Monthly Archives: August 2010

Griffin named WNBA All-Rookie (Basketball)

August 31, 2010

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin today was one of five players named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team. The 23-year-old small forward put up modest numbers coming off the bench for the Connecticut Sun, averaging 4.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. She ranked second among rookies in rebounding. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, provided hustle and… Read more »

Kuper misses game, welcomes baby (Football)

August 30, 2010

Anchorage’s Chris Kuper of the Denver Broncos had the perfect excuse for missing last night’s NFL preseason game. His wife Chris was having the couple’s first child. Kuper, of Dimond High fame, welcomed the family’s newest addition Sunday. The baby girl – named Madeline Noel – weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19½ inches…. Read more »

Colledge deserves props for prospering (Football)

Give North Pole’s Daryn Colledge credit. No matter how hard it seems like the Green Bay Packers try to take away his starting job on the offensive line, the big fella won’t budge. Check out the story in the Green Bay Press Gazette. Colledge and the Packers kick off the NFL season next weekend.  … Read more »

Engel narrows college choices to 3 (Basketball)

August 28, 2010

After playing more summer league games than an NBA player, Anchorage’s Keiahnna Engel got home to find as many as 15 college offers waiting for her. Engel, of Dimond High fame, logged some 100 games in local and national tournaments with her AAU traveling team Tree of Hope out of Washington, and she estimated winning… Read more »

Langdon quoted in NYT story (Basketball)

The New York Times published a story today about Spanish 19-year-old basketball stud Ricky Rubio coming of age. The article quoted Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon, whose Russian team lost to the Rubio-led Barcelona squad in the semifinals of the Euroleague championships. Langdon, a perennial Euroleague All-Star with CSKA Moscow, talked about a play in which Rubio… Read more »

Alaskans on nationally ranked teams (Soccer)

August 27, 2010

After dropping out of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer top 25 last week, the University of Southern California bounced back tonight with a 1-0 win over TCU. And although Anchorage’s Carly Butcher didn’t score, she got pretty close. Butcher, a starting midfielder, fired two shots on goal, including a rocket that was tipped over… Read more »

Hill delivers in walk-off win (Baseball)

August 26, 2010

Despite having the best record in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have fallen on hard times this week, losing three straight games. But Anchorage’s Jamar Hill tonight helped to finally stop the bleeding. The 27-year-old right fielder reached base in the ninth inning and later scored the winning run… Read more »

Moore, Fever drop Game 1 (Basketball)

The road back to the WNBA Finals just got a lot harder for the Palmer’s Jessica Moore and the Indiana Fever. The defending Eastern Conference champions lost in Game 1 of their best-of-3 series with the streaking New York Liberty, who won for the 12th time in 13 games after prevailing 85-73 tonight at MSG…. Read more »

Missouri Valley has Alaska flavor (Basketball)

August 25, 2010

The Missouri Valley Conference just got more interesting for The Last Frontier. Bradley University big man Will Egolf of Haines used to be Alaska’s lone representative in the best midmajor conference in all of NCAA Division I. But now he’s got company in Anchorage’s Anthony Cousin, who signed with Illinois State University after a breakout… Read more »

Nading finding his groove in Arizona (Baseball)

After getting hit around in his professional debut, Anchorage’s Chad Nading has settled down nicely. The rookie right-hander with the Padres of the Arizona Rookie League hasn’t given up a run in three of his last four outings, including last night and the night before. Nading, of East High fame, is 0-2 in five appearances… Read more »