PALMER - Entering the conference championships, the run for the Northern Lights crown was a three-horse race.
But by Day 2, it had narrowed down to a heavyweight battle between a pair of Alaska wrestling powers - Wasilla and Colony.
After not scoring in its previous three North Star Conference games, the Soldotna hockey team closed out the regular season with a 3-1 victory over Kenai Central on Friday at the Soldotna Sports Center.
Kodiak took a dominating 68-26 win against Kenai Central on Saturday afternoon at Kenai, only a day removed from a 52-38 loss against the same team.
Austin Frick led the way for the Bears with 18 points, 16 of those coming in the first half.
COLONY - The Colony Knights ran away with a victory over the Soldotna Stars, literally. After escaping with a three-point victory earlier in the season, the Knights defeated the Stars 45-24 on Friday night at Colony High School.
The Kenai Central boys team won the Colony Cross-Country Ski Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Government Peak Nordic Trails.
The Kenai boys rolled up a time of 3 hours, 6 minutes, 7 seconds, for the victory.