Whether it was the hot air inside the gym at Kenai Central High School, or the rabid Kardinals defense, something was stifling the Soldotna girls Thursday night in the first round of the Northern Lights Conference tournament.
In the span of an entire high school basketball season, individual plays hardly have an impact on end-of-season results. But in the case of Soldotna and Kenai Central, those plays could now mean the difference between heading off to state or going home.
Peninsula athletes Michaela Hutchison and Allie Ostrander will be honored at the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight at the Anchorage Museum auditorium.
The event will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Sophomore Brad Duwe, a former player for Soldotna High School and the Kenai River Brown Bears, had a pair of goals in host University of Alaska Anchorage's 4-3 loss to No. 11-ranked Bowling Green in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play Friday.
The visiting Grace Christian boys basketball team defeated Seward 55-47 on Saturday in Southcentral Conference action. The Grizzlies finish 10-2 in the league and earn the top seed, while Seward is seeded fifth at 6-6.