Twenty-four hours after being handed a 6-2 Friday loss by the Minnesota Wilderness, the Kenai River Brown Bears responded with an emphatic 5-1 win Saturday night in front of 1,055 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to post a weekend series split.
The sixth biannual Speed and Strength Training competition was held Wednesday at Kenai Central High School.
Students competed in the 40-yard dash, the I test or shuttle run, the vertical jump, the standing long jump and Fight Gone Bad.
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.