Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dampier on pace to erase 800 record [Track]

March 31, 2013

Wasilla’s Morgan Dampier of Sacramento State opened the 2013 outdoor track season with a second-place finish yesterday at the Cal-Nevada Championships in La Jolla, Calif. The fab freshman clocked a time of 2:11.60 in the women’s finals of the 800 meters, her specialty event. Dampier made history in Alaska by becoming the first female to… Read more »

OC’s Cotton picks up year’s first win [Tennis]

After a rough start to the season, David Cotton of Anchorage has found his stroke again. The Occidental College junior picked up his first wins of the season in singles and doubles last week, keeping his career record above .500 in the combined events. Cotton, of West High fame, beat Taylor Dickey of Pacific Lutheran… Read more »

Grazulis makes history in RMAC [Basketball]

March 30, 2013

Palmer’s Allie Grazulis capped her best college season for Colorado School of Mines by landing on the All-RMAC Second Team for the first time. High praise, but she deserved better. The 5-foot-11 junior forward should have been a first-team pick after finishing the season as the only player in the conference to average a double-double…. Read more »

Wilson, Marquette advance to Elite 8 [Basketball]

March 28, 2013

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson is a lot of hustle and muscle with a little playmaker sprinkled in. The Marquette point guard tonight showed off both aspects of his all-around game as the No. 3 Golden Eagles beat No. 2 Miami 71-61 in the East Regional in Washington, D.C. Marquette is now one win from reaching the… Read more »

Bell-Holter caps college career [Basketball]

March 27, 2013

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter pumped in 19 points in his final game with Oral Roberts University in an 83-74 loss to Weber State in Utah in the quarterfinals of the Postseason Tournament. The 6-foot-10 senior sank 7-of-8 shots from the floor, including his fifth 3-pointer of the season. He added 4-of-6 free throws, eight rebounds… Read more »

Lewis helps Bowdoin stay unbeaten [Tennis]

There is a college tennis team nicknamed the Polar Bears getting a big lift from a player from Alaska. Go figure. Anchorage’s Emma Lewis has won six of seven doubles matches as Bowdoin College has started the season 7-0 in NCAA D3 action. Bowdoin has beaten four nationally ranked teams during its winning streak. Lewis,… Read more »

Miller hopes to parlay success outdoors [Track]

March 26, 2013

Anchorage’s Michael Miller Jr. of the University of Washington track team hopes a strong indoor finale will lead to an outstanding outdoor season. The senior runner had a major PR in the 800 meters at the final indoor meet in Seattle by clocking a 1:49.61, the fourth fastest in school history. His previous PR was… Read more »

Oleson nets 16 points, 4 3s in Spain [Basketball]

March 25, 2013

Handcuffed by rules that limit his playing time, Barcelona newcomer Brad Oleson of North Pole finally got some room to roam against Cajasol in the Spanish League. The 6-foot-3 starting guard pumped in 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting in a 91-72 victory. He made four 3-pointers for only the second time in 26 domestic league… Read more »

Nading signs with Red Sox organization [Baseball]

March 24, 2013

Persistence pays off in baseball perhaps more than any other sport because failure is such a big part of the game. Just ask Chad Nading of Anchorage. The 25-year-old pitcher has bounced around professional leagues in Arizona to Missouri to California and now he’s on the move again. Nading, of East High fame, has signed… Read more »

Clarke bags 29th career win, 7th straight [Track]

March 23, 2013

Arizona State track star Jordan Clarke of Anchorage won his seventh straight competition this weekend in Tempe, a streak that dates back to June of last year. Five wins have been in the shot put, one has come in the weight throw and now you can add hammer throw to the list. The 6-foot-4 senior… Read more »