Monthly Archives: June 2016

Brush with Olympian ignited DeLoach’s love for long jump

June 6, 2016

After winning the state long jump title all four years at Eielson High School and earning a college scholarship to Colorado State University, Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks was totally committed to track and field. Yet she wasn’t in love with the sport. “Most of it was a means to an end,” DeLoach told me. That… Read more »

Sac State starting pitcher Karnos named first team All-WAC

June 5, 2016

Sacramento State junior right-handed pitcher Max Karnos of Anchorage was named to the first team All-Western Athletic Conference team at the conference awards banquet in Mesa, Ariz. Karnos had the best ERA among all starting pitchers in WAC play, going 6-2 with a 2.27 ERA in nine WAC starts. He allowed two earned runs or… Read more »

Holley hauls in two TDs, now ranks 2nd in IFL 20 on the year

June 4, 2016

Anchorage’s Caleb Holley was back to catching only touchdowns for the Sioux Falls Storm. The 25-year-old wide receiver hauled in touchdowns on his only two catches and is now tied for second in the Indoor Football League in receiving TDs on the year. He scored on a 39-yard Hail Mary to end the second quarter… Read more »

Being named to U18 national team still sinking in for Hebard

June 2, 2016

Hours after the final practice of the USA Basketball U18 women’s national team tryouts, all 30 players that participated gathered inside a gymnasium awaiting the final word. One by one team officials read in alphabetical order the names of the 12 players that made the team. Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks was so anxious she almost… Read more »

Allen’s brilliant track career comes to a close at West Regionals

June 1, 2016

If the bad weather in Lawrence, Kansas, last weekend didn’t force delays at the NCAA West Regionals then it stopped the track and field action altogether. The unpredictable weather conditions caused the first day of competition to be suspended and forced the jumping events to be conducted indoors and delayed them by an entire day…. Read more »