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Wilson set for next step at Marquette [Basketball]

He paid his dues for two years as a reserve and now Derrick Wilson of Anchorage has put himself in position to start at point guard for Marquette University. He will still take nothing for granted. Wilson, of East High fame, plans to bring the same defense-minded, military-disciplined approach to the basketball court, regardless if… Read more »

Johnson heads to Highline CC [Basketball]

The plan was always to play college basketball, but when Xavier Johnson of Anchorage didn’t get any firm commitments he took matters into his own hands. He signed up with Alaska Exposure Senior Trip and toured NWAACC schools in Washington and Oregon, where the Alaska kids played open gym in front of coaches with hopes… Read more »

DeLoach repeats as Kansas Relays champ [Track]

It was an unusual venue with a familiar result. Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks captured the women’s long jump title for the second straight year at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, leaping to a mark of 22 feet, 4½ inches. The defending Olympic bronze medalist won last year’s event at 21-8¼. Last year’s competition was held… Read more »

Alaskans get exposed to NWAACC [Basketball]

Alaska Exposure basketball program director Jim Young of Anchorage is on the road again with the state’s next generation of college basketball players. The 2013 Alaska Exposure Senior Trip features 15 senior boys from all over the state and will tour NWAACC schools in Washington and Oregon, visiting nine colleges in 10 days. “The daily… Read more »

NY Mets coaches highlight local clinic [Baseball]

Jason Griffin has been a strength coach with the New York Mets for two years. Before that he spent two seasons as a conditioning coach with the Oakland Raiders. Griffin is a power guy, familiar with explosive movements. Baseball, football, he said, it doesn’t matter; the concept is the same. “You want an athlete to… Read more »

Public recommendations for ’13 [Hall of Fame]

With online voting now closed for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013, here is the last batch of selected reader recommendations. The Class of 2013 will be announced Monday. Recommendation: Herb Didrickson Submitted by: Rich Mattson Why: According to long-time southeast basketball historian Gil Truitt there is only one way to vote… Read more »

Johnson back home for Shootout [Basketball]

Go ahead and pinch Jenna Johnson. The former Wasilla High player of the year doesn’t want to sleepwalk through the Great Alaska Shootout. The Utah State University senior is back in her home state to play in the tournament she grew up watching. And she wants to savor every moment. “It would be impossible to… Read more »

Oleson scores 19 in preseason win [Basketball]

It’s only the preseason, but anyone who knows North Pole’s Brad Oleson knows he doesn’t do anything halfway. The 6-foot-3 starting guard pumped in a game-high 19 points to lead Spanish power Caja Laboral to an 83-56 victory over Clavijo. Oleson, of UAF fame, averaged 11 points a game last season and ranked No. 2… Read more »