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Just six minutes remained Wednesday night and the lead Kalskag long enjoyed had vanished, replaced by a one-point deficit to Newhalen in a roller-coaster of a second half, which to that point featured four ties and six lead changes.Doyle Woody
You won't soon run out of reasons why the Yakutat Eagles captured a third straight Class 2A state basketball championship Wednesday night with a 53-38 triumph over Southeast rival Skagway.Beth Bragg
As the nine girls on the Alak basketball team began celebrating their 1A state championship Wednesday afternoon with a bench-side group hug, the group got a whole lot bigger.Doyle Woody
Winners of six straight hockey games and 10 of their last 11, the Alaska Aces play at Phoenix tonight (6:05 ADT, 700-AM KBYR) with the aim of maintaining separation from their pursuers in the race for the ECHL's West Division crown.Doyle Woody
Sophomore Leah Wilson parlayed a pair of high all-around scores into Gymnast of the Week honors in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Ron Fleischhacker swept all three divisions of the State Indoor Bull's-eye Conventional Pistol Championship last weekend at the Palmer Indoor Range, giving him the aggregate title with a total of 2,555.
What's happening in sports and recreation around Anchorage
While Lance Mackey was in Nome on Wednesday afternoon enjoying a third-straight victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the teams of Sebastian Schnuelle and John Baker were on the trail engaged in a dog fight for second that began back in the village of Koyuk.Kevin Klott
At the end, the storms that had raked the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race for days finally died and the sun shone brightly on Lance Mackey as 15 dogs pulled him down Front Street on Wednesday to a historic victory.Craig Medred,Kevin Klott,Mike Campbell

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