Monthly Archives: October 2011

Controversial loss for James (Mixed Martial Arts)

October 6, 2011

Alaska’s Lionel James suffered his first defeat as a professional mixed martial arts fighter at the Atlas Fights Cage Rage 9 in Biloxi, Miss. But did he really lose? James, of Wendler Middle School fame, fell by submission to Eric Scallan in their welterweight bout between 170-pounders after James looked to tap out from a… Read more »

Hutchison earns 50th career pin (Wrestling)

October 5, 2011

Oklahoma City University star Michaela Hutchison of Soldotna is on the hunt. After winning back-to-back Women’s College Wrestling Association championships as a freshman and sophomore only to lose in the final last year, Hutchison is driven to go out on top this year. She got this season off to a terrific by going 4-0 over… Read more »

Walker among MAC dig leaders (Volleyball)

October 4, 2011

Back-row players in volleyball are a lot like offensive lineman in football in the sense that they are relatively unknown until they make a mistake. But Alaska’s Amber Walker of Northern Illinois University is in the limelight for the right reason. Walker, of Juneau-Douglas fame, is one of the most dependable defensive specialists in the… Read more »

Make it four in a row for Miles (Football)

October 2, 2011

Kenai’s Brandon Miles is enjoying the most successful stretch of his college football career for Bemidji State University. The senior running back has scored a touchdown in four straight games, the latest coming on a 15-yarder in the second quarter during a 48-7 rout of Upper Iowa. Miles rushed the ball nine times for a… Read more »

Carver bags two goals in upset bid (Soccer)

Coming back from a knee injury, Blaine Carver of Soldotna has had a tough time getting back to form for the Seattle Pacific University men’s soccer team. A bona fide scorer, he had zero goals in his first four games. But that changed today. Carver delivered two goals late in the second half to fuel… Read more »

Oleson makes it rain in Spain (Basketball)

October 1, 2011

It’s just the first game, but Alaska’s Brad Oleson had his jump shot working to the tune of 23 points. The Spanish press compared his omnipresent performance to a “piano recital” with the 6-foot-3 guard making sweet music on the court and playing the defense like an instrument. Oleson, of North Pole fame, made six… Read more »

Kirk runs to third place (Cross Country)

Former Alaska small-schools cross country state champion Jacob Kirk of Anchorage turned in another solid performance yesterday for Montana State University. The Montana State University sophomore placed third out of 65 male finishers at the Montana Invitational in Missoula, helping the Bobcats edge Gonzaga University by 11 points. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, finished the… Read more »