Monthly Archives: May 2010

Way brilliant on the bump yet again (Baseball)

May 31, 2010

Southpaw starter Matt Way of Sitka pieced together another strong performance, his fifth in a row for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Only this time he didn’t figure in the decision. Way, 22, threw six innings and allowed just two earned runs in a 4-3 win over Delmarva, continuing a trend that will likely get… Read more »

Oregon, Alaskans lose in Super Regional (Softball)

The dream of advancing to the College Softball World Series was dashed for a pair of Alaskans playing at the University of Oregon. Blame the Missouri Tigers. Missouri swept the Ducks in the best-of-3 Super Regional series to punch their ticket to the NCAA Championships. Oregon features Alaska players Hannah Barril of Juneau and Jordan… Read more »

Oleson’s 17 sparks Game 2 win (Basketball)

May 30, 2010

Don’t make Brad Oleson angry. Just ask Real Madrid. Traded last summer from Real Madrid to Caja Laboral, Oleson has come back to bite his former team in the Spanish League playoffs. The North Pole native pumped in a season-high 17 points in a season-high 34 minutes in an 85-80 overtime victory in Game 2… Read more »

Hanley PRs, Afoa 12th at Nationals (Track)

Colorado School of Mines runner Ryan Hanley of Anchorage missed a top-eight finish in the 800 meters by 0.12 seconds at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C. But the fabulous freshman did post a personal-best time of 1:50.92 to finish ninth in his first appearance at the outdoor championships. Hanley,… Read more »

Madden picks up first save in 23 days (Baseball)

After enduring one of the toughest stretches of his professional baseball career, Corey Madden of Anchorage is back to throwing goose eggs. Madden, of East High fame, extended his scoreless streak to six innings last night after closing out a 5-4 victory for the Jupiter Hammerheads, a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Florida Marlins…. Read more »

Clooten falls short in hammer throw (Track)

May 29, 2010

Alana Clooten’s bid to return to the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships has fallen short. The 23-year-old Georgia Tech senior from Fairbanks sputtered in the women’s hammer throw during the Preliminary Round East Meet in Greensboro, N.C., finishing 26th out of 46 competitors. The top 12 advanced to Nationals. It was one of… Read more »

Clarke punches ticket to Nationals (Track)

Anchorage’s Jordan Clarke is officially next in line when it comes to being the next great shot putter at Arizona State University. Third on the team behind two seniors, the redshirt freshman joined his older counterparts by qualifying for the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships based on his fifth-place finish at the Preliminary… Read more »

Oleson starts, burns former team (Basketball)

May 28, 2010

It is playoff time, so naturally Brad Oleson is lifting his play. The North Pole native earned a rare start and made the most of his opportunity, delivering 11 points and seven rebounds to help Caja Laboral beat Real Madrid 62-60 in Game 1 of the Spanish League semifinal series. The victory—and the fact that… Read more »

Perkins, Maccabi drop heartbreaker (Basketball)

May 27, 2010

Top-seeded Maccabi Tel Aviv couldn’t have designed a better first half for today’s Israeli League Final. The team played beautifully and carried the play, getting a bucket from Anchorage guard Doron Perkins right before the end to push the halftime cushion to 50-42. It looked like the player from the 49th state would lead Maccabi… Read more »

Langdon reaches Russian Finals (Basketball)

CSKA Moscow didn’t reach the Euroleague Finals earlier this month, but the perennial power is headed back to the Russian League Finals. Starting guard Trajan Langdon of Anchorage and CSKA beat crosstown rival Dynamo Moscow 88-80 in Game 3 of their best-of-5 series, clinching a spot in the championship series. Langdon, of East High fame,… Read more »