Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hancock signs with Texas Christian [Equestrian]

April 22, 2013

If you live in Alaska and want to be recruited for college equestrian, you have two choices: Travel the country or get a YouTube account. Just ask Anchorage’s Kari Hancock. The 17-year-old Alaska state champion handled her own PR by creating a YouTube account and emailing links to colleges all over the country in an… Read more »

Alaskans from MSU excel at Bobcat Open [Track]

April 21, 2013

Two meets, three PRs. That’s how Anchorage’s Jacob Kirk is rolling right now. The Montana State junior runner has turned in personal-best times in three different outdoor events over the last two weeks, this time going under in the 800 meters at the Bobcat Open. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, ran a fearless race and… Read more »

Clevenger, Manzer stay hot at the plate [Baseball]

Few players in the California Community College baseball league have enjoyed the kind of season Cory Clevenger is having at the plate. Even fewer have gone on the kind of streak Adam Manzer just completed. Both Anchorage players have shined in the 83-team league this year, a good sign for Alaska, a state better known… Read more »

Lewis wins twice for No. 8 Bowdoin [Tennis]

April 20, 2013

Emma Lewis of Anchorage picked up a pair of victories for eighth-ranked Bowdoin College in NCAA D3 tennis action in Maine. The 5-foot-4 junior won in No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-3 and then teamed with Tiffany Chen to post a 9-7 win at No. 2 doubles. Lewis, of South High fame, improved to 5-7 in… Read more »

DeLoach repeats as Kansas Relays champ [Track]

April 19, 2013

It was an unusual venue with a familiar result. Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks captured the women’s long jump title for the second straight year at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, leaping to a mark of 22 feet, 4½ inches. The defending Olympic bronze medalist won last year’s event at 21-8¼. Last year’s competition was held… Read more »

Miller earns PR in outdoor 800 in Eugene [Track]

April 18, 2013

Anchorage’s Michael Miller of the University of Washington track team turned in an outdoor PR at the Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene, Ore. The senior runner finished sixth out of 13 men in the 800 meters, clocking a time of 1:50.36 – the eighth-fastest time in the Pac-12 this season. His previous outdoor PR was… Read more »

Winczura ties for national vault title [Gymnastics]

April 16, 2013

Amy Winczura of Eagle River has done the vault literally hundreds of times, but never as well as she did Saturday night in Shreveport, La. The Texas Woman’s University senior picked the perfect time for her signature moment, earning a career-best score of 9.85 to tie for the vault title at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate… Read more »

Hines commits to D1 Iona College [Basketball]

April 14, 2013

He came, he saw, he committed. Anchorage’s Ryden Hines visited Iona College in New York over the weekend and fell in love with the campus, the people and the basketball program. So much so that the 6-foot-9 teenage center said he will sign with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions that lost to Ohio State… Read more »

Oleson nets 15 for Barcelona in loss [Basketball]

North Pole’s Brad Oleson scored a team-high 15 points for Barcelona during a rare loss in Spanish League play. It was just the second time the team has lost in 10 games since signing the guard from Alaska. Oleson, of UAF fame, sank 6-for-10 shots, including 3-of-6 3-pointers. He played 29 minutes. The 6-foot-3 starter… Read more »

Kirk PRs, sets record at Mondo Challenge [Track]

April 13, 2013

Montana State runner Jacob Kirk of Anchorage ran the race of his life on back-to-back days at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge in Sacramento, Calif. The junior set PRs in the 3,000 steeplechase and 1,500. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, today ran a lifetime best 8:50.6 in winning the steeplechase. It was the fourth-fastest time in… Read more »