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St. Mary’s battles to fifth at state tournament

by Tommy Wells The St. Mary’s Eagles made sure the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta was recognized at the girls’ Class 1A state basketball tournament this past weekend in Anchorage. The Lady Eagles posted a 2-2 mark at […]

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Unalakleet Lady Wolfpack to play at State 2A tournament

The Unalakleet Wolfpack ball teams represented their community at the 2019 2A Great Alaska Conference Region Tournament held this past weekend at Grace Christian School in Anchorage. The winners of the tournament are the Tikigaq […]

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Kipnuk Falcons and Newtok Jaegers champions at Coastal Conference tournament

by K.J. Lincoln The Kipnuk Falcon boys and the Newtok Lady Jaegers will be returning to represent the Coastal Conference at the upcoming State 1A Basketball Tournament. Winning two years in a row, the Falcons, […]

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Lady Warriors split showdown with rival Kotzebue

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors grabbed a bit of momentum heading into the Western Conference Basketball Tournament on Friday by netting a split of their weekend twinbill with the Kotzebue […]

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Andrew leads Hawks to Kusko League tourney crown

by Tommy Wells Weston Andrew scored 14 points and four other members of the Napaskiak Hawks scored into double figures on Saturday and helped power the Hawks to the 2019 Kuskokwim Delta boys’ championship honors […]

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Larson wins February 50 Sled Dog Race

The February 50 Sled Dog Race, sponsored by the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has a winner. Willie Larson, racing a team from the Bad River Kennel finished first, crossing the line in Bethel with a […]

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Mute helps Lady Warriors earn split with Nome

by Tommy Wells Jaron Mute didn’t just save the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors once this past weekend, she did it twice. In the same game. And, as a result, the Lady Warriors rolled […]

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Warriors drop pair to Barrow

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors suffered a tough 85-68 loss to the Barrow Whalers on Saturday in the final game of a Western Conference twinbill in the Warrior Dome. Bethel Warrior […]

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Warriors rally past Glennallen to grab Ravn/YKHC tourney title

by Tommy Wells Heading into the final eight minutes of play, the Bethel Regional High School Warriors’ hopes of raising the Ravn-Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Basketball Invitational championship trophy appeared about as likely as a […]

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Lady Warriors ease past Glennallen for Ravn-YKHC crown

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors claimed the 2019 Ravn-Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Basketball Invitational title on Saturday in front of a large crowd in the WarriorDome. Bethel garnered points from eight […]

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Kalskag boys drop 57-55 thriller to Birchwood

by Tommy Wells Birchwood Christian buried a shot late in overtime on Saturday and eked out a close 57-55 victory over the Kalskag Grizzlies in the final day of action of the Warrior Rumble/Conoco Phillips […]

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Jackson leads BRHS girls to 4th in Delta

by Tommy Wells Deja Jackson and the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors capped a successful weekend of basketball action on Saturday by grinding out a 59-37 victory over Seward in the consolation finals of […]

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Warriors roll to Dean Cummings championship

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors were doubly happy this past Saturday when they walked off the Delta Junction High School basketball court. Not only had they completed a perfect 3-0 run […]

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Thunderbolts upend Bethel to claim VFW title

by Tommy Wells Ray Egoak pumped in 18 points and Darren Albrite added 17 more on Saturday and powered the Akiak Thunderbolts to a resounding 65-39 victory over the Bethel Regional High School Warriors’ junior […]

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Wolves rally past Warriors

by Tommy Wells The Sitka Wolves reeled off 22 points in the final eight minutes of play and rolled to a 50-46 come-from-behind victory over the Bethel Regional High School Warriors in a non-conference showdown […]

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Lieb earns fourth All-American honor in Reno

by Tommy Wells Hayden Lieb etched his name amongst the great in Bethel Regional High School history on Saturday. The BRHS standout became one of only a handful of Alaska wrestlers to earn All-American honors […]

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Kaiser wins Holiday Classic sled dog race

Pete Kaiser of Bethel, the reigning Kuskokwim 300 champion, is the winner of the 2018 Holiday Classic sled dog race. Kaiser led a field of 14 racers at last Saturday’s race 48-mile race which began […]

