Both the Northern Lights Conference and Greatland Conference postseason awards have been announced.
Conference champion Soldotna controlled the NLC awards, putting 11 players on the offensive first team and six players on the defensive first team.
The Nikiski volleyball team lost Southcentral Conference matches in Cordova on Friday and Saturday. Friday, the Bulldogs lost 25-14, 25-20 and 25-15. "We came out maybe a little overconfident," Nikiski coach Stacey Segura said.
The Soldotna Stars started fast and didn't let up Saturday afternoon at Dimond's Alumni Field in Anchorage, cruising to a 57-28 victory over North Pole that gave them a third-straight medium-schools football state championship and seventh in nine years.
The Homer volleyball team is going on a roll at the right time of the year.
With the conference tournament three weeks away, the Mariners continued a string of solid play by sweeping host Kenai Central 25-20, 25-17 and 26-24 in nonconference action.
The Kodiak swimming and diving team swept the Palmer Invitational in Palmer from Thursday through Saturday.
On the girls side, the Bears scored 88 points while runner-up Soldotna had 67. Kenai was eighth, Homer was 10th and Seward was 12th.
Trailing by a set early in Friday night's action, Soldotna volleyball coach Sheila Kupferschmid didn't panic.
She knew exactly who she was dealing with.
The Stars rallied back to beat visiting Anchorage Christian Schools 3-1 with game scores of 26-28, 25-17, 25-15 and 25-18.
Kupferschmid, former coa...