Monthly Archives: August 2011

Laws glad to be in Brazil (Basketball)

August 6, 2011

With his stock rising in Latin America, Andre Laws decided to cash in. The 30-year-old professional basketball player from Anchorage tested the free agent market this summer and struck gold after a bidding war ensued between two teams in Brazil. He ultimately signed a contract with Sao Jose dos Campos. “The deal came very quickly,”… Read more »

Griffin ignites late-game rally (Basketball)

The Connecticut Sun got a big boost from a familiar face last night before a WNBA icon broke their heart. Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin came off the bench to deliver 11 points – just her second double-digit performance in 19 games this season – but Sue Bird stole the show. Bird sank a 22-foot 3-pointer… Read more »

Newby bags 15th career win (Baseball)

August 2, 2011

Soldotna’s Joe Newby collected a milestone victory last night in Triple-A, picking up his 15th career victory since turning pro in 2005. A relief pitcher for the Albuquerque Isotopes, Newby threw the seventh and eighth innings in a 6-4 win over New Orleans. He gave up a run and struck out four. Newby improved to… Read more »

Moore is the consummate pro (Basketball)

August 1, 2011

Her right knee feels better than it did at the beginning of the WNBA season, but Palmer’s Jessica Moore still isn’t 100 percent. Not even close. But she’s good enough to play. It’s also good enough to help the 28-year-old veteran center secure a roster spot with the Connecticut Sun after landing with the team… Read more »