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Lady Warriors open season with 1-2 mark in Soldotna

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors kicked off their 2018 basketball season with a 1-2 mark this past weekend at the Powerade/Al Howard Tip-Off Classic. The tournament was held on Thursday […]

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BRHS girls make history with 2nd place finish

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors etched their names into the school’s history books this past weekend by turning in an eye-opening performance at the ASAA Division II Girls State Wrestling […]

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Warriors place 3rd at state wrestling tournament

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors proved once again they are among the state’s elite wrestling programs this past weekend by placing third in the team standings at the 2018 ASAA Division […]

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Warriors roll to Great Alaska Conference crown

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors retained their hold on the Great Alaska Conference title this past weekend with an impressive showing in the WarriorDome. The Warriors wrestled their way to 13 […]

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Bethel grapplers win GJE Invite

by Tommy Wells Anna Avalos, Mason Fitka, Trinity Geerdts, Brianna Henry, Tyler Laraux, Isabel Lieb, Axel Madson, and Sheldon Smith all came away from the Gladys Jung Elementary/Junior High Invitational meet with first-place finishes, and […]

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Bethel to host GAC tournament on Dec. 7-8

Some of the state’s top wrestlers will converge on Bethel this weekend for the 2018 Great Alaska Conference wrestling tournament. The two-day meet will be held on Dec. 7-8 in the WarriorDome at Bethel Regional […]

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Smith leads Warriors to 5th at Grizzly Grappler

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith powered his way to the 103-pound championship on Saturday and led the Bethel Regional High School Warriors to a fifth-place finish at the earthquake-shortened Grizzly Grappler at Grace Christian School […]

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Mixed 6 State Tourney starts Nov. 29th

On opening day of the Mixed 6 Volleyball state championships, the Akiuk Grizzlies will be playing against the Kalskag Grizzlies and the Gustavus Foxes in Pool A. The games will begin on November 29th, 2018 […]

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Akiuk wins regional Mixed Six title

by Tommy Wells Kalila Pavilla and Keisha Demientieff both turned in outstanding performances this past weekend and helped carry the Akiuk Grizzlies to a 3-0 sweep of the Atmautluak Falcons in the finals of the […]

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Warriors claim fifth at Lancer Smith Memorial

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors traveled to Wasilla this past weekend to wrestle at the Lancer Smith Memorial tournament, a combined tournament of large and small schools. The Warriors, backed by […]

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2018 Mixed Six Volleyball Conference Tournament

November 15-16, 2018 in Bethel, Alaska 1st: Akiuk Grizzlies Henrietta Andrew, Olivia Tinker, Keisha Demienteiff, Kaeleelah Andrew, Katie Demientieff, Nikolai Charles, Jayden Andrew, Jed Andrew, Kalila Pavilla, Shaylene Nicholas, William Twitchell, Marie Twitchell Head Coach: […]

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Kwig edges Kipnuk for NYO title

by Tommy Wells Merlin White placed first in four events and in the top five in three others this past weekend and helped carry Kwigillingok to the top of the Native Youth Olympics’ standings in […]

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Warriors wrestle their way to ACS Invitational crown

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School wrestlers came up big this past weekend at the largest Division II tournament of the season. Bethel had eight wrestlers finish in the top three in their […]

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First National donates $75,000 to ASAA

by FNBA Staff First National Bank Alaska continued its title sponsorship of the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) with a $75,000 donation for the 2018-19 school year. The bank also committed to another $75,000 for […]

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Warriors roll to Bethel Invitational championship

by Tommy Wells Lindsey Beans-Polk and Hayden Lieb each wrestled their way to the top spots in their respective weight classes and helped power the Bethel Regional High School Warriors to the top spot at […]

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Warriors take 3rd at BITI tournament

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Warriors varsity wrestling team battled their way to a third-place finish at the Battle In The Interior dual meet in Fairbanks. Hayden Lieb posted a perfect record over the weekend […]

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JH Warriors grab four golds in Napaskiak

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Junior High School wrestling team turned in a solid outing this past weekend at the Napaskiak Invitational Wrestling Tournament. The BJHRS grapplers won four gold and seven […]

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Bethel girls grind out win over Nome

