Hoops head to state

Soldotna senior guard Kaillee Skjold takes control of the rebound during the Stars’ game against the Palmer Moose on Thursday at the 2013 Northern Lights Conference Tournament at Soldotna High School.

Soldotna senior guard Kaillee Skjold takes control of the rebound during the Stars’ game against the Palmer Moose on Thursday at the 2013 Northern Lights Conference Tournament at Soldotna High School.

Four Kenai Peninsula schools qualified to advance to the state basketball tournament in Anchorage next week following regional tournaments recently, including the Peninsula Conference tourney in Anchorage two weeks ago and the Southcentral Conference tourney last weekend in Seward. The Northern Lights Conference Tournament was held last weekend in Soldotna.

First-round matchups include:

  • Cook Inlet Academy girls versus Buckland on March 16 in the Class 1A tournament.
  • Seward boys versus Bethel on March 21 in the 3A tournament.
  • Seward girls versus Barrow on March 21 in the 3A tournament.
  • Nikolaevsk girls versus Yakutat on March 16 in the Class 1A tournament.

Photos by Robert DeBerry/Frontiersman.com. To see more photos from the weekend tournament visit www.frontiersman.com and check out the galleries.

Colony’s Audrey Michaleson, left, and Sarah Brumbaugh, right, battle Soldotna’s Katelynn Kerkvliet, center, for the rebound during a Saturday game at the 2013 Northern Lights Conference Tournament in Soldotna.

Colony’s Audrey Michaleson, left, and Sarah Brumbaugh, right, battle Soldotna’s Katelynn Kerkvliet, center, for the rebound during a Saturday game at the 2013 Northern Lights Conference Tournament in Soldotna.

Soldotna Stars’ Preston Penrod and Wasilla’s Isaiah Dawkins scramble after the ball during the weekend’s quarterfinal match at the 2013 Northern Lights Conference Tournament in Soldotna.

Soldotna Stars’ Preston Penrod and Wasilla’s Isaiah Dawkins scramble after the ball during the weekend’s quarterfinal match at the 2013 Northern Lights Conference Tournament in Soldotna.

 

 

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