Monthly Archives: October 2013

Kauffman saves the day for Adams State [Football]

October 15, 2013

With the game on the line, Adams State University gave the ball to Justin Kauffman of Anchorage. And he knew what to do. The former Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year accounted for the final 38 yards on the winning drive, capped by the go-ahead touchdown run with 52 seconds left to highlight a 49-43… Read more »

Bynum draws major interest in Arizona [Baseball]

October 14, 2013

The spotlight was glaring, with dozens of professional scouts and college coaches in the stands, but it didn’t wilt Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks. In fact, he shined brighter. The 18-year-old centerfielder with the Alaska Baseball Academy batted .444 with four extra-base hits in 18 at-bats at the Arizona Fall Classic over the weekend in Peoria…. Read more »

Winegarner wins age group at Ironman [Triathlon]

October 13, 2013

Jeni Winegarner of Anchorage won the women’s 55-to-59 age group at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. She covered the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile run and 26.2-mile run in 10 hours, 33 minutes, 10 seconds. Winegarner was fifth out of the water before taking over on the bike and run to beat the 40-woman field by… Read more »

McLaren leads MN-Morris to first win [Football]

October 12, 2013

The University of Minnesota-Morris football team enjoyed a record-setting day, and Caleb McLaren’s fingerprints were all over it. The freshman quarterback from Alaska accounted for 325 of the team’s school-record 412 passing yards in a 45-38 win over Westminster, the first victory of the season. Even better, it came in two overtimes with McLaren throwing… Read more »

Perkins signs with Turkish team [Basketball]

Doron Perkins of Anchorage has played in Israel, Italy, Greece, China and Ukraine over the last five seasons. Now he’s headed to Turkey. The dynamic 6-foot-2 point guard agreed to terms with Besiktas Istanbul, the league’s sixth-place team last year that is looking for its first Turkish championship since 1975. They have signed a difference… Read more »

Welch never forgets his AK roots [Cross Country]

October 11, 2013

Being that Ben Welch was born and raised in Alaska, he still feels a strong connection with his home state even though he now lives in La Grande, Ore. Maybe that’s why the Eastern Oregon University cross country and track coach surrounds himself with Alaska runners. There are nearly a dozen competing for the NAIA… Read more »

Just give Leigh freshman top award [Volleyball]

October 10, 2013

Quinnipiac University middle hitter Allison Leigh of Palmer is killing it this month. The fabulous freshman has been a major bright spot in a losing season, emerging as her team’s leading scorer as well as one of the best all-around players in the NCAA D1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Leigh, of Colony High fame, leads… Read more »

DesJarlais notches fourth career goal [Soccer]

October 9, 2013

Yvonne DesJarlais of Anchorage used her noggin to knock in her fourth career goal for the University of Arkansas women’s soccer team. Her header off a cross came in the 54th minute to tie the game against LSU in a 5-3 loss in SEC play. Desjarlais, of Service High fame, has two goals and as… Read more »

October’s ‘Featured Teacher’ [Healthy Futures]

October 8, 2013

More than 150 schools and 10,000 elementary students around the state now participate in the Healthy Futures Challenge, a biannual three-month program to empower children with the daily habit of physical activity. Healthy Futures, the signature program of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, would not succeed without its partnership with the health and PE… Read more »

Fletcher helps No. 4 BYU prevail [Cross Country]

October 7, 2013

Anchorage’s Aaron Fletcher of the nationally ranked BYU cross country team registered his third career top-15 finish at the Griak Invitational over the weekend at the University of Minnesota. The sophomore finished 15th in a field of 246 runners with an 8K time of 24:46. Fletcher, of South High fame, was the third runner for… Read more »