Monthly Archives: September 2010

Didrickson, Trent top picks (Hall of Fame)

September 17, 2010

Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011 begins next month. Periodically, we will share some of the write-in recommendations. Here are a few: Recommendation: Herb Didrickson Submitted by: Gil Truitt Why: Herb Didrickson starred at Sheldon Jackson High School 1944, 45 and 46; Sheldon Jackson Jr. College 1947 and 1948; Sitka… Read more »

Oleson erupts for 20 in Pro Stars (Basketball)

He’s healthy and he’s hungry. And that means trouble for everybody not named Caja Laboral. North Pole’s Brad Oleson pumped in 20 points to lead the reigning Spanish Premier League champions to a 68-58 over Cholet Basket of Russia. The game tipped off the annual Pro Stars Pays de la Loire in preparation for the… Read more »

Butcher gets into act in 4-1 win (Soccer)

A year after leading the University of Southern California Women of Troy in assists, Anchorage’s Carly Butcher is having a rougher go of it. Butcher, of South High fame, came off the bench to collect her first point in the eighth match of the season in tonight’s 4-1 win over Oklahoma. The junior midfielder set… Read more »

Carver bags first college goal (Soccer)

September 16, 2010

Soldotna’s Blaine Carver was one of the best in Alaska when it came to scoring goals in high school, so you figured it wouldn’t take him long to get his first one with Seattle Pacific University. The freshman forward scored in the 82nd minute to force overtime in a 2-1 loss to Mesa State. Carver… Read more »

Hutchison 5th at World Games (Wrestling)

The greatest women’s wrestler in the history of Alaska has gone global. Soldotna’s Michaela Hutchison of Oklahoma City University was the lone American in the 121-pound weight class at the recent SportAccord World Combat Games in Beijing, just another one of her international stops. She placed fifth out of eight women, finishing ahead of France,… Read more »

Randall going to ‘Super Bowl’ is Oslo (Skiing)

September 15, 2010

Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall was named to the 2011 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team that will compete at the World Championships in Oslo, Norway. The sprint specialist earned a silver medal in a World Cup race on the same course last winter, fueling off the frenzied fans. “I’m looking forward to this World Championship because it’s… Read more »

McGuire saves day for No. 17 San Diego (Soccer)

September 13, 2010

Facing a 1-0 deficit going into the final few minutes, the nationally ranked University of San Diego women’s team was in search of a hero. Then Maggie McGuire of Anchorage came to the rescue. The freshman forward centered a pretty pass that teammate Brittany Held headed into the back of the goal in the 82nd… Read more »

Alaska pair impressive in Transalpine (Running)

Soldotna’s Brent Knight and Brandon Newbould represented The Last Frontier like champions at the extreme European endurance race called Transalpine, a weeklong event that ended Saturday in Italy. They finished third in the ultra competitive international division, finishing behind teams from England and Germany. After basically running a marathon through the mountains every day for… Read more »

Cogdell picked for World Team (Trapshooting)

September 12, 2010

Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell has been named to the national team that will participate at the 2011 World Clay Target Team. The Alaskan—a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist—is ranked second in the women’s trap based on results from the Fall Selection Match combined with the USA Shooting Shotgun Nationals.   Comments and Suggestions

Army game special for Heun (Football)

September 11, 2010

Alaska’s Jake Heun and the University of Hawaii earned their first win of the season today with a 31-28 triumph over Army. But don’t expect Heun to brag about the victory. That’s because three of his relatives, including his father, graduated from West Point. “Half the family will probably sit on Hawaii’s side, the other… Read more »