Monthly Archives: June 2016

Ostrander ready for Olympic Trials

June 30, 2016

Even though she qualified in January, Allie Ostrander of Kenai was unsure whether she’d participate in the upcoming U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. That’s because Ostrander, a freshman phenom at Boise State University, only recently overcame a stress fracture that sidelined her for the collegiate outdoor track season. “I just wanted to make sure… Read more »

Templin nominated as a 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award

June 29, 2016

Anchorage’s Molly Templin of the University of Portland rowing team has been nominated as a 2016 NCAA Women of the Year. The recent college graduate earned All-West Coast Conference honors this spring as a senior and helped lead the Pilots to a fourth-place finish at the WCC Championships. She was also named a Collegiate Rowing… Read more »

Thomet part of 4-man sprint finish in 10K run at Jr Nationals

June 28, 2016

Levi Thomet of Kodiak was involved in a crazy four-man photo finish in the 10,000-meter run at the USATF Junior National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Clovis, California. The bad news was he missed a bronze medal by one-hundredth of a second. Thomas Polland Iowa State 30:46.04 Colin Burke UCLA 30:46.25 Zachary Dale Illinois… Read more »

Alaska soccer pipeline to Northern Arizona continues with Lyken

June 27, 2016

Recent high school graduate Malia Lyken of Anchorage wouldn’t mind playing college soccer in Alaska, but there isn’t a team. She found the next best thing to home at Northern Arizona University. “The town of Flagstaff is amazing, and just like Anchorage,” she told me. “I love the sports facilities and the team, especially the… Read more »

Froehle fulfills D1 dream, headed to D1 Manhattan College

June 26, 2016

It might sound like a cliché, but Lorenzo Froehle of Anchorage takes it to heart when he said he plays every soccer game like it’s his last. “You have to go out there every game and put it on the line. You can’t hold anything back,” he told me. “You never know who is watching.”… Read more »

Updike trying to stay in the moment in preparation for Trials

June 25, 2016

After running the race of his life in the steeplechase last month, Isaac Updike of Ketchikan qualified for the Olympic Trials. He called it a dream come true. But the truth is Updike has always excelled in the steeplechase and seems to post his best times against better competition. “Mentally I’m just trying to not… Read more »

Robinson, Saari break record in grueling 12 Peaks Challenge

June 23, 2016

Anchorage runners Harlow Robinson and Matias Saari broke the record in the 12 Peaks Challenge, a grueling, roughly 36-mile trek along the dozen highest summits in the Chugach Mountains above Anchorage. The two friends set out on their adventure at 5:17 a.m. Wednesday morning and finished at 3:27 a.m. this morning, climbing some 25,000 vertical… Read more »

Shryock second fastest American at mountain running Worlds

June 21, 2016

Matt Shryock of Anchorage was the second-fastest American finisher at the 13th World Mountain Running Association Long Distance Mountain Running Championships over the weekend in Slovenia. He placed 15th among 69 male finishers on the challenging 42-kilometer race. His time was 4 hours, 1 minute, 28 seconds. Italian runners went 1-2 with the winner’s time… Read more »

Oleson, Barcelona fall into 2-1 hole in Spanish League Finals

June 20, 2016

Barcelona fell into a 2-1 hole in the Spanish League Finals tonight after losing to Real Madrid 91-74 in Game 3. Brad Oleson of North Pole came off the bench to play 13 minutes and score five points. Barcelona is now in position of having to win the final two games of the best-of-5 series…. Read more »