Area sports canceled after earthquake

Area sports canceled after earthquake

Local high school sports events for Friday have been canceled following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that rattled Southcentral Alaska on Friday morning.

Event cancelations include both Soldotna High hockey games that were scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Soldotna athletic director Kyle McFall said both contests against South Anchorage and Eagle River would likely not be rescheduled for a later date as off days are in short supply the rest of the season.

McFall also said that while games are being canceled, team practices for basketball and Nordic skiing would still be held.

Kenai Central activities were canceled Friday, as well as the hockey team’s nonconference game against Eagle River slated for Saturday at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility, according to athletic director Jesse Settlemyer.

All Nikiski after-school activities were canceled for Friday, and AD Dylan Hooper said he is awaiting word on Saturday’s schedule.

Down in Homer, both scheduled hockey contests against Eagle River and South Anchorage were canceled, according to AD Chris Perk. Perk is currently traveling with the Mariners wrestling program for a tournament in Anchorage, and said he is awaiting word as to if the wrestling tournament will happen Saturday.

Nikolaevsk was supposed to begin play in the championship bracket at the Mix Six state tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage on Friday.

Friday’s play was canceled, and the event has been moved to Anchorage Christian Schools for Saturday. In order to fit the tournament in one day, all matches will be best of three, except for the championship.

Nikolaevsk starts with a match against Hoonah at 11 a.m.

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