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Friday's semifinal at the Class 1A March Madness boys state tournament featured teams of stark contrast. On one end of the court stood the Anaktuvuk Pass Huskies, who feature no player taller than 5-foot-11. On the other end, the Ninilchik Wolverines, who have three players above six feet and are to...

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 8:51pm

Playing on the biggest stage thus far in their high school basketball careers, the Ninilchik boys should have been a nervous group Thursday morning. Instead, the Wolverines are playing with the moxie of hardened veterans.

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 10:27pm

A fifth straight appearance at the big dance will once again yield no state crown for the Nikolaevsk girls basketball squad.

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 10:27pm

The experience of four straight state tournament runs left the Nikolaevsk girls basketball team in a good spot Wednesday at the Alaska Airlines Arena in Anchorage.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:14pm

With just seven games left in the season and any hope of the playoffs long since evaporated, Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Jeff Worlton is trying to win games this year, but he’s also trying to put in place the building blocks for a more successful future. The Bears are 3-47-3 heading into 7:...

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 10:27pm

The MGJ Building Group/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State team was announced Wednesday, with the Kenai Peninsula represented with six major awards.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:15pm

The All-Northern Lights Conference awards were announced during the NLC tournament at Palmer High School over the weekend. The awards follow: Girls Player of the Year: Olivia Davies, Wasilla. Girls Coach of the Year: Jeannie Hebert-Truax, Wasilla.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:15pm

The St. Mary's Eagles were hacking away at 6-foot-8 Ninilchik junior Austin White, and he hacked back.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:14pm

PALMER - Valley hoops fans have been anticipating an all-Valley matchup in the championship game of the boys bracket. The Kenai Central Kardinals nearly crashed the party.

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 3:45am

Among the four Kenai Peninsula schools that are headed to the Class 1A state basketball tournament this week, the biggest common denominator is the lack of familiarity with their first-round opponents.

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 10:37pm


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