Monthly Archives: July 2014

Retired from NFL, Kuper looks forward to slowing down

July 31, 2014

Normally about now Chris Kuper of Anchorage would be spending all his time at training camp with Denver Broncos. Today the only camping he’s doing is overnight trips with his wife and kids. The 31-year-old former offensive lineman retired after eight years in the NFL, during which the 6-foot-4, 300-pounder earned a reputation as one… Read more »

Registe finishes 10th at Commonwealth Games in Scotland

July 30, 2014

Former NCAA D2 national champion David Registe of Palmer finished 10th in the men’s long jump at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He entered the finals in the same qualifying spot. Registe jumped 24 feet, 6 inches, just missing the top 10. The Alaskan was competing for his native country, Dominica of the Caribbean.

Registe exceeds expectations, makes finals at Commonwealth Games

July 29, 2014

Palmer’s David Registe has definitely held his own on the biggest stage of his track career today in Scotland. The 26-year-old long jumper representing his native Caribbean country, Dominica, finished fifth in Group B to qualify for the finals at the Commonwealth Games. Registe, of Colony High fame, jumped 25 feet, 2 inches, about half… Read more »

Armed with trademark swagger, Chalmers unfazed by changes

July 28, 2014

Mario Chalmers isn’t sweating the departure of LeBron James. If anything, the Miami Heat point guard from Anchorage expects to fill the void. Some say that’s crazy, but Chalmers has never lacked confidence. His swagger is his trademark. It’s a big reason why Chalmers stayed in Miami after signing a two-year deal worth $8 million…. Read more »

The envy of his buddies, Spink living out his dream

July 27, 2014

Most people pursue traditional jobs after college, but not Conor Spink of Eagle River. He wanted to be a baseball player. This is the third season the 26-year-old southpaw has pitched in an independent league with the Lincoln Salt Dogs of the American Association after playing at Seattle University. It’s not the big leagues, but… Read more »

Wilson inspired by words of wisdom from papa Harbaugh

July 26, 2014

Being a NCAA D1 athlete definitely has its perks, including the glitz of playing on TV and the glamour of rubbing elbows with influential people. Marquette basketball player Derrick Wilson of Anchorage recently met with the school’s associate athletic director Jack Harbaugh, a longtime college football coach who is also known for having two sons… Read more »

Registe to compete in long jump at Commonwealth Games

July 22, 2014

The greatest long jumper in the history of the University of Alaska Anchorage is going international. Former NCAA D2 national champion David Registe of Palmer will compete in the Commonwealth Games, the world’s third-largest multi-sports event that dates back to 1930. The 2014 Commonwealth Games begin this weekend in Glasgow, Scotland, and Registe will compete… Read more »

NY’s loss is New England’s gain; Pats sign Manumaleuna

July 21, 2014

Released by the New York Giants last month, rookie free agent defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna of Anchorage has landed in New England. The Patriots signed the 25-year-old former BYU standout. Manumaleuna, of East High fame, originally signed with the Giants shortly after NFL draft. But then the 6-foot-2, 305-pounder was released five weeks later. A… Read more »

Baker pitching in minors for first time in three months

July 19, 2014

Healthy again after a broken ankle sidelined him for three months, Dylan Baker of Juneau has finally returned to the pitching mound for the Cleveland Indians organization and had immediate success. The 22-year-old right hander is back in rookie ball in the Arizona League and has stuck out 13 in 5.2 innings over three appearances… Read more »

Murphy signs four-fight deal with UFC, debuts in August

July 17, 2014

The call she’s been waiting for finally came for Lauren Murphy of Eagle River. She’s going to the UFC. The world’s biggest and baddest mixed martial arts league has signed the undefeated bantamweight to a four-fight deal, starting Aug. 16 in Maine against accomplished fighter and former Olympic wrestler Sara McMann. “I couldn’t be happier… Read more »