Monthly Archives: September 2011

Madden ready for a little R&R (Baseball)

September 20, 2011

Anchorage’s Corey Madden inched closer than ever to the big leagues this season with a promotion to Triple-A New Orleans, a move that left the 27-year-old pitcher hungrier than ever going into the offseason. “Nothing changes,” he told me. “I just have to make sure I keep myself and my arm in shape and come… Read more »

Cobb leads nation in winning goals (Soccer)

September 18, 2011

With nine wins in its first 10 games, the Duke University women’s soccer team is off to its best start in school history. The success is largely due to one player: Kelly Cobb. The freshman out of Chugiak High dazzled again this afternoon by netting her seventh goal of the season, this time scoring in… Read more »

Colbern right place, right time (Football)

September 17, 2011

Paxti Colbern of Anchorage worked a little overtime to help Brown University begin the football season with a victory today. The starting defensive end filled in on the offensive line late in the game against Stony Brook and made the play of the day, jumping on a fumble to continue a fourth-quarter drive in an… Read more »

Miles finds end zone twice (Football)

Bemidji State University running back Brandon Miles of Kenai scored two touchdowns today in a 41-10 victory Southwest Minnesota. The 5-foot-10 bruiser found the end zone on a 2-yard plunge late in the second quarter and then on a 3-yard run early in the third quarter. He finished with 45 yards on nine carries. Miles,… Read more »

McKenzie returns to octagon (Mixed Martial Arts)

Cordova’s Cody McKenzie is one of the more promising UFC fighters in the lightweight division, having won 12 of his first 13 pro MMA fights. The submission specialist has won 10 times with a guillotine choke, once by a triangle choke. McKenzie, of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ fame, will take on Vagner Rocha tonight in New… Read more »

Focused Ferrin is killing it on court (Volleyball)

September 16, 2011

After earning All-America honors season last year, Chapman University volleyball star Kate Ferrin of Anchorage probably dreamed of a similar encore. Turns out it the sequel might be better. Ferrin, of Grace Christian fame, is on pace to surpass last season’s 294-kill total thanks to a quick start that has seen her slam 143 kills… Read more »

Campbell extends scoreless streak (Soccer)

University of Denver goalkeeper Lara Campbell of Anchorage registered her 20th career shutout today thanks to a 1-0 victory over Cal State Bakersfield. Even better, the junior extended her scoreless streak to 185 minutes, 35 seconds dating back to Sept. 4 against UC Berkeley. Her current streak includes back-to-back shutouts. Campbell, of South High fame,… Read more »

Duke teammates already look to Cobb (Soccer)

September 15, 2011

Just a freshman, Kelly Cobb of Chugiak has already earned the go-to tag with the Duke University soccer team. She has scored six goals over the last seven games since joining the starting lineup, including tonight to help the No. 4-ranked Blue Devils blank College of Charleston 3-0 in Durham. Cobb, of Chugiak High fame,… Read more »

Walker getting defensive at NIU (Volleyball)

Northern Illinois University newcomer Amber Walker of Juneau is making quite the first impression. The 5-foot-8 defensive specialist is one of the most dependable back-row players, ranking second on the NCAA D1 team in digs and return percentage. The sophomore transfer is a big reason Northern Illinois has won nine of 12 matches this year…. Read more »

Kemp sets standard at Cornell (Cross Country)

September 14, 2011

Even though the Cornell University men’s cross country team graduated its top three runners from last year, the Red still have Chandler Kemp of Haines. And that may be enough. The senior captain brings a ton of Ivy League experience to a team loaded with younger runners looking to break out. He is responsible for… Read more »