Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rhea inks deal with Euroleague team [Basketball]

July 18, 2012

Juneau’s Talisa Rhea went to Denver last spring to learn how to be a coach. But she came away with a Euroleague contract. The 23-year-old guard has inked a deal with Polish power Gdynia, a 2-time Euroleague finalist and reigning runner-up in the country’s premier league. She leaves at the end of August. “I think… Read more »

Perkins now in NBA Summer League [Basketball]

July 17, 2012

After a spectacular season in Italy, Doron Perkins of Anchorage is getting another shot at the NBA. The 29-year-old point guard is one of 11 players on the roster for Pheonix Suns in the Las Vegas Summer League. He will compete for minutes with recent first-round draft pick Kendall Marshall from North Carolina as well… Read more »

Championship still in sight for Hill [Triathlon]

July 16, 2012

Bristol Bay’s Damian Hill dream of winning a national title is still alive. The 29-year-old could still qualify for the Hy-Vee Triathlon, which will serve as the national championships for the second consecutive year for the 5150 Series, depending of his results in upcoming races. “There are two races left in North America that can… Read more »

Cobb to train with U20 National Team [Soccer]

July 14, 2012

Alaska soccer star Kelly Cobb has been invited to travel to Florida next week for an extended training camp with the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team. The All-American forward out of Duke University will be among 24 players attending the two-week camp from July 15-30. Head coach Steve Swanson will use the training to evaluate… Read more »

Wilson shines in summer league [Basketball]

July 12, 2012

As a freshman guard last season, Derrick Wilson of Anchorage played only sparingly for Marquette University of the mighty Big East. Mostly used in defensive situations, he was a backup and averaged 8.8 minutes in 33 games. What a difference a year makes for Wilson. Marquette assistant coach Aki Collins told that Wilson is… Read more »

Way throws second shutout of season [Baseball]

July 11, 2012

He battled early and was brilliant late. At the end Laredo Lemurs starting pitcher Matt Way of Sitka had crafted his second masterpiece of the season in a 5-0 over Grand Prairie in independent pro ball in Texas. It was his second shutout in 10 starts this season. “The difference between the two outings was… Read more »

Prep school helped prepare Bookert [Basketball]

July 10, 2012

He feels like he was born ready, but a season at prep school will only help Anchorage’s Devon Bookert on the basketball court at Florida State University. The 6-foot-3 freshman guard is the first player from Alaska to play for the Seminoles of the renowned Atlantic Coast Conference. Before arriving at FSU, however, Bookert spent… Read more »

Griffin, Sun lead WNBA with 12 wins [Basketball]

July 9, 2012

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin isn’t playing as much as she used to, but the Connecticut Sun are in first place. That’s gotta count for something. The Sun have the league’s best record at 12-4 and own a comfortable lead in the WNBA’s Eastern Conference. Connecticut beat Minnesota 86-80 in its latest game, with Griffin coming… Read more »

McKenzie loses UFC fight [Mixed Martial Arts]

July 7, 2012

Cordova’s Cody McKenzie tonight suffered a humbling loss at UFC 148 at the hands of former title challenger Chad Mendes. Mendes won the featherweight fight in just 31 seconds, taking it right to the taller McKenzie and driving him to the ground with a kick-punch combo. Mendes followed that by dropping hammer fists until the… Read more »