In the area

wednesday

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: AT&T Hoops Classic, Wells Fargo Sports Complex: Eastern New Mexico vs. BYU-Hawaii, 5 p.m.; Cal State-L.A. at UAA, 7 p.m.

BIATHLON: Race No. 3, Kincaid Park, 7 p.m.

PRO HOCKEY: Stockton Thunder at Alaska Aces, Sullivan Arena, 7:15 p.m.

thursday

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Thunderbird Classic at East High -- Valdez vs. Soldotna, 3 p.m.; Eagle River vs. Kenai, 4:30 p.m.; Kotzebue vs. Palmer, 6 p.m.; East vs. Seward, 7 p.m. Grace Christian Classic -- Service vs. Bethel, 3 p.m.; Grace vs. Homer, 6:30 p.m.

PREP BOWLING: All Mixed Up Baker tournament, Jewel Lake Bowl, 3:15 p.m.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Grace Christian Classic -- Dimond vs. Soldotna, 4:45 p.m.; Grace vs. Homer, 8:15 p.m.; Palmer at West, 7:30 p.m.

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: South-Bartlett vs. Dimond-West, Ben Boeke Arena, 5:15 p.m.; Chugiak-Eagle River vs. Service-East, McDonald Center, 5:45 p.m.

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: South vs. West, Ben Boeke Arena, 6:45 p.m.; Chugiak vs. East, McDonald Center, 7:15 p.m.