12/09/14 - 11:08pm
Over the years that Soldotna’s Neldon Gardner and Kenai Central’s Stan Steffensen have faced each other as coaches on the wrestling mat, the rivalry has been intense but fun.
Tuesday night at Soldotna Prep School, an old chapter was revived as the Kardinals grabbed a 45-36 dual win over the Stars, sans rubber chicken.
“We have a middle school tournament every year, and the winners get that as a prize,” explained Steffensen. “I was waiting for (Gardner) to throw out the rubber chicken.”