Cross-country skiers turned out in full force for the first Besh Cup cross-country ski race of the season Saturday. Luke Jager, Eric Packer, Kaylee Heck and Kinsey Denton all skied to classic sprint victories on the Beach Lake trails in Chugiak.
The Soldotna boys basketball team defeated Juneau-Douglas 72-60 in the first round of the Powerade/Al Howard Tip-Off Tournament on Thursday at Soldotna High School.
The Stars were the only area squad to pick up a first-round win.
The Kenai Central alumni team will look to snap a two-game losing streak to Soldotna on Saturday at the 18th annual Hockey Alumni Game at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
Warm-ups are at 6:30 p.m. while the game starts at 7 p.m.
The visiting Mt. Edgecumbe boys notched a 78-41 victory over Nikiski on Wednesday in nonconference action.
Skip Shipton had 29 points for the Braves, while Jaloni Pepper added 28. For Nikiski, Seth Carstens led with 16.