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The last-minute, empty-net goal that served as the security blanket the Alaska Aces wrapped around themselves Friday night in a 5-3 ECHL win over Ontario was a sure signal they are playing for one another.Doyle Woody
The UAA men's basketball team rang in the new year a little early. The Seawolves on Thursday night celebrated an 98-93 double-overtime thriller over Central Washington, a big road victory over a nationally ranked opponent that came in their conference opener.Beth Bragg
Alyeska Ski Club's youth brigade struck again in the women's giant slalom race Thursday at the Coca Cola Holiday Classic at Alyeska.
The snowstorm that pummeled the East Coast this week tried its best to bury Anchorage biathlete Sam Dougherty's hopes of winning a spot in the World Junior Championships. It delayed and even disarmed him, but Dougherty and Alaska Biathlon teammate Ray Wonders nonetheless took the U.S. team trials by storm this week in Jericho, Vt.Beth Bragg
The boys and girls basketball teams from Barrow and Nome all notched opening round wins in the Anchorage Christian Schools Pepsi invitational on Thursday at ACS.
Alaska Aces rookie center Chris Langkow, the club's third-leading scorer and its top scorer among first-year players, has been selected to play in the ECHL All-Star Classic, set for Jan. 26 in Bakersfield, Calif.
Dimond's Keiahnna Engel was selected to the all-tournament team and the Lynx girls basketball team won four out of five games in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic, a three-day tournament that concluded on Thursday and included 20 teams from California, Arizona and Nevada.
Paul Hemry and Aaron Haines teamed to win the doubles championship on Wednesday at the Red Robin Grand Prix Tennis Championships at The Alaska Club North. They also won each of their semifinal singles matches, earning a finals match against each other on Thursday.
What's happening in sports and recreation around Anchorage
A Minnesota man hoping to become the first person to make a solo ascent of Mount McKinley in the dark days of January remains holed up in Talkeetna, waiting out a storm so he can be flown to Kahiltna Glacier.

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