Monthly Archives: July 2011

Perkins part of ESPN quiz (Basketball)

July 30, 2011

He’s not exactly a household name but Doron Perkins of Anchorage is one of the biggest attractions in the Euroleague. Last season he finished among the scoring leaders among American players, pumping in 13.4 points per game for Israeli power Maccabi Tel Aviv. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, was featured in a ESPN ‘SportsNation’ quiz… Read more »

Hutchison earns spot on U.S. team (Wrestling)

July 29, 2011

It didn’t come easy, but Soldotna’s Michaela Hutchison has earned a spot on the U.S. team preparing for the World Team Trails. The Oklahoma City University star finished third in the 130-pound weight class and was picked up as a practice partner after the non-Olympic weights phase of the World Team Trials at the U.S…. Read more »

Bankroll, beach can’t distract Hardy (Football)

July 28, 2011

He just made the biggest bank deposit of his life, but don’t expect Tampa Bay Bucs rookie Daniel Hardy of Anchorage to go on a spending spree. Maybe later, though. “Once you make the team,” Hardy told me. The 23-year-old tight end was a seventh-round draft pick in April and signed a contract this week… Read more »

Good news, bad news for Griffin (Basketball)

July 27, 2011

The good news for Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin is that her Connecticut Sun are on a season-high four-game winning streak. The bad news is that she’s barely played. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, has averaged only 7.8 minutes per game during that stretch. The No. 3 overall pick in last year’s WNBA Draft, the 6-foot-2… Read more »

Cousin awarded endowed scholarship (Basketball)

It seems fitting that a point guard with court vision was honored with an award named after an athletic director with vision for the future. Illinois State University Anthony Cousin of Anchorage has been selected to be the recipient of the 2011 Milt Weisbecker Endowed Scholarship, honoring the late AD from the 60s and 70s…. Read more »

Alaskans square off in Triple-A (Baseball)

July 25, 2011

There’s only two Alaskans playing Triple-A baseball and their teams squared off in a Pacific Coast League series that ended today. Soldotna pitcher Joe Newby of the Albuquerque Isotopes started in the finale two days after Anchorage pitcher Corey Madden appeared in relief for the New Orleans Zephyrs. Newby made his fourth start of the… Read more »

Demise of Harris premature (Basketball)

July 24, 2011

Looks like Ramon Harris’ knee injury wasn’t as serious as previously thought. The 6-foot-7 Anchorage rookie forward for Ningzia Hanas in China’s National Basketball League returned to the court last night after missing just one game, and his presence made an immediate impact. Harris, of West High fame, started and collected 14 points, six rebounds… Read more »

Hill hampered by nasty blister (Triathlon)

July 23, 2011

Bristol Bay’s Damian Hill looked to be on track to qualifying for the world championships after 62 miles of the grueling 70.3-mile Rev 3 Series Triathlon in Portland, Ore. The 28-year-old former commercial fisherman from Naknek was among the race leaders after the swim and bike and early parts of the run. “I was right… Read more »

Madden wins first Triple-A game (Baseball)

July 21, 2011

Anchorage’s Corey Madden picked up his first career win at the Triple-A level last night with the New Orleans Zephyrs in a wild and crazy game that featured 25 runs and 40 hits. Madden threw 1.1 innings of shutout relief and benefitted from a seven-run ninth inning by the Zephyrs, who overcame an 11-7 deficit… Read more »

Knee injury sidelines Harris (Basketball)

On top of his game, Ramon Harris of Anchorage has been on top of the world in China. But his remarkable rookie year might be over. The 6-foot-7 starting forward suffered a knee injury during a recent game for Ningzia Hanas in China’s National Basketball League. He got hurt after another player rolled over his… Read more »