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South improved to 6-0 on the season with a 7-2 home win over East on Thursday. The Wolverines got wins in all four singles matches, including a pair of 6-0, 6-0 victories by Patrick Taylor and Sophie Frost.
Defending state 3A champion Anchorage Christian fought back from an opening-game loss with three straight wins to pull out a 3-1 (25-27, 25-22, 25-20, 25-22) win over Cordova on Thursday.
Three teams took turns tumbling, balancing and vaulting at Dimond High on Thursday as the prep gymnastics season began with a tri meet between Chugiak, South and Dimond. But other than having fans in the stands, the situation wasn't much different from a normal night at Dimond's auxiliary gymnasium.Richard Larson
When Service coach Jason Caldarera and West's Tim Davis square off tonight at Anchorage Football Stadium it will be the first time the two men have met as opposing coaches.Matt Tunseth
Former Bartlett High star Zack Bowman drops into a zone coverage for the Chicago Bears. One receiver cuts in front of the cornerback to his left. Another cuts to his right.
Four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King announced Thursday he's entering February's Fur Rendezvous World Championship in a bid to add sprint racing to his array of titles in long and middle distance sled dog racing.Mike Campbell
UAA volleyball coach Chris Green has a simple philosophy for putting together his team's nonconference schedule. "To be the best, you've got to play the best," Green said. "We like to play tough competition in the pre-conference season."Richard Larson
Back in May, fishing fever seemed epidemic. The long winter was over. King salmon were nosing into fresh water and the promise of fresh filets on backyard barbecues was palpable.Mike Campbell
The West boys held off East in a close battle for the team victory in a Cook Inlet Conference swim meet Wednesday, while the East girls enjoyed a comfortable win over the Eagles.
Service picked up its first flag football win of the season with an 8-6 win over South on Wednesday at Anchorage Football Stadium.Anchorage Daiily News