Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pac-10 award icing for Clarke (Track & Field)

June 29, 2011

More grounded than topsoil, Jordan Clarke of Anchorage is as gracious as he is good. The Arizona State University sophomore won his first NCAA title earlier this month and is one of the country’s true rising stars in track and field, yet he prefers a quiet life away from the spotlight. So much so that… Read more »

OMG, Harris drops 48 in China (Basketball)

June 28, 2011

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris had a historic performance tonight in China. With a career-high 48 points, the former University of Kentucky starter now playing for Ningxia Hanas likely set a scoring record for Alaska players at the professional level regardless of what league or country. It ain’t the NBA or Euroleague, but a 48-point performance is… Read more »

Sixth year a formality for Egolf (Basketball)

June 26, 2011

Faced with the possibility of rushing back from an ACL injury too soon for his final season at Bradley University, Will Egolf of Haines will petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. It’s not a certainty, but it does seem to be a formality. The rule was put in place specifically to provide… Read more »

Harris keeps streak alive in China (Basketball)

June 25, 2011

He wasn’t much of a scorer at the University of Kentucky, but Anchorage’s Ramon Harris is proving to be a point machine with his pro team Ningxia Hanas of China. He reached double figures for the sixth straight game after collecting 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals in a 106-96 loss that dropped the… Read more »

Madden gets back on track (Baseball)

June 24, 2011

After sizzling in April and May, the month of June has burned Corey Madden of Anchorage. April 1-0 1.69 May 1-0 1.74 June 0-1 10.50 But the relief pitcher for Double-A Jacksonville of the Florida Marlins organization got back on track tonight with a scoreless inning of work. Madden, of East High fame, lowered his… Read more »

Chalmers invited to Philippines (Basketball)

After shining in the playoffs, Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers is a hot commodity again. The Miami Heat point guard is among a group of NBA players reportedly being pursued for an exhibition game in the Philippines, where they would scrimmage against the country’s national team. The Philippine national team is preparing for the FIBA Asia Championships… Read more »

Bell-Holter returns where it started (Basketball)

June 22, 2011

When current Oral Roberts University starting center Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg was younger, he didn’t look to the NBA for role models. He kept his eye on the courts of Southeast Alaska. Bell-Holter didn’t want to be like Mike, he wanted to be like Chris Bryant of Metlakatla. “I remember seeing him when I was… Read more »

Rash is the king of Wichita (Bowling)

June 21, 2011

Sean Rash learned how to bowl in his hometown of Anchorage, but he made his name in Wichita, Kan. He bowled for Wichita State University and later won the PBA Wichita Open. Now he’s been inducted into the Wichita Bowling Hall of Fame. Rash, of Dimond High fame, is just 28 but already considered one… Read more »

Griffin starts, comes up big (Basketball)

June 20, 2011

Second-year forward Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River earned her first start in five games this season for the Connecticut Sun last night and the move paid immediate dividends. The 6-foot-2 Alaskan played a season-high 29 minutes and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in an 83-68 win over visiting Chicago in action. The meeting pitted the… Read more »

Iconic Langdon announces retirement (Basketball)

June 18, 2011

The most influential athlete in Alaska’s history is walking away from the game he loves and the sport that made him famous. Basketball star Trajan Langdon, 35, of Anchorage announced his retirement yesterday in Russia, where he starred for world power CSKA Moscow and flourished on the European stage after getting shunned by the NBA…. Read more »