Monthly Archives: August 2010

Moore getting into playoff form (Basketball)

August 16, 2010

If it’s August, then it must mean Palmer’s Jessica Moore is on top of her game in the WNBA. It also means the Indiana Fever are peaking for the playoffs. Moore came off the bench to score nine points – one shy of her season high – on 4-of-5 shooting to help the Fever beat… Read more »

Nading drops decision in pro debut (Baseball)

August 14, 2010

Anchorage’s Chad Nading got his first taste of professional baseball last night. And it smacked him in the face like a bad hop. Nading, of East High fame, got knocked around in his debut with the Padres of the Arizona Rookie League. The 6-foot-5 right-hander gave up four hits, a walk and five runs in… Read more »

Bell-Holter far from ordinary (Basketball)

August 12, 2010

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter is just like any other student at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma. He’s on Facebook. He listens to Fabolous, Lil Wayne and The Game. He isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Then again, Bell-Holter is far from ordinary. “I actually did my own basketball camp (in July) where I got about 70… Read more »

Randall says Team USA’s chemistry rocks (Skiing)

Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall (middle) is in New Zealand with the national ski team and says the chemistry is awesome. “The atmosphere of our team is the best I’ve ever seen it,” she told “We’re all really fired up about the results we’ve achieved over the last few seasons and everyone is committed to work… Read more »

Griffin helps fight breast cancer (Basketball)

August 11, 2010

The WNBA dedicated last week to raising funds and awareness of breast cancer and got players around the league, including Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin, to share stories of how the disease affected them. It was called “Her Story.” This is Griffin’s story as told to “My grandmother on my mom’s side had breast cancer… Read more »

Never a dull moment with Madden (Baseball)

August 10, 2010

The rollercoaster lifestyle of a closer continues to provide Corey Madden with lots and ups and downs. Three days after getting the save for the Jupiter Hammerheads, he suffered the loss tonight in a 2-1 setback to Fort Myers in Class A+ Florida State League. Madden, of East High fame, was charged with an unearned… Read more »

Boozer feeling the love in Chicago (Basketball)

When the Chicago Bulls struck out with LeBron James, they struck gold with Juneau’s Carlos Boozer. Just ask Joakim Noah. Noah is especially impressed that Boozer hasn’t held any bad feelings against Noah, who reportedly reached out to James during free agency and not Boozer. “What I loved about Carlos, because I spent some time… Read more »

BYU’s Manumaleuna gets fresh start (Football)

It’s like déjà vu all over again for Anchorage’s Eathyn Manumaleuna. The sophomore nose tackle has returned to the BYU football team after taking his mandatory two-year Mormon mission. So getting back to the gridiron has been a slow transition, to say the least. “The first day was pretty hard. I’m not quite in shape… Read more »

Griffin, Sun still in playoff chase (Basketball)

August 8, 2010

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin and the Connecticut Sun survived another slow start today, rallying to beat the team ahead of them in the WNBA’s Eastern Conference standings. Connecticut beat Washington 76-67 by overcoming a nine-point first quarter deficit. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, started at small forward and delivered seven points and seven rebounds in… Read more »