Monthly Archives: March 2014

Roelle wins NAIA national championship for Eastern Oregon

March 11, 2014

One day after setting a school record on the track, Anchorage runner Hans Roelle of Eastern Oregon University won a national championship. The junior All-American used a blistering kick over the final 200 meters to pull away and win the men’s 1,000-meter at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio. “I’m definitely… Read more »

Grad student Grazulis named all-conference for Colorado Mines

March 10, 2014

Palmer’s Allie Grazulis will go down in history as one of the greatest women’s basketball players for Colorado School of Mines. She ranks third in school history for career rebounds and single-season free-throw percentage. And she’s a two-time All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pick. Grazulis, of Colony High fame, was named to the second team for… Read more »

Griffin dominates title game, wins second title Down Under

March 9, 2014

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River has always enjoyed incredible individual success in the game of basketball. But for some reason team triumph eluded her until last year when she led the Bendigo Spirit to the WNBL title Australia for her first major championship. It was so much fun she did it again. Griffin played phenomenally… Read more »

Talbot outduels childhood friend Patterson at NCAA Championships

March 8, 2014

Dartmouth College junior Silas Talbot of Anchorage just missed earning All-American honors at the NCAA Ski Championships in Park City, Utah. He may have won something more important, though; like bragging rights over Anchorage’s Scott Patterson of the University of Vermont. Talbot outsprinted his childhood friend by .06 seconds to finish 11th in the men’s… Read more »

DeLoach Soukup fifth in hurdles at IAAF World Indoors in Poland

The IAAF World Indoor Championships in Poland were the first real test in the 60-meter hurdles for Janay DeLoach Soukup of Fairbanks. She passed with flying colors. DeLoach Soukup advanced to the finals and placed fifth, missing out on a medal by .04 seconds. “Disappointed? Of course but I did better as a first time… Read more »

Conference coaches vote Klie CCAA Freshman of the Year

March 6, 2014

When Adam Klie of Anchorage joined the UC San Diego men’s basketball team, he didn’t care about scoring as much as did rebounding and playing defense. If he didn’t do those things, of course, well then he had little chance of staying on the court long enough to score. Sacrifice trumped stats, me became we… Read more »

Karnos commands respect, strike zone at Western Nevada

March 5, 2014

Most freshmen athletes struggle when they get to college, but not Max Karnos of Anchorage. The rookie right-hander is unbeaten on the baseball field in four starts for JC power Western Nevada and has amassed a tidy 1.61 ERA in 28 innings. The 6-foot-4 starter isn’t a flamethrower that pounds the strike zone with heaters,… Read more »

Engel collects career highs in points, assists for Boise State

March 4, 2014

The good news is Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage played the best game of her college career. The bad news is Boise State lost. Engel collected a career-high 17 points and seven assists in a 75-70 loss against Nevada in Reno in Mountain West Conference play. The 5-foot-7 starting guard sank 6-of-10 shots from the field… Read more »

Effenberger goes off for 42 points, sets NWAACC tournament record

March 3, 2014

If anybody can appreciate Laci Effenberger’s record-setting 42-point scoring night it is Clackamas coach Kayla Steen. Effenberger’s point total is a single-game record for the NWAACC tournament and broke the school record of 38 set by her coach in 2002. The big night by the 5-foot-7 sophomore guard from Ketchikan highlighted a 90-58 victory over… Read more »

Bookert’s big game keeps Florida State’s NCAA hopes alive

In need of a win to avoid the NCAA bubble, Florida State beat Georgia Tech behind the play of Devon Bookert of Anchorage. The 6-foot-3 guard didn’t miss a shot en route to a 16-point performance in an 81-71 victory, pushing FSU’s record to 17-11. “I don’t think it’s easy to play with your back… Read more »