Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bomar participates on Canadian women’s golf tour

June 30, 2014

We don’t have many professional golfers coming out of Alaska, but Brittany Bomar of Anchorage is one of the few. So that makes her one of the greatest. The 25-year-old turned pro in 2011 and played her first two seasons in Australia. Now this is her second season on the Canadian Women’s Tour. Bomar made… Read more »

Spink gets five outs to earn fourth hold with Saltdogs

June 28, 2014

Conor Spink of Eagle River continues to provide remarkable relief pitching for the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association. The 26-year-old southpaw recorded five outs over the seventh and eighth innings in an 8-6 victory over Wichita in independent pro ball in Nebraska. Spink, of Chugiak High fame, earned his fourth hold of the season… Read more »

Oleson wins La Liga title, fourth career pro championship

June 26, 2014

Brad Oleson of North Pole has always had a knack for making big plays in big moments. He doesn’t shrink under pressure. He proved it yet again in Game 4 of the Spanish League Finals, dishing an assist on the go-ahead basket and sealing the deal with free throws in the final minute of Barcelona’s… Read more »

DeLoach Soukup forced to opposite takeoff foot in long jump

June 25, 2014

For her whole career, from winning state in Alaska to winning a bronze medal at the Olympics, Janay DeLoach Soukup of Fairbanks has used her left foot for takeoff in the long jump. But she’ll use her other foot when she looks to defend her national title at this week’s USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento…. Read more »

Oleson’s big game has Barcelona one win from title

June 24, 2014

He’s so close he can smell it. North Pole’s Brad Oleson inched closer to winning his second career Spanish League championship, helping Barcelona beat Real Madrid 94-79 in Game 3 of the Finals. Barcelona leads the best-of-5 series 2-1. Oleson, of UAF fame, poured in 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting. He added three assists, including… Read more »

Sheufelt top women’s solo rider in Race Across America

June 22, 2014

After riding her bike literally across America, you figured Janice Sheufelt of Juneau would be exhausted. But apparently she was just getting started. The 47-year-old pulled away on the final day of the 33rd annual Race Across America, winning the women’s solo division in 11 days, 18 hours, 2 minutes. Sheufelt finished about 180 miles… Read more »

Oleson drops 17 in Game 2 of Spanish League Finals

June 21, 2014

At 31, some say Brad Oleson’s best basketball is behind him. He believes otherwise. The veteran guard from North Pole pumped in a team-high 17 points for Barcelona in an 87-78 loss to Real Madrid in Game 2 of the Spanish Leaugue Finals. The best-of-5 series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 is Tuesday. Oleson,… Read more »

Spink hits reset button, starts new scoreless streak

June 20, 2014

They say relievers must have a short memory in baseball because they pitch so often. Conor Spink of Eagle River can relate. Three days after having his career-high 26.2-inning consecutive scoreless streak snapped, the southpaw setup man with the Lincoln Saltdogs got to work on a new streak. The 26-year-old threw goose eggs in back-to-back… Read more »

Every throw matters to Clarke after turning professional

June 19, 2014

Most people assume being a professional athlete means caviar, first class and fast cars. But that’s not always the case, especially if you throw the shot put for a living in this country. Former NCAA champion Jordan Clarke of Anchorage turned professional last year and is currently ranked sixth in the world, yet he’s struggling… Read more »

Griffin helps Connecticut turn around season in WNBA

June 18, 2014

A nightmare start appears to be over for the Connecticut Sun as the team won its fourth straight game thanks to forward Kelsey Griffin’s breakout scoring game. The 6-foot-2 starting forward keyed a 76-72 win over Indiana with a 12-point, 9-rebound, 2-steal, 1-assist, 1-block performance. The team is now 7-6 after a 1-5 start, climbing… Read more »