Monthly Archives: May 2016

Clarke wins shot put meet in San Diego with season-best throw

May 7, 2016

Jordan Clarke of Anchorage is keeping an eye on the Olympic Trails later this summer. In the meantime, he’s seeing his results in the shot put continue to progress with every week of training at the Olympic Training Center in San Diego. The 25-year-old former four-time NCAA national champion finished his third competition there today… Read more »

Johnson honored as one of the nation’s top nordic coaches

May 6, 2016

In his first year coaching on campus, Matthew Johnson of Anchorage orchestrated the Montana State University cross-country ski team to its greatest season in school history. The Bobcats earned their best-ever finish of fourth at the NCAA Championships and Anika Miller won the freestyle race to give the school its first national champion since 1978…. Read more »

Williams, doubles partner advance to Ojai Valley tourney final

May 5, 2016

An old foe prevented Anchorage’s Whitney Williams from claiming a title at one of the oldest events in college tennis. Williams and her Abilene Christian University doubles partner Erin Walker dropped a dramatic 8-7 defeat to teammates Kaysie Hermsdorf and Lucile Pothier in the women’s doubles championship at the 116th annual Ojai Valley Tournament in… Read more »

Bynum signs with Northern Illinois, eyes next month’s MLB draft

May 4, 2016

If there was a knock on Fairbanks baseball player Scooter Bynum coming out of high school it was that he didn’t hit for power. Now he’s knocking the ball out of the park. The 20-year-old Arizona Western College outfielder hit a career-high five home runs and collected 22 extra-base hits with a wood bat as… Read more »

Caciari retires as wrestling coach after 23 years in Colorado

May 3, 2016

Mike Caciari of Fairbanks is walking away from the sport he loves. The 1982 West Valley graduate, now 52, has resigned as head high school wrestling coach at Valley High School in Gilcrest, Colorado. Caciari will retire from coaching after 23 years. “He’s that coach that would get out there and run with his kids… Read more »

Alaska’s ‘Slam Sisters’ Tufi and Page strike again for LaTech

May 2, 2016

Louisiana Tech sluggers Taria Page and Pauline Tufi of Anchorage each homered in the same game for the second time this college softball season. They each went yard in the same inning, just one batter a part, in a 7-2 win over Southern Mississippi in Conference USA action at LaTech. Just call them Slam Sisters…. Read more »

Ross inches closer to Thompson for longest hitting streak

May 1, 2016

Ben Ross of Palmer collected base hits in each game of Saturday’s NWAC doubleheader to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. The Blue Mountain Community College outfielder is hitting .389 since April 6. Overall, Ross, of Colony High fame, is batting .336 in 34 games and ranks 10th in the league with 28 RBIs…. Read more »