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Patience pays off for Simmers [Basketball]

For the first two seasons at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Anna Simmers of Anchorage barely played. Finally, as a junior, she got her shot. Simmers, of ACS fame, became a starter for Army and led the Patriot League in scoring at 14.8 per game en route to earning all-conference first team… Read more »

Blog readers offer their two cents (Hall of Fame)

Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 has finished, so here is the last batch of reader recommendations submitted by email: Recommendation:Kaarin Knudson Submitted by:David Knudson Why:She lettered at Univ of Oregon 1995-96-97-99 track and in XC running 1994-95-96-97.Team Captain. She was All American twice 1997 Track 800M and 1999 Indoor… Read more »

Cherry qualifies for Olympic Trials (Running)

A year after nearly calling it quits, Jesse Cherry of Eagle River could be on the verge of calling himself an Olympian. The 25-year-old runner qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon after a strong performance at the recent Rock ‘n Roll San Jose Half Marathon. He finished the 13.1-miler in 1 hour, 4… Read more »

Hardy arrives in Tampa, Fla. (Football)

Tired of waiting around for the start of his NFL career to begin, Daniel Hardy of Anchorage took matters into his own hands. He bought a one-way ticket to Tampa Bay. Hardy was a seventh-round draft pick by the Bucs in April but he’s been unable to communicate with the team because of the NFL… Read more »

Iconic Langdon announces retirement (Basketball)

The most influential athlete in Alaska’s history is walking away from the game he loves and the sport that made him famous. Basketball star Trajan Langdon, 35, of Anchorage announced his retirement yesterday in Russia, where he starred for world power CSKA Moscow and flourished on the European stage after getting shunned by the NBA…. Read more »

Chalmers shines in Game 1 win (Basketball)

Never one to shy away from the big stage, Mario Chalmers of Anchorage delivered the goods in his first appearance in the NBA Finals. The third-year Miami Heat point guard played 29 minutes and scored 12 points in a 92-84 Game 1 win over visiting Dallas. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, knocked down three 3-pointers… Read more »

Clarke cool under pressure (Track)

Big meets inspire Jordan Clarke of Anchorage. He is motivated to do big things and usually does. The Pac-10 Championships were no different. No matter the pressure to win, the All-American out of Arizona State University responded with a Herculean effort in taking the shot put title with each of his six throws being good… Read more »

Perkins all smiles these days (Basketball)

In a matter of hours today, Doron Perkins of Anchorage was recognized as the Player of the Week and then learned his Israeli pro team, Maccabi Tel Aviv, received a favorable draw in the Euroleague Top 16 playoffs. Not a bad way to start the week, eh? Maccabi Tel Aviv is Europe’s No. 2-ranked… Read more »

Egolf at No. 1 Duke tonight (Basketball)

Growing up in Southeast Alaska, 6-foot-9 Will Egolf was a big fish in a small pond. Now he plays for mid-major Bradley University and tonight he will be a small fish when the Braves travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium for an ESPN game against No. 1-ranked Duke. Egolf, a starting junior, believes it’s the kind… Read more »