Sports

What's happening in sports and recreation around Anchorage
Powered by two of the most dominating individual performances of the weekend, the girls teams from Grace Christian and Wasilla made history Saturday in Fairbanks by claiming their first state championships in track and field.
All those times teammates marveled at Scott Howes' mesmerizing excellence these last two months, they left unspoken the pain he endured to perform.Doyle Woody
The Alaska Aces culminated a nearly perfect run through the ECHL's Kelly Cup playoffs Saturday night with a 5-3 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings that earned them the right to hoist the hardware for the second time in five seasons.Doyle Woody
Scott Howes wears No. 13, but Friday night it seemed as if a bull's-eye had been sewn onto the back of his Alaska Aces sweater.Doyle Woody
Dimond's Lizzie Gogolowski keeps coming up with big goals in big soccer matches. She ended last season with the game-winning goal in the girls state championship match against Service, and Friday she did it to the Cougars again.Jeremy Peters
The opening day of the state track and field championships in Fairbanks turned into a showcase for Kenai's Tyler Spalding, who won all three of Friday's field events in the Class 4A boys competition at Lathrop High.Beth Bragg
Dylan Lauwers scored on a walk-off error by the Service center field Friday, lifting Dimond to a 12-11 victory in a Cook Inlet Conference baseball thriller at Chad Bax Field.
The Grace Christian boys soccer team defeated Palmer 4-1 on Friday in a semifinal match at the Region III soccer tournament at Colony High, setting up a championship match against Wasilla today at 4 p.m.
James Stull was the top cyclist at the Arctic Bike Club's Potter Valley Hill Climb on Friday, the first of four races that make up the spring stage race.