Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hardy arrives in Tampa, Fla. (Football)

July 19, 2011

Tired of waiting around for the start of his NFL career to begin, Daniel Hardy of Anchorage took matters into his own hands. He bought a one-way ticket to Tampa Bay. Hardy was a seventh-round draft pick by the Bucs in April but he’s been unable to communicate with the team because of the NFL… Read more »

Chalmers gives cancer patients assist (Basketball)

July 18, 2011

Former Kansas University star Mario Chalmers of Anchorage is back in Lawrence, Kan., to unveil Mario’s Closet at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The specialty shop features free or low-cost accessories for cancer patients. Chalmers created Mario’s Closet to honor an Anchorage family close to his heart and he picked this hospital because he was treated well… Read more »

Bell-Holter pushes college at camp (Basketball)

July 17, 2011

When Oral Roberts University basketball star Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg visited nearby Craig recently he noticed a group of teenage boys looking his direction, reluctant to approach him. So he made the first move. The 6-foot-10 Bell-Holter broke the ice by making a joke and the conversation took off from there. “Some kids are afraid… Read more »

Madden promoted to Triple-A (Baseball)

Anchorage’s Corey Madden continues to climb the professional baseball ladder, and now he’s on the doorstep of making the major leagues. The 27-year-old relief pitcher in the Florida Marlins organization has been promoted to Triple-A with the New Orleans Zephyrs for the first time since turning pro in 2006. Madden, of East High fame, has… Read more »

No love for Newby in rare start (Baseball)

July 14, 2011

He traded zeros and looked like a hero for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes tonight, but in the end Soldotna’s Joe Newby suffered a cruel fate. The 29-year-old right-hander took the loss despite a solid 4.1 innings of work in which he gave up six hits and two runs. However, he didn’t give up either run…. Read more »

Kelter invited to Team USA festival (Hockey)

July 13, 2011

Alaska has produced plenty of Olympians. But Alev Kelter of Eagle River wants to be the first Alaskan to compete in both the Winter and Summer Games. It’s not just a pipedream either. Kelter, a two-sport starter at the University of Wisconsin, moved closer to making that a reality after she received an invitation to… Read more »

Laws out of Argentina, now in Brazil (Basketball)

July 12, 2011

In his eight seasons as a professional Andre Laws of Anchorage has made stops in Mexico, Israel, Bosnia, Jordan and Argentina. Now you can add Brazil to the list. The 30-year-old all-star guard will stay in South America but change countries, leaving Argentina after three seasons in which he averaged double figures for two teams…. Read more »

Derya Kelter playing in premier league (Soccer)

Eagle River’s Derya Kelter of the University of Wisconsin is spending the summer in Madison, playing for the hometown 56ers of the Women’s Premier Soccer League. The league is made up of current and former college players as well as former professionals. Kelter, of Chugiak High fame, is entering her junior season as a midfielder… Read more »

Cogdell makes finals, ends 8th (Trap Shooting)

July 11, 2011

Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell had a good news-bad news kind of performance over the weekend at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Slovenia. The 24-year-old advanced to a shoot off for a spot in the finals, but narrowly missed a golden opportunity and finished eighth out of 80 of the top female marksmen on the… Read more »