Monthly Archives: June 2013

Karnos headed to Western Nevada [Baseball]

June 20, 2013

Max Karnos these days watches the College World Series, hoping one day he can be one of the baseball players he watches on TV. The 17-year-old pitcher from Anchorage is on his way after signing with Western Nevada College, a top-level JC with the reputation for churning out top prospects. “They are very successful getting… Read more »

Brothers Egolf team up for title [Basketball]

June 19, 2013

Brothers Will Egolf [second from right] and Ben Egolf [far right] of Haines were part of the victorious Alaska Peoria Pipeline team that won the top men’s division at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament over the weekend in Springfield, Ill. “I think it was the first time Will and I were able to play… Read more »

Way’s longevity product of work ethic [Baseball]

June 17, 2013

Sitka southpaw Matt Way last night celebrated his 60th career professional start, a major milestone for the 26-year-old. He is only the second Alaska pitcher to start that many pro games. For the last month, however, it didn’t look like Way would ever get on the mound again for the Long Island Ducks of the… Read more »

Oleson in Spanish League clincher [Basketball]

June 16, 2013

Barcelona and Brad Oleson of North Pole need just one more win to call themselves championships of the Spanish League. The team beat Real Madrid 73-62 today in Game 4 of the Finals to force a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday. Oleson, of UAF fame, scored seven points. He has averaged 9.2 points in the… Read more »

Clevenger signs with D2 East Central [Baseball]

June 15, 2013

After dedicating most of his life to baseball, the game will finally pay back Cory Clevenger of Anchorage. The all-star slugger has signed his letter of intent with East Central University, a NCAA D2 school in Ada, Okla. He will play third, hit in the middle of the order and major in business management. “It… Read more »

Baker earns second professional win [Baseball]

June 12, 2013

Juneau’s Dylan Baker earned his second win as a professional pitcher as Class A Lake Country beat first-place Fort Wayne 11-0 in Indiana. The 6-foot-2 starting pitcher has his rights owned by the Cleveland Indians, who picked him in the fifth round of last year’s MLB Draft. Baker, 21, went longer into a pro game… Read more »

Updike named Male Athlete of the Year [Track]

June 11, 2013

Each day seems to bring another reward for Ketchikan runner Isaac Updike. So far his checklist reads: National champion, All-American, Male Athlete of the Year. Yep, that covers the last two weeks for the junior at Eastern Oregon University. “It’s kind of surreal right now,” he told me. “It happened pretty quickly to be honest…. Read more »

Griffin on verge of WNBA milestones [Basketball]

June 10, 2013

Kelsey Griffin of the Connecticut Sun needs just four more points to reach 400 for her WNBA career. That makes her second behind Palmer veteran Jessica Moore of Washington [644 career points and counting] for bragging rights among the four Alaskans to play in the league. Griffin can, however, become the state’s prolific scorer for… Read more »

Oleson nets 9 points in Game 1 loss [Basketball]

Brad Oleson of North Pole did what he could for Barcelona in Game 1 of the Spanish League Finals but couldn’t prevent a 76-72 loss to Real Madrid. The 6-foot-3 veteran started at shooting guard and scored nine points in 22 minutes, making 3 for 7 shots from the field. He added two assists and… Read more »

Future geologist Knotek signs with MSU [Track]

June 9, 2013

When Miles Knotek of Moose Pass thought about running in college he wanted to go big. As in the Big Sky. The two-time Alaska state champion has signed with Montana State University, a NCAA D1 school in Bozeman. Knotek, of Seward High fame, will compete in cross country and track for the Bobcats. “I’ve lived… Read more »