Monthly Archives: July 2013

Trevor Dunbar breaks 4-minute barrier [Track]

July 15, 2013

Move over Roger Bannister, you’ve got company. Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar became the first Alaska runner to break the famed four-minute barrier in the mile, clocking a PR of 3:59.06 at the Roughrider Twilight meet in Portland, Ore. Dunbar is a 22-year-old All-American at the University of Oregon. “Thinking I could run a little faster, but… Read more »

Anderson transfers to N. Dakota State [Volleyball]

July 11, 2013

After being left on the bench for most of her sophomore season at Stony Brook University, Katie Anderson of Anchorage decided to hit the road to look for another college. Actually, she hit the internet. Anderson went back to the online recruiting service that helped her land her first NCAA D1 scholarship. She updated her… Read more »

Moore retires quietly, finds new job [Basketball]

July 9, 2013

Today is Jessica Moore’s birthday. At 31, however, in the world’s best women’s basketball league, birthdays are probably welcomed like turnovers and missed free throws. Age has finally caught up with Moore, a 6-foot-3 center from Palmer, who was waived earlier this week by the Washington Mystics. The good news is that she stayed on… Read more »

Dunbar shoots for historic sub-4 mile [Track]

July 8, 2013

Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak has made several attempts to become the first Alaska runner to break four minutes in the mile. He will take another crack a week from today, July 15, at the Roughrider Twilight in Portland, Ore. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, is an All-American star at the University of Oregon, where he… Read more »

Baker unbeatable in second half [Baseball]

July 7, 2013

Talk about a turnaround. Dylan Baker of Juneau hasn’t resembled the same pitcher he was in the first half of the season, and that’s a good thing. The 6-foot-2 right-hander with the Lake County Captains is 4-0 with a 0.68 ERA since the Class A all-star game, looking like an all-star himself. Baker [6-5] actually… Read more »

Johnson heads to Highline CC [Basketball]

July 6, 2013

The plan was always to play college basketball, but when Xavier Johnson of Anchorage didn’t get any firm commitments he took matters into his own hands. He signed up with Alaska Exposure Senior Trip and toured NWAACC schools in Washington and Oregon, where the Alaska kids played open gym in front of coaches with hopes… Read more »

Cogdell wins World Cup bronze [Trap Shooting]

July 5, 2013

Absent from international competition since last summer’s Olympics, Corey Cogdell of Eagle River today made sure people remembered she’s still around. The 26-year-old equaled a world record and won a bronze medal at the ISSF World Cup in Spain. Cogdell defeated Spain’s Fatima Galvez 8-7 in a shoot-off in the third-place match. The World Cup… Read more »

Oleson part of NBA 2K14 video game [Basketball]

July 3, 2013

North Pole’s Brad Oleson has officially made it. The former UAF All-American and current Euroleague star will be featured on the new NBA 2K14 video game, which for the first time will feature European powers like FC Barcelona. Oleson, 30, helped Barcelona reach the Spanish League Finals this season. He started at shooting guard and… Read more »

LaVern signs w/ D1 team in Louisiana [Basketball]

July 1, 2013

After being away from the game for a year, Adrina LaVern of Anchorage is returning to college basketball. Except this time she’ll play for a NCAA D1 team. LaVern, 21, has signed her letter of intent with Southeastern Louisiana University of the Southland Conference, a promotion from the NAIA ranks where she played as a… Read more »