Monthly Archives: June 2013

Meszaros drafted by Tampa Bay Rays [Baseball]

June 8, 2013

The Major League Baseball draft is based mostly on potential and Anchorage’s Johnny Meszaros looks to be the complete package. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound 18-year-year right-handed pitcher was picked today by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 39th round of the first-year player draft. “I feel really good,” he told me. “It’s been cool, especially since… Read more »

Updike, Roelle named All-Americans [Track]

June 6, 2013

Ketchkan’s Isaac Updike and Anchorage’s Hans Roelle of Eastern Oregon University earned NAIA All-America honors by virtue of their performances at the national championships in Marion, Ind. Updike won the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Roelle finished third in the men’s 800 with a PR time. Together, they led Eastern Oregon to an 11th-place finish as a… Read more »

Oleson’s 17 puts Barcelona in Finals [Basketball]

June 5, 2013

This is why they traded for him. Barcelona today got its money’s worth from North Pole native Brad Oleson, who pumped in a team-high 17 points in an 84-62 victory over Gran Canaria in Spain. With the win, Barcelona swept the best-of-3 series to earn a spot in the Spanish League Finals. Oleson, of UAF… Read more »

Clarke goes for 5th NCAA title Wednesday [Track]

June 3, 2013

When you think of why Jordan Clarke of Anchorage has won four NCAA shot put titles, you can point to the fact that he’s 6-foot-4 and strong as an ox. But the Arizona State All-American isn’t just brawn. He’s got brains, too. “It’s easy to train the body. The mind is the hardest part to… Read more »

Henie, Western third at NCAAs [Rowing]

June 2, 2013

Chugiak’s Christine Henie helped Western Washington continue one of the least recognized but most remarkable streaks in college sports. The Vikings today finished third in the team standings at the NCAA D2 Women’s Rowing Championships in Indianapolis. Western Washington has now finished in the top three at every national tournament since its inception in 2002…. Read more »

Oleson nets 9-2-3-3 totals in Game 1 [Basketball]

North Pole’s Brad Oleson was back in the starting lineup for Barcelona in Game 1 of the team’s Spanish League semifinal matchup with Gran Canaria. The 6-foot-3 guard collected nine points, two rebounds, three assists and three steals in 23 minutes. Barcelona won 69-63. Oleson, of UAF fame, made 4-of-10 shots and helped his team… Read more »