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Chris Pike / KYUK

The biggest weekend of sled dog racing in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta is about to begin. Mushers and dog teams from across the state and Canada are arriving in Bethel Wednesday and Thursday as they prepare to compete in this weