There's nothing quite like a tie in sports.
The final horn sounds and nobody raises their arms. Nobody lowers their heads. Players head to the locker rooms wearing poker faces and fans file to the exits, not sure how to react.
The Nikiski Bulldogs earned a third-place team finish at the ASAA 1-2-3A State wrestling tournament on Saturday at Nikiski, highlighted by the 195-pound championship match, pitting the Johnson brothers for the crown.
The host Soldotna boys basketball team opened up its season with a 47-35 victory Friday over a Bartlett team that finished fifth at the Class 4A state tournament last season, losing in overtime in the semifinals to eventual champion Dimond.
Colby Blueberg and Kyle Hunt from the University of Nevada, Reno, have signed with the Peninsula Oilers for the 2013 season. Blueberg, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound sophomore right-handed pitcher, managed a 5.02 ERA in 22 appearances in 2012.
Area ski teams got in some racing this weekend despite low-snow conditions. The races were held on Headquarters Lake, and with Saturday night's big snowfall, hopefully that venue has been retired for the year.
HOCHFILZEN, Austria - Jakov Fak of Slovenia won a World Cup 12.5-kilometer pursuit Saturday for his first career victory.
Fak missed two targets before edging out Dmitry Malyshko of Russia by 0.9 of a second.
The Kenai Central wrestling team took 13th place at the Alaska State 4A Dual Championships at South on Saturday.
The Kards started the tournament by losing 77-6 to Wasilla, then they lost 65-18 to Lathrop.