Monthly Archives: May 2010

CSKA, Langdon roll into semis (Basketball)

May 17, 2010

Despite having a roster full of veterans, including 34-year-old Trajan Langdon of Anchorage, playing three games in five days couldn’t slow down CSKA Moscow. Fresh off a third-place finish in the Euroleague championships, CSKA cruised into the Russian Super League semifinals with a 3-0 sweep of Krasnie Krilya in the best-of-5 quarterfinal series. CSKA clinched… Read more »

Oleson set for Spanish League playoffs (Basketball)

Healthy and hungry, Brad Oleson of North Pole is logging significant playing time again. Oleson, of UAF fame, returned months ago from a nagging ankle injury that had hounded him, but since his 27th birthday on April 11 he has picked up his game. He started to find his rhythm at the end of the… Read more »

Clooten climbs all-time ladder in hammer (Track)

Georgia Tech senior Alana Clooten of Fairbanks said goodbye in style to Griffin Track in Atlanta, throwing the hammer 193 feet, 4 inches for the second-best mark of her career and the third best outdoor mark in school history. Last month, she won her first ACC title in the hammer throw. Photo by Sam Morgan

Clarke second at Pac-10 Championships (Track)

May 15, 2010

Arizona State University freshman Jordan Clarke of Anchorage came pretty close to winning a conference title today, placing second in the men’s shot put at the Pac-10 Championships in Berkley, Calif. Clarke, of Bartlett High fame, had a mark of 60 feet, ¼ inches, a foot behind winner and teammate Ryan Whiting. His NCAA outdoor… Read more »

Griffin sensational in WNBA debut (Basketball)

In the build-up to her WNBA debut today, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River stayed cool, calm and collected. Then it hit her. “I got a little nervous when we started going over personnel again right before the game started,” she told me. “Just hearing your name and seeing who I’m going to match up against,… Read more »

Kohan tearing it up at Nevada (Baseball)

May 14, 2010

University of Nevada infielder Joe Kohan is helping the Wolf Pack make a push in the WAC. Kohan, of Juneau-Douglas fame, is hitting .356 through 34 games as Nevada (27-18-1) looks to improve its third-place position in the league entering a weekend series at Sacramento State. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Alaskan has started 21 games (19… Read more »

Effenberger signs with Angelo State (Basketball)

May 12, 2010

After tearing the ACL in both knees in a three-year span, Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan doesn’t take her basketball career for granted. “When you get back you feel like it could be the last game you ever play,” she told me. “You’re grateful for the opportunity to be back on the court again.” So you… Read more »

Perkins continues to shine in Israel (Basketball)

May 11, 2010

After dropping the first game of its Israeli League semifinal series, perennial power Maccabi Tel Aviv needed a spark against upset-minded Bnei Hasharon. Enter Doron Perkins. The 6-foot-2 Anchorage guard swooped in like Superman to save the season. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, enjoyed another big game last night in Game 3 with a 21-point,… Read more »

Clarke makes way into ASU top 10 (Track)

May 10, 2010

Just a freshman, Jordan Clarke of Anchorage is already leaving his mark on the Arizona State University track and field program. The 6-foot-4 Alaskan moved into the top 10 on the men’s all-time list, including sixth in the hammer (199-6) and 10th in the discus (185-1). Clarke, of Bartlett High fame, is also a standout… Read more »

Schlereth featured on ‘Athlete 360’ (Football)

Nobody ever questioned Mark Schlereth’s loyalty to the game of football. Not after 29 surgeries. Schlereth, of Service High fame, won three Super Bowl rings during his 12-year NFL career with the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos. His body paid a toll, mostly his knees, but he didn’t care. It became his “mission to play… Read more »