Quick thinking by the Sitka boys basketball team averted tragedy this morning (Wed 3-23-16). The boys and their coach woke and rescued 11 occupants of an Anchorage six-plex before firefighters arrived.
FINAL: The Sitka Lady Wolves are the 3A State Basketball champions. The Sitka girls beat Valdez 53-50 on the main court of the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage Saturday afternoon (3-21-15) to claim the title. Find complete tournament information here.
Both of Sitka High's basketball teams recovered from opening -game losses and claimed 3A Region V Basketball titles today (Sat 3-7-15).
The Sitka Wolves earned a re-match with the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves Friday, with the 3A Region V Basketball championship on the line. The Sitka Lady Wolves eliminated the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves Thursday, and will challenge Petersburg for the title.
Coach Ed Conway of the Sitka Wolves - newly-crowned state high school baseball champions - talks to KCAW's Brian Hanson about the road to winning.
The Sitka Wolves are the state high school baseball champions. Sitka defeated South Anchorage 11-10, in the final game of the state tournament on Saturday afternoon (6-7-14).
The Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves have advanced to the second round of the state 3A tournament in Anchorage. The Mt. Edgecumbe girls defeated Nikiski Thursday afternoon, 49-39. Things did not go as well for the Sitka Wolves. The Sitka boys lost their opening game, 41 - 59, to the Grace Christian Grizzlies.
Basketball teams from Sitka have a realistic shot at reaching the finals of the state tournament this week -- and could even win. Both the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves and the Sitka Wolves are well-positioned to advance, when tournament play begins on Thursday. Tom Hesse is the sports editor at the Daily Sitka Sentinel. He dropped by our studios to share his thoughts on the teams’ chances with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.