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West moved to 12-0 in the CIC with a 57-51 home win over Service; other Tuesday night winners include Eagle River, East and Bartlett. Alaska Dispatch News
East defeated Dimond 57-52 on Tuesday night to clinch the Cook Inlet Conference regular season girls basketball title. Matt Tunseth
Fairbanks won’t lose the March 9 Iditarod restart, but if warm weather becomes enough of a problem, organizers may relocate the starting line from the Chena River to a trail on land.Weston Morrow | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Two American women made the podium at the nordic skiing world championships on Tuesday in Sweden. Mattias Karen/The Associated Press
The UAA women are ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II basketball poll for the second straight week. Alaska Dispatch News
The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage announced on Tuesday that the Tour of Anchorage has been canceled. Alaska Dispatch News
Rain and warm weather forced the UAA ski team to call off alpine and nordic races scheduled for Tuesday.Alaska Dispatch News
Six teams are clustered within an hour of each other at the front of the pack, led by the Polaris-driving duo of 2008 champion Eric Quam and 31-year-old Scott Faeo.Alaska Dispatch News
In bare sections, some teams chipped off ice from rivers and lakes when they could to help cool off their sleds.  No speed records were set.  The lead racers were averaging 35-40 mph between checkpoints.Mike Campbell

The UAA ski team kicked off a week of home-snow competition Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, with a pair of top-10 finishes on the Hillside cross-country trails, which despite early morning rain held up well enough to showcase a two-time NCAA champion skier.

Beth Bragg