Road trips, including multiple times off the Kenai Peninsula, just to find snow. Pool workouts. Ice skating on Headquarters Lake. And spinning at The Fitness Place.
What a long, strange season it's been.
The Kodiak girls basketball squad must not believe in silly superstitions. On Friday the 13th, the defending 4A girls state champions shook off an early deficit to log a 43-35 Northern Lights Conference win over the Soldotna Stars.
The Thunder Mountain girls took control early and grabbed a 41-33 nonconference win Friday over Kenai Central in Juneau. Ashley Young scored a game-high 22 points for the Falcons, while senior Allie Ostrander led the Kards with nine points.
Over 59 minutes of hard-fought, team hockey could not decide Friday's game between the Kenai River Brown Bears and Fairbanks Ice Dogs at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
But a few seconds of individual, last-minute brilliance did.
The Homer girls got off to a winning start Thursday at the Homer Winter Carnival tournament, defeating the Monroe Catholic JV squad 44-24. Madison Akers poured in 20 points to lead the Mariners, and teammate Aurora Waclawski added nine points.