Monthly Archives: August 2011

Brown, Colbern picked 4th in Ivy (Football)

August 14, 2011

Brown University – featuring junior defensive end Patxi Colbern of Anchorage – is the preseason pick to finish fourth in the Ivy League. Brown received two first-place votes but finished behind Penn, Harvard and Yake in a media vote. Colbern, of South High fame, played in nine of 10 games last season. The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder… Read more »

Baxter moves from RB to LB (Football)

August 13, 2011

After a couple seasons at running back for Saint John’s University, Dustin Baxter of Fairbanks is moving to defense. He will contend for a starting linebacker job at the D3 school in Minnesota. Baxter, of West Valley fame, is an All-American wrestler and one of the few two-sport college athletes from Alaska. He didn’t play… Read more »

Hardy experiences first taste of NFL (Football)

It’s only one exhibition game, but Daniel Hardy of Anchorage looked like he belonged on a NFL field. The rookie tight end with the Tampa Bay Bucs played from the second quarter on and caught two passes for 37 yards in a 25-0 win at the Kansas City Chiefs. Sporting No. 88, the 6-foot-4, 249-pounder… Read more »

Hill just misses the money (Triathlon)

August 12, 2011

Bristol Bay’s Damian Hill narrowly missed getting one of those giant paychecks, finishing one place out of the money at the Sooke International Triathlon in British Columbia. The 6-foot-2, 165-pounder placed sixth out of 20 racers in the men’s pro field. He covered the challenging course featuring a 1.5-K swim, 40-K bike and 10-K run… Read more »

Newby shows off versatility (Baseball)

August 11, 2011

If nothing else, Joe Newby of Soldotna has proven to be one of the more versatile pitchers for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. He’s been an emergency starter, a long reliever, a set-up man, a scheduled starter and a middle reliever. Newby, 29, is one of only three pitchers on the team to appear in 20… Read more »

Cousin starts exhibition game (Basketball)

A part-time starter last season, the point guard job appears to be Anthony Cousin’s to lose. The 5-foot-11 junior started last night’s exhibition for Illinois State University in a 76-68 loss to the Montreal All-Stars in Canada. Cousin, of South High fame, helped the Redbirds build a 36-32 lead at halftime. Then the reserves played… Read more »

Bookert still considering options (Basketball)

August 8, 2011

Alaska’s top prep basketball player hasn’t decided on his college plans, but it’s not like Devon Bookert of Anchorage doesn’t have options. In fact, he’s a hot commodity. The 6-foot-2 all-state guard has impressed college coaches at a couple summer showcase national tournaments and is being recruited by several schools coast to coast. “I visited… Read more »

Garness in the mix at Southern Cal (Football)

August 7, 2011

David Garness of Anchorage kicked off his football career at the University of Southern California this weekend with his first official practice. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman will compete for the starting job at right tackle with sophomore Kevin Graf, although Graf missed this year’s spring practice while recuperating from a 2010 shoulder injury. Graf… Read more »

Harris bags 13-7-5 totals (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris matched his season high with five assists last night to help his team climb back to the .500 mark in China’s National Basketball League. The 6-foot-7 starting forward added 13 points and seven rebounds as Ningzia Hanas beat Guangzhou FM 114-90 to claim sixth place in the standings. Harris, of West High… Read more »