Monthly Archives: May 2013

Baker making strides despite losses [Baseball]

May 31, 2013

His 1-4 record suggests Dylan Baker of Juneau is struggling in his first season of professional baseball. Not really. His numbers are a bit misleading, masking the development the 21-year-old is truly making with the Class A Lake County Captains of the Cleveland Indians organization. At first glance you look at his 4.15 ERA in… Read more »

Dunbar wins Dillinger Award [Cross Country]

May 30, 2013

The University of Oregon handed out hardware at its track and cross country team banquet last week. Kodiak runner Trevor Dunbar was basically named MVP of the men’s cross country team after winning the Bill Dillinger Cross Country Award. Who is Bill Dillinger, you might ask? Past world record holder and former U of O… Read more »

DeLoach-Soukap sets meet record in NYC [Track]

May 29, 2013

It was raining and the wind was blowing, hardly ideal conditions for a track and field meet let alone a record performance. Yet Janay DeLoach-Soukap of Fairbanks did it anyway. The 27-year-old long jumper overcame the odds, the elements and a strong field to win the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City as part… Read more »

Oleson, Barcelona advance to semis [Basketball]

May 28, 2013

North Pole’s Brad Oleson is going to the Spanish League final four. And the team that traded him isn’t. Barcelona defeated Bilbao Basket 79-70 in Game 3 of their quarterfinal series to advance to the semifinals. Oleson, of UAF fame, came off the bench to play 24 minutes and score three points on 1-of-5 shooting…. Read more »

Madden picks up 1st save with Amarillo [Baseball]

May 26, 2013

Anchorage’s Corey Madden picked up his first save with the Amarillo Sox, a professional team in Texas. The 28-year-old relief pitcher struck out the only batter he faced with the bases loaded to nail down a 10-7 victory over Grand Prairie. “I’m not the closer,” he told me. “We don’t really have an established closer.”… Read more »

Way back on track in Atlantic League [Baseball]

May 25, 2013

Long Island Ducks pitcher Matt Way of Sitka got back on track in his last start to earn his first win in nearly a month. The southpaw allowed just three hits and one run over six innings in a 5-2 win over Camden in Atlantic League action. Way, of Sitka High fame, was 0-2 with… Read more »

Clarke needs just two throws to qualify [Track]

Defending NCAA shot put champion Jordan Clarke of Anchorage made quick work of his quick appearance at the West Regionals in Austin, Texas. After a six-hour rain delay, the Arizona State All-American wrapped up his day after a pair of rather pedestrian throws by his standards. His best mark was 61 feet, more than seven… Read more »

Griffin to start for WNBA’s Sun [Basketball]

May 23, 2013

Kelsey Griffin is hopeful a new coach will translate into a new role with the Connecticut Sun. Head coach Anne Donovan has said it’s likely the team will use several players at power forward but that the former NCAA All-American would get first crack at making it hers. “Kelsey has been on the bench biding… Read more »

Talbot qualifies for NCAA East Regional [Track]

May 21, 2013

When Anchorage’s Silas Talbot ran a 3:47.35 in the 1,500 meters in mid-April, he probably hoped his time would be good enough to qualify him for NCAAs. At the same time he knew it would be close with a month before the competition. Turns out, Talbot made the cut – but just barely. His time… Read more »

Perkins gets off pine, shines in win [Basketball]

Stuck on the bench for the Euroleague champions, Doron Perkins of Anchorage finally got a chance to do his thing for Olympiacos in Greece. The 6-foot-3 reserve guard collected a season-high nine points and five rebounds in an 80-53 win over Apollon Patras in league play. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, joined the team late… Read more »