News and Notes
The Kenai Spur Highway was lined with green at the 26th annual Soldotna St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The Topeka (Kansas) RoadRunners defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 4-1 on Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in the rubber match of the three-game series.
The Ninilchik boys announced their return to the Class 1A state prep basketball championship final with a commanding 72-49 semifinal victory Friday night over Buckland at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.
Federal pipeline safety authorities have ordered Hilcorp Alaska to inspect the underwater crude oil pipeline running adjacent and parallel to the leaking Hilcorp natural gas line that is presently releasing between 193,000 and 215,000 cubic feet of methane per day into Cook Inlet.
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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.