UAA coach Ryan McCarthy found himself in a pickle early in his team's matchup against Great Northwest Athletic Conference foe Central Washington on Saturday. McCarthy, who normally utilizes 12 players, was limited to four available players on the bench because of injuries and illness, and the result was a hotly contested women’s basketball game that UAA survived 69-61 at the Alaska Airlines Center. The top-ranked Seawolves (28-1, 14-1 GNAC) played without three players who do much of their work in the paint — starting forward Alysha Devine was out with illness, reserve center Dominique Brooks was out with a concussion and guard/forward Keiahnna Engel injured her knee just three minutes into the game.
Grant Olson's goal, which furnished Monroe Catholic a three-goal cushion on the way to a 3-1 state-championship win over Houston, came when everyone on the ice thought play had been whistled dead. Olson was the first to figure out that the noise was a scream from the crowd, not an official's whistle.Doyle Woody
Anchorage Faith and Action Congregations Together (AFACT) will host a town hall meeting on February 15, 2016. The group says it will address the lack of detox facilities in Anchorage. The group gathered to discuss their research on the matter on February 9, 2016.
Gunner Morgan's first-period goal and Chris Gardeline's 14 saves gave Dimond a 1-0 win over Eagle River in the third-place game at the state hockey tournament. West Valley used hat tricks from Gabe Rankin and Caleb Moretz in a 7-0 win over Colony for fourth place.Alaska Dispatch News
On a night where new members of the Alaska Aces Hall of Fame were honored during the first intermission, fans of all ages and all the way from Texas cheered for their teams — the Alaska Aces and the Allen Americans. The Americans won the game 6-2.
On a Friday night when West goaltender Isaiah Saville stopped all 28 shots he faced, goals from Dimitri Hamm and Max Helgeson lifted the Eagles to a 2-0 semifinal win over Dimond in the First National Cup semifinals.Doyle Woody
Andrew Beckett's funky third-period goal proved the game-winner for Chugiak, which also employed determination and staying the course for a 3-1 win Friday over Eagle River in the First National Cup state high school hockey tournament.Doyle Woody
Downtown Anchorage hot dog vendor Michael Anderson, owner of M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs, has been charged with coercion and giving alcohol to his teenage employee. She accused him of unwanted sexual contact.Jerzy Shedlock