Monthly Archives: October 2014

Perkins starts 10th hoops season in 10th different country

October 23, 2014

The most traveled professional basketball player from Alaska is on the move once again. Doron Perkins of Anchorage will play his 10th international season in his 10th different country, signing with Euroleague team Laboral Kutxa of Spain’s top division. “Playing in the Euroleague and Spanish liga is pretty cool,” he told me. “It doesn’t get… Read more »

Naylor scores twice, propels Concordia into first place

October 21, 2014

When the Concordia University men’s soccer team recruited Anchorage’s Zak Naylor it was because of his strength, technique and ability to score goals. He hasn’t disappointed. Naylor bagged two more goals in a 4-0 road win over Northwest University in Washington in a battle for first place in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. The junior transfer… Read more »

Griffin nets 22 points in first game back in Australia

October 20, 2014

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River returned to the basketball court in Australia and picked up right where she left off. The two-time Grand Finals MVP resumed her role with the two-time league champion Bendigo Spirit, asserting herself as one of the best players in the WNBL with a 22-point, 5-rebound effort in the season opener…. Read more »

Updike, Roelle help Eastern Oregon win Inland Empire title

A pair of Alaskans helped the Eastern Oregon University men’s cross country team enjoy one of the best days in school history. Buoyed by Ketchikan’s Lucas Updike and Anchorage’s Hans Roelle, the Mountaineers finished with the third best time in school history on their way to winning the Inland Empire Championships in Idaho. Updike was… Read more »

Talbot, Fletcher finish seconds apart at Wisconsin Invite

October 19, 2014

With 36 colleges and more than 250 runners, the Wisconsin Invitational is so massive you could get lost on the way to the starting line. Yet somehow a couple of Alaskans from different schools managed to finish just a few strides apart. Anchorage’s Silas Talbot of Dartmouth finished 84th with a time of 24:32. Three… Read more »

Western Nevada coach likes what he sees in Alaska pitchers

October 18, 2014

D.J. Whittemore isn’t involved with the oil business, but the Western Nevada College baseball coach has tapped into the Alaska pipeline to strike it rich. First it was Juneau’s Dylan Baker, who has graduated to pro ball in 2012. Then it was Anchorage’s Max Karnos, who anchored the pitching staff last season as a freshman…. Read more »

Rumley named Grinnell College Athlete of the Week

October 17, 2014

A perfect effort on the court earned Julia Rumley of Anchorage a nice reward. The junior tennis player was named Grinnell College Athlete of the Week after winning all six matches in singles and doubles as the Pioneers swept three conference opponents. Rumley, of East High fame, won her first match at No. 4 singles… Read more »

Arlow racks up assists, ranks among NAIA leaders

October 16, 2014

Palmer’s Jenna Arlow of Sterling College is one of the top setters in NAIA volleyball, ranking 15th in the nation with 921 assists in 27 matches. Sometimes, though, she’ll hit the ball to catch the defense off guard. It happened against Kansas Wesleyan. The 5-foot-5 junior match her season-high with seven kills to go along… Read more »

Maley helps Wagner beat Saint Francis in double OT

October 15, 2014

Eagle River’s Bryan Maley scored eight points, including two in the first and second overtimes, as Wagner College beat Saint Francis 46-39 in NCAA D1 football action. The senior placekicker made five PATs and a season-long 42-yard field goal. Maley, of Chugiak High fame, leads Wagner with 31 points. On the season he has made… Read more »

Lewis nets back-to-back hat tricks for Alabama State

October 14, 2014

When you average more than a point per soccer game, chances are you’re going to have huge games. Well, Anchorage’s Aaliyah Lewis had a humongous week. The Alabama State sophomore striker scored eight goals in three games over seven days, including back-to-back hat tricks. The former Alaska player of the year torched Arkansas-Pine Bluff and… Read more »