Monthly Archives: June 2012

Madden picks up second win of season [Baseball]

June 28, 2012

With the game on the line, the Jacksonville Suns turned to the pitcher who keeps getting it done. Anchorage’s Corey Madden last night struck out No. 5 hitter Tyler Bortnick with the bases loaded to escape a ninth inning jam in a 5-2 win over Montgomery in Double-A action. Madden, of East High fame, faced… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome on his way to D1 [Basketball]

June 26, 2012

His mission has always been to play NCAA Division I basketball, but Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome had to put his plan on hold last season. He made a detour and played at a junior college. But now he’s back on track and going to Colgate University, a prestigious New York school and member of the Patriot… Read more »

Cogdell to be honored in D.C. [Trap Shooting]

June 25, 2012

Eagle River’s Corey Codgell will be in our nation’s capital to celebrate America’s biggest Independence Day party with a special salute to the U.S. Olympians headed to the London summer games.

Clarke finalist for prestigious award [Track]

June 24, 2012

Arizona State University junior Jordan Clarke of Anchorage is one of 10 finalists for college track and field’s biggest award, The Bowerman. The Bowerman is awarded annually to the top male and female track and field athletes. Clarke, of Bartlett High fame, swept the NCAA shot put awards this year, winning both the indoor and… Read more »

Back with Suns, Madden thrives [Baseball]

June 23, 2012

Anchorage’s Corey Madden continues to make the most out of every situation that comes his way. No doubt frustrated with going back down to Double-A Jacksonville, the relief pitcher didn’t let it affect his performance in a 7-6 loss today to the Tennessee Smokies. He closed out the seventh and eighth innings with 1.1 innings… Read more »

Way wins fourth game of the season [Baseball]

June 22, 2012

Alaska’s Matt Way didn’t have his best stuff tonight, yet it almost didn’t matter because the Laredo Lemurs had his back. The Lemurs provided plenty of support in a 13-8 win over El Paso during pro ball action in the American Association independent league. Way, of Sitka High fame, gave up a season high 9… Read more »

Chalmers delivers big time in Game 4 [Basketball]

June 20, 2012

Given up for dead after a scoreless first quarter, Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers came alive in the second half in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The fourth-year point guard pumped in a new playoff high of 25 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Miami Heat to a 104-98 victory over OKC…. Read more »

‘Driven to Move’ visits Alyeska [Freestyle Skiing]

June 19, 2012

Interested in being the best? Well, then this clinic is for you. Join X Games gold medalist Jen Hudak and other instructors like Liam Ortega and Di Hiibner in Girdwood this weekend for the ‘Summer Goals, Winter Dreams’ Devo Clinic at Alyeska Resort. Download Information – pdf Download Registration Form – pdf

Simmers family familiar with success [Athletics]

June 18, 2012

When it comes to prominent sports families in Alaska, the Simmers are moving up the charts faster than a hit single. Each of Jef and Sheldonia’s first four children played college sports while the other three are still in high school. Chantal ran cross country for North Carolina Central, Anna plays basketball at Army, Malina… Read more »

Blackburn going to U23 Champs in Mexico [Track]

June 17, 2012

When Alaska’s Paige Blackburn goes to Mexico next month it won’t be for the sun and sand. It’ll be to represent Team USA The recent Air Force Academy graduate was selected to represent the United States at the North America, Central America and Caribbean [NACAC] Under-23 Championships in Guanajuato. Blackburn, of Soldotna High fame, enjoyed… Read more »