Astonishingly, the prep football season is already hitting hump week. After this weekend's slate of games, the 2014 campaign will be on the downhill path and teams will be closer to the playoffs than Week 1.
The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team opened its season with an 8-0 victory over Birchwood Christian in Palmer on Thursday.
Timmie Smithwick had five goals for the Eagles, while Connor Leaf, Andrew Hammond and Kate Zimmerman added tallies for CIA.
The Kenai River Brown Bears will have extra time both before and after tonight's Brown and Gold Game for fans to meet the players.
The extra time will be needed because there are so many fresh faces on this season's roster.
As the season is coming to an end, there is still time to get a few rounds of golf in at Bird Homestead. The course is in amazing shape, and it keeps getting better due to Larry Hamilton's fine work. Rental clubs and carts are always available for rent.
Blue forty-two, red sixty-six, razor, razor, hut-hut, HIKE!
Thank God it's football season! The Sultan of Sides is back, after a summer of golfing, to once again make your NFL Sundays as profitable as a Bernie Madoff hedge fund.
Sheila Kupferschmid closed one chapter last November and opened another Tuesday night, coaching the Soldotna volleyball team to a win over Seward in the Stars' nontournament season opener in the Soldotna High School gym.
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Circle Track Division held races Saturday at Twin City Raceway.
The winners of the features were Keith Jones for A-Stock, Chuck Winters in B-Stock, Mike Braddock in Late Models and Bryan Barber in Legends.
Nikiski continued a strong football season by steamrolling Monroe Catholic 40-0 at Kiwanis Field in Fairbanks. Nico Castro, the Bulldogs senior running back, ran for 151 yards on eight carries and two touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs.
The Soldotna volleyball team tied for fifth in the Silver Bracket at the 12-team Chugiak Invitational on Saturday. The Stars were pushed into the Silver Bracket after finishing 2-7-1 in pool play on Friday.