Monthly Archives: April 2013

For Wooliver, it was always Saint Mary’s [Soccer]

April 30, 2013

Some high school recruits enjoy the process of being courted by colleges, savoring the attention and flirting with multiple schools. Not Jesslin Wooliver, though. The 18-year-old from Anchorage settled on Saint Mary’s College of California almost immediately and never swayed, eventually picking the school and signing with NCAA D1 women’s soccer team. It all started… Read more »

POY Klie signs with UC San Diego [Basketball]

April 29, 2013

He can right, he can go left. And now guard Adam Klie is going to UC San Diego. The 6-foot-3 Alaska player of the year has signed his letter of intent with the NCAA D2 Tritons of the California Collegiate Athletic Association, which rivals the GNAC as the best D2 conference on the West Coast…. Read more »

Roelle wins third career college race [Track]

April 28, 2013

Eastern Washington sophomore Hans Roelle of Anchorage won his third career college race at the Idaho-Utah Border Clash meet in Boise. He was victorious in the 800 meters in 1:52.43, just off his PR of 1:52.14. Roelle, of West High fame, won an 800 race earlier this year. His other win came in 2011 in… Read more »

Lewis, Bowdoin conclude regular season [Tennis]

Anchorage’s Emma Lewis finished the regular season in style for Bowdoin College, winning singles and doubles matches to key a 6-3 win over Tufts in Maine. The junior teamed with Kate Winingham for an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles to give Bowdoin a 2-1 lead going into singles play. Lewis, of South High fame,… Read more »

Way gets Ducks off the schnide [Baseball]

April 27, 2013

He threw the last time the Long Island Ducks won, so it made sense Matt Way of Sitka would be the pitcher to win the first game of 2013. He probably didn’t think it would his second start, though. The southpaw tossed seven shutout innings in a 6-0 win over Lancaster, snapping the Ducks’ six-game… Read more »

McKenzie wins UFC fight by decision [MMA]

Cordova’s Cody McKenzie outlasted Leonard Garcia for a unanimous decision at UFC 159 in Newark, N.J., earning his first UFC win in 11 months. That wasn’t the biggest story, though. Dude didn’t win by guillotine choke. The submission expert dominated Garcia with takedowns and superior wrestling skills during a 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 victory. The featherweight… Read more »

Griffin re-signs with Australian team [Basketball]

April 26, 2013

Just two weeks before the start of the WNBA season, Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin solidified her spot in Australia by re-signing with the Bendigo Spirit. The 6-foot-2 forward won grand final MVP honors last year after leading Bendigo to the league championship over Townsville. She averaged 16.5 points in 19 games in Australia. “She could… Read more »

Friedli to sign with Colgate today [Diving]

April 25, 2013

Even though she won back-to-back state titles, elite diver Kaitlin Friedli of Eagle River believes her best is yet to come. And she thinks the coaches at Colgate University can get her there. The two-time Alaska high school state champion has accepted a scholarship to the private NCAA D1 school in New York and will… Read more »

Sorenson recognized by Michigan State [Hockey]

April 24, 2013

Anchorage winger Tanner Sorenson of Anchorage came to Michigan State with great expectations, being just the third player in the last 20 years to play high school hockey in the season prior to enrolling at the school. He put up modest numbers last year, but this was a different story. And Sorenson was a different… Read more »

Baker suffers hard-luck loss in Class A [Baseball]

Juneau’s Dylan Baker turned in his finest pitching performance as a professional, yet it wasn’t enough to garner his first victory. The 21-year-old starter for Class A Lake County Captains of the Cleveland Indians organization went the distance in a 2-0 loss to Great Lakes in Midwest League action. Baker, a fifth-round MLB draft pick… Read more »