Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kohan earns WAC honor (Baseball)

April 11, 2011

Alaska’s Joe Kohan was on quite a tear during a recent homestand with the University of Nevada baseball team, earning him Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week honors. The junior second baseman helped the Wolf Pack go 3-1 against UC Davis and Seattle University, starting all four games and making every play on defense…. Read more »

Pecs, Griffin win Game 1 (Basketball)

April 10, 2011

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin and MiZo Pecs inched closer to a Hungarian League championship after winning Game 1 of the best-of-5 Finals series, 82-76 over MKB Euroleasing. Griffin, a current WNBA player and former college All-American, played only 9 minutes after leaving the game in the first half with an injury.

Madden promoted to Class AA (Baseball)

April 8, 2011

Anchorage relief pitcher Corey Madden is one step closer toward his goal of reaching the major leagues. The 27-year-old righty was promoted this spring to Class AA with the Jacksonville Suns, an affiliate for the Florida Marlins. Last summer he pitched for the Class A+ Jupiter Hammerheads. Madden, of East High fame, is entering his… Read more »

Engel’s busy All-Star Saturday (Basketball)

April 6, 2011

In the movies, Clark Kent goes into a phone booth and transforms into Superman. Anchorage prep star Keiahnna Engel will be changing uniforms Saturday when she goes from the Big C Relays at The Dome to the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Senior All-Star Game at Colony. And given the time crunch between the last… Read more »

Griffin in Hungarian League Finals (Basketball)

After coming up short in her quest to win a championship in college and the WNBA, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is closing in on her prize in the Hungarian League. The 6-foot-2 starting forward and her top-ranked professional women’s team MiZo Pecs moved into the Finals against the second-ranked team MKB Euroleasing. Game 1… Read more »

Bookert headlines All-Star game (Basketball)

April 5, 2011

With his high school basketball career behind him, West’s Devon Bookert is focused on college. Before he takes his game to the next level, though, he will show off for one last time at Saturday night’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Senior All-Star Game at Colony. “I think it’s about playing with the other best… Read more »

McHenry steps down at North Pole (Basketball)

After 10 seasons as boys basketball coach at North Pole High School, head coach Kevin McHenry will hang up the whistle to spend more time with his family. McHenry enjoyed unprecedented success this season in which he guided his alma mater into the 4A state semifinals for the first time in school history and back… Read more »

Bomar cards career low 72 (Golf)

April 4, 2011

Anchorage’s Brittany Bomar of the University of Hawaii recently carded a career-low 72 at the Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course at the Marine Corps Base on O’ahu. Bomar, of Service High fame, was 3-under at the turn, highlighted by an eagle on the par 4 fifth and a birdie on the par 4 ninth.

Bad luck snaps Spink’s run (Baseball)

Seattle University relief pitcher Conor Spink of Eagle River allowed an earned run for the first time since March 18 yesterday, although it was hardly all his fault. The 6-foot-1 lefty gave up two runs in the top of the eighth inning during a 3-1 loss to Sacramento State University, snapping a string of six… Read more »