Sports

Eighteen mushers left Kotzebue for Noorvik on Thursday afternoon, thankful the last major sled-dog race of the season is still able to offer prize money.
Dimond's Bobbye Pendleton scored with less than 15 minutes remaining to lead the Lynx to a 1-0 win over Eagle River in a Cook Inlet Conference girls soccer match at The Dome on Thursday.
The season's final indoor track and field meet starts at The Dome today, when 16 high school teams compete in honor of a great Alaskan athlete and a great Alaskan coach.
What's happening in sports and recreation around Anchorage
The Slam'n Salm'n Derby, a June event that typically attracts more than 1,000 anglers to the banks of Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage, has been called off for this year so its soup-kitchen sponsor can focus on opening a new facility. Mike Campbell
A hockey team stacked with nothing but snipers is generally a recipe for ruin -- there's not enough ice time, particularly on the power play, to satisfy all that goal-lust.Doyle Woody
Coming off a mediocre NHL season, goaltender Ty Conklin of Anchorage for the third time is headed to the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships, a stage where he has delivered dominating performances.Doyle Woody
Senior winger Tommy Grant, who helped UAA reach the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five for just the second time in program history and parlayed his career season into a pro contract, was named team Most Valuable Player at the Seawolves' award banquet Wednesday night.
Eagle River grabbed a 1-0 lead but Dimond responded with six unanswered goals Wednesday to claim a 6-1 Cook Inlet Conference boys soccer victory at The Dome.
Morgan Hooe scored a hat trick for the second straight match Tuesday night to power South's 4-0 CIC girls soccer victory over Eagle River at The Dome.