The Ninilchik girls made it to Saturday, but their season ended in a 49-42 loss to Aniak in the Class 1A state tournament fourth-place game at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. The Wolverines finished sixth among the 16-team field.
Nikiski girls coach Scott Anderson, Ninilchik boys coach Nick Finley and Ninilchik senior Austin White all won major awards in Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Team balloting announced Thursday.
The Kenai River Brown Bears snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Topeka (Kansas) RoadRunners on Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
As the defending Class 1A state champions, the Ninilchik boys know the name of the game. Survive and advance.
The Ninilchik girls ran into a Class 1A juggernaut Thursday afternoon, but came away knowing the future is bright.
Central Emergency Services responded to two structure fires Thursday night, one at Cad-Re Feed in Soldotna and the other on Swanson River Road in Sterling, shortly after responding to a medical emergency at approximately 5:35 p.m.
While wondering what I was going to write about this week, I got to thinking about ignorance.
Recently I heard about a church sign with one letter misplaced. The sign should have read “United” but because one letter was moved it read, “Untied.”
As many eyes turn to their television sets this week to watch the 7-10 match up between the Gamecocks and the Golden Eagles or the possible battle between the Jayhawks and the Eagles, Alaskans look over their shoulder and wonder “have we made it through the worst of it?” The daylight is lengthening and we are seeing the tell-tale signs of the S word that nobody dare utter. You look at the jagged south facing berms on the side of the road and sure enough they are shrinking at a considerable rate, while the north facing side looks smooth and the same as it did last week, last month, or even 2 months ago.
Debate in Congress about the fate of Obamacare should begin with this truth: The Affordable Care Act in its current form is disintegrating, and without a substantive fix Americans across the economic spectrum will either lose their health insurance or be priced out of using their policies.