Monthly Archives: May 2012

Davis PRs in 800, likely going to NCAAs [Track]

May 15, 2012

What a difference a year makes for Anthony Davis of Fairbanks. Last year, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs 800-meter runner watched the NCAA D2 Championships from home. This year, he’ll likely be invited to the party. Davis, of Lathrop High fame, finished third at the RMAC Championships with a lifetime best time of 1:51.25 that… Read more »

Dunbar third in 1,500 at Pac-12 Champs [Track]

May 13, 2012

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar just missed winning his first career title at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships today in Eugene, Ore. But the University of Oregon runner settled for his first all-conference result. Dunbar raced to a third-place finish in the men’s 1,500 meters as Oregon runners went 3-4-7-8 to flex their muscles. This is… Read more »

Heun elbows foe, wins by first-round TKO [MMA]

Inside an octagon during a mixed martial arts fight is probably the only time you can elbow a police officer in the head and get away with it. Alaska’s Jake Heun did that during the main event of the Crown Fighting Championships in St. George, Utah, where he knocked out local cop Jarad Carson in… Read more »

Clarke, Blackburn win conference titles [Track]

May 12, 2012

A pair of Alaska athletes today claimed conference track and field championships, and more could be on the way. Reigning NCAA champion Jordan Clarke of Anchorage repeated as Pac-12 Conference champion in the shot put for Arizona State University. Clarke, of Bartlett High fame, won the event with a throw of 65 feet, 2 inches…. Read more »

Baker flirts with no-no, Ks 14 [Baseball]

Juneau’s Dylan Baker lost his no-no in the eighth inning and nearly lost the game in the ninth. Fortunately Western Nevada College won the game in the 10th. As a result the Wildcats are going back to the championship game of the NJCAA Region 18 tournament in West Jordan, Utah. Baker, a hard-throwing sophomore right-hander,… Read more »

Blackburn just misses MWC discus title [Track]

May 11, 2012

Air Force Academy’s Paige Blackburn of Soldotna didn’t win the discus title at the Mountain West Track and Field Championships today in Colorado. But she improved last year’s result, and that’s saying something. Blackburn, a senior, won a silver medal in the discus with a throw of 163-1, three feet farther than her fourth-place mark… Read more »

Clarke favored at Pac-12 Champs [Track]

Anchorage’s Jordan Clarke could walk away with three more track titles this weekend. The Pac-12 Track and Field Championships are set for Saturday and Sunday in Eugene, Ore., and the Arizona State University thrower is favored in one event and a serious contender in two others. Clarke, of Bartlett High fame, is the conference’s No…. Read more »