Sunday also marks the last time perennial top 10 finisher and fan favorite Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers will leave the Iditarod starting line. Zirkle announced earlier in the winter that she’s retiring from competitive racing.
“Curlers are excited to be back out on the ice,” Fairbanks Curling Club manager Debbie Hall said. “We’ve been closed for a year so this is a big thing to have ice out here so they can get out and shoot some rocks."
The Hutchison Hawks got off to an inspiring start in the first quarter of their boys basketball game against Valdez on Friday night. Unfortunately for them, great starts don’t always lead to great finishes.
The Summit Quest 300 race announced its awards on March 1. Dan Kaduce of Chatanika won the race, which began in Two Rivers, wound over Rosebud and Eagle summits, before heading out the notoriously cold and winding Birch Creek to Circle and looping back to the finish line in Central on Feb. 15.
Trailing 2-0 after the first period, Fairbanks cut the deficit to 2-1 and 3-2 in the second before giving up three goals in the final 20 minutes of a 6-2 setback. The final two Minnesota goals were into an empty net.