Monthly Archives: June 2011

Yo Spoelstra, time to start Chalmers (Basketball)

June 9, 2011

Even if Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers doesn’t win a NBA title this season, he has all but secured his future with the Miami Heat. The 25-year-old point guard has been super in the NBA Finals to make up for a subpar regular season, threatening to take back his starting job from Mike Bibby and giving the… Read more »

Harris nets 16 in Chinese debut (Basketball)

Things didn’t pan out in the NBA D-League or in Venezuela, but Anchorage’s Ramon Harris may have found a home in China. The 6-foot-7 forward made a successful debut with Ningxia Hanas in the country’s second-level national basketball league. Harris, of West High fame, started and played 33 minutes in a 106-95 win over Hangzhou…. Read more »

Egolf suffers second ACL injury (Basketball)

June 7, 2011

Three years after tearing the ACL in his right knee, it happened again to Will Egolf of Haines. The 6-foot-9 post player at Bradley University busted the same knee during open gym yesterday afternoon in Peoria, Ill., a similar injury he suffered in 2008 that cost him his sophomore season. The length of Egolf’s recovery… Read more »

Hardy training, hanging, waiting (Football)

June 6, 2011

If this was any other year chances are Daniel Hardy of Anchorage would be attending his first NFL minicamp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a newly drafted rookie. But instead he’s still here because of the lockout. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end out of the University of Idaho is prevented from communicating with coaches,… Read more »

Daniels putting AIC on the map (Golf)

June 5, 2011

As one of the few Alaskans playing college golf, Kevin Daniels of Anchorage is a pioneer of sorts. He’s also a forerunner at American International College in Springfield, Mass., where he is helping put the golf team on the map. Daniels, of South High fame, helped the D2 Yellow Jackets reach the NCAA Championships for… Read more »

Moore joins Griffin in Connecticut (Basketball)

June 4, 2011

Just two days after getting waived by the Indiana Fever, Jessica Moore of Palmer landed with a new WNBA team in a familiar place. The 6-foot-3 center was picked up by the Connecticut Sun, the same state where she won three NCAA titles with UConn. The 28-year-old, of Colony High fame, is entering her seventh… Read more »

Madden, Suns lead South Division (Baseball)

June 3, 2011

The Jacksonville Suns continue to be the class of the Southern League. They are currently tied atop the South Division in search of a third straight championship, with Anchorage’s Corey Madden anchoring the bullpen as a do-everything reliever. The 6-foot-1, 27-year-old righty is tops among relievers with 31.1 innings pitched and his sparkling 1.72 ERA… Read more »

Oleson’s season comes to an end (Basketball)

A year ago, North Pole’s Brad Oleson and Caja Laboral were kings of the Spanish League after upsetting perennial power FC Barcelona. They met again this year in the semifinals and this time it wasn’t even close. Barcelona swept Caja Laboral in the best-of-3 series capped by a 71-61 victory. Oleson, of UAF fame, started… Read more »

U-20 National Team calls on Cobb (Soccer)

June 2, 2011

Chugiak’s Kelly Cobb is going back to Cali. The reigning Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year will join the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for a pair of friendlies next week against Japan in preparation for the 2012 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Uzbekistan. Cobb, of… Read more »