For years, girls wanting to take in the sport of wrestling had a difficult route ahead. Competing with boys has been and will never be easy for girls wrestlers, due to the strength advantage of many of their male competitors.
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.