Monthly Archives: April 2012

Rash captures first title since ‘07 [Bowling]

April 15, 2012

Needing at least 9 pins on his first ball in the tenth frame to secure victory, Sean Rash of Anchorage did better. He threw a strike. And with that came a 239-205 victory over Ryan Ciminelli for his first PBA title since 2007 and his second major championship in seven years as a professional. Rash,… Read more »

Louhabanjong keeps winning for IUP [Tennis]

Indiana University of Pennsylvania sophomore Tabtip Louhabanjong of Anchorage extended her winning streak in both singles and doubles in a 9-0 victory over Clarion University in the regular-season finale. Louhabanjong, of West High fame, won her fourth consecutive No. 1 singles match with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Jaclyn Metzger. She is 18-11 on the… Read more »

Schoenborn leads team in RBIs [Softball]

April 14, 2012

Rachel Schoenborn of Anchorage shares the RBI lead for the University of Minnesota-Crookston softball team. Unlike her teammate, though, she isn’t getting it done with the long ball. She’s getting it done with timely hitting. Schoenborn, of East High fame, has 18 RBIs thanks to a .341 average with runners in scoring position. Not bad… Read more »

DeLoach set for 85th Kansas Relays [Track]

Alaska’s Janay DeLoach – who exits the 2012 indoor season as the world’s No. 2-ranked jumper – returns to action at the Kansas Relays next week in Lawrence. She has won consecutive USA Indoor Championships in the event and was the silver medalist at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. She held the world’s… Read more »

Simmers takes talents to Malone U [Basketball]

April 13, 2012

With two older sisters playing NCAA D1 sports, Debbiey Simmers of Anchorage had her work cut out at Clark College, a two-year school in Washington, to keep up. “It’s like, ‘Oh, she’s doing well so I have to do well, too.’ ” she told me. Simmers blazed he own trail by winning NWAACC Western Region… Read more »

Perkins delivers double-double [Basketball]

April 12, 2012

At 6-foot-2, Doron Perkins of Anchorage doesn’t look like a remarkable rebounder. But he is. The 28-year-old dynamo delivered another double-double for Bennet Cantu with 15 points and 11 rebounds in a 95-94 OT loss to Montepaschi in a battle for first place in the Italian League. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, averages close to… Read more »

Career-best year continues for Rash [Bowling]

April 11, 2012

He hasn’t won a PBA title since 2007, but Sean Rash of Anchorage is having his finest season as a professional this year. He hopes to keep it going at the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas. Rash, of Dimond High fame, holds a 2–pin lead over Nathan Bohr of Wichita, Kan., after two rounds… Read more »

Kuper remains in fold for Broncos [Football]

April 10, 2012

The last time we saw Denver Broncos offensive lineman Chris Kuper of Anchorage he was being carted off the field after suffering a dislocated ankle against the Kansas City Chiefs. It won’t be the last image. Kuper, of Dimond High fame, had surgery after his New Year’s Day injury and could be back for training… Read more »

Hendrickson clinches win for CMU [Tennis]

April 9, 2012

As the last player on the tennis court, John Hendrickson of Anchorage felt the weight of the Colorado Mesa University on his shoulders With his team locked in a 4-4 tie with Augustana [S.D], he had to win his singles match. All the pressure was on him, yet he didn’t let it affect his play…. Read more »

Simmers wins triple jump for Louisville [Track]

April 8, 2012

Anchorage jumper Malina Simmers picked up her first victory in her first season with the University of Louisville women’s track and field team. The senior transfer won the triple jump title at the Tennessee Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn. Simmers, of ACS fame, recorded her first legal-aided jump of the season, reaching 40 feet, 7 ¾… Read more »