Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hill qualfies for HyVee Championships [Triathlon]

July 30, 2012

Thanks to back-to-back top-5 finishes, Damian Hill of Bristol Bay is on his way to the national championships. The fourth-year professional triathlete will participate in the grueling HyVee 5150 U.S. Championships, Sept. 2 in Des Moines, Iowa, where he will face the best in the world for $1 million in prize money. “Olympic medalists get… Read more »

Baker holding his own in rookie ball [Baseball]

July 28, 2012

It just keeps getting better and better for Alaska pitcher Dylan Baker. The rookie right-hander continues to improve during rookie ball for the Cleveland Indians. Baker, of Juneau fame, extended his scoreless streak to 4.2 innings over two starts after Friday’s performance against San Diego. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder went 3 innings and faced 12 batters,… Read more »

Blackburn All-Academic for third time [Track]

July 26, 2012

Recent Air Force Academy graduate Paige Blackburn of Soldotna has been named to the U.S. Track and Field All-Academic Team for a third time, the school announced today. The reigning Mountain West champion in the javelin completed her four-year career with a 3.50 GPA in civil engineering.

DeLoach honored at Olympic sendoff [Track]

July 25, 2012

Former Colorado State University track star Janay DeLoach of Eielson Air Force Base was the center of attention at a recent Olympic sendoff party for the London Games. DeLoach will compete in the women’s long jump and is a serious medal threat.

Colledge, Cards looking to ride mo [Football]

July 24, 2012

When the Arizona Cardinals started 1-6 last year it was easy to blame it on the lockout layoff. Then they finished 7-2. With no lockout this year, veteran guard Daryn Colledge of Alaska believes Arizona has a shot in the NFC West. “With as much as we do on offense, we want guys that are… Read more »

Way struggles but wins nonetheless [Baseball]

He didn’t have his best stuff, but it almost didn’t matter. Sitka southpaw Matt Way tonight benefited from excellent run support as the Laredo Lemurs won 16-6 in independent pro ball in Texas. Way lasted just 5 innings, allowing 8 hits and 6 runs. It was still good enough to get his seventh win in… Read more »

New photo exhibition at city museum [Olympics]

July 20, 2012

Anchorage Museum press release: Just in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, a new exhibition highlights Alaska’s Olympic legacy. Alaska sent its first athlete to the Olympic Games in 1956 in Cortina, Italy, and has been steadily represented in the Olympics ever since. But it took nearly 30 years for an Alaskan to… Read more »

Way strikes out 12 in victory [Baseball]

Laredo Lemurs pitcher Matt Way of Sitka retired 15 of the final 19 batters he faced last night to earn his sixth win in 12 starts. Way went 7 innings in a 13-4 victory over the Amarillo Sox in independent pro ball in Texas. He allowed 4 hits, 5 walks and 2 runs. He also… Read more »

Cousin to play more 2-guard at ISU [Basketball]

July 19, 2012

The Illinois State University men’s basketball team doesn’t have much depth at the guard position. But it does have Anthony Cousin of Anchorage. The 5-foot-11 junior will be one of the players that new head coach Dan Muller is expected to lean on for significant minutes this season. The coach told Andy Katz of ESPN… Read more »