Monthly Archives: August 2010

New name, same game for Hibbert (Volleyball)

August 24, 2010

Never mind a vacation, Anchorage’s Sarah Hibbert spent the summer break working on her game in preparation for her junior season at the University of Utah. She developed a back-row game and worked on her overall ball control. That, after a strong showing in spring practice when she zeroed in her consistency as an attacker…. Read more »

Knutson scores in UNLV scrimmage (Football)

August 22, 2010

Anchorage’s Tate Knutson took a major step in doing something he’s never done – catch a ball in a college game. The University of Nevada Las Vegas senior wide receiver snagged a 28-yard touchdown pass in Saturday’s scrimmage, possibly leaving a strong enough impression with the coaching staff to get his number called during the… Read more »

Moore happy to be back in playoffs (Basketball)

August 21, 2010

Three teams are tied atop the WNBA’s Eastern Conference with one game remaining in the regular season. Palmer’s Jessica Moore and the Indiana Fever are still in the hunt for a No. 1 seed, although they’ve already bagged the most important thing: a playoff berth. “We are really excited to be heading back into the… Read more »

Griffin grabs career-high 11 rebounds (Basketball)

August 20, 2010

The Connecticut Sun are out of the WNBA playoff chase, but that hasn’t stopped Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin from giving her best effort. The 6-foot-2 rookie forward established a career high in rebounds with 11 in tonight’s 78-71 road win at Chicago. It’s a much-needed lift for Griffin, who has averaged just 4.3 rebounds this… Read more »

Coach expects big things from Butcher (Soccer)

August 19, 2010

The University of Southern California women’s soccer team went 12-6-3 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament before losing in the first round last year. Yet it was considered a disappointment. The Women of Troy—the 2007 national champions—enter the season ranked 19th in the preseason NCAA Division I poll. But head coach Ari Khosroshahin has higher… Read more »

Boozer uses ink work to give thanks (Basketball)

World renowned tattoo artist Mister Cartoon was recently paid a visit by Juneau’s Carlos Boozer, who got his chest blasted with a script reading: Look back & Thank God … Look forward & Trust God Photo courtesy   Comments and Suggestions

Desjarlais making impact at Arkansas (Soccer)

After a sparking prep career at Service, Anchorage’s Yvonne Desjarlais is looking to enjoy the same success at the University of Arkansas. And she’s already on her way. Desjarlais, a freshman forward, notched an assist on her team’s only goal in a 1-1 draw with Saint Louis in the final tune-up match before the NCAA… Read more »

Levale excels in Weber St. scrimmage (Football)

August 18, 2010

After being bounced back and forth from offensive line to defensive line in his first season at Weber State University, Juneau’s Alofaifo Levale seems to have finally found a home at defensive tackle. The 6-foot-2, 310-pound sophomore is proving to have a nose for the ball, too. The Alaskan intercepted a tipped pass and returned… Read more »

Kelter a player to watch in Big Ten (Soccer)

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter has been named to the College Players to Watch: Women’s Top 20 in the Big Ten Conference by The sophomore midfielder from the University of Wisconsin was ranked No. 5 on the list. Last season Kelter earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors. Photo courtesy U. of Wisconsin   Comments and… Read more »

Murphy-Logue is the man at Macalester (Soccer)

August 17, 2010

Even as a kid, Stephen Murphy-Logue of Anchorage knew he wanted to be a soccer player. Well, actually, he wanted to be astronaut. But that’s a different story. At age 5, he started playing soccer. By the time he was in eighth grade, it was his primary focus. In high school, the game took precedence… Read more »