Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chalmers shines in Game 1 win (Basketball)

May 31, 2011

Never one to shy away from the big stage, Mario Chalmers of Anchorage delivered the goods in his first appearance in the NBA Finals. The third-year Miami Heat point guard played 29 minutes and scored 12 points in a 92-84 Game 1 win over visiting Dallas. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, knocked down three 3-pointers… Read more »

Moore back for 7th WNBA season (Basketball)

Time flies when you’re having the time of your life as a professional athlete. Just ask Jessica Moore of Palmer. The 6-foot-3 center with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever is entering her seventh pro basketball season, a wild and rewarding ride she never saw coming. “Just thinking about it is so crazy to me. It has… Read more »

Langdon nets 13 in clincher (Basketball)

May 30, 2011

Playing through a debilitating back injury, veteran CSKA Moscow guard Trajan Langdon of Anchorage dropped the pain on Russian opponent Krasnie Krilya in a decisive playoff game. Backed by his 13 points in just 17 minutes of work, CSKA Moscow won 101-73 to take the series and advance to the Russian League semifinals. Langdon, of… Read more »

Dunbar 18th in NCAA 5,000 (Track)

May 29, 2011

University of Portland freshman Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak got his first experience of NCAA Track and Field Championships, and it may have left him with a sour taste. Considered by many to be one the country’s most promising underclassmen, Dunbar finished 18th overall in the men’s 5,000 meters with a time of 13:53.17. He was… Read more »

Reeves, Oregon lose Super Regional (Softball)

Jordan Reeves of Fairbanks and the University of Oregon saw the 2011 season come to a close with a 7-0 loss to No. 3 Florida in the deciding game of the NCAA Super Regional. The Ducks – making their second Super Regional trip in as many years – finished with a 42-16 overall record while… Read more »

Simmers ends career at NCAAs (Track)

May 28, 2011

Dartmouth College senior Malina Simmers of Anchorage fulfilled a dream by competing in the NCAA Championships, and although she didn’t qualify for the finals she did finish her college career as the best triple jumper in school history. She placed 40th with a jump of 11.99 meters (39-4 feet) on her second of three jumps… Read more »

Miller 11th in steeplechase prelim (Track)

University of Washington sophomore Michael Miller Jr. of Anchorage made his debut at the NCAA Championships on the second day of West Region action in Eugene, Ore. Miller, of ACS fame, placed 11th in the second head of the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:14.58. He qualifed with a time of 8:57.32. Miller… Read more »

Randall highlights USSA Awards (Skiing)

May 25, 2011

Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall picked up a pair of prestigious awards at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association annual banquet in Park City, Utah. The champion skier was given the Cross Country Skier of the Year Award as well as the Buddy Werner Award for her leadership and sportsmanship. Randall, of East High fame, enjoyed a… Read more »

Hanley running injured at NCAAs (Track)

You’ll have to excuse Ryan Hanley of Anchorage for feeling a little vulnerable these days. The sophomore runner at Colorado School of Mines is playing hurt, with a groin muscle injury limiting his ability to run like the wind at the NCAA D2 Championships this weekend. Hanley, of Dimond High fame, will gut it out… Read more »

Geppert gallops to Savannah College (Equestrian)

May 24, 2011

When most high school graduates head off to college they say goodbye to family and friends. When Eagle River’s Emily Geppert leaves for the Savannah College of Art and Design at the end of the summer she will say goodbye to her two horses. Even though the Alaska champion rider will continue her career with… Read more »