Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dynamic Alaska duo key Whitman win [Volleyball]

September 20, 2012

Whitman College volleyball players Olivia Nielson and Courtney Brewer of Anchorage keyed tonight’s four-game victory over Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. The senior middle blockers led the Missionaries at net with 10 kills apiece in a 25-18, 19-25, 25-17, 25-20 victory in Northwest Conference league play, snapping a five-game losing streak. Nielson was also the… Read more »

Griffin continues 2nd half surge [Basketball]

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin of the Connecticut Sun grabbed a month-high six rebounds in last night’s 73-67 victory over Indiana during WNBA action. The 6-foot-2 forward continued her second-half surge for the Eastern Conference champions [24-9], just in time for the playoffs. The team’s final regular-season game is Sunday against Atlanta. Griffin, of Chugiak High… Read more »

Public recommendations for ’13 [Hall of Fame]

September 19, 2012

With voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013 right around the corner, here is a batch of reader recommendations: Recommendation: Iron Dog Race Submitted by: Bill Fischer Why: It is an event that has statewide participation and support. The racers train year round and the skills required to participate are vast…. Read more »

Way pitches beautifully in debut [Baseball]

When Alaska’s Matt Way joined the Long Island Ducks last week, he said he would need a few days to remember the names of his teammates. Chances are they already know his. Way was sensational in his first start with his new team, throwing a near-shutout in a 5-0 win over Camden during Atlantic League… Read more »

Nielson’s killer net play lifts Gonzaga [Volleyball]

September 18, 2012

Given a chance to shine at net for the first time, Gonzaga University freshman Deanna Nielson of Anchorage admitted to feeling a bit anxious. She didn’t show it. Nielson blossomed under the bright lights and delivered a wonderful weekend performance at the ASU Sheraton Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. The 6-foot setter helped Gonzaga win three… Read more »

Hutchison, Apodaca lose World berths [Wrestling]

September 17, 2012

A pair of Alaska women over the weekend came up just short in their bid to compete on Team USA at next month’s Women’s World Championships later in Canada. Soldotna’s Michaela Hutchison and Chugiak’s Melissa Apodaca each finished fourth in their respective weight classes during competition Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hutchison, a 2008 graduate… Read more »

Way eyes Australia, surfing this winter [Baseball]

September 16, 2012

A long season will get a little longer for Alaska’s Matt Way, who pitched this summer in Texas before coming to New York this week to rack up more innings. He has joined the Long Island Ducks for their playoff push in the Atlantic League. Way will make his first start today. “I’m focused on… Read more »

Campbell owns school record for wins [Soccer]

September 14, 2012

She didn’t set out to be a goalkeeper, but when Lara Campbell of Anchorage was 12 years old nobody else wanted to play the position. “I kind of got thrown in one game and I ended up liking it,” she told me. “From there, I went to a bunch of camps and trained with older… Read more »

Public recommendations for ’13 [Hall of Fame]

September 13, 2012

With voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013 right around the corner, here is a batch of reader recommendations: Recommendation: Bobby D. Smith Submitted by: Micah Robertson Why: Although rodeo is not as big as it was prior to 2000, Bobby was a great. He was a 7 time state champion… Read more »