Monthly Archives: August 2011

Moore maximizes opportunities (Basketball)

August 21, 2011

Playing behind No. 1 pick Tina Charles, minutes are hard to come by for reserve center Jessica Moore of the Connecticut Sun. Yet she still manages to maximize her opportunities. Moore, of Colony High fame, made the most of her extended play in tonight’s 96-87 victory over the Atlanta Dream during WNBA action. The 6-foot-3… Read more »

Illinois Wesleyan turns to Allen (Football)

August 20, 2011

After losing its top two running backs last season, the Illinois Wesleyan football team will look to a committee to fill the void. One of those players is Cameron Allen of Anchorage. The junior is a two-time letterman for the NCAA D3 college in Bloomington, serving time at tailback, wide receiver and kick returner. Now… Read more »

Bookert commits to Florida State (Basketball)

August 19, 2011

After dominating high school basketball in Alaska, Devon Bookert of Anchorage had big plans for the future. Yet at first most of the big schools didn’t see it the same way. So Bookert took his game on the road, making his name at national recruiting camps. He impressed college coaches enough to draw interest from… Read more »

Cobb picked among top freshmen (Soccer)

August 18, 2011

Duke University’s Kelly Cobb of Chugiak has been listed one of the top 10 influential freshmen in the nation for the 2011 women’s soccer campaign. The 5-foot-9 forward was the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Chugiak High when she netted 22 of her career 98 goals. Cobb played with the… Read more »

Kelter dubbed ‘player to watch’ (Soccer)

The University of Wisconsin finished third in the Big Ten preseason coaches’ poll, with junior midfielder Alev Kelter earning ‘player to watch’ honors. Kelter was a Second Team All-Big Ten selection last year and helped the Badgers reach the NCAA Tournament. She collected three goals and eight points to finish third on the team in… Read more »

Griffin sticks it to Minnesota (Basketball)

August 17, 2011

Something about playing the Minnesota Lynx gets the most out of Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin. Maybe it’s because the Lynx originally took her with the No. 3 pick in last year’s WNBA draft before trading her to the Connecticut Sun. Regardless, Griffin seems to save her best for Lynx when she faces them. It happened… Read more »

Madden gets back on track (Baseball)

August 16, 2011

Following a hiccup, Corey Madden of Anchorage is breathing easy again. The relief pitcher with the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs threw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief with five strikeouts in an 8-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He also got a rare at-bat, something of a luxury for relief pitchers. But he struck… Read more »

UAF offers fresh start for Ward (Basketball)

August 15, 2011

After leaving Southwest Baptist University earlier this summer, Jesse Ward of North Pole was looking for a fresh start. He found it with UAF and new head coach Mick Durham. The 6-foot-5 all-state guard has signed with the Nanooks and will begin his freshman season this fall. “I’m ready to get started,” Ward told me…. Read more »

Anchorage to get new ABA team (Basketball)

Professional basketball appears to be coming back to Anchorage. The Alaska Quake is scheduled to tip off this winter in the ABA under the ownership team of Shana Harris and Carol Taylor from the CGRS Entertainment Group. They are looking to succeed where the Alaska Dream and Alaska Wild failed. “I understand your concern about… Read more »