Monthly Archives: March 2012

Madden pitches in spring training for Marlins

March 7, 2012

Corey Madden of Anchorage today got his first taste of the big leagues during a spring training game with the Miami Marlins. Madden, of East High fame, pitched 2/3 innings in the seventh inning of a 7-0 loss to the New York Mets in Jupiter, Fla. He faced six batters, allowing three hits, a walk… Read more »

Alaskans play for NWAACC title [Basketball]

March 6, 2012

The Yakima Valley women’s basketball team will play for a NWAACC championship tonight and three Alaskans have helped the Yaks reach the title game. Palmer’s Jaimi Cox and Ashley Swetzof and Anchorage’s Alex Brewster are each in their sophomore season at the two-year junior college. Yakima Valley [23-7] will face Columbia Basin at 4:30 p.m…. Read more »

Byers wins Big 12 championship [Wrestling]

March 5, 2012

Chugiak’s Cayle Byers made a major statement for Alaska wrestling over the weekend when he captured the 197-pound title in the Big 12 Championships in Columbia, Mo. The super senior is ranked nationally and upset No. 5 Brent Haynes of Missouri with a 5-0 decision in the finals. In the semifinals, Byers needed overtime to… Read more »

Todd PRs in pentathlon, long jump [Track]

March 4, 2012

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs freshman Jessica Todd of Anchorage set a personal best in the pentathlon, scoring 2,942 points at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships. During the competition she also broke the school record in the long jump with a new best of 5.22 meters. Todd, of Dimond High fame, also played a vital… Read more »

Johnson has first double-double [Basketball]

March 3, 2012

Wasilla’s Jenna Johnson stole the spotlight on Senior Night. The junior guard delivered her first career double-double tonight as Utah State University beat San Jose State 84-71 to give the Aggies their first-ever 20-win season. Johnson collected 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds.

Langdon talks Duke-Carolina [Basketball]

Few people understand the Duke-Carolina rivalry like Trajan Langdon of Anchorage. The former Blue Devil All-American guard played in 10 of them, going 5-5. As a senior in 1999, Langdon went 3-0 against North Carolina with two wins in the regular season and another in the ACC tournament championship game. Is it the best rivalry… Read more »

Alaskans among NWAACC best [Basketball]

March 2, 2012

Anchorage’s Deborah Simmers of Clark College was recognized as one of the top four players in the entire NWAACC when she was named MVP of the Western Division. Simmers, of ACS fame, was joined all the first team all-conference by teammate Chelsea Dyson, also of Anchorage. In the Northern Region, Juneau’s Taylor Larson of Peninsula… Read more »

Evershed PRs at Horizon Champs [Swimming]

March 1, 2012

North Pole swimmer Gregory Evershed picked the best time to post his fastest times of the NCAA D1 season. The freshman at Wright State University had his best times in the 200 butterfly and 100 backstroke at the Horizon Conference Championship Meet in Brown Deer, Wis. Evershed, Hutchison High fame, qualified for the B Finals… Read more »

Rhea hangs 18 on No. 2 Stanford [Basketball]

With the end of her college career in sight, Alaska’s Talisa Rhea is putting her game into overdrive to reach the finish line with her head held high. The Seattle University senior guard delivered one of her finest performances of the season, scoring 18 points against No. 2 Stanford during a 76-52 loss in Palo… Read more »