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Iditarod ceremonial start planned for Anchorage, re-start in Willow

Iditarod chief executive Stan Hooley said the race's ceremonial start will once again be held in Anchorage, while the re-start is planned to return to Willow this year.

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High School Sports Top Stories

Mustangs, Eagles advance to state 4A hockey title game

The Chugiak Mustangs scored three third period goals to knock off rival Eagle River, 3-1 in Friday's semifinal round of the ASAA 4A hockey tournament.

Eagle River upsets West Valley to begin state hockey tourney

Eagle River's first state tournament game in school history turned out to be a memorable one as the Wolves knocked off pre-tournament favorite West Valley, 2-1 in Thursday's quarterfinals at the Wasilla Sports Complex.

Mustangs skate past Lynx for CIC hockey title

Chugiak's John Hammer and Rhys Cottle scored second period goals one minute apart to turn a 1-0 Mustangs deficit into a 2-1 lead over Dimond in Saturday's Cook Inlet Conference title game.

Girls hockey program receives financial boost

The Anchorage girls high school hockey league, long the subject of funding questions, is the recipient of a $240,000 grant courtesy of Dick's Sporting Goods, an agreement that will carry the sport through the 2018 season.

Galena's Korta signs to run for UAA

Galena's Kaleb Korta has signed his national letter of intent to run for UAA in college.  Korta is a two-time state 1-2-3A champion cross country runner, having completed this fall's championship course in 15 minutes, 59 seconds.

Lynx rally to claim 4A volleyball title, Bucs pull away from Rams

Dimond and Valdez each claimed state high school volleyball titles on Saturday

Defending 3A volleyball champ wins twice on elimination day

Valdez went through the double elimination state 3A volleyball bracket unbeaten, while Dimond did the same in the 4A tournament.

Dimond, South to meet in state volleyball winners bracket

Monroe defeated defending 3A champion Mount Edgecumbe to begin the ASAA volleyball tournament on Thursday.