Monthly Archives: August 2012

Way looking beyond season in Texas [Baseball]

August 11, 2012

Alaska’s Matt Way recently pitched his fourth complete game of the season for the Laredo Lemurs of the independent American Association. The left-handed starter has been a workhorse this season, but especially lately, throwing 120 pitches or more in six of his last eight starts. Fatigue explains why his ERA has jumped from 2.79 to… Read more »

Hines bound for prep school in Vegas [Basketball]

August 9, 2012

After watching other Anchorage boys basketball players reap the rewards of prep school, Ryden Hines of Anchorage figured he’d take the same path. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound all-state forward said he has been accepted to the prestigious Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, where he will enroll in a seven-month training program. “I wanted to develop… Read more »

DeLoach wins bronze medal at Olympics [Track]

August 8, 2012

Alaska’s Janay DeLoach won Olympic bronze today at the London Games, finishing third in the women’s long jump with a jump of 22 feet, 7¼ inches. American teammate Brittney Reese won the gold at 23-4¼. At Eielson High School, DeLoach was a four-time state champion, then an All-American at Colorado State and now an Olympic… Read more »

Perkins signs with Ukrainian champ [Basketball]

Reigning Ukrainian champion BC Donetsk solidified its backcourt significantly with the recent signing of Anchorage point guard Doron Perkins. The 29-year-old playmaker agreed to a free agent contract that will pay him handsomely. “I was gonna wait for a while but I got a great offer,” Perkins told me. BC Donetsk finished 42-11 in domestic… Read more »

DeLoach qualifies for Olympic finals [Track]

August 7, 2012

One and done. Alaska’s Janay DeLoach needed just one jump to advance to the finals of the women’s long jump at the London Olympics. The 26-year-old soared 22 feet, 3 inches – easily surpassing the 21.98 automatic qualifying mark. “That was the plan, to do one and done so I can stay as fresh as… Read more »

Perkins in talks with Ukrainian team [Basketball]

August 5, 2012

Prime Euroleague defender Doron Perkins of Anchorage is nearing a deal with Ukrainian champions BC Donetsk. Perkins, who battled back from ACL and MCL knee injures before clawing his way back to the top – joining Italian Bennet Cantu last February – is expected to sign for an offer higher than that of Maccabi Tel… Read more »

Cobb named to U20 World Cup team [Soccer]

August 2, 2012

Chugiak’s Kelly Cobb has been selected to play with U.S. team in the upcoming U20 World Cup in Japan. The sophomore All-American from Duke University was one of six forwards picked for the team, which will leave Aug. 10 and will compete Aug. 19 through Sept. 8. “I feel blessed that I made this team,”… Read more »

Dodging mosquitos, dancing to Lady Gaga [Skiing]

August 1, 2012

Here is part of a Q&A circulating the internet with World Cup ski champion Kikkan Randall of Anchorage Q: In your summer training, do you prefer roller skiing, running or mountain biking? Kikkan: “One of the things I love best about cross-country skiing is how many different ways we get to train. I really love… Read more »

Bowman looks for old form with Vikings [Football]

If you can’t beat ‘em … sign ’em. The Minnesota Vikings are 0-5 against the Chicago Bears in their last five meetings, so when Bears cornerback Zack Bowman of Anchorage became a free agent the Vikings pounced in signing him. And now they hope Bowman will play like he did with the Bears, especially in… Read more »