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Every battle has its price, and so it was for the Birchwood Christian Warriors in the quarterfinals of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 1A Basketball State Championships.

The Warriors (21-3) survived a seesaw battle with Kipnuk by a 40-35 margin, but may have to face No. 1 seed Noatak in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Friday without their star center Seth Alexander.

“This was a tough game, we lost Seth in the third quarter to an ankle injury, and that hurt us,” said head coach Micah Ellington.

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Chugiak SC 05g Thunder team traveled to Las Vegas to participate in the 2018 Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup tournament Feb. 23-25. Their tournament play started with an opening match vs. Real Henderson FC, a local team from Las Vegas. In 40-degree weather and 15 mph winds, CSC Thunder were able to put two shots in the back of the net and seal the win.

Later that same day the Thunder were matched against Lioness FC Toluca, a team from Mexico. Despite another match in freezing cold weather, team Thunder found its stride and won the second match 3-0.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been attacked and belittled by President Donald Trump more than Vladimir Putin has.

Trump has had rough patches with most of his top officials, but there is a particular poignancy in his humiliating treatment of his own attorney general, who got on board the Trump Train early and supports the president’s policy instincts as much as anyone.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 690 from Eagle River had $300 stolen from them in a counterfeiting operation while selling cookies at Fred Meyer in Anchorage on March 9.

A second Anchorage troop of Girl Scouts was ripped off as well for another $100 in the same counterfeit scam earlier in the day.

The two groups of Girl Scouts split shifts at the Fred Meyer on DeBarr and Muldoon from noon until 8 p.m., and both were initially fooled.

After knocking off West High with a buzzer-beating shot in the semifinals the night before, Chugiak couldn’t find the same magic against the Dimond Lynx last Saturday and fell in the Cook Inlet Conference championship by a final of 56-52 in overtime.

The runner-up finish in the CIC earned the Mustangs (18-11, 11-6) a berth in the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Basketball State Championships and they’ll face West Valley next Thursday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center on the UAA campus.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the fall 2017 semester. The lists recognize students’ outstanding academic achievements.

Students receiving a 3.9 grade point average or higher are placed on the chancellor’s list, while those receiving a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.89 are named to the deans’ list.

Several local students made the list.

Chancellor’s list

Chugiak: Kennedy Demboski, Josselynn Schneider-Curry

What town sits at the end of the Iditarod Trail?

Besides Portugal, what other countries speak Portuguese?

What is the second most-spoken language in Alaska?

Answers: Nome, Brazil and Yup’ik.

Not all the questions were easy, but then, that’s part of the fun when the popular YouTube channel Geography NOW! host Paul “Barby” Barbato picks your school. He traveled to Eagle River March 2 to record his show, Geography NOW! Geogra-BEE at Gruening Middle School.

Eagle River High School students wanted to get a message to the Alaska Legislature, but they didn’t feel a mere letter would cut it.

Promptly at 11:45 a.m. March 2, the Eagle River High school students walked out of class to orchestrate a school sit-in. Similar to a walkout, the students were protesting budget cuts ahead in the Anchorage School District due to cuts or flat funding on the state level.

“You say cut back, we say fight back,” read one sign.

“I am an investment, not an expense,” and “Kiss my class goodbye,” read two more.

If John Kelly didn’t exist, President Donald Trump would have to invent him, and he wouldn’t be able to.

The chief of staff had a rocky couple of weeks with the imbroglio over ousted White House staff secretary Rob Porter, but he is as close as it gets to an indispensable man in the Trump White House.