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Lady Huskies close season with loss to Bethel

March 18th 4:02 pm

The Kotzebue Lady Huskies basketball season came to a close with a disappointing 45-37 loss to Bethel in the consolation final of the Western Conference Regional Tournament last Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage.  A win would have advanced the Lady [...]

GCI to broadcast state championship games

March 18th 3:36 pm

Residents of rural Alaska unable to make it to Anchorage for the Class 1A/2A and 3A/4A state basketball tournaments won't have to miss a dribble of their team's attempts to capture a state championship, thanks to GCI. The Alaska telecommunications giant [...]

Whalers take aim at 3-peat with win over Kotzebue

March 18th 3:36 pm

Tye Ramoth and Bish Gallahorn threw everything but the kitchen sink at the two-time defending Class 2A state champion Barrow Whalers in the championship round of the 2017 Western Conference Basketball Championships on Friday in front of a standing-room-only [...]

Lady Whalers earn 12th straight trip to state

March 18th 3:36 pm

The Barrow High School Lady Whalers are headed back to the Class 3A state basketball tournament - again. Barrow nailed down its 12th consecutive berth in the state tournament this past weekend with a convincing 47-37 victory over fifth-ranked Kotzebue in the [...]

Unalakleet, Point Hope claim championships

March 18th 3:35 pm

The Unalakleet Wolfpack and Point Hope Harpoonerettes both had plenty of reason to smile last weekend at the conclusion of the 2017 Region 1-2A Championships. They also had reason to purchase tickets to the Class 2A state tournament. Unalakleet and Point [...]

Buckland, Selawik punch tickets to Class 1A girls' tournament

March 10th 9:58 pm

Kylah Melton and the Buckland Sissauni extended their basketball season by several weeks this past weekend in front of a large crowd in the Dawg House in Kotzebue. Playing in front a standing-room-only crowd in the Kotzebue High School gym, the Lady Sissauni [...]

Barrow boys, girls begin quest for state berths

March 10th 9:58 pm

The Barrow High School boys' and girls' basketball teams have been here before. With the regular season behind them, both teams will begin their quests to defend their Class 3A state championships this weekend when they compete in the 2017 Western Conference [...]

Noatak, Buckland advance to Class 1A state tournament

March 10th 9:57 pm

The Noatak Lynx and Buckland Sissauni flexed their basketball muscle this past weekend. The two basketball powerhouses rolled to the first- and second-place positions in the Northwest Arctic Conference tournament. With their performances, the two teams [...]

Lady Whalers finish regular season with wins over Kotzebue

March 10th 9:57 pm

The Barrow High School Lady Whalers and Kotzebue Lady Huskies both went into the final week of the regular season looking to prove to themselves they were the top two teams heading into the Western Conference Basketball Championships. Both can consider their [...]

Fruean scores 45 en route to power Whalers to key wins

March 10th 9:56 pm

Make no mistake about it, no one is saying Anthony Fruean is the next Kamaka Hepa for the Barrow High School Whalers. Mainly because the freshman sensation is doing pretty well at being the first Anthony Fruean. Fruean etched his name into Barrow High School [...]

Whalers sweep pair from Nome-Beltz

March 4th 8:45 am

Not even Mother Nature, a long wait or an energized Nome-Beltz squad could slow the Barrow Lady Whalers this past weekend. The Lady Whalers moved a step closer to nailing down the top seed in the upcoming Western Conference tournament with a sweep of two [...]

Whalers take two wins from Nome

March 4th 8:45 am

The Barrow High School Whalers rolled to a pair of easy victories this past weekend by downing the Nome-Beltz Nanooks in front of the home fans in the BHS gym. The Whalers, now 12-10 overall, kicked off the weekend series with a 40-point win on Friday. [...]

Hopson grapplers shine at invitational

March 4th 8:44 am

Vincent Elkins and the Hopson Middle School wrestling team turned in a standout effort at the 2017 Tanana Middle School Invitational Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. The team's seven wrestlers battled their way to 20th in the final team standings with [...]

Bethel claims wins over Huskies

March 4th 8:44 am

The Bethel Regional High School Warriors spoiled a gutsy performance from the Kotzebue High School Huskies this past weekend and notched a pair of key road victories in Western Conference play. Tye Ramoth and Bish Gallahorn made the wins anything but easy.

Point Hope to host regional tournament

March 4th 8:44 am

Some of the state top small-school basketball teams will be converging on Point Hope in the next few days to compete in the 2017 Class 2A/1A regional basketball tournament. The tournament is scheduled for March 2-4 in the Point Hope gym. Among the teams [...]

Lady Huskies sweep games

March 4th 8:43 am

 The Kotzebue Lady Huskies improved their season record to 19-5 with a two-game sweep in Bethel last weekend. With the win, the Lady Huskies ended an 11-game losing streak to the Warriors.  Kotzebue opened the weekend series with a 29-25 win in overtime on [...]

Noatak, Selawik kick off quests for state berths

March 4th 8:42 am

The Noatak Lynx and the Selawik Lady Wolves kicked off their bids to nail down their championships - and a berth in the Class 1A state tournament - on Wednesday by tipping off play in the Northwest Arctic Conference tournament. The tournament is scheduled to [...]

Strongest female showing ever at Yukon Quest

February 24th 10:31 pm

Behind Matt Hall's impressive come-from-behind victory, the Yukon Quest featured an impressive showing by women, who Wednesday were poised to take four of the top 10 spots, the most in race history. Fisheries biologist Paige Drobny, 41, of Fairbanks was [...]

Buckland sweeps games with Unalakleet

February 24th 10:27 pm

Kylah Melton and the Buckland Sissauni earned a sweep of their two-game series with the Unalakleet Wolfpack this past weekend. The Sissauni claimed a 46-32 victory over the Unalakleet girls on Friday. They finished off the series with a 61-47 victory on [...]

Point Hope to host regional tournament

February 24th 10:26 pm

Some of the state top small-school basketball teams will be converging on Point Hope in the next few days to compete in the 2017 Class 2A/1A regional basketball tournament. The tournament is scheduled for March 2-4 in the Point Hope gym. Among the teams [...]

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