Monthly Archives: May 2013

Flanagan bags PR, All-Big Sky honors [Track]

May 20, 2013

Lierin Flanagan of Kenai had the race of her life at the Big Sky Championships. The Montana State junior placed third in the 800 meters to earn all-conference honors for the second straight year. Flanagan, of Kenai High fame, made a big push at the end of the race for a lifetime best time of… Read more »

Lane named Rookie of the Year for MTU [Track]

Freshman runner Jani Lane of Anchorage has been named men’s Rookie of the Year for the Michigan Tech track and field team. Lane ran the 10th fastest time in school history in the 800 meters of 1:53.13. Lane, of Service High fame, competed for Michigan Tech in cross country and nordic skiing in addition to… Read more »

All-star honored for academics at WWU [Rowing]

May 19, 2013

Christine Henie of Chugiak was named to the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference academic all-star team for the third consecutive year. The senior rower at Western Washington University is an Art major with a 3.62 grade point average. She’s just as good on the water. She plays the stroke position and has helped Western Washington maintain… Read more »

Oleson goes off for career-high 26 [Basketball]

May 17, 2013

Playing without leading scorer Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish power Barcelona turned to another veteran for points production. North Pole’s Brad Oleson. The 30-year-old Alaskan pumped in a career-high 26 points in a 90-89 victory over Lagun Aro that assured Barca will finish no worse than third in the league. Olson, of UAF fame, connected on… Read more »

Madden makes Amarillo debut in Texas [Baseball]

May 16, 2013

He nearly retired from the game. Tonight Corey Madden of Anchorage retired batters in an independent league in Texas. The 28-year-old reliever with the Amarillo Sox made his debut in the American Association, getting the final two outs in the eighth inning in a 9-5 win over El Paso. It was the 207th professional game… Read more »

Moore signs with WNBA’s Mystics [Basketball]

May 15, 2013

WNBA veteran Jessica Moore of Palmer today signed a free-agent deal with the Washington Mystics, her sixth team in what will be her ninth season in the league. The 6-foot-3 center has played in 221 career WNBA games, the most of any player from Alaska. She has scored a total of 644 points and grabbed… Read more »

Mitchell signs with D2 power WWU [Basketball]

May 13, 2013

After two seasons in the NWAACC, Colby Mitchell of Chugiak is headed to the GNAC, where he will play for a Western Washington team that has established itself as the best NCAA D2 team on the West Coast. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward has signed his letter of intent and will have two seasons of eligibility…. Read more »

Clarke captures third Pac-12 shot title [Track]

May 12, 2013

Arizona State senior Jordan Clarke of Anchorage etched his name in another record book, becoming the first Sun Devil in nearly two decades to win three conference shot put titles. The defending NCAA champion won this year’s Pac-12 Conference championship in Los Angeles with a throw of 63 feet, 6 inches. He is also just… Read more »

Dampier wins Big Sky 800 title [Track]

May 11, 2013

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Baker earns first win as professional [Baseball]

For the second time in as many starts, Dylan Baker of Juneau didn’t allow an earned run. Last time bad luck spoiled his quality start. This time he took care of matters himself. Baker threw a one-hitter over six innings for the Class A Lake County Captains in a 6-1 victory over Bowling Green, earning… Read more »