Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lewis, Bowdoin advance in NCAAs [Tennis]

May 11, 2013

Anchorage’s Emma Lewis helped Bowdoin College beat Endicott and advance to the Regional Final of the NCAA D3 Championships. Lewis, of South High fame, won her doubles match 8-3 as part of fifth-ranked Bowdoin’s 5-0 sweep of Endicott in Maine. The Polar Bears will take on Middlebury Sunday for a chance to move on.

Houston to sign with South Carolina [Soccer]

May 10, 2013

A lot of goalkeepers in soccer were probably pushed into the position because they were the slowest, weakest, worst players on the field. Not Katelyn Houston, though. The 18-year-old from Anchorage was drawn to the position when she was just 8 because she was fearless. “I have older brothers and we always messed around, and… Read more »

Perkins has Euroleague title in sight [Basketball]

May 9, 2013

He was in this situation two years ago with Israeli power Maccabi Tel Aviv, two victories from hoisting the Euroleague trophy. He was so close he could taste it. Then disaster struck in the semifinals when he tore the ACL in his knee. His team won to reach the finals but lost in the championship… Read more »

Todd all-conference twice for UCCS [Track]

Jessica Todd of Anchorage earned a pair of all-conference finishes for University of Colorado Colorado Springs at the RMAC Track and Field Championships in Golden. The sophomore finished third in the 400-meter hurdles with a PR time and then placed sixth in the long jump, coming an inch of her PR. Todd, of Dimond High… Read more »

Sokaitis named to NE hoops Hall [Basketball]

May 8, 2013

Former UAF head coach Al Sokaitis of Fairbanks on June 22 will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. He has guided three different programs to the NCAA Tournament and set records for winning at eight different stops. He’s also won Coach of the Year honors 11 times. In Alaska, he’s best… Read more »

Talbot breaks out for Dartmouth College [Track]

May 7, 2013

Silas Talbot of Anchorage continued his strong sophomore track season at Dartmouth College, placing fifth in the men’s 1,500 meters at the Ivy League Championships in Princeton, N.J. He finished in 3:51.42 in a hotly contested race, finishing just a second shy of second place. Talbot, of Service High fame, set his PR of 3:47.35… Read more »

Colbern named to honor society [Football]

Brown University senior football player Patxi Colbern of Anchorage has been named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. He met the requirements, which called for football players in all divisions to carry a cumulative 3.2 GPA throughout their college career. Colbern, of South High fame, is a 6-foot-4 defensive end who had six… Read more »

UW’s Miller goes even faster in 800 [Track]

May 6, 2013

University of Washington senior runner Michael Miller of Anchorage continues to go faster in the 800 meters. Three weeks ago he ran a 1:50.36 in Eugene, Ore. Saturday he went even lower at the Ken Shannon Invitational inside new-look Husky Stadium. Miller, of ACS fame, ran an outdoor PR of 1:50.22 – the fourth-fastest time… Read more »

Lewis wins but Bowdoin loses in semis [Tennis]

Anchorage’s Emma Lewis won her 45th career doubles match for Bowdoin College, but it wasn’t enough to save the Polar Bears from a 5-1 loss to Williams College in the ESCAC Championships in Amherst, Mass. The former Alaska state champion has won 13 of 18 doubles matches this year and is 45-24 since 2011.

Oleson is perfect for Barcelona [Basketball]

May 5, 2013

North Pole’s Brad Oleson played just about a perfect game today for Barcelona in an 80-59 win in Spain. The 6-foot-3 starting guard made all six shots – a field goal, a 3-pointer and four free throws. He finished with nine points. Oleson, of UAF fame, also collected four rebounds, three assists and a season-high… Read more »