Monthly Archives: October 2010

NAU, Savage perfect in Big Sky (Soccer)

October 30, 2010

Substitute Carolyn Savage of Anchorage helped keep the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team unbeaten in the Big Sky Conference. The junior forward assisted on last night’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Northern Colorado in the regular-season finale for both teams, securing the conference championship for the Lumberjacks. Savage, of Dimond High fame,… Read more »

Never mind Waldo, where’s Mario? (Basketball)

October 29, 2010

If you’re wondering why Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers hasn’t played for the Miami Heat this season it’s because of that nagging ankle injury. Chalmers, a third-year NBA point guard out of Bartlett High, suffered a high ankle sprain two months ago that has kept him mostly on the sidelines. And even though he played in the… Read more »

Heun gets reps in backfield (Football)

October 28, 2010

When Anchorage’s Jake Heun was at City College of San Francisco he played both sides of the ball as a linebacker and short-yardage fullback. Now at the University of Hawaii, Heun has been used strictly on defense. But that changed this week with the 6-foot-2, 225-pounder getting reps in the backfield at practice. “It might… Read more »

College decision on hold for prep star (Basketball)

Bartlett High School basketball star Damon Sherman-Newsome isn’t sweating next month’s NCAA Early Signing Period. With only one college offer as of today, the 17-year-old Alaska player-of-the-year candidate figures he’ll play out his senior season and see what shakes out. In a way he is playing for a scholarship much like a pro player in… Read more »

Colledge starts ‘Cheeseheads’ young (Football)

October 27, 2010

North Pole’s Daryn Colledge of the Green Bay Packers was all smiles during a recent visit to St. John Baptist Catholic School. The kids reportedly burst into cheers and stomped their feet when Colledge walked into the gymnasium to greet them. Sheboygan Press photo   Comments and Suggestions

Randall: ‘I hope to win distance race’ (Skiing)

Just because Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall is the country’s sprinting queen doesn’t mean she can’t duplicate that success in the distance events. After all, she’s only 27 years old. “My goal has always been to be an all-around skier, it just happened that my sprint results got good first,” Randall told FIS Cross Country News. “Every… Read more »

‘Moose’ earns Player of the Week (Soccer)

October 26, 2010

Just a few days after rallying his team to a signature victory on the soccer field, Macalester College senior Stephen Murphy-Logue of Anchorage was recognized as MIAC Player of the Week. The 6-foot-4 midfielder bagged a pair of goals in the closing minutes of a 4-3 OT win over St. Thomas in NCAA D3 action… Read more »

Alaska’s Staggs featured in book (Baseball)

Former Major League Baseball second baseman Steve Staggs, who was born in Anchorage in 1951 and played parts of two seasons with the Blue Jays and Athletics in the late 1970s, is one of the former players featured in this recently published book written by Douglas J. Gladstone. With a foreword written by the Emmy… Read more »

Perkins drops 20 in road game (Basketball)

October 25, 2010

Anchorage’s Doron Perkins delivered his first 20-point performance of the season last night in leading Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv to victory in its first road game in the Israeli League. The 6-foot-2 point guard also grabbed 7 rebounds and handed off 3 assists in the 104-87 win over Irony Eldan Ashkelon. Perkins, of Bartlett High… Read more »

Harris: ‘I just want an opportunity’ (Basketball)

For the first time since he was a little dribbler, Ramon Harris of Anchorage isn’t playing organized basketball. But he hopes that changes soon. The former University of Kentucky starter recently worked out with the Houston Rockets with hopes of landing a spot with the NBA organization’s D-League team. “I think it went real well,”… Read more »