Monthly Archives: May 2014

Byers wrestles well, turns heads at World Team Trials

May 31, 2014

He is two years removed from his NCAA All-American days at Oklahoma State, but Cayle Byers of Chugiak still has it. The 197-pounder today advanced to the semifinals in this weight class and finished with two wins and two losses during the World Team Trials in Wisconsin. He opened the tournament with a pin before… Read more »

DeLoach Soukup returns to long jump at Prefontaine Classic

After a long layoff from major competition, Janay DeLoach Soukup of Fairbanks returned to the long jump this weekend at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore. That was the good news. Forced to change her takeoff technique on the eve of her first jump, the 28-year-old Alaskan never found her rhythm and finished seventh in… Read more »

Dunbar earns qualifying berth to NCAA Track Championships

May 30, 2014

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar assured he will end his college track career on his home turf. The University of Oregon senior runner finished in the top dozen of the men’s 10,000 meters at the NCAA Track and Field Preliminary Rounds in Fayetteville, Ark. Qualifiers earned automatic berths to the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene… Read more »

Oleson, Barcelona set to begin playoffs in Spain

May 28, 2014

Barcelona hasn’t won a Spanish League basketball title in two years, which probably seems like a lifetime for its rabid fans. With six titles since 2000, Barcelona has won more league championships than any other team in Spain and twice as many as arch rival Real Madrid. However, Real Madrid is the defending champion and… Read more »

Big minutes equates to big production for Griffin in WNBA

May 26, 2014

Professional basketball player Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is finally getting the playing time she deserves and the results are impressive. The 6-foot-2 starter for the Connecticut Sun is averaging a career-best 8.3 rebounds after the first four games of the season. The fifth-year WNBA player has grabbed 9, 11 and 8 rebounds in her… Read more »

Three Alaskans earn college track All-American honors

May 25, 2014

Alaskans Hans Roelle and Jani Lane of Anchorage and Lucas Updike of Ketchikan each turned in All-American performances at two separate national track and field championships this weekend. In Alabama, Hans Roelle of Eastern Oregon University doubled down on national titles by winning the men’s 800-meter race at the NAIA Championships, his second national title… Read more »

Perkins to be inducted into SWOCC Hall of Fame

May 23, 2014

Doron Perkins of Anchorage has played basketball all over the world, but it all started at Southwestern Oregon Community College. The 29-year-old is currently playing professionally in Turkey. He wasn’t always living the high life. He broke his leg as a senior at Bartlett High and most college teams abandoned him. Not SWOCC, though. Perkins… Read more »

Lane qualifies for NCAA final in 1,500 meters

May 22, 2014

When it comes to running the 1,500 meters, nobody does it at Michigan Tech better than Anchorage’s Jani Lane. The sophomore owns four of the five fastest times, including a school record 3:46.53 posted earlier this season. Now he has a chance to give the school a national title. Lane qualified for the 1,500 final… Read more »

Laws, Sao Jose stave off playoff elimination in Brazil

May 21, 2014

Anchorage’s Andre Laws is now just one win away from reaching the Brazilian basketball league finals. Tonight the 34-year-old guard was one of four players to reach double figures as Sao Jose dos Campos beat Paulistano 96-68 to even their semifinal playoff series at 2-2. Game 5 is Friday, with a trip to the finals… Read more »

Holley signs with Buffalo Bills after rookie minicamp

May 20, 2014

Former East High football player Caleb Holley has signed with the Buffalo Bills after rookie minicamp. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver was an undrafted free agent and the only tryout player from the minicamp who ended up getting signed to the team’s 90-man roster. Holley finished his college career at East Central University in Oklahoma… Read more »