Monthly Archives: January 2014

No applause necessary, Hines happy to do his part for Iona

January 4, 2014

There was no celebration when Anchorage’s Ryden Hines of Iona College was named MAAC Rookie of the Week. He did what he always does. He went to the gym. Working on his game helped Hines reach the highest peak of his basketball career and he wasn’t about to let up now. “I’ve been here since… Read more »

Griffin on cusp of reaching 2,000-point plateau for pro career

January 3, 2014

Professional basketball player Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River needs only 51 more points to reach 2,000 for her career. Here is a scoring breakdown since the 6-foot-2 forward turned pro in 2010: 665 WNBA 501 Australia 488 Hungary 295 Israel That’s a total of 1,949 points. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, pumped in 18 points… Read more »

Invicta champ from Eagle River still waiting for UFC invitation

January 1, 2014

Undefeated mixed-martial arts fighter Lauren Murphy of Eagle River is used to winning. She is 8-0 as a pro and holds the bantamweight title for Invicta FC. But one fight she can’t win is her burning desire to test the waters in the UFC against the world’s baddest brawlers. Unfortunately, however, that invitation has not… Read more »