Davis, Bartel run second in Iron Dog
Soldotna veteran Scott Davis and teammate Aaron Bartel of Anchorage pulled into Nome in second place Tuesday in the 32nd Iron Dog snowmachine race.
Nome is the unofficial halfway point of the Iron Dog race.
Soldotna's Scott Davis, riding with Anchorage's Aaron Bartel, had the lead in the Iron Dog on Monday night. Davis, a seven-time champion, and Bartel were the first racers to Galena, where they declared their eight-hour layover at 5:56 p.m.
Bears have quiet day at Top Prospects
In a game pitting Kenai River Brown Bears against each other, Midwest beat the North American Hockey League Selects 4-1 on Monday at the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
By JEFF HELMINIAK
Back in Alaska for the first time since decamping for Pennsylvania at the end of the 2011-12 season, the Johnstown Tomahawks franchise made itself right at home Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
Joe Weltzin poured in 25 points as the visiting Soldotna boys picked up a 71-68 Northern Lights Conference victory over Palmer on Thursday.
SoHi made the win happen by outscoring Palmer 27-21 in the final quarter.
Racers preparing for this year's edition of the Iron Dog snowmachine race can expect a lot of the usual dangers, as well as a few unpredictable surprises, both on the trail and off it.
For one, there is the weather.
If the Kenai Peninsula is to crown its first ever boys state skimeister champion, it will need a big day today from Travis Cooper.
Cooper, a Kenai Central senior, won Thursday's 7.5-kilometer classic race at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.