Monthly Archives: June 2015

Arnold to pitch for NCAA D2 Flagler College in Florida

June 16, 2015

Kodiak baseball player Jakob Arnold had a checklist when it came to finding the perfect college. He wanted to be near family, but get out of Alaska. He wanted to play for a competitive program. And he wanted to pitch in warm weather. Arnold, 18, got all three wishes at Flagler College, an NCAA D2… Read more »

Blackhawks deny Carle for second time in Stanley Cup Finals

June 15, 2015

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane make up a dream 1-2 punch for the Chicago Blackhawks. But Anchorage’s Matt Carle probably sees them in his nightmares. The Blackhawks denied the 30-year-old defenseman for a second time from having his name added to sport’s most famous trophy after Chicago beat Tampa Bay 2-0 tonight in Game 6… Read more »

Drive for 5: Oleson shoots for fifth pro championship

Even at 32, veteran guard Brad Oleson can still play defense. The North Pole star was named to the Euroleague All-Defensive First Team this season and is still called on to guard the opposing team’s top perimeter player. His defense is a big reason Barcelona is back in the Spanish League’s ACB Finals this season… Read more »

Clifford, Kelter help Eagles Sevens qualify for Olympics

June 14, 2015

Lorrie Clifford and Alev Kelter of Eagle River helped make history today in Cary, North Carolina. And it wasn’t even close. The starting players for the USA Women’s Eagles Sevens rugby team were on the field for an 88-0 rout of Mexico in the championship game of the North America Caribbean regional tournament that secured… Read more »

Clarke on pace to peak for USATF Outdoor Championships

June 13, 2015

Jordan Clarke of Anchorage has been terrific the last two weeks with back-to-back Diamond League silver medals and a season-best throw today in New York. Thing is, though, he hasn’t even reached his ceiling. Clarke believes his best is yet to come and the 24-year-old former four-time NCAA champion hopes to pop the big one… Read more »

Former All-American Byers headed back to World Team Trials

June 11, 2015

Chugiak’s Cayle Byers will return to the World Team Trials this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin, for the second consecutive year. This time he’s competing for a spot on Team USA. The former NCAA All-American out of Oklahoma State University will compete in the 213-pound bracket after finishing fifth at this year’s US Open to qualify… Read more »

Spink remains top relief option out of Lincoln bullpen

June 10, 2015

A relief pitcher’s worth can be determined by how often he’s summoned from the bullpen. The Lincoln Saltdogs must think a lot of Eagle River’s Conor Spink. The American Association independent pro team has turned to the left-handed relief pitcher in 10 of 19 games this season. This is Spink’s fourth year with the Saltdogs…. Read more »

Clifford to return to action with USA Women’s Eagles Sevens

June 9, 2015

The USA Women’s Eagles Sevens rugby team narrowly missed a shot at grabbing an automatic Olympic qualifying berth last time out. So they head to North Carolina this weekend in search of a second chance, and this time they will bring a second Alaskan. Eagle River’s Lorrie Clifford is back with the national team and… Read more »

Oleson, Barcelona take 2-0 lead in Spanish playoff semifinals

June 8, 2015

Back-to-back blowouts have given Barcelona a commanding 2-0 lead in its best-of-5 playoff series against Unicaja in the Spanish League semifinals. North Pole’s Brad Oleson is a starting guard for Barcelona, one of the best basketball teams in all of Europe. The 6-foot-3 veteran collected 4 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 blocked shot… Read more »

Bellingham turns to Way in Game 1 to close out victory

June 7, 2015

One game, one save. At this point Brian Way of Sitka is on pace to break the West Coast League record. Of course he won’t get a save every game, but to give him the ball in the first game of the season shows just how confident the Bellingham Bells are in their big right-hander…. Read more »