Monthly Archives: April 2013

Foldager improves NCAA provisional [Track]

April 13, 2013

Seward’s Denali Foldager of Cal State Stanislaus improved her NCAA D2 provisional qualifier time recently in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. A two-time all-conference pick in the event, the senior ran a time of 11:04.28, which was nearly a full second faster than the time she posted last month. Foldager, of Seward High fame, last qualified for… Read more »

Alailefaleula raises average to .420 [Softball]

April 12, 2013

The Yo Show is a big hit at Sterling College. Anchorage’s Yolanda Alailefaleula went 4-for-4 in the second game as part of a 6-for-8 doubleheader performance against Tabor College during NAIA softball action in Kansas. The 5-foot-7 catcher also belted her sixth home run of the season. Alailefaleula, of Bartlett High fame, is now hitting… Read more »

Roelle runs 3rd fastest 800 in NAIA in ’13 [Track]

April 10, 2013

Anchorage’s Hans Roelle of Eastern Oregon University turned in his signature moment for the track team in Hayward, Calif. The sophomore runner won the men’s 800-meter race at the Chabot Relays in 1:52.71 – the third-fastest outdoor time in NAIA this season and the fourth-fastest outdoor time in school history. Roelle, of West High fame,… Read more »

Rhea finishes rookie season in Poland [Basketball]

When Talisa Rhea of Juneau was in college, her team ran plays specifically designed for her. They made it easy. In Poland as a pro, her team expected Rhea to get her own shot. That wasn’t so easy, but it made her a better player as a result. “I found myself having to create a… Read more »

Simple approach works for Clevenger [Baseball]

April 9, 2013

Hitting a baseball is probably the hardest thing to do in sports, but Cory Clevenger of Anchorage makes it look easy. The College of the Desert infielder is among the leaders in the California Community College conference with a .369 batting average through 29 games. But that’s not even the best part. Clevenger, of Dimond… Read more »

Flanagan still strong in 800 for Montana St [Track]

Kenai’s Lierin Flanagan of the Montana State women’s track team picked up her second victory in as many outdoor meets by winning the 800 meters at the Montana State Open in Bozeman. The junior won the race in 2:18.42, a second faster than the next runner. That time is nowhere near her PR of 2:11.51… Read more »

Alaskans get exposed to NWAACC [Basketball]

April 8, 2013

Alaska Exposure basketball program director Jim Young of Anchorage is on the road again with the state’s next generation of college basketball players. The 2013 Alaska Exposure Senior Trip features 15 senior boys from all over the state and will tour NWAACC schools in Washington and Oregon, visiting nine colleges in 10 days. “The daily… Read more »

Lewis wins match vs. No. 5 Williams [Tennis]

Emma Lewis of Anchorage picked up a straight sets victory in singles for Bowdoin College during a 6-3 loss to fifth-ranked Williams during NCAA D3 action in Williamstown, Mass. Lewis won 6-3, 6-4 at women’s No. 6 singles. The former Alaska state champion improved to 3-5 at singles this season. It was her 32nd career… Read more »

Randall dominates U.S. Nationals [Skiing]

April 7, 2013

Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall tightened her grip as the No. 1 cross-country skier in the country by going 3-for-3 at the U.S. Nationals in Tahoe, Calif. The 30-year-old today won the 1.5K classic sprint at the SuperTour Finals, giving the APU Nordic Ski Club three skiers in the top four. Randall, of East High fame, also… Read more »

Perkins adjusting to things in Greece [Basketball]

When Doron Perkins of Anchorage was traded from China to Greece, he was elated because he was back in the Euroleague. But now he can’t get on the court. The 6-foot-3 guard has played only sparingly since signing with defending Euroleague champion Olympiacos, a product of being a late-season addition on an already-established championship squad…. Read more »