Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lane honored with prestigious NCAA Elite 89 Award

May 21, 2015

The NCAA D2 Track and Field Championships just started yet and already Jani Lane of Anchorage is a winner. The Michigan Tech junior runner was presented with the prestigious NCAA Elite 89 Award at a pre-national meet ceremony. Lane, of Service High fame, has qualified for NCAAs in the 1,500 meters. He is scheduled to… Read more »

Hajdukovich to participate in USA Basketball U-16 girls tryout

May 20, 2015

As the daughter of a prominent Alaska basketball player, Jahnna Hajdukovich of Fairbanks got plenty of feedback from her father Jimmy over the years. “My dad always has something to say,” she told me. “He always has to critique something; how to perfect my moves, perfect drives, perfect my shot, but it’s why I’ve become… Read more »

Oleson closes in on major milestones for international career

May 18, 2015

Anybody that saw Brad Oleson of North Pole play at UAF knows about his all-around game. Now the rest of the world knows what we knew 10 years ago. Oleson is on the verge of eclipsing three major milestones for his professional career and could get one of them this season with Spanish power Barcelona…. Read more »

Dunbar places third, cashes in w/ Bring Back the Mile Tour

May 17, 2015

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar finished third and pocketed $1,800 for his efforts over the weekend at the 10th annual Medtronic TC 1 Mile in Minneapolis. The 24-year-old runner finished in 4 minutes, 11 seconds on the rain-soaked course. He finished one second out of second and two seconds out of first. The race is the second… Read more »

Claman to row in Ivy League Championships with Columbia

May 15, 2015

Anchorage’s Maia Claman will represent more than just Columbia University at the Ivy League Championships on Sunday in New Jersey. She will compete on behalf of The Last Frontier. The junior rower will be the only Alaskan to participate in the regatta as Columbia shoots for its first Ivy League title. This will be only… Read more »

PLU moves to 2-0 in NCAA regional thanks to terrific Thompson

May 14, 2015

Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson stayed hot in the NCAA playoffs today as he banged out a double and 4 RBIs to lead Pacific Lutheran University to a 7-2 victory over Birmingham Southern on Day 2 of the NCAA D3 Tournament’s South Regional in Georgia. One day after clubbing a solo home run, the former Dimond High… Read more »

Alaskans help EOU win Cascade Conference championship

When Ben Welch of Wasilla started coaching track and field at Eastern Oregon University 22 years ago he probably assumed he would have some Alaskans on his team, but it’s unlikely he knew they would bring him so much success. The Alaska pipeline spewed a couple more champions and a ton of points as the… Read more »

Brown, Thompson spark PLU to dramatic NCAA playoff win

May 13, 2015

The Pacific Lutheran University baseball team out of Washington won a huge playoff game today and Alaska’s fingerprints were all over it. Anchorage’s Garrett Brown earned the win and Tyler Thompson hit a home run in a 9-6 win over Emory on opening day of the NCAA D3 Tournament South Regional in Georgia. Brown, of… Read more »

Rosenberg to play baseball, serve at Coast Guard Academy

Just because his father was a Marine and his sisters are active duty Air Force didn’t mean Michael Rosenberg of Eagle River was destined for a military life. Then again, that’s exactly what it means. Rosenberg continued a family tradition after the 18-year-old signed his letter of acceptance of appointment and commitment to play baseball… Read more »

Trio of Alaskans to participate in national baseball tournaments

May 12, 2015

This week is the start of the college baseball playoffs and we have three Alaskans taking part in national tournaments at NCAA D3 and NAIA. Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson and Garrett Brown helped Pacific Lutheran University of Washington earn its first postseason berth since 2007. Meanwhile, Aaron Miller of Anchorage has Mayville State University of North… Read more »