Sports

On the opening day of the Class 4A state track and field meet, Kenai's Allie Ostrander lowered her state record in the girls 3,200 meters and Kodiak's Levi Thomet took down the boys 3,200 mark.

Doyle Woody
After meeting and beating two south-side Anchorage teams, South High will take on West Valley of Fairbanks for the Alaska girls state soccer championship.Beth Bragg
Saturday's title game pairing will be the first between the Lynx and Wolverines, who have nine state championships between them. Matt Tunseth
Before taking on East, South had to beat Chugiak in a loser-out game Friday.Alaska Dispatch News
On a Friday when Briahna Gerlach of Glennallen and Kaleb Korta romped to repeat victories in the 3,200 meters at the Class 1-2-3A state track and field championships, Grace Christian shot putter Ashley Logan not only repeated as small-school champion but threw farther than any girl in any class.Doyle Woody
Prime conditions allowed organizers of Kal's Knoya Ridge Run to utilize the long course for the first time since 2011, and Najeeby Quinn and Jim Shine responded by trashing the course records.Alaska Dispatch News
Thorp, Dimond's third baseman and relief pitcher, and Homza, South's shortstop, shared the top honor in voting by league coaches.Alaska Dispatch News
Matt Carle and Nate Thompson, 30-year-old NHLers from Anchorage, have shared much in their hockey careers, and in the next two days they will both play in a decisive Game 7 of Stanley Cup playoff series.Doyle Woody
After failing to capitalize on continual first-half chances in their opener Thursday at the girls state prep soccer tournament, the Service Cougars delivered in the second half for a 2-0 win over Soldotna.Doyle Woody
Dimond, Kenai, Juneau and South advance to the semifinals of the ASAA Alaska Boys State Soccer Tournament on Thursday. Matt Tunseth