Monthly Archives: September 2012

Alaskans shine in Michigan Tech debuts [Running]

September 12, 2012

There is something about Alaska runners making dynamic debuts for the Michigan Tech cross country team. For the second time in two years an Alaska male was the team’s top finisher in the first race of the season. This time it was Kyle Hanson of Fairbanks. Last year it was Jani Lane of Anchorage. Hanson,… Read more »

Campbell ties school record in wins [Soccer]

September 10, 2012

Early on, University of Denver women’s soccer coach Jeff Hooker saw something special in goalkeeper Lara Campbell of Anchorage. “Her composure and understanding of the game allowed her to win the position, and step right in as a freshman,” he told me. His evaluation proved spot on. Campbell, of South High fame, has become one… Read more »

Carver’s golden goal lifts SPU in OT [Soccer]

September 9, 2012

Alaska striker Blaine Carver continued his torrid scoring streak for No. 5 Seattle Pacific University, netting his third goal in three games. The latest was the best of the bunch. Carver, of Soldotna High fame, found the net in the third minute of OT to supply a 1-0 win over Dixie State. The junior forward… Read more »

Cobb, U.S. win U20 World Cup title [Soccer]

September 8, 2012

First she was a state champion in high school. Then she reached the national championship game in college. Now Alaska’s Kelly Cobb is a World Cup champion. Cobb and the United States U20 National Team beat Germany 1-0 today in Japan to claim the World Cup title, the country’s third overall. It was the only… Read more »

Moore nears two career milestones [Basketball]

September 7, 2012

One of the best basketball players to ever come out of Alaska is nearing a couple sweet career milestones in the WNBA. Palmer’s Jessica Moore is on the verge of eclipsing the 700-point and 500-rebound marks in her eighth season in the league. The Connecticut Sun center has scored 698 points in 245 career games,… Read more »

DeLoach returns to hero’s welcome [Track]

Olympic long jump bronze medalist Janay DeLoach of Alaska takes a jump with her soon-to-be niece, 5-year-old Haley Anderson, during a celebration in Fort Collins, Colo., where she is a track coach at Colorado State University.

Walker notches season high 27 digs [Volleyball]

September 6, 2012

Alaska’s Amber Walker of Northern Illinois University established a season high with 27 digs during a recent loss to the University of Illinois at Chicago. The senior libero ranks eighth in the Mid-American Conference with 4.35 digs per game. Walker, of Juneau-Douglas fame, leads the NIU team with 135 digs on the season. The team… Read more »

Kuper named a Broncos captain [Football]

September 5, 2012

Anchorage’s Chris Kuper today was one of five Denver Broncos picked by their teammates to serve as captains for this season. The veteran right guard was a captain last year, too. Kuper, of Dimond High fame, is still recovering from a fractured forearm, so Willis McGahee will serve in his place until Kuper returns to… Read more »

Vealy scores TD in season opener [Football]

Presentation College running back Will Vealy of Fairbanks didn’t take long to score his first touchdown of the season. The sophomore scampered 29 yards on a catch-and-run pass play in the third quarter to help the Saints beat Haskell 26-13 in the NCAA D3 opener for both teams. Vealy, of West Valley High fame, finished… Read more »

Cobb, Americans in U20 World Cup final [Soccer]

September 4, 2012

Alaska’s Kelly Cobb [third from left] and the United States U20 National Team have reached the championship match of the 2012 U20 World Cup in Japan after beating Nigeria 2-0 in today’s semifinals. The final is Saturday against Germany. Cobb, of Chugiak High fame, is a starting forward. Today she almost scored an outstanding goal… Read more »