Eagle River, Dimond, West and Chugiak advance at the First National Cup state hockey tournament in Wasilla on Thursday to make it all Anchorage-area semifinals for large schools.

Doyle Woody
The Seawolves and Nanooks waged a fiesty defensive battle Thursday night in front of an Alaska Airlines Center crowd of 1,805, a 76-71 win for a UAA team that fought back from an eight-point deficit in the second half.Beth Bragg
Jesse Cherry, a 30-year-old Chugiak High graduate, will race in his second Olympic Trials marathon Saturday. A viewing party at the Skinny Raven Sports downtown store is planned for 9 a.m., when televised coverage of the race begins.  Doyle Woody
Nineteen-year-old Allie Ostrander of Soldotna has qualified in the 5,000 meters, Jordan Clarke of Anchorage has qualified in the shot put and Janay DeLoach, the former Eielson High star and Olympic bronze medalist in the long jump, has qualified in long jump and the 100-meter hurdles.Doyle Woody
UAA point guard Kiki Robertson distributed a game-high 10 assists in the win becoming the Seawolves career assists leader.Stephan Wiebe
Check out Thursday's scores and see Friday's schedule of games for the Alaska state high school hockey championships in Wasilla.Alaska Dispatch News
Jenna Buchanan is the second-leading scorer for the top-ranked UAA women and Adam Klie is the top rebounder for sixth-ranked UC San Diego.Alaska Dispatch News
With both UAA basketball teams back home for a Thursday night doubleheader, here's an ICYMI guide to what the Seawolves have been up to lately.Beth Bragg
Two-time Olympic cross-country skier Holly Brooks raced in Asia last month, and the venues and sights were unlike anything she's seen in her globe-trotting career.Holly Brooks
Alaska's biggest juried art show, a sharp look at colonial violence and a broad mediation on "the gladiator culture" of hockey open at the Anchorage Museum.Mike Dunham