UAF's AD Karr takes job in Michigan

Daily News staff and wire reportsMay 30, 2012 

UAF athletic director Forrest Karr has accepted a new job at Northern Michigan University, UAF said in a release Wednesday.

Karr, a Notre Dame graduate, will become Northern Michigan's director of athletics, recreational sports and the U.S. Olympic Education Center, as well as special assistant to the president.

An interim athletic director will take over at UAF when Karr leaves June 9 and UAF will then launch a national search for a replacement. Karr has been the UAF athletic director since 2005.

Prep baseball

Bartlett 9, East 2

Bartlett Post 29's Victor Jacobsen pitched a complete, seven-inning game Tuesday at Mulcahy Stadium, leading the Golden Bears to a 9-2 American Legion baseball win over East Post 34.

Racquetball

Keaveny wins fifth straight

Jesse Keaveny won the men's open division for the fifth straight year at the Alaska State Singles Championships racquetball tournament at The Alaska Club Midtown last weekend.

Keaveny beat his doubles partner Brandon Cuaresma in the final match, dropping the first set 12-15, but rallying to win the next two sets 15-6 and 11-2. Keaveny is the only man to win the event five straight times and now owns six titles in the open division.

Cuaresma beat Keaveny in the finals in the division for players 25 and older.

Alaska State Singles Championships

The Alaska Club Midtown

Men's divisions

Open -- 1) Jesse Keaveny; 2) Brandon Cuaresma; 3) Tyler Scott. Elite -- 1) Joel Lawerence; 2) John Collins; 3) Charlie Pannone. A -- 1) Dan Anderson; 2) Matthew Alex; 3) Wayne Oxford. B -- 1) Peter Seiffert; 2) Matt Helsel; 3) Micah Weggel. 25 and older -- 1) Brandon Cuaresma; 2) Jesse Keaveny; 3) Jasper Jackson. 45 and older -- 1) Ellis Walthour; 2) Jimmy Stewart; 3) Chris Smole. Juniors -- 1) Caden Harding; 2) Nicholas Alvord; 3) Kaleb Strawn; 4) Alex Wright.

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