Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wilson is NWAACC’s shutout king (Soccer)

November 10, 2011

With 11 shutouts in 19 games this season, Jared Wilson of Anchorage isn’t just the top goalkeeper in the NWAACC. He’s one of the best in the U.S. The sophomore at Peninsula College is the backbone of the defense for the league’s No. 1 team and a major reason why the Pirates are unbeaten at… Read more »

Hardy gets tryout in Philadelphia (Football)

Drafted and then cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Daniel Hardy of Anchorage is looking to get his path to the NFL back on track in Philadelphia. Hardy was one of three tights to try out with the Eagles this week. The 23-year-old was drafted in the seventh round by the Bucs last April after… Read more »

Devine signs with S. Dakota State (Basketball)

November 9, 2011

The high school basketball season hasn’t started yet, but all-state senior Connor Devine already knows where he’s going to college. The player-of-the-year candidate took advantage of the first day of the NCAA Early Signing Period by signing his letter of intent with South Dakota State University, a NCAA D1 member of the Summit League. Devine,… Read more »

Bowker, Gophers advance to final four (Rugby)

When she played basketball at Colony High School, Maria Bowker didn’t shy away from contact. Now she initiates it. Bowker is playing women’s rugby at the University of Minnesota. “I love hitting girls as hard as I can and throwing out a stiff arm,” she told the team’s website. “But most of all I love… Read more »

Bowman makes big play for Bears (Football)

November 8, 2011

Relegated to special teams after losing his starting job at cornerback, Anchorage’s Zack Bowman has limited opportunities to make a play. But he made a big one on Monday Night Football. The fourth-year player with the Chicago Bears turned in the defensive play when he forced a fumble on a punt return late in the… Read more »

Ferrin, Chapman going dancing (Volleyball)

Anchorage’s Kate Ferrin is putting on her dancing shoes because the Chapman University volleyball team is going to the big dance. The Panthers of Orange, Calif., received an at-large berth to the NCAA D3 Championships and will travel to Thousand Oaks, Calif., to open regional play against Southwestern University of Texas in Friday’s first round…. Read more »

‘That’s for Alaska, baby’ (Mixed Martial Arts)

November 5, 2011

If anybody ever doubted Jake Heun’s ability to make the jump from college football to mixed martial arts, he put that idea to rest tonight. Heun delivered a resounding TKO win over eight-fight veteran Ed Carpenter after connecting on a beautiful head-kick, right-left combo that would have made Dana White proud. From there Heun finished… Read more »

Lane is team’s No. 1 at regionals (Running)

He didn’t do as well as he wanted, but Jani Lane of Anchorage was the top finisher for the Michigan Tech University men’s cross country team at the NCAA D2 Midwest Regional Championships today in Big Rapids, Mich. The freshman crossed the line 84th out of 151 runners with a 10K time of 34:38 “The… Read more »

Wilson clutch vs. D1 Utes (Basketball)

It was an exhibition on paper but don’t kid yourself, it was real for Deray Wilson of Anchorage. The Adam State College senior guard scored 4 points in 38 seconds to lift the D2 Grizzlies to an improbable 61-60 victory at the University of Utah. With his team trailing 60-57, Wilson drilled a 3-pointer with… Read more »

Butcher notches point in college finale (Soccer)

Anchorage’s Carly Butcher collected an assist in her final game for the University of Southern California women’s soccer team, a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating senior season. Plagued by missed opportunities, Butcher has seen multiple shots ricochet off the post as if there was a lid on the goal. It happened again against No…. Read more »