Monthly Archives: May 2012

Madden makes season debut in minors [Baseball]

May 9, 2012

Anchorage’s Corey Madden returned to the mound last night for the Jacksonville Suns, a Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. The relief pitcher threw two scoreless innings in a 6-1 loss to the Mobile BayBears. Madden, of East High fame, got a late start to the season because he was nursing an arm injury. The… Read more »

Griffin starts WNBA preseason opener [Basketball]

May 7, 2012

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin started at forward and played 20 minutes as the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 96-81 in tonight’s WNBA preseason opener. The 6-foot-2 second-year player collected 9 points, 3 steals and 2 rebounds. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, started in place of injured starter Tina Charles. Griffin is coming off… Read more »

Daniels shoots 83 on first day of NCAAs [Golf]

Anchorage’s Kevin Daniels of American International College is tied for 64th out of 110 golfers after the first day of the NCAA Super Regional in Pennsylvania. The senior fired an 83 this afternoon on the Par 71 6,984-yard East Course at Hershey Country Club. He is 11 shots off the lead. Daniels, of South High… Read more »

Hill rides to TT win in Oregon [Triathlon]

May 6, 2012

He is a professional triathlete by trade, but Damian Hill of Bristol Bay tackled a strictly biking event at the Deschutes River Valley Time Trial Festival in Oregon. He only wanted to work his skills – he came away with much more, winning the 3-stage, 81-mile race up and down the Cascade Mountains. “It was… Read more »

Oleson gunning for 3-point title [Basketball]

May 5, 2012

The race for the title of Spain’s top 3-point shooter is coming down to the wire. North Pole’s Brad Oleson of Caja Laboral is tied for the league lead with just one game left in the regular season. The 6-foot-3 starting guard has made 57-of-122 attempts for a 46.7 percentage in 33 games. Spain’s own… Read more »

Blackburn racks up two more wins [Track]

May 4, 2012

Soldotna’s Paige Blackburn swept the women’s javelin and discus events at today’s Front Range Classic at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. The super senior was part of the Air Force sweep of the top 4 spots in the javelin, winning with a throw of 149 feet, 8 inches. She also won the… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome looking at schools [Basketball]

Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage appears to be leaving his Texas JC basketball team. The 6-foot-5 swingman visited three NCAA D1 schools on the East Coast, most notably Columbia of the Ivy League, his dad, Truman, told me. Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, also went to Colgate of the Patriot League and the New Jersey Institute… Read more »

Osborne bound for D1 Utah Valley [Baseball]

May 3, 2012

Anchorage’s Sagan Osborne has won batting titles, MVP awards and state championships. Yet it’s his academics that will pay for his college. Osborne has committed to Utah Valley University, a NCAA D1 school in Orem, Utah, where he will receive an Academic Merit Scholarship and major in exercise science in preparation for physical therapy postgraduate… Read more »

Perkins delivers double-double in win [Basketball]

May 2, 2012

Anchorage’s Doron Perkins flirted with a triple-double in the Italian League once again. The playmaking point guard scored 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished 6 assists as Bennet Cantu defeated Fabio Shoes Montegranaro 81-63. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, connected on 7-of-12 shots from the floor, including his only 3-point attempt. The 6-foot-2 Alaskan… Read more »

Callahan makes Olympic Trials B cut [Track]

Maggie Callahan of Fairbanks has made the U.S. Olympic Trials B standard in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The former Pac-10 champion out of the University of Arizona did it at the Stanford Invitational, placing seventh out of 19 women in 10:09.74. The U.S. Olympic Trials B standard is 10:12. Callahan, of West Valley fame, runs for… Read more »