Monthly Archives: March 2016

Swinton part of Oregon Tech’s nationally ranked NAIA golf team

March 30, 2016

Oregon Tech, which features Alaska’s only college golfer in Tyler Swinton of Haines, is currently ranked 21st in the NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches Top 25 Poll. Swinton is one of only five golfers on the team to compete in all 17 rounds over six tournaments this season. The senior owns three top-10 finishes, including a… Read more »

Karnos pitching like a winner despite back-to-back no-decisions

March 29, 2016

Even though a winning decision in back-to-back starts wasn’t in the cards, Anchorage’s Max Karnos is still pitching like an ace. The Sacramento State right-hander has a sparkling 1.29 ERA over his last 21 innings of work, although his record is just 1-0 during that stretch. He threw seven strong innings in consecutive starts against… Read more »

NYO to be Inducted into Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

– From the Cook Inlet Tribal Council newsletter “Alaska Native games are viewed as a big part of our heritage — not just our sports history, but of our state’s culture.” NYO events, like the Two-Foot High Kick, reflect traditional contests practiced by Alaska Native people to improve strength, agility, and endurance. NYO will be… Read more »

Brown sacrifices shaving to appease baseball gods during streak

March 28, 2016

Lots of baseball players are superstitious and Garrett Brown of Anchorage is no different. Things are going so well for the Pacific Lutheran University right-handed pitcher that he refuses to shave his beard. Brown hasn’t allowed a run in the month of March, a scoreless streak that extends 15.2 inning over six relief appearances. Nobody… Read more »

Williams rallies from seemingly certain defeat to win in third set

March 27, 2016

The score was as bad as it could get on a tennis court, yet Whitney Williams of Anchorage remained cool, calm and confident. The Abilene Christian University sophomore faced remarkably long odds after losing the first set of her No. 5 singles match against McNeese State and trailing 5-2 in the second. “I had a… Read more »

Todd runs to personal best in 800 meters for Liberty University

March 26, 2016

Fresh off an incredible indoor season, Liberty University freshman Michael Todd of Anchorage didn’t waste any time now that it’s outdoor season. He made his outdoor 800 debut today at the Winthrop Invitational in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he didn’t win but did clock a personal-best time of 1:51.10. He lost in a photo… Read more »

Syrup pitches fourth complete game for Southwestern College

Freshman starter Lauren Syrup of Anchorage scattered four hits over five innings of work as the Southwestern College softball team beat Bethel 10-2 in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference action. She surrendered just single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. It was her fourth complete-game performance this season. Syrup, of West High fame, has pitched… Read more »

Blackburn exceeds Olympic qualifying standard in discus

March 25, 2016

Soldotna’s Paige Blackburn exceeded the Olympic qualifying standard in the discus with the farthest throw of the day in Los Angeles, California. She competed at the Power Conference Cardinal & Gold Challenge hosted by the University of Southern California. Blackburn, of Soldotna High fame, threw the discus 200 feet, 8 inches – or 61.16 meters…. Read more »

Harris nails winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat former team

March 24, 2016

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris couldn’t have scripted a better ending. Playing against his former team, the 6-foot-7 forward/center drilled a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer as time expired to deliver the Iowa Energy a 108-105 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA D-League. Harris, of West High fame, had given Iowa a 105-102 lead with a… Read more »

Hale only underclassman named NAIA All-America First Team

Anchorage’s NeNe Hale of Central Methodist University was one of four players considered for NAIA D1 women’s basketball national player of the year. The sophomore settled for being named to the first team for the NAIA All-America Team. She was the only underclassmen among the first and second teams. Hale, of Houston High fame, finished… Read more »