The playoffs began with a whimper, much like the regular season ended, for the Sultan of Sides. We had the winning team on two occasions, but both the Steelers and Seahawks failed to cover small spreads.
The Soldotna boys basketball team fell to 0-3 at the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School in Anchorage with a 56-44 loss to Service on Friday and a 64-61 loss in Saturday's fifth-place game to Mt. Edgecumbe.
West Anchorage goaltender Connor Batman suited up Friday evening for a nonconference prep hockey matchup on ice against the Kenai Kardinals. All game long, however, he was getting pelted by his own Eagles teammates.
Well, Kenai Peninsula prep skiers got in one day of competition this weekend, at least.
Homer was able to host the Homer Invitational on Friday at Ohlson Mountain, which is high enough that it is holding snow.
In all previous basketball seasons, Saturday's nonconference matchup between the Nikiski and Mt. Edgecumbe girls would simply be a battle for pride.
This year, however, there was so much more on the line.