Monthly Archives: March 2015

Roelle defends 1,000-meter NAIA national title for E. Oregon

March 11, 2015

Eastern Oregon University runner Hans Roelle of Anchorage defended his 1,000-meter title at the NAIA Indoor National Championships in Ohio. His winning time of 2:25.62 is more than two seconds faster than what he ran to win last year [2:28.38] and just off his school record [2:25.38] set last year. Much like last year, Roelle,… Read more »

Fenumiai, Peninsula College win NWAC hoops championship

The hunt is over for Gabi Fenumiai. She finally bagged the big one. The Juneau basketball player helped Peninsula College beat perennial power Lane 85-75 in the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament championship game in Washington. It was the first NWAC title in Peninsula College history and the first time since she was a little kid… Read more »

Alaska’s only college golfer thriving at Oregon Tech

March 10, 2015

One bad round cost Tyler Swinton of Haines over the weekend as he slipped outside the top 25 at the Corban Spring Invitational at Creekside Golf Club in Oregon. The Oregon Tech University junior golfer finished the three-day tournament with a 54-hole total of 230, which put him 28th out of 51. He shot 77-80-73…. Read more »

Hancock earns Big 12 Rider of the Month for Texas Christian

March 9, 2015

Anchorage equestrian rider Kari Hancock of Texas Christian University earned Big 12 Rider of the Month honors for February. The sophomore posted a 4-0 record during the month in Equitation On The Flat, including two victories away from home. Hancock, of South High fame, twice earned MVP honors last month and averaged a score of… Read more »

Cole, Fenumiai could meet face-to-face in NWAC finals

Two of the best women’s basketball players in the Northwest Athletic Conference are from Alaska and they are on a collision course to square off in the championship game. Both players are in action in tonight’s NWAC tournament semifinals, with the winners advancing to Tuesday’s title tilt in Washington. Southwestern Oregon center Aminata Cole of… Read more »

When it’s tournament time, expect Effenberger to shine

March 8, 2015

Despite having seven career knee surgeries, Ketchikan’s Laci Effenberger is still strong enough to carry a team. The 5-foot-7 junior guard doubled her scoring average during the CCAA tournament as the Cal State East Bay women’s basketball team won two games before losing to the No. 1 seed in the championship game. They were the… Read more »

Thompson’s bat, Brown’s arm highlight Pacific Lutheran rout

March 7, 2015

Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson continues to tear the cover off the baseball for Pacific Lutheran University. The junior third baseman banged out three more hits in a 14-2 victory over Willamette in NCAA D3 action. Thompson, of Dimond High fame, is now hitting .351 with six doubles and a home run in 14 games. He leads… Read more »

Bynum gets back on track, keys Arizona Western College win

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks had two hits, two RBIs and a stolen base for the Western Arizona College baseball team in a 6-4 win over Gateway Community College. The former Alaska player of the year is hitting .257 in 22 games. The freshman outfielder has been a table setter most of the season, leading the… Read more »

Kurka wins bronze medal at world championships in Canada

March 6, 2015

Paralympian Andrew Kurka of Palmer took home a bronze medal in the super-G sitting competition at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Canada. He finished just .91 seconds behind winner Corey Peters of New Zealand and .12 seconds behind France’s Frederic Francois in second. His podium finish comes a little more than three months… Read more »

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2015

March 5, 2015

Dick Mize just wanted a place for kids to ski. John Brown just wanted to play basketball. Michaela Hutchison was just following in her family’s footsteps. What started as small ideas turned into something big. Mize, Brown and Hutchison joined Nancy Pease and the Iron Dog to make up the Class of 2015 for the… Read more »