Monthly Archives: May 2012

Madden gets himself back on track [Baseball]

May 31, 2012

The good thing about baseball is that there is a game every day, so players get lots of chances to redeem themselves. Relief pitchers don’t have it so easy. Just ask Corey Madden of Anchorage. He pitches about every three days with the Jacksonville [Fla.] Suns, the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. Madden, of… Read more »

Oleson scores 17 in OT playoff win [Basektball]

May 30, 2012

Alaska’s Brad Oleson is used to carrying a team to victory. Just ask the UAF Nanooks. He was at it again last night for Spanish power Caja Laboral, pumping in 17 points to highlight an 82-79 victory over Real Madrid in Game 3 of the league playoffs. The win allowed Caja Laboral to take a… Read more »

Baker stays alive at JUCO World Series [Baseball]

May 28, 2012

In desperate need of a victory to stay alive in the JUCO World Series, Western Nevada College played its ace. Sophomore pitcher Dylan Baker of Juneau delivered another awesome outing, striking out 10 and shutting down the Cisco Wranglers in a 9-2 win in Grand Junction, Colo. Baker (13-0) blanked the Wranglers for five innings… Read more »

Dunbar going to NCAAs with Ducks [Track]

May 27, 2012

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar of the University of Oregon punched his ticket to the NCAA Track and Field Championships. The sophomore qualified in the 5,000-meter run yesterday at the West Regional championships in Austin, Texas. He finished third in his heat with in 14:17.81. He is among 31 Ducks going to Nationals. Dunbar can run much… Read more »

Perkins fouls out, team drops out [Basketball]

Once Doron Perkins of Anchorage vanished, so did Bennett Cantu in the Italian League playoffs. Once ahead 2-0 in the best-of-5 quarterfinals series, Bennett Cantu went into meltdown mode and dropped the final three games to Scavolini Pesaro, including a 78-69 decision in Game 5. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, fouled out of the game…. Read more »

Louhabanjong wins NCAA Elite 89 Award [Tennis]

May 26, 2012

Anchorage’s Tabtip Louhabanjong of Indiana University of Pennsylvania saw her sophomore tennis season end in heartbreaking fashion, but there was a consolation prize. Prior to her match, she was honored with the NCAA’s Elite 89 Award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average competing at the D2 women’s national championships. Louhabanjong, of West… Read more »

No decision for Way in second start [Baseball]

May 25, 2012

Sitka’s Matt Way saw his scoreless streak snapped in his second start with the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association, an independent pro league. The 6-foot-2 southpaw starter didn’t figure in the decision in his team’s 9-6 loss to the Amarillo Sox. Way, a former Philadelphia Phillies farm hand, threw four shutout innings before giving… Read more »

Griffin helps Sun stay perfect [Basketball]

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin came off the bench and delivered her patented hustle and muscle, helping the 3-0 Connecticut Sun beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 83-79. The second-year pro played 5 minutes and scored all 3 points on one play in the second quarter with a hoop and the harm. Griffin, of Chugiak High… Read more »

Oleson sparks bench in Game 1 win [Basektball]

May 24, 2012

A starter all season, Brad Oleson didn’t get the nod today for Caja Laboral in Game 1 of the semifinals in the Spanish League playoffs. But he didn’t let it shake him. A true professional, Oleson came off the bench to deliver 9 points in 23 minutes. Caja Laboral won the game on the road,… Read more »

Perkins doing best to stop slide [Basketball]

After taking a 2-0 stranglehold in its best-of-5 playoff series, Bennet Cantu is now in danger of choking it away. Anchorage’s Doron Perkins had 10 points, 6 steals and 4 rebounds but it wasn’t enough to prevent today’s 80-68 loss to underdog upstart Scavolini Pesaro in Game 4 of the Italian League quarterfinals. Now the… Read more »