Monthly Archives: June 2015

Osborne to transfer to Dickinson State in North Dakota

June 30, 2015

Sagan Osborne is on the move. The Anchorage baseball player will transfer to Dickinson State University in North Dakota. Last season he played at Oregon’s Treasure Valley Community College, which placed fifth at the NWAC Championships. The highlight of his season came early on against Dawson Community College when he delivered a walk-off base hit… Read more »

Clarke wins bronze with PR throw, punches ticket to Worlds

June 28, 2015

After winning four NCAA championships at Arizona State University, shot putter Jordan Clarke of Anchorage turned professional in 2014 hoping to join a crowded field of world-class Americans. Make room because he’s in the club. Clarke, 24, today earned a bronze medal at the USATF Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with a personal-best throw of 70… Read more »

DeLoach’s off foot puts her on the right track to Beijing

June 27, 2015

Janay DeLoach can go left and she can go right. And now she’s going to the IAAF World Championships. The world-class long jumper from Fairbanks secured a spot on Team USA and will head to Beijing, China, in August after placing third today at the USATF Championships in Eugene, Oregon. She jumped 22 feet, 9.75… Read more »

Versatile Blackburn to throw javelin at USATF Championships

June 26, 2015

As a member of the United States Air Force Academy, it’s fitting that Paige Blackburn of Soldotna would excel at making the javelin fly. The 25-year-old First Lieutenant will compete in the women’s javelin tonight at the USATF Championships in Eugene, Oregon. She is one of three Alaskans to compete this weekend. Janay DeLoach Soukup… Read more »

Barcelona falls in Finals, Oleson denied fifth pro title

June 24, 2015

It wasn’t meant to be for Barcelona and Brad Oleson of North Pole this year in the Spanish League Finals. Arch rival Real Madrid swept the best-of-5 series capped by a 90-85 win in Game 3 tonight in Barcelona. Oleson, of UAF fame, had 10 points and 4 assists in his most productive game of… Read more »

Spink wins two games in 10 days for Lincoln Saltdogs

June 23, 2015

Life is pretty unpredictable as a relief pitcher in baseball. Take Eagle River’s Conor Spink for example. The left hander earned six winning decisions in 105 previous professional games stretching four years with the Lincoln Saltdogs. Then he won two games in 10 days. The 27-year-old has appeared in 15 games this season and has… Read more »

Lewis sisters go to World Cup, hang out with idol Mia Hamm

June 22, 2015

Twins Ariela and Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage got the shock of their life when their parents planned a surprise trip to the Women’s World Cup in Canada. The one-game trip got even better after they watched Team USA beat Nigeria 1-0 and took a selfie with soccer icon Mia Hamm in the box seats at… Read more »

Cherry runs 2:16 marathon, qualifies for Olympic Trials again

June 20, 2015

Chugiak’s Jesse Cherry is going back to the Olympic Trials in the marathon. The 28-year-old today ran a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 34 seconds at the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, to meet the B standard and earn an automatic berth for the second time. “You can find me at the Olympic Marathon… Read more »

Hamberger makes Cordova sports history, signs w/ Utah State

June 18, 2015

Most teenage runners have an entire high school career to make an impression with a college. Cordova’s Sara Hamberger got three races. Her final race came at the ASAA track and field state championships, where she needed to run the mile in 5 minutes and 8 seconds or less to meet the standard set by… Read more »

Way continues to close the door for Bellingham Bells

June 17, 2015

They say getting the final out is the hardest, but Brian Way of Sitka is making it look easy. The 19-year-old is 3-for-3 in save situations for the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast League. The 6-foot-7 right hander hasn’t allowed an earned run in 5 innings and the Bells are 4-0 on days he… Read more »