Two strong post players who helped the UAA men's and women's basketball teams into the NCAA Division II playoffs earned second-team all-West Region honors Wednesday.

The checkpoint at the ghost town of Iditarod marks the ceremonial halfway point of the race.

Jill Burke
UAA's Alex Parker won bronze in the women's giant slalom, and six skiers with ties to Alaska turned in All-America results Wednesday at the NCAA ski championships in Stowe, Vt.
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On a night when Alaska Aces linemates Wes Goldie and Scott Howes tortured their former club, the joke afterward centered on their fill-in center and the guy he ably replaced.Doyle Woody
It was the Iditarod on pause Wednesday as the race's big dogs spent a day in the sunny riverside checkpoint at Takotna for their mandatory 24-hour rests. Martin Buser returned to the trail at about 10 p.m. with a team competitors say is perfect for this year's hard, speedy trail.Kyle Hopkins
Reunited with the dog she had feared dead, Gakona musher Zoya DeNure on Wednesday said she was done with the Iditarod for awhile but not done with sled-dog racing.Beth Bragg

Racers arrive and prepare for some rest in Takotna during the 2011 Iditarod.

Jill Burke
For a while there -- a long while, actually -- it seemed the only thing Garry Nunn might lead the Alaska Aces in was unfulfilled potential or number of meetings with head coach Brent Thompson.Doyle Woody
The Seawolves have earned their confidence entering the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs and not just because they are coming off a road sweep, own a three-game winning streak and are riding a hot goaltender.Doyle Woody