Monthly Archives: July 2011

Griffin nets season-high 12 points (Basketball)

July 10, 2011

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin doesn’t start for the Connecticut Sun, but she seems to be one of the more influential players on the team. Connecticut is 5-1 this season when the former Big 12 Player of the Year scores six points or more. A defensive specialist, she averages only 4.2 per game. But a funny… Read more »

Hill making a living on pro tour (Triathlon)

July 9, 2011

He used to want to go to the Olympics, but now Damian Hill wants to get paid. A former commercial fisherman out of the tiny Bristol Bay Borough village of Naknek, the 28-year-old is going for broke in the world of professional triathlon. The 6-foot-2, 165-pounder turned pro two years ago after a successful amateur… Read more »

Madden achieves career milestone (Baseball)

July 5, 2011

Anchorage’s Corey Madden pitched in the 170th game of his professional career tonight, tossing two innings of scoreless relief for the Double-A Jacksonville Suns. The 27-year-old right-hander has been in the minor leagues since 2006, progressively advancing each year. For his career, he has compiled a 16-10 record with 12 saves and a 3.03 ERA… Read more »

Randall claims Mt. Marathon title (Running)

July 4, 2011

When she was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in February, Kikkan Randall of Anchorage made special mention during her speech about how badly she wanted to win the iconic Mount Marathon Race in Seward. “Yes,” she said, pausing for dramatic effect, “I believe I can win some day.” So it was said,… Read more »

How do you spell relief: Newby (Baseball)

Tonight’s Triple-A baseball game between Round Rock and Albuquerque featured 36 hits and eight pitchers, and Albuquerque reliever Joe Newby of Soldotna was the only one not to allow a base hit. The 29-year-old righty lowered his ERA to 4.58 after throwing 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in the sixth and seventh during a 13-10… Read more »

Heun to fight again soon (Mixed Martial Arts)

July 3, 2011

Anchorage’s Jake Heun will get back into the octagon next month to take on a former NCAA wrestling champion. It’ll be an intriguing matchup pitting a former University of Hawaii football player against a former University of Missouri wrestler. Heun, of Palmer High fame, will bring a 2-0 record into the mixed martial arts fight… Read more »

Coughlin graduates with honors (Gymnastics)

July 1, 2011

As one of the few Alaska gymnasts to compete on the NCAA Division I level, Shannon Coughlin of Anchorage had a lot of responsibility in representing an entire state. But it didn’t faze her a bit. Coughlin, of AGC fame, shined on the mat at Southern Utah University, where she became the team’s top performer… Read more »