For those who want to watch the Kodiak girls compete at the 4A state basketball tournament but can’t afford to get off the island — don’t worry.

For the first time, Alaska School Activities Association is broadcasting all 118 games of March Madness Alaska on its website, www.asaa.org.

“We always want more people to come, but some times it is not realistic,” said ASAA state championship director Isaiah Vreeman. “Sometimes people can’t get here and we just thought that this was a good way to do it.”

ASAA partnered with PlayOn Sports — a high school sports network — to webcast the tournament.

It comes at a cost: A day pass costs $9.95, while a pass for all 118 games is $25.95. Single games cannot be purchased.

“It pays for production, and if there is profit after that we split it with PlayOn,” Vreeman said. “We don’t anticipate it to be a huge money-maker for us, but it is to give opportunity to people who want to watch it.”

The 1A tournament started Saturday with 16 games and continues through Wednesday. The 2A tournament begins today. The 3A and 4A tournaments begin Thursday and conclude on Saturday.

Kodiak plays its first game against Lathrop at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Contact Mirror writer Derek Clarkston at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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