Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dunbar second in 5,000, helps Oregon win Pac-12 title

May 19, 2014

He didn’t win the 5,000, but Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar still tasted victory after the University of Oregon won the Pac-12 Championships. Dunbar settled for silver in a slow 5,000 meters, running a time of 13 minutes, 45.26 seconds. He entered the race with the fourth fastest time in the country in 13:32. The senior did… Read more »

Bennett all-conference in decathlon at WAC Championships

Tyler Bennett of Anchorage might be the best Alaska athlete you’ve never heard of. The first-year decathlete at the University of Idaho earned second-team all-conference honors with a sixth-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in Utah. Bennett finished the grueling 10-event competition with 5,894 points. Here is a breakdown of his performance in… Read more »

Griffin solid in defeat for WNBA’s Connecticut Sun

May 18, 2014

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River today extended her personal-best starting streak to 36 games with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun in a 90-88 overtime loss to Minnesota. The 6-foot-1 power forward logged 29 minutes and her team finished +7 when she was on the court. She scored eight points on 4-of-10 shooting and added eight rebounds,… Read more »

Dunbar a serious threat to win 5,000 at Pac-12 Championships

May 17, 2014

Healthy and hungry, Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak could eat up the competition at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships, which kick off today in Pullman, Wash. The 23-year-old All-American will run in the 5,000 meters on Sunday. This spring he has the NCAA’s fourth fastest time [13:32.38], a glimpse of Dunbar’s unbelievable talent. He could… Read more »

Oleson reaches Euroleague final four, but Barcelona loses

May 16, 2014

Brad Oleson’s quest for a Euroleague championship was dashed in today’s semifinals, with Barcelona losing 100-62 to Spanish rival Real Madrid. The North Pole native scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting. He also collected three assists, grabbed two rebounds and blocked a shot. The 6-foot-3 starting guard played 29 minutes. Oleson, of UAF fame, was… Read more »

Laws drops 18 in playoff win in Brazil, series tied 1-1

May 15, 2014

A return to the starting lineup did wonders for Andre Laws of Anchorage and Sao Jose’s basketball team. Laws hit 4-of-5 three-pointers and dropped in 18 points to key an 83-78 victory over Paulistano, evening the Brazilian league semifinal series at 1-1. The former East High all-star came off the bench in Game 1 and… Read more »

Williams brings energy, winning attitude to Adams State

May 14, 2014

At San Francisco City College last year Travante Williams of Anchorage was the basketball team’s sixth man, the guy who brought energy and defensive intensity to the court when he came off the bench. The team won 37 games and reached the elite eight at the JC national tournament. The 6-foot-3 guard was a big… Read more »

Byers wins regional, qualifies for World Team Trials

Former NCAA All-American Cayle Byers of Chugiak won his weight class at last weekend’s Northern Plains Senior Freestyle Regional in Iowa. The 214-pounder now with the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club beat former NCAA heavyweight runner-up Ryan Flores 6-5 in the 97-kilomgram championship match. Byers, of Chugiak High fame, used to wrestle for Oklahoma State University,… Read more »

Undrafted Manumaleuna signs with New York Giants

May 13, 2014

Eathyn Manumaleuna of Anchorage might just be the next Alaskan to play in the NFL. The undrafted free agent signed a contract with the New York Giants almost immediately after the weekend draft. The 6-foot-2, 305-pound defensive lineman this year completed his college eligibility at BYU, where he enjoyed a strong career that started way… Read more »