The Kenai Peninsula showed up in droves to take on the state's fastest, strongest and most agile athletes Friday and Saturday at the state track and field championships at Dimond Alumni Field in Anchorage.
The South Anchorage boys proved they were the better team Saturday evening with a 3-1 victory over Kenai Central in the state soccer championship final, but the Kardinals proved they will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.
Gridlocked at zero and neither team giving an inch, something had to decide who gets to play in the 2016 boys state soccer championship.
Ultimately, the Kenai Kardinal boys pulled off a feat no other Kenai Peninsula soccer team had accomplished in 17 years of trying Friday evening at Service High Sc...
"Run fast. Jump far."
Those are the words of Kenai Central track and field coach Chris Hanson regarding the not-so-secret strategy to success at the season-ending Class 4A and 1-2-3A track and field meets at Dimond Alumni Field in Anchorage.
The Kenai Central and Service girls soccer teams waited 80 minutes to begin their state soccer tournament quarterfinal Thursday evening, but after all that, it took only 23 seconds for the Cougars to strike.