Monthly Archives: April 2011

NFL’s Tampa Bay Bucs call on Hardy (Football)

April 30, 2011

Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy is on his way to the NFL. The strapping 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end out of the University of Idaho was selected today by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft, ending one of the most anxious and emotional roller-coaster days of his life. “It’s still pretty… Read more »

Madden lowers ERA to 1.69 (Baseball)

Corey Madden of Anchorage is taking to this Double-A things pretty well. The 27-year-old relief pitcher for the Jacksonville Suns, a Southern League affiliate of the Florida Marlins, hasn’t allowed an earned run in two weeks and lowered his ERA after his most recent outing. The 6-foot-1 righty delivered shutout relief for the sixth time… Read more »

Miller wins steeplechase for U-Dub (Track)

University of Washington sophomore Michael Miller Jr. of Anchorage last night delivered the signature moment of his budding college track and field career. The Alaska runner used a strong kick to win the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Washington-Washington State dual meet, upsetting WSU’s Andrew Gonzales along the way. Miller, of ACS fame, won with… Read more »

Bingham to coach at Seattle U. (Basketball)

April 29, 2011

When it comes to getting Alaska high school basketball players to the next level, no other coach has had a greater impact than Dorena Bingham of Anchorage. She has helped more than 100 girls go on to play in college over the last two decades through her elite travel team as well as her time… Read more »

Lauwers to play for Seawolves (Basketball)

April 28, 2011

For years, the Alaska Class 4A Player of the Year never seemed to end up in a Seawolf uniform. But that trend appears to be changing. Anchorage’s Colton Lauwers, the 2009 Mr. Basketball, said he will transfer to the University of Alaska Anchorage from Adams State College in Colorado. He hasn’t signed a letter of… Read more »

Chalmers has playoff career high (Basketball)

April 27, 2011

The Big 3 gets the pub, but Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers stole some of the spotlight tonight. The former Alaska player of the year sparked the Miami Heat in a 97-91 Game 5 win over the Philly 76ers that moved the Heatles into the Eastern Conference semifinals. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, came off the bench… Read more »

Griffin, Pecs fall in Finals (Basketball)

April 26, 2011

Despite owning a 2-0 series lead, MiZo Pecs and Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin couldn’t capitalize on the stranglehold in the Hungarian League Finals. Upstart MKB Euroleasing won the final three games, capped with an 83-79 OT road win in the decisive Game 5, to clinch the title and deny the regular-season champs. Griffin, of Chugiak… Read more »

Nielson on her way to Gonzaga (Volleyball)

April 25, 2011

For a player who makes a living setting up other players, Deanna Nielson of Anchorage is using volleyball to set her up her future. The all-star setter will take her all-court game to Gonzaga University, where she will enroll in the school’s prestigious science program. “I’m thinking of either doing environmental science or engineering,” she… Read more »

Clarke PRs in two events (Track)

One day after breaking the 200-foot barrier for the first time in the hammer throw, Anchorage’s Jordan Clarke bettered that mark. The Arizona State University sophomore tossed the hammer a personal-best 203 feet, 5 inches to take second at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, Calif. Clarke, of Bartlett High fame, also improved his best… Read more »

Heun wins by submission (Mixed Martial Arts)

April 24, 2011

Anchorage’s Jake Heun took a major step in his progress as a mixed martial arts heavyweight fighter last night, improving to 2-0 for his career after winning by submission in the second round of his fight at the Arctic Challenge in Fairbanks. The University of Hawaii senior football player used a jujitsu chokehold called the… Read more »