Posts By: Van Williams

Alaskan anchors Denver defense (Soccer)

September 10, 2009

The University of Denver women’s soccer program is emerging into a national power, having won the Sun Belt Conference and advancing to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three years. Expectations are higher than ever this year, with hopes pinned to a freshman from Anchorage. Goalkeeper Lara Campbell will play a major role… Read more »

Hibbert goes ‘Boom, Boom, Pow’ (Volleyball)

September 8, 2009

Anchorage’s Sarah Hibbert is acting like her old self again. Except now the volleyball star is thriving at the University of Utah, not South High School. The 6-foot-1 outside hitter continued her breakout season tonight when she smashed a career-high 21 kills in a five-set victory over Utah State. This comes just a few days… Read more »

Chugiak grad debuts at Oregon State (Soccer)

Twenty-five years after playing his final soccer match in Alaska, Eagle River native Steve Simmons is still kicking it on the pitch. The 1985 graduate of Chugiak High School made the perfect first impression as the new men’s soccer coach at Oregon State, guiding the Beavers to the Nike Challenge tournament title in his first… Read more »

Alaskans take part in opening weekend (Football)

September 4, 2009

The college football season officially kicked off last night, but the first Alaska player at a major school won’t hit the field until this evening. And more will follow throughout the Labor Day weekend. Palmer’s Jake Heun will christen the celebration tonight when his Hawaii Warriors host Central Arkansas. On Saturday, teams featuring five Alaskans… Read more »

Catching up with Remy Martin (Football)

September 1, 2009

Sometimes Anchorage’s Remy Martin has to pinch himself, just to make sure he’s really a Pac-10 football player. You can’t blame him. It’s been a long road that started at West High and continued to Westhills Junior College before ending at Washington State University, a dream-come-true journey that’s been worth every bit of sweat and… Read more »

Perkins inks deal with Tel Aviv (Basketball)

August 31, 2009

Anchorage’s Doron Perkins is still chasing his dream of playing in the NBA. In the meantime he’ll fine-tune his game – and get paid – in the Euroleague. Perkins, one of the most coveted free agents in the Israeli basketball league, has signed a one-year contract with an option year with defending national champion Maccabi… Read more »

Kuper injured, Bowman DNP (Football)

If you tuned into Sunday Night Football hoping to catch Alaskans Chris Kuper and Zack Bowman showcase their NFL skills, you didn’t see much. Kuper, a starting offensive lineman with the Denver Broncos, left early in the first quarter when he was helped off the field after injuring his ankle. Bowman, meanwhile, didn’t even play…. Read more »

Hardy hoping to stand out (Football)

August 30, 2009

With the season opener right around the corner, Daniel Hardy of Anchorage is trying to distinguish himself from the other receivers on the University of Idaho football team. That was tough last week when 11 different players caught passes at the team’s scrimmage, but Hardy found a way to stand out. Get into the end… Read more »

Butcher slicing up competition (Soccer)

August 29, 2009

It’s fitting Carly Butcher lists Kobe Bryant as her sports hero because the Alaskan is a born scorer on the soccer field. Entering her second season at the University of Southern Cal, Butcher is already one of her team’s top offensive threats. And she showed off her booming foot Friday night during an exhibition match… Read more »

The real ‘Colledge Experience’ (Football)

August 28, 2009

If playing in the NFL doesn’t work out for Daryn Colledge, he definitely has a future in TV. The Green Bay Packers offensive lineman hosts a weekly online talk show called “The Colledge Experience,” in which he interviews teammates at different locations at Lambeau Field and broadcasts them on the team’s Web site. Topics range… Read more »