All that remains between four football teams and the chance to play for a state championship is 48 minutes. Put in the time and the chance for glory will present itself.
The Alaska high school football playoffs are here.
The Sultan has reached the quarter pole of the NFL season with a satisfactory 36-24-2 mark against the spread. Despite a couple of head scratching selections (siding with Houston and Tampa Bay) in week 4, the column emerged with a positive 8-5-1 tally.
The host Soldotna volleyball team warmed up for a big Friday showdown with Kenai Central by sweeping Homer in nonconference action Tuesday. The Stars won 25-14, 25-13 and 25-13 to improve to 8-3 in nontournament play, while Homer fell to 2-4.
The Soldotna swimming and diving team won the Seward Invitational on Saturday in Seward.
The SoHi girls and boys combined for a team score of 255 points, while Wasilla had 117, Kenai Central had 113, Homer had 78 and Seward had 28.
The Cook Inlet Academy soccer team took third place at the Aurora Borealis Conference tournament in Healy on Saturday. The Eagles, who had won the last four conference titles, took third place by defeating Susitna Valley on penalty kicks.
Mount Royal goalie Colin Cooper stood up to 10 sticks, and the will of 1,272 Soldotna Regional Sports Complex fans, in preserving a 1-0 exhibition victory over the University of Alaska Anchorage on Friday night.
By virtue of a 23-0 road victory over Kenai Central at Ed Hollier Field, the numbing numbers kept rolling up for the Soldotna football program: a state-record 37 straight wins, 10 straight Northern Lights Conference titles and 22 overall, plus a 25-16 record against the rival Kards that now includes...