Monthly Archives: February 2014

Randall, Dunbar and Strabel among 2014 Directors’ Awards class

February 18, 2014

Runners and skiers headline the list of names for the 2014 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Directors’ Awards. The recipients were selected by the ASHOF board of directors based on consideration for their contributions, actions and achievements in sports over the past year or recent years. They will be recognized along with the Class of 2014… Read more »

Effenberger pumps in career-high 30 points for Clackamas

February 17, 2014

Clackamas Community College sharpshooter Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan takes a lot of 3-pointers. She averages 10 attempts in 24 games this season and as has taken as many as 17 in one game. Tonight she made 8-of-14 threes and scored a career-high 30 points in a 76-52 win over Southwestern Oregon in the NWAACC. She… Read more »

Grazulis pulls down 16 rebounds, second most of career

The Colorado School of Mines rebounding machine also known as Allie Grazulis of Palmer pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds in an 87-63 victory over Chadron State in NCAA D2 women’s play. It was the second-highest total of her college career, second only to the 22 she had last year against UAF. Grazulis, of Colony… Read more »

DeLoach Soukup wins hurdles at Millrose Games in New York

February 16, 2014

The Millrose Games is one of the country’s oldest indoor track and field meets, dating all the way back to 1908. Few athletes over the last century have won different events in consecutive years, but Janay DeLoach Soukup of Fairbanks is one of them. The 28-year-old clocked a PR in the 60-meter hurdles, sprinting to… Read more »

Wilson has career-high six steals, powers Marquette defense

February 15, 2014

Marquette starting guard Derrick Wilson of Anchorage was a defensive menace against Xavier, grabbing a career-high six steals and helping force 19 turnovers in an 81-72 victory in Big East play. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder is built like a linebacker but moves like a sprinter, quick and powerful. He played nearly every second [39 minutes] and… Read more »

Oleson’s big fourth quarter lifts Barcelona to Euroleague victory

February 14, 2014

North Pole’s Brad Oleson is playing the best basketball of his life right now. He’s been better than ever in the last three games with Spanish power Barcelona, with today’s performance at the top of the list. The 30-year-old guard scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, lifting Barcelona to an 80-70… Read more »

Clark is February’s ‘Featured Teacher’ for Healthy Futures

February 13, 2014

More than 160 schools and 15,000 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 »

Equestrian rider from Anchorage wins in Texas Christian debut

After competing in only demo rides last fall, Kari Hancock of Anchorage has finally hit the big time with the Texas Christian University equestrian team. TCU is no slouch either, ranked No. 8 in the country. But she is on the game-day roster for the first time and last weekend started the season with a… Read more »

Mattson settles into college life, starting role at Portland

February 12, 2014

Starting on a basketball team usually breeds self-confidence for most players, but it actually had the opposite effect on University of Portland’s Hannah Mattson of Fairbanks. “It probably made me a little more nervous to be completely honest,” she told me. She got over that, though. Like real fast. Mattson, of West Valley High fame,… Read more »

Kauffman heats up during 7-game win streak for Adams State

February 11, 2014

Adams State University in Colorado has rattled off seven straight wins and Anchorage’s Justin Kauffman has been a big part of that success. The 6-foot-2 junior guard scored 14 points in a 102-67 win over Western New Mexico over the weekend, his third double-figure performance in the last five games. During that stretch he has… Read more »