Monthly Archives: May 2014

Lane breaks school record in 1,500, qualifies for NCAAs

May 13, 2014

Jani Lane of Anchorage already held the Michigan Tech record for the 1,500 meters. Then he bettered it over the weekend. The sophomore earned a spot in the field of the NCAA D2 Championships by running the 1,500 in 3:46.55 to break his own school record by more than five seconds. Lane, of Service High… Read more »

Lewis wins match No. 125, helps Bowdoin advance in NCAAs

May 12, 2014

Faced with the possibility of never playing college tennis again, Emma Lewis of Anchorage dug deep and gave Bowdoin College everything she had. The senior won her doubles match to help the Polar Bears beat Middlebury 5-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA D2 national team championships. Seventh-ranked Bowdoin [16-6] has reached the… Read more »

Roelle shakes off elements, runs season best times in two events

May 11, 2014

It was windy, it was cold and he had a sore calf muscle. So of course Hans Roelle of Anchorage ran his best at the Cascade Conference Championships in Idaho. The Eastern Oregon University junior finished third in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 3:51.28 and the next day won the 800 in… Read more »

Yo! Humphery named to University of Montana Hall of Fame

He has run for more yards than any other running back in University of Montana football history and now Yohance Humphrey of Eagle River is headed to the school’s Hall of Fame. The former gridiron great will be inducted this fall. Humphrey, of Chugiak High fame, played for Montana from 1998 to 2001 and still… Read more »

Karnos combines on playoff shutout for Western Nevada

May 10, 2014

Given the ball in a closer role for the first time this season, Max Karnos of Anchorage shut it down. The freshman pitcher threw two innings of hitless relief to combine with Western Nevada College teammate Christian Solo on a 3-hitter in a 5-0 victory over Salt Lake in Utah. The win moved WNC into… Read more »

Tufi named to Conference USA All-Freshman softball team

Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi had a wonderful rookie year with the Louisiana Tech softball. So much so she was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in a vote by league coaches. The utility player hit .281 in 52 games and set a freshman school record with 32 RBIs. Tufi, of West High fame, led Louisiana… Read more »

RBI king Cohen named first team all-star for Whitman College

May 9, 2014

After leading the Northwest Conference in RBIs and ranking 19th in innings pitched, Whitman College’s Aaron Cohen of Juneau earned a spot on the first team all-star team. The senior was selected at utility, a fitting position given his do-it-all skill set. Cohen led the league with 45 RBIs and 16 doubles, ranked seventh in… Read more »

Griffin takes on bigger leadership role with WNBA’s Sun

May 8, 2014

As Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River begins her fifth season with the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA, she’s one of her team’s most experienced players. The 6-foot-2 forward has played in 133 career games, second most among Sun players. It seems like only yesterday that she was drafted; now she’s a veteran. The season starts… Read more »

Way earns 30th pro win, nears 400 career innings

May 7, 2014

Sitka southpaw Matt Way is one of only two Alaskans currently playing professional baseball and he continues to rack up major milestones. The 27-year-old starting pitcher is playing for the Long Island Ducks, the two-time defending Atlantic League champions. He earned his first win in his first start with five shutout innings. It was his… Read more »

Todd PRs in 400 hurdles at RMAC Championships

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs hurdler Jessica Todd of Anchorage turned in the fastest 400-meter hurdles race of her life when it mattered most. The junior earned all-conference honors for the second straight year after placing second at the RMAC Outdoor Championships in Colorado. Her time of 1:03.83 was a school record. She finished third in… Read more »