Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

“The Hoodie” gives Kuper props (Football)

October 9, 2009

The Denver Broncos are 4-0 and ranked fourth in the NFL in rushing yards with 148 per game. Alaskan Chris Kuper is a big reason. The 6-foot-4, 302-pounder from Anchorage is the starting right guard for one of the best offensive lines in the league. They certainly have Bill Belichick’s attention as he spoke to… Read more »

Griffin named preseason All-Big 12 (Basketball)

October 7, 2009

Big 12 women’s basketball coaches love them some Kelsey Griffin. For the third consecutive year, the 6-foot-2 Alaskan center for the Nebraska Cornhuskers was a preseason All-Big 12 selection. Twice before she went on to become a first-team all-conference pick. Griffin, of Eagle River fame, earned the preseason honor last year but missed the entire… Read more »

Don’t leave home without it (Biathlon)

Alaskan Jay Hakkinen wants to prepare you for the World Cup experience. And at the same time you can help prepare him for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Hakkinen, a three-time Olympian from Kasilof, has put together a World Cup Survival Kit, a fan pack stuffed with an assortment of goodies, items and gifts from biathlon… Read more »

Pitney doing her thing at CSU (Running)

October 6, 2009

Four years after snatching a state cross country championship, Crystal Pitney of Fairbanks is still on the run. Pitney is a sophomore at Colorado State University, where she is part of a national-caliber women’s squad loaded with talent. On Friday – four years to the day when she won her ASAA Class 4A title for… Read more »

Butcher scores for women of Troy (Soccer)

October 5, 2009

Anchorage’s Carly Butcher scored her first goal of the year Friday to help the Southern Cal women’s soccer team continue its winning ways. The wonderful women of Troy won their eighth straight match with a 4-0 win over No. 25 San Diego, highlighted by a three-goal barrage in the final 10 minutes. Butcher, a sophomore… Read more »

Catching up with Preston Pollard (Skateboarding)

October 2, 2009

When Preston Pollard was growing up in Anchorage, most of his friends played basketball and football. But he was always on his skateboard. Skating has always been his passion, his first love. And nothing has changed. Today the 21-year-old Alaskan is on his board every day in sunny Los Angeles, where he is chasing his… Read more »

Schierholt having a kick at Humboldt (Football)

October 1, 2009

Alaskan Kyle Schierholt continues to have a kick-ass college football career as he continues to kick the ball through the uprights. The senior at Humboldt State is nationally ranked this year in field goals among NCAA Division II kickers, averaging 1½ per game. Last year he was an all-conference punter. He has converted 6 of… Read more »

Moore begins title quest tonight (Basketball)

September 29, 2009

Palmer’s Jessica Moore will be shooting for hardwood history when her Indiana Fever tips off against the Phoenix Mercury in the best-of-5 WNBA Finals starting tonight on ESPN2. Moore, a backup center for the Eastern Division champions, is enjoying her finest professional season in helping the Fever reach the Finals for the first time. Indiana… Read more »

Hardy calling end zone home (Football)

September 28, 2009

When the Idaho football team needs to dial up a score, it’s starting to call the 907 area code. As in Alaskan Daniel Hardy. Hardy, of West High fame, hauled in a 26-yard score for his second touchdown catch of the season to help the Vandals earn a 34-31 road win at Northern Illinois. The… Read more »

Flora sets record in Oregon (Running)

There’s a butte in Bend, Ore., with Lars Flora’s name all over it. The Alaskan Olympian nordic skier set the course record Saturday in the 11th running up Bend’s landmark Pilot Butte, a punishing one-mile uphill race that covers nearly 500 feet of elevation gain. The 31-year-old Flora, a two-time Olympian who splits time between… Read more »