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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 »

Patience pays off for Simmers [Basketball]

For the first two seasons at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Anna Simmers of Anchorage barely played. Finally, as a junior, she got her shot. Simmers, of ACS fame, became a starter for Army and led the Patriot League in scoring at 14.8 per game en route to earning all-conference first team… Read more »

Blog readers offer their two cents (Hall of Fame)

Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 has finished, so here is the last batch of reader recommendations submitted by email: Recommendation:Kaarin Knudson Submitted by:David Knudson Why:She lettered at Univ of Oregon 1995-96-97-99 track and in XC running 1994-95-96-97.Team Captain. She was All American twice 1997 Track 800M and 1999 Indoor… Read more »

Cherry qualifies for Olympic Trials (Running)

A year after nearly calling it quits, Jesse Cherry of Eagle River could be on the verge of calling himself an Olympian. The 25-year-old runner qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon after a strong performance at the recent Rock ‘n Roll San Jose Half Marathon. He finished the 13.1-miler in 1 hour, 4… Read more »