Monthly Archives: May 2011

Carver on rehab: “It’s going well” (Soccer)

May 15, 2011

A month after experiencing a serious scare in a spring exhibition match Soldotna soccer star Blaine Carver is recovering from knee surgery, confident he will be ready this fall for his sophomore season at Seattle Pacific University. “My rehab is going well,” he told me. “The SPU athletic trainer is doing a really great job… Read more »

Clarke wins Pac-10 title (Track)

May 14, 2011

Arizona State University sophomore Jordan Clarke of Anchorage has earned his greatest athletic accomplishment – his first Pac-10 title. The 6-foot-4 All-American thrower won the men’s shot put on the first day of the Pac-10 Conference Championships in Tucson, Ariz., with a season-best mark of 62 feet, 6 inches one year after finishing second. He… Read more »

Kirk shreds PR in steeplechase (Track)

May 13, 2011

Jacob Kirk of Anchorage turned in one of the top performances for Montana State University at the Big Sky Championships in Sacramento, Calif. The freshman runner sliced more than 10 seconds off his personal-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, crossing in 9 minutes, 14 seconds. His seed time was 9:25. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame,… Read more »

Newby nets win, hold in 5 days (Baseball)

May 11, 2011

It was supposed to be his day to start, but pitcher Joe Newby of Soldotna wasn’t on the mound when the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts took the field tonight. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t pitch. The 29-year-old right-hander entered the game as a reliever and earned a hold for holding the lead in a 5-2… Read more »

Evans to mix it up in Canada (Mixed Martial Arts)

UFC veteran Doug Evans of Anchorage will be one of the fighters to highlight Canada’s The Score Fighting Series MMA card at the Hershey Centre on June 10 in Ontario. The 5-foot-9, 30-year-old will face Canadian Antonio Carvalho, who is widely regarded as one of the top 145-pound fighters in the world not currently under… Read more »

Huggins ends college career in style (Track)

May 10, 2011

Wasilla’s Hallie Huggins ended her track and field career in style at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The super senior competed in five events at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships in Easton, Pa. Huggins, of Colony High fame, won two conference titles a year ago. She didn’t grab another this time around,… Read more »

All pain, mixed gain for Langdon (Basketball)

May 9, 2011

The wear and tear of a dozen professional seasons on the hardwood has taken its toll on international basketball star Trajan Langdon of Anchorage. The former NBA guard, who is four days shy of his 35th birthday, has been limited physically since November due to lower back pain and spasms. The hurting has been so… Read more »

Fenumiai, HPU win PacWest (Softball)

May 8, 2011

It’s easy to assume Alaska’s Brittany Fenumiai went to Hawaii Pacific University for the surf, sand and sun. But it ain’t like that. “The beach is probably my last priority,” she told me, “although I wish it was my first priority.” In reality, Fenumiai came to the Islands to be near her sister and play… Read more »

Spink pride of Seattle U. bullpen (Baseball)

Starting pitchers inevitably tire. When they do at Seattle University, Conor Spink of Eagle River is there to pick them up. The senior relief pitcher leads the Redhawks with 24 appearances in 42 games, one of the bright spots in a frustrating 18-24 season. Spink, of Chugiak High fame, is fourth on the team in… Read more »

Madden perfect solution out of pen (Baseball)

May 7, 2011

Even though Corey Madden of Anchorage is a relief pitcher for the Double-A Jacksonville Suns, his background as a starter makes him an ideal choice out of the bullpen. No matter the situation, he’s your guy. The 27-year-old righty can close games. He can come in as a set-up man. He can clean up in… Read more »