Sports

Gov. Bill Walker and House Speaker Mike Chenault have put politics aside and joined forces in this year's legislative bowling league, where Chenault boasts one of the highest averages along with Walker's fish and game commissioner.Nathaniel Herz
Eureka race leader Brent Sass and his team had 36 hours to eat and catch up on sleep at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers, where teams set up at a quiet campground about a half-mile from Dawson’s much busier riverfront.Casey Grove | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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
UAA point guard Kiki Robertson distributed a game-high 10 assists in the win becoming the Seawolves career assists leader.Stephan Wiebe
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

Opening round of the state high school hockey tournament at the Menard Center in Wasilla on Thursday.

Sarah Laker (19 points), Makenna Shamburger (14) and Annie Vanderweide (12) paced the Grizzlies in the win.Alaska Dispatch News
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
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
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