Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tinajero signs with Southern Illinois [Football]

May 22, 2012

After anchoring arguably the best offensive line in the junior college ranks, Joshua Tinajero of Anchorage was primed for a promotion. It came courtesy of Southern Illinois University. Tinajero, of South High fame, has accepted a scholarship offer to play football for the NCAA DI Sulukis of the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as I-AA…. Read more »

Oleson, Perkins shine in playoffs [Basketball]

May 21, 2012

Brad Oleson of North Pole started for Caja Laboral and collected double figures in a 90-88 OT win over Gescrap in Game 2 in the quarterfinals series of the Spanish League playoffs. The 6-foot-3 guard pumped in 12 points in 35 minutes, thanks in part to 3-of-5 3-point shooting. Oleson, of UAF fame, bounced back… Read more »

Way sparkles in Laredo Lemurs debut [Baseball]

May 20, 2012

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so Alaska’s Matt Way put a lot of pressure on himself to do well in his debut with the Laredo Lemurs. He did better than expected. Way, of Sitka High fame, started and threw five shutout innings as Laredo beat Grand Prairie 6-0 during… Read more »

Kuper should be ready by July’s camp [Football]

May 19, 2012

The last time Anchorage’s Chris Kuper was on the football field in January he was being carted off with a nasty ankle injury. After two surgeries and weeks of rehab and recovery, it looks like the sixth-year starting guard is close to coming back. “I’m feeling better – better than I was three weeks ago,”… Read more »

Langdon eyes a return to basketball [Basketball]

Former Euroleague legend Trajan Langdon of Anchorage is considering coming back to basketball. Just not as a player. “I am missing basketball a bit,” the retired 36-year-old told the Russian newspaper RIA Novosti. “But I don’t want to return as a player; maybe as a coach or manager. I still love it.” Langdon, of East… Read more »

DeLoach wins long jump in S. Korea [Track]

May 17, 2012

Alaska’s Janay DeLoach continues to build confidence leading up to next month’s Olympic Trials. The 26-year-old won the women’s long jump at last night’s IAAF World Challenge in Deagu, South Korea, competing at the stadium that hosted last year’s world championships. DeLoach, of Eielson High fame, finished with a winning mark of 22 feet, 3½… Read more »

Lewis helps Bowdoin win NCAA Regionals [Tennis]

Given up for goners, the Bowdoin College women came all the way back from a 4-1 deficit to serve up a 5-4 victory over No. 4 Middlebury and capture the NCAA D3 Regional title in Vermont. The player that came all the way across the country to attend Bowdoin made the difference. Anchorage’s Emma Lewis… Read more »

Way to make return Saturday in Texas [Baseball]

May 16, 2012

After missing the entire season last year with a left elbow injury, pitcher Matt Way of Sitka is scheduled Saturday to make his first start since August 2010. The 25-year-old southpaw is playing in Texas for the Lerado Lemurs of the American Association, an independent professional league. Way was a fifth-round MLB draft pick of… Read more »

McKenzie wins first fight in 18 months [MMA]

The ‘AK Kid’ finally got back into the win column. Cordova’s Cody McKenzie beat wrestler-turned-mixed martial arts fighter Marcus LeVesseur on the FUEL TV undercard in Fairfax, Va., for his 12th career professional victory but his first since December 2010. McKenzie survived an early flurry from LeVesseur, a 4-time NCAA D3 champion who was 155-0… Read more »