A helicopter crew from USCG Air Station Sitka hoists 19-year-old Ryan Harris from the blue fish tote in which he had drifted for over 24-hours. Harris was the deckhand aboard the 28-foot fishing vessel Kaitlin Rae, which sank suddenly off of Cape Edgecumbe the afternoon of Friday, September 7, 2012. Neither Harris nor his skipper, Stonie “Mac” Huffman had time to get out a mayday call. Huffan found a survival suit in the debris and managed to climb into it. He was picked up from the beach on Pt. Amelia about 10 miles from where the Kaitlin Rae sank. Harris, in his tote-turned-lifeboat, was spotted by another fishing vessel a few more miles to the north near Eagle Rock.
The Mt. Edgecumbe Braves have come out of the loser's bracket to challenge Sitka for the Region V Basketball championship. The Braves defeated the Wolves 66 - 61 in what could have been their last game of the season. Instead, they've forced an "if" game, scheduled for 3:45 PM Saturday (3-8-14). The Braves were saved with less than a minute to play by a player making his first appearance in a varsity game. more
The 3A girls championship was settled earlier this afternoon. The Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves defeated defending champions Sitka 49 to 42. The Lady Wolves stayed within striking distance the entire game -- closing to within 3 points with a minute to play -- but could not shut down the Mt. Edgecumbe offense, which has been strong all season. The boys' game got underway moments ago (5:15 PM Thu). View the live stream. more