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors picked up a huge victory over the Nome-Beltz Lady Nanooks this past weekend, claiming a thrilling 3-1 decision. With the victory, Bethel dealt Nome its […]

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Warriors race to 7th at state cross country meet

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith and the Bethel Regional High School Warriors made their presence felt this past weekend at the Class 1A-2A-3A State Cross Country Championships in Anchorage. The Bethel boys had all five […]

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Phelan leads BRHS girls to 19th at state

by Tommy Wells Everything turned out perfect for Fiona Phelan on Saturday at the Class 1A-2A-3A State Cross Country Championships in Anchorage The weather was perfect. The trail was perfect. All of that helped the […]

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Young Warriors sprint to Big West championship

by Tommy Wells The foundation to what could be a Big West dynasty was put in place on Saturday by the Bethel Regional High School boys’ cross country team. Sparked by top 10 runs from […]

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Tinker, Lupie lead Kong’s sweep of Lower Kusko titles

by Tommy Wells Elsa Tinker made sure her chance at qualifying for the Class 1A-2A-3A state cross country meet didn’t rest in other’s hands on Saturday. The Kongiganak standout punched her ticket to the upcoming […]

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Phelan powers Bethel to Warrior Invitational title

by Tommy Wells If anyone questioned Thomas Phelan’s rise to the top of the state’s cross country scene as a reality, they officially received their answer on Saturday afternoon. The answer they got was simple: […]

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Blackberry Invitational Cross Country Race results

by K.J. Lincoln Lambert Kairaiuak of Chefornak is the 2018 Blackberry Cross Country Race champion for the high school division. He raced up the Toksook Bay hills and back completing the 5K course in 24 […]

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Bethel’s first Mud Volleyball Tournament results

A total of seven teams played in the first ever Bethel Mud Volleyball Tournament last Saturday at the Sand Pit, which was a fundraiser for the Bethel Volunteer Emergency Services Association (BVESA). A playing field […]

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BRHS teams shine at Tsalteshi Invitational

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams both turned in solid outings 2 weekends ago at the Tsalteshi Invitational. The meet was held Aug. 18 at Skyview Middle School […]

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Phelan leads Warriors to 4th at season-opening meet

by Tommy Wells Thomas Phelan kicked off the 2018 cross-country season with an impressive performance on Saturday afternoon and helped spur the Bethel Regional High School Warriors to a fourth-place finish at the Kuskokwim Classic […]

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Eskimo Ninja Warrior at WEIO

Eskimo Ninja Warrior Nick Hanson, originally of Unalakleet, competes in the two-foot high kick at World Eskimo Indian Olympics held in Fairbanks, Alaska. He kicked a height of 94″ to win the bronze medal.

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2018 WEIO Celebration

by K.J. Lincoln The 2018 World Eskimo Indian Olympics was an amazing weekend of athletic performances, native cultural dances, Alaskan arts and crafts, traditional regalia, and honoring of our elders. The festival began last Wednesday […]

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BRHS thinclads shine at Su-Valley Invite

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School track and field athletes made their final tuneups prior to the Class 1-2-3A state track and field meet this past weekend by turning in an outstanding performance […]

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Smith, Iverson turn heads at USA state wrestling tournament

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith and Maya Iverson wrestled their way into the Bethel Wrestling Club history books this past weekend at the USA Alaska State Wrestling Tournament. Overall, the two highlighted a stellar outing […]

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LKSD All Stars win top spot at 2018 State NYO

by K.J. Lincoln The Lower Kuskokwim School District All Stars won the first place team trophy at the 2018 State Native Youth Olympics competition this past weekend. They scored 41 points overall. Coming in second […]

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Warriors unveil new track program at Homer Invitational

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors scored a first on Saturday when they stepped onto the track at Homer High School. Although they failed to claim a medal, the Warriors sprinted their […]

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BRHS Warrior Archers place 3rd at Western Nationals

by Rafe Johnson Last week 26 Bethel Archers traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the first ever Western Nationals for the National Archery in the Schools Program. Competing against hundreds of archers […]

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LKSD District NYO Meet Results

Kneel Jump High School Girls 1 Mikayla Kassaiuli, Newtok, 43” 2 Katelyn Paul, Kipnuk, 42 ¼” 3 Keisha Demientieff, Akiuk, 40” 4 Amanda Kanrilak, Tununak, 37 5/8” 5 Albina Andy, Newtok, 37 3/8” Boys 1 […]

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State 1A-3A Basketball Tournament Awards

The Alaska Schools Activities Association presents awards during the State Basketball Tournament during March Madness. This year several student athletes from the Yukon Kuskokwim delta region received awards for their participation and efforts. Notably, the […]

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Smith wrestles way to gold at Ultimate Challenge tournament

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith wrestled his way to a pair of medals this past weekend at the Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge tournament in Wasilla. The Bethel Wrestling Club standout took first in the Folkstyle […]

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Bethel Wrestling Club competes at Tri-Valley Tournament

The Bethel Wrestling Club competed at the Tri-Valley Greco Roman and Freestyle tournaments at Colony High School last Friday and Saturday. “Bethel’s Club wrestling has been in full swing for about 3 weeks now,” wrote […]

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Lieb earns All-American Honors for second year in a row

Bethel Regional High School sophomore Hayden Lieb placed 5th this year at the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) High School National Wrestling Tournament. He makes All-American Honors for the 2nd year in a row. […]

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Fourth-quarter surge lifts Valdez past Warriors at the 3A state basketball finals

by Tommy Wells John Fredericks and Clevon Constantine did everything they could on Friday afternoon for the Bethel Regional High School Warriors’ showdown with state-ranked Valdez. They scored. They rebounded. They blocked shots. In the […]

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Lady Warriors’ rally falls short in consolation finals

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors pushed the Nikiski Lady Bulldogs to the brink of exhaustion on Saturday morning in the fourth-place game at the Class 3A state basketball tournament in […]

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Warriors teams move to consolation bracket after first round losses

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Warrior boys and girls teams both suffered losses in the 3A State Basketball Finals on opening round Thursday, March 22nd, 2018. The Warrior ladies, coached by Eric Jung, were matched […]

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Koonuk helps power Aniak to first title in 19 years

by Tommy Wells Midway through the third quarter of Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game, the Aniak Halfbreeds found themselves in need of some energy. Over the previous three minutes, the Selawik Lady Wolves had […]

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Aniak Halfbreeds defeat top-seeded Scammon Bay Eagle girls in State 1A semifinals

The Aniak Lady Halfbreeds defeated the two-time defending state champions, the Scammon Bay Lady Eagles Friday night, March 16, 2018, during the semifinals of the girls 1A state basketball finals. The final score was Aniak […]

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Fredericks powers Bethel into state tournament

by Tommy Wells John Fredericks scored 12 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and helped the Bethel Regional High School rally for a 53-33 victory over the Nome-Beltz Nanooks in the second-place […]

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Lady Warriors hold off Kotzebue for state berth

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors punched their ticket to the Class 3A state basketball tournament on Saturday evening in front of a large crowd in the Dimond High School Gym. […]

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Bethel Warrior Boys win first round game at 3A Regional Tournament

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Warrior basketball team took on the Nome Nanooks, Thursday, March 8th, 2018 on opening night of the 3A Western Conference finals in Anchorage. The final score was 54-35. Bethel fans […]

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Kipnuk and Toksook Bay winners of 1A Coastal Conference basketball tournament

by K.J. Lincoln The winners of the 31st annual 1A Coastal Conference basketball tournament are the Kipnuk Falcon boys and the Toksook Bay Islander girls. The tournament took place last weekend, March 1-3 at the […]

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Smith powers Bethel matmen to solid showing at middle school state tournament

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith went into the Tanana Middle School State Wrestling Championships in Fairbanks knowing he had a huge target on his back. The top-ranked wrestlers get that honor. Target or not, Smith […]

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1A Alaska Coastal Conference Champions

The Qipneq Falcons and the Toksook Bay Lady Islanders are this year’s winners for the 1A LKSD Basketball Tournament. They will be representing the Coastal Conference at the upcoming State Championships in Anchorage.

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2018 JNYO Games Results

Kyann Miller of Bethel, representing Gladys Jung Elementary School won the Alaskan High Kick event for the girls this past weekend at the Junior Native Youth Olympic games in Anchorage. She kicked 61” for the […]

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Bethel Warriors take down Kotzebue Huskies

Game one between the Bethel Warrior varsity boys and the Kotzebue Huskies ended in a score of 80-41 with the Warriors coming out on top. The first game was played on Saturday night. The Huskies […]

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Scammon Bay, Aniak remain 1-2 in Class 1A poll

by Tommy Wells The Scammon Bay Eagles and Aniak Halfbreeds continue to hold down the top two spots in the Class 1A girls’ poll, according to the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches’ poll. The […]

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Bethel Archers compete in tournament

by Rafe Johnson Sixty Bethel Archers competed this past Friday and Saturday against themselves and the Tri County Schools in Dayton, Ohio. This is the last tournament before the Bethel Archers will compete at the […]

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Junior cheerleaders cheer for NIS teams

by Susan McNeilly Junior cheerleaders popped up to meet the challenge at the Nelson Island School basketball games on February 8-10, 2018. Fourth, fifth and seventh graders cheered at Toksook Bay, as high school boys […]

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Lady Warriors grab 4th at Hardwood Classic

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors knew going into the 2nd Annual Grace Christian Hardwood Classic they would get the chance to challenge themselves against some of the top teams in […]

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Scammon Bay maintains hold on top spot

by Tommy Wells The Scammon Bay Lady Eagles continue to be showered with respect by the state’s coaches. A lot of it. For the second week in a row, the Lady Eagles were tabbed the […]

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Lady Warriors take 2nd at Valdez tournament

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady warriors turned in a strong showing this past weekend and finished second overall at the 2018 Valdez Elks Basketball Tournament. As a team, the Lady warriors […]

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Klejka mushes to 17th at Willow 300

by Tommy Wells Jessica Klejka went into the Willow 300 looking to prove herself as one of the state’s top young sled dog racers. She can check that box on her bucket list as accomplished. […]

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Lady Warriors earn split with third-ranked Barrow

by Tommy Wells Better mark the Bethel Regional High School down as a legitimate contender for a berth in the upcoming Class 3A state basketball tournament. A real strong contender. Courtney Williams and the BRHS […]

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Lady Eagles’ win streak comes to an end at 62

by Tommy Wells The Scammon Bay Lady Eagles knew one day their win streak would come to an end. Streaks, after all, are made to be broken. For the two-time defending Class A state champions, […]

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Warriors finish 2nd at Ravn Invitational with OT loss

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors staged a dynamic second-half rally on Saturday evening in front of a large crowd in the WarriorDome en route to rallying from an early deficit to […]

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Crow, Williams lead Bethel to Ravn championship

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors would have made pop star Beyonce proud this past weekend. They did, after all, put their ring on the title they wanted most on Saturday. […]

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Ravn tournament to tip off Thursday

Some of the state’s top basketball teams wills converge on Bethel this week for the annual Donlin Gold Invitational tournament. The three-day event will run through Saturday at the WarriorDome. The Bethel girls will open […]

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Warriors finish 5th at O’Brady’s Invitational

by Tommy Wells The difference between a berth in the 2018 O’Brady’s Invitational Basketball Tournament’s championship game and a fifth-place finish in the final team standings was about three inches … or the distance of […]

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O’Brien, Charlie lead Bethel girls to 6th

by Tommy Wells Kelly O’Brien and Dellarae Charlie both turned in solid performances this past weekend and helped power the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors to a sixth-place finish at the 2017 ASAA/First National […]

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Warriors claim 6th state wrestling title

by Tommy Wells After the first day of the 2017 ASAA/First National Bank State Wrestling Championships, Bethel Regional High School head coach Darren Lieb met with his athletes and told them the mountain they faced […]

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Bethel repeats as Great Alaska Conference wrestling champions

by Tommy Wells Thomas Dyment moved a step closer to capping his high school wrestling career with a perfect season this past Saturday. And, in doing so, he also helped the Bethel Regional High School […]

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Y-K teams compete at 2A, Mixed-Six tournaments

by Tommy Wells The Unalakleet Wolfpack’s bid to claim a second straight Mixed-Six state volleyball championship came to a tough end this past weekend at the state tournament. The Wolfpack suffered back-to-back losses in the […]