Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cobb nets records, game winner (Soccer)

October 30, 2011

Oops, Kelly Cobb did it again. The Duke University freshman soccer player from Eagle River delivered another game-winning goal, this time coming in a 1-0 win over Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship tournament in Durham, N.C. It was the first tournament victory since 2005 for Duke, which advanced to… Read more »

Dunbar third at WCC Championships (Running)

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar of the University of Portland cross country team placed third at the West Coast Conference Championships in Belmont, Calif. Dunbar, a junior, clocked an 8K time of 23:51 to earn all-conference honors. His time would have beaten the previous course record of 24:20. Now the record belongs to BYU’s Miles Batty, who… Read more »

Kirk earns All-Big Sky honors (Running)

October 29, 2011

Montana State University’s Jacob Kirk of Anchorage placed ninth out of 63 men at today’s Big Sky Conference cross country championships in Pocatello, Idaho. The sophomore mechanical engineering major finished the 8K course in 25:16 to earn all-conference honors for the first time. Last year he was 25th. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, was the… Read more »

Five TDs get Carter noticed (Sprint Football)

Dwayne Carter of Anchorage went all Cam Newton in a recent Collegiate Sprint Football League game that earned him Player of the Week honors. The starting freshman quarterback at Post University accounted for 5 touchdowns – three through the air and two on the ground – during a wild 57-43 loss to the United States… Read more »

Daniels named Athlete of the Week (Golf)

October 27, 2011

As one of the few college golfers from The Last Frontier, Kevin Daniels of Anchorage is proving to be on par with some of the best in the nation. The 5-foot-8 senior for American International College was named Northeast-10 Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week after a sizzling performance at the recent New England Intercollegiate… Read more »

Alaskans making waves at Wyoming (Swimming)

October 26, 2011

The University of Wyoming men’s swim team had a strong showing at the Denver University Relays to kick off the NCAA season. The Cowboys won five events – with Wasilla’s Jeff Frey having a hand in each one. Frey is among five Alaska men swimming for Wyoming. The 6-foot-3 sophomore sprinter is the man in… Read more »

Kopp puts The Master’s on the map (Running)

Kenai’s Holly Kopp doesn’t just run cross country and track for The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, Calif. She’s a trailblazer. Kopp, of Grace Christian fame, won the recent Biola Invitational with a 5K time of 18:05. It was the first individual meet victory in the history of The Master’s College women’s cross country program…. Read more »

Stonebraker playing for real at LUC (Soccer)

October 25, 2011

Nothing will jar a college athlete like having your coach fired. Just ask Tricia Stonebraker of Anchorage. After the Loyola University Chicago women’s soccer team won just seven of 20 matches last season, her coach was sacked. “We definitely didn’t see it coming,” she told me. Welcome to NCAA D1 sports – where wins and… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome at JC in Texas (Basketball)

October 24, 2011

Rather than going to a prep school like he originally planned, Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome decided to crossover and go a junior college instead. The 6-foot-5 all-state guard is at Angelina College in Texas, where he immediately learned about bigger, faster and stronger competition at the next level. “Everyone at your position is your size or… Read more »

Campbell earns shutout in must win (Soccer)

October 23, 2011

Lara Campbell of Anchorage helped the University of Denver women’s soccer team inch closer to another Sun Belt title. The junior goalkeeper turned in another solid performance in turning away five shots in a 2-0 win over the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, putting the Pioneers in position to pounce on a third conference championship in… Read more »