Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fort Lewis College gets gem by landing talented Terry

April 20, 2014

When it came to finding the right college, Jalen Terry of Seward trusted his gut and picked Fort Lewis College in Colorado. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound shooting guard just concluded a season of prep school at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut after graduating from Anchorage Christian School in 2013. He was a starter at Putnam, which… Read more »

Two-way Tufi single-handedly leads Louisiana Tech softball

April 19, 2014

She threw a shutout, homered and drove in six runs. She also sold popcorn between innings. In an awesome display of individual talent, Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi did everything for Louisiana Tech in a 7-0 victory over Southern Miss in NCAA D1 softball action. The fab freshman went 3-for-3 with 6 RBIs at the plate and… Read more »

Dunbar PRs in 5,000, ranks ninth on Oregon’s all-time list

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar joined an exclusive club reserved for elite runners from the University of Oregon. The former Alaska state champion shaved four seconds off his PR in the 5,000 meters after posting 13:32.38 in a second-place finish at the annual Mt. SAC Relays in California. Dunbar’s time moved him to ninth on Oregon’s all-time… Read more »

Lujan signs with D1 South Dakota St. after one year of JUCO

April 18, 2014

When freshman quarterback Zach Lujan of Anchorage arrived at Chabot College in California he was fourth on the depth chart. After summer workouts he was second. After the first scrimmage he was first. He never lost his job. “I still remember my first conversation with my coach on game day before our first game and… Read more »

Oleson remains perfect on 3s, helps Barcelona take 2-0 lead

No other player in the Euroleague playoffs is shooting the basketball from 3-point range as well as Brad Oleson of North Pole. The 6-foot-3 starter with Barcelona tallied 14 points and made both 3-point attempts in an 84-63 victory over Turkish power Galatasaray in Game 2 of the Euroleague quarterfinal playoffs in Spain. Oleson is… Read more »

Wilson signs with Kitsap Pumas of USL Premier League

April 17, 2014

Soccer player Jared Wilson of Anchorage isn’t used to the pro game, but he is familiar with his new coach. The 6-foot-2 goalkeeper will again play for his former college coach for the Kitsap Pumas of the USL Premier Development League called PDL-Pro. Wilson signed a rookie contract with the Pumas to play for Andrew… Read more »

Lane runs NCAA D2 provisional in 800 for Michigan Tech

April 15, 2014

Anchorage’s Jani Lane crushed the competition for Michigan Tech in the men’s 800-meter race at the Rex Foster Invitational in Wisconsin. The sophomore ran a national provisional time of 1:52.02 as he beat the second-place guy by a full four seconds. His time was the fifth fastest time in Michigan Tech history and bested his… Read more »

Winczura wraps up gymnastics career; next up medical school

April 14, 2014

Eagle River’s Amy Winczura of Texas Woman’s University ended her college career in style, hitting seven of seven routines at USAG Nationals over the weekend in Providence. The senior was her team’s most consistent performer during the three days of competition, with her final floor routine serving as a last dance. Winczura, of East High… Read more »

Roelle wins blistering 800, beats D1 runner in photo finish

April 13, 2014

After playing possum early, Anchorage’s Hans Roelle of Eastern Oregon University picked up the pace late to win a big 800-meter race at the WAR VII track and field meet in Spokane, Wash. The junior sat back in the pack for the first lap before unleashing a killer kick that saw him post a personal-best… Read more »

Ferntheil signs with Cochise College baseball in Arizona

April 12, 2014

Second chances are rare in life, but 19-year-old pitcher Zach Ferntheil of Anchorage got a redo last month in Arizona. And now he’ll get another shot in college baseball. The 2012 Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year from Service High has signed with Cochise College, a premier JC program in Arizona. “It was a situation… Read more »