Monthly Archives: May 2018

Finley, North Dakota college finish 3rd at NJCAA Nationals

May 19, 2018

Wasilla Tesa Finley was part of a North Dakota State College of Science team that made a nice run at the National Junior College Athletic Association D3 Softball Championships. The Wildcats reached the final day of the national tournament in Rochester, Minnesota, before losing 6-0 to Herkimer College in the third-place game. Finley, of Colony… Read more »

Duffield’s bat comes alive in second half of season for UTEP

May 18, 2018

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and Kacey Duffield of Fairbanks was fabulous down the stretch for the University of Texas El Paso. An excellent ending to the softball season helped the junior first baseman turn in a terrific season in her first year after transferring to the NCAA D1 school in… Read more »

Hogenson earns invite to U.S. women’s U18 Select Camp

Hannah Hogenson of Anchorage was the only Alaskan and just one of two players from the Pacific region to earn an invite to the U.S. women’s U18 Select Camp. The USA Hockey National Player Development Camp will include a total of 70 players, with Hogenson being one of six goaltenders. Hogenson, of South High fame,… Read more »

Lower 48 stars to challenge Alaskans at Crow Pass Crossing

May 17, 2018

Zach Miller from Colorado became the first elite runner to sign up for the Crow Pass Crossing shortly after registration opened on May 1. His buddies Tim Tollefson and David Laney — both have finished on the podium at the prestigious Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 100-miler — then followed suit. No elite trail runner… Read more »

Hill plays well for UMSL during loss in NCAA D2 Regional

May 16, 2018

A sour end to the season shouldn’t overshadow Anchorage’s Morgan Hill sweet showing at the plate for the University of Missouri St. Louis at the NCAA D2 Midwest Regional. Despite winning Game 1, the visiting Tritons dropped the next two games to lose the series to Illinois Springfield and end their season with a 35-24… Read more »

Johnson holds his own at NAIA Tournament, IWU eliminated

May 15, 2018

The bright lights of the NAIA National Baseball Tournament didn’t intimidate Indiana Wesleyan University freshman Parker Johnson of Anchorage. The third baseman went 3-for-9 and got base hits in both games as Indiana Wesleyan suffered consecutive losses and was eliminated from the Lawrenceville Bracket in Georgia. “The national tournament was intense,” he told me. “I’m… Read more »

Todd helps Liberty win relay, team titles at Big South Champs

May 14, 2018

Liberty University’s Michael Todd of Anchorage was part of the victorious 4×400-meter relay team at the Big South Conference Championships in High Point, North Carolina. Entering the meet on the NCAA East Preliminary Round bubble, the relay team improved its chances at qualifying after lowering its season-best time from 3:09.00 to 3:08.19. That time was… Read more »

Ealum runs to third career Big South title with record 800 win

Anchorage’s Tanner Ealum was one of many Liberty University track and field stars to add her name to the Big South Conference record book. She won the 800-meter title in record fashion as the Flames burned the competition with a meet record 289 points and the largest margin of victory since 1999 at the conference… Read more »

Ostrander wins 5,000 for 5th Mountain West Championships title

May 13, 2018

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander of Boise State University racked up 18 of her team’s 84 points and won her fifth career individual title at the Mountain West Track and Field Championships in Clovis, Calif. She won the 5,000-meter run and turned in a runner-up finish in the 1,500 to lead the women’s team to a fourth-place… Read more »

Roelle rips off two PRs, wins three medals at conference meet

Anchorage’s Rachel Roelle of Eastern Oregon University ripped off a massive 11-second personal record in the 1,500-meter run at the Cascade Conference Championships in Hermiston, Oregon. The senior clocked a time of 4:34.01 to break a 9-year-old school record and hit the NAIA national qualifying mark in earning a silver medal in the women’s final…. Read more »