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South blanked Dimond 6-0 on Thursday to win its third American Legion state title. 

Mike Nesper
The defenseman will return for his third season with the Aces, and his fifth pro season overall, and he couldn't sign a deal quick enough.Doyle Woody
The combined team from Nunaka Valley, City View and Polar Little Leagues thumped Tillamook, Oregon, 14-1, in its opener Thursday night at the Little League Junior Softball Western Regional in Tucson, Arizona.Alaska Dispatch News
After going 21-3 in their last 24 games, the ABL champion Fairbanks Goldpanners head to the 80th National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas.Alaska Dispatch News
David Registe says he is disappointed after finishing 10th in the long jump finals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Megan Edge
This summer marks the first time that Bird, Ship and Campbell creek anglers of Southcentral Alaska will land silver salmon raised inside the $98 million William Jack Hernandez Hatchery, a 141,000 square-foot facility in Anchorage that opened in June of 2011. Some 110,000 coho smolts were released into Bird Creek last July. Kevin Klott
Expect the Aces to make weekly announcements of players signed. Remember, a slew of players likely have already signed for the upcoming season, but the team likes to trickle-out the announcements to get a weekly PR bang for those bucks.Doyle Woody
Dimond beat Juneau, 11-1, in six innings Wednesday to mark its second mercy-rule victory over Juneau in the American Legion baseball state tournament and advance to Thursday's championship game against South.Alaska Dispatch News
Though he's retired from the NHL, goaltender Ty Conklin of Anchorage surfaced in a column about hockey's "Forrest Gumps,'' and former Alaska Aces goalie Chris Holt, King of the Transactions Wire, is on the move again.Doyle Woody
Three men -- hockey player Tim Molle, basketball player Peter Bullock and runner/nordic skier Eric Strabel -- will be inducted into UAA's Seawolf Hall of Fame in October.Doyle Woody

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