Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

Alaskans assist in college wins (Soccer)

September 12, 2009

Anchorage’s Carly Butcher and Eagle River’s Alev Kelter each made key plays last night to help their respective college soccer teams earn victories. Butcher, a sophomore midfielder at the University of Southern California, recorded an assist in a 2-0 win over visiting Gonzaga. Butcher, a former prep All-American at South High who played in three… Read more »

Catching up with Michael Odell (Football)

September 11, 2009

He’s been called crazy, delusional and stupid. Michael Odell of Kodiak doesn’t care what you call him – just as long as it’s a Vol. The former all-state wide receiver from Alaska said he didn’t have a lot of supporters when he decided to walk on the football team at the University of Tennessee rather… Read more »

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 »