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The UAA women's basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the most recent Division II national poll, the team's highest ranking since the 2008-09 season. 

Alaska Dispatch News
UAA hit 19 3-pointers in a 91-52 nonconference men's basketball win over visiting Portland Bible College on Tuesday. Matt Tunseth
East will host an alumni game Wednesday to honor its past basketball coaches, one of whom is Alaska's all-time winningest hoops coach. Matt Tunseth
The Aces have often given up the game's first goal, and quickly, and led just seven of their 23 games after one period.Doyle Woody
The Alaska Aces' defense is a group in flux the last couple days.Doyle Woody
UAA built a 25-point lead while coasting to an 80-66 nonconference women's basketball win over McKendree University on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Matt Tunseth
Anchorage Nordic skier Kikkan Randall finished 20th Sunday at a World Cup sprint tour stop in Switzerland to post the top performance among four Alaska-based skiers in the race.Alaska Dispatch News
Eric Packer puled away in the men's race while Becca Rorabaugh won a nail-biter in the women's Hickok Duathlon on Sunday at the Hillside Trails. Alaska Dispatch News

High school skiers compete in the Lars Spurkland Scramble cross-country ski race at Service High on Saturday, December 13, 2014. 

Bob Hallinen
Avalanche dangers and closures at Turnagain Pass have been a cause of frustration for backcountry enthusiasts. The area was still closed to snowmachiners Tuesday, and a recent storm has made skiing and snowboarding more dangerous. Megan Edge