Soldotna JV girls 31, Ninilchik 7
The Stars used a tough defense to take down the Wolverines on Friday at the Cook Inlet Classic at Cook Inlet Academy.
Hailey Miller had eight points to pace the Stars, while Kaylee Smith had four points for Ninilchik.
Cook Inlet Academy girls 38, Nikolaevsk 30
Bethel, East, Kodiak and Soldotna had wins on the opening day of the Powerade/Al Howard Tip-Off Tournament on Thursday at Soldotna. Today in the semifinals, East and Bethel play at 6:30 p.m. and Soldotna and Kodiak play at 8:15 p.m.
The Cook Inlet Academy basketball teams got their season off to a good start Thursday night at home at the Cook Inlet Classic tournament. The CIA boys beat Nanwalek 44-29 and the girls defeated Ninilchik 34-14.
Kenai Central took a 54-16 win over Soldotna on the strength of six pins in a dual wrestling meet at SoHi on Tuesday night. Soldotna took three matches, one of them by pin, but forfeited three matches as well.
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.