingham chilling, winning, in Europe (Basketball)

July 13, 2010

Anchorage’s Dorena Bingham is in France right now to help Team USA prepare for the inaugural FIBA Under-17 World Championships that begins Friday. Bingham, of East High fame, is an assistant coach with the girls U-17 national team based on her remarkable resume at the high school and AAU levels. She was also on the… Read more »

Chalmers bigger star off the court (Basketball)

July 10, 2010

Don’t let the glitz and glam of South Beach fool you, Mario Chalmers of Anchorage is good people. Even though he’s far away from the University of Kansas and even farther away from his hometown, the third-year guard with the Miami Heat still holds both communities close to his heart. That’s why he has chapters… Read more »

Macon named starting defensive end (Football)

The Colorado State University football team has released its depth chart and Anchorage’s Cory Macon is still the man at defensive end. The 6-foot-6, 231-pound senior started nine of 10 games last season. All 11 defensive players slated to start for the Rams are juniors and seniors. “Obviously you want your upperclassmen to have the… Read more »