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Thursday Sports February 23

By Clip Syndicate
Kari Bustamante has all the info on the Aces decision to cease operations, an update from the Iron Dog trail, ASAA State XC skiing plus UAA basketball

http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/view/12452/6802139 Video: Thursday Sports February 23
Kari Bustamante has all the info on the Aces decision to cease operations, an update from the Iron Dog trail, ASAA State XC skiing plus UAA basketball
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12452/6802139?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:26:16 +0000 Thursday Sports February 23 Kari Bustamante has all the info on the Aces decision to cease operations, an update from the Iron Dog trail, ASAA State XC skiing plus UAA basketball http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12452/6802139?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KTUU the organization announces today it will cease operations after this season --the echl has approved the teams request for voluntary suspension of operations --what this means going forward, is the aces will not be on the ice next season...and while owner jerry mackie tells ktuu that they will consider offers...the team has not been sold --the aces organization cites the declining economy as the leading factor, as just this season...the aces have lost more money than the past two combined... --the owners recognize the problem is much bigger than the franchise "you know we feel for people that are loosing their jobs and some families are possibly loosing their homes as a result and we are in a recession and... its uhm you know we need to get our state in the right track and our communities in the right track an maybe things will be different in the future..i certainly hope so.." --but there is a bit of good news from the team today...the aces winning their first of 10 games on the road... --the aces defeating the elmira jackals...4-3 --daniel moynihan, tim wallace, yan pavel laplante and steven tarasuk all scoring for the glacier blue... --between the pipes michael garteig made 30 saves well halfway is in the rearview for iron dog racers....as teams took off from nome this morning...starting the thousand mile journey to fairbanks... --patrick enslow has more from the checkpoint... this year's iron dog seems to be unpredictable from today's snow storm to the top of the leaderboard. as teams nearly thousand mile journey from here to the finish line. --vo-- this morning at the races re-start one of the most noticeable differences was the warm temperatures and low visibility. first team off the starting line today was tyson johnson and tyler akelstad, sneaking into first after quick wrench times on wednesday. following close behind was both team 16 and team 41. as these top three teams seem to stay consist at the top of the leaderboard for the first part of the race. bust as veteran racers know there is still plenty of race left. --sot-- tyson johnson team #8 "we know their is going to be fresh snow, and it might slow down the front runners a little bit, and they've got some work to do. i mean it's to early in the race to even know so many things can change, there has been years where the 6th place team in nome ended up wining it can real change back and forth and a lot can happen." --tag-- teams are taking a mandatory 10-hour layover in kaltag before hitting the trail. heres the latest update, as teams have made it to kaltag...currently heres the latest update, as teams have made it to kaltag...currently on 10 hour layover --first to the checkpoint...last years champs tyson johnson and tyler aklestad... --second corey davis and ryan simons...14 minutes later --third, chad gueco and dusty van meter...fourth, klinton and kris wingerden --and rounding out the top 5 the rookies casey boylan and bryan leslie at last look...about half of the iron dog pack is still in the running back in town...the as-double-a cross country skiing championships are getting underway --we will start with the boys...competiting in the 7 point 5 kilometer classic...todays time combined with tomorrow's freestyle mass start will determine your state champion --with the top time today was service's gus schumacher, coming in at 19 minutes 32 seconds...followi ng schumacher was west's luke jager and south's hunter wonders --the best boys team score, also coming from service "10k mass start skate is gonna be tactics race because no one is that much stronger than anyone else, so it's really anyone's race." as for the girls, the top time just tenths of a second makes the difference...west valleys jenna difolco comes in at 17 minutes 35 point 2 seconds... while wests molly gellert posts a time of 17 minutes 35 point 7 seconds... --that'll make things interesting come tomorrows freestyle mass start race... --also in team scoring, west girls currently hold down the lead " i went really hard the first 2k, i just wanted to get out in a good spot. i figured i had nothing to lose. by the time i got to the second half, i was feeling really tired." --from kincaid to the world stage...kikkan randall captures the bronze today...as two us skiers took the podium in the womens freestyle sprint --randall was able to move into third in the final stretch of the race... --its the third time randall has medaled at the world championships...in 2009 kikkan brought home the silver in the freestyle sprint...and she took the gold in 20-13 in the team sprint and finally tonight...the focus is on the quarterfinal bye for u-a-a basketball...as a win tonight can secure the seawolves second place in the g-nac --tonight the wolves host northwest nazarene...the crusaders claiming the teams last meeting in december... --lets head to the action, games scoreless in the first...suki wiggs...uaa on the board, 3 nothing --uaa starts with back to back 3s but the crusaders charge ahead, kaleb rodriguez, as northwest nazarene leads...15-8 --uaa would be able to reclaim the lead before the half, spencer svejcar...and its 32-31 wolves uaa goes on to win, 81- 73...securing second place in the confernce --as for the women, the gnac regular season title also on the line ... with uaa visiting western washington --this one going to double overtime...but with the game tied at 70 autumn williams drained a three and the seawolves held on from there... --uaa gets it 75- 72...securing the regular season title




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