Monthly Archives: May 2015

PC rebound record holder Fenumiai signs with Evergreen State

May 31, 2015

When it came time for Juneau’s Gabi Fenumiai to pick where she wanted to finish her college career, her decision went beyond basketball. She wanted pursue her degree in early childhood education while playing a key role on the women’s basketball team. She got the best of both worlds at Evergreen State College. Fenumiai has… Read more »

Griffin undergoes successful hip surgery, season in jeopardy

May 30, 2015

The greatest women’s basketball player to come out of Alaska won’t be dancing any time soon. She won’t be playing hoops either. Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun underwent a successful operation on her left hip yesterday and could miss the 2015 season. The 27-year-old played in the preseason opener against Indiana… Read more »

Talbot 4th in 1,500 heat, advances to East Regional quarters

May 28, 2015

Anchorage’s Silas Talbot cleared the first hurdle in his road to the NCAA Championships. The Dartmouth College senior finished fourth in his heat and punched his ticket to the next qualifying round in the men’s 1,500 meters at today’s East Regional in Jacksonville, Fla. He finished in 3 minutes, 50.64 seconds and outsprinted runners from… Read more »

Ostrander competes at Nationals for third time w/ Willamette

May 27, 2015

While her younger sister is rewriting the record books in Alaska, Taylor Ostrander of Soldotna is having a terrific career at Willamette University in Oregon. The junior track star recently competed at the NCAA D3 Track and Field Championships for the third time in her college career. She finished 13th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, reaching… Read more »

Allen headed back to NCAA West Regional in long jump

May 26, 2015

There is another wonderful women’s long jumper from Fairbanks who won a conference title with a college from Colorado. First there was former Colorado State All-American Janay DeLoach Soukup. Now there’s Alisha Allen. Allen is a junior track star at the University of Northern Colorado, where she holds the school record in the long jump… Read more »

Callahan qualifies for NCAA West Regional in steeplechase

May 25, 2015

Molly Callahan of Fairbanks turned in a couple terrific finishes at the Pac-12 Championships for track and field in Los Angeles. The University of Arizona junior ran to a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and posted a 12 th-place finish in the 5,000. Callahan, of West Valley fame, completed the steeplechase with a PR… Read more »

Kelter scores again but Team USA still waits for Olympic berth

May 24, 2015

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter found her way into the scoring column once again for the USA Women’s Eagles rugby team at the IRB Sevens World Series in Amsterdam. She converted a try in the second half against England but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to save the Americans from a 15-14 loss that denied them an… Read more »

Updike 4 for 4 in All-American finishes in NAIA steeplechase

May 23, 2015

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike didn’t collect his second national championship, so he settled for a school record instead. The Eastern Oregon University senior runner came close to winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NAIA Track and Field Championships in Alabama, finishing second to collect his fourth All-American result of his college career. He won the race… Read more »

Spink embarks on fourth professional season with Salt Dogs

May 22, 2015

Last summer Conor Spink of Eagle River kicked around the idea of giving up his summer job. But he isn’t ready to say goodbye to professional baseball. The 27-year-old pitcher opened his fourth season with the Lincoln Salt Dogs of the American Association independent league. The left-handed reliever threw a scoreless inning in a 4-2… Read more »

Wilson tapped as new assistant basketball coach at Utah State

May 21, 2015

Basketball coach Louis Wilson of Anchorage has always been a winner; as a player, as an assistant, as a coach. So it only makes sense others would covet him. Utah State University men’s coach Tim Duryea made the veteran coach an offer he couldn’t refuse – a ticket to the big time. Wilson, of East… Read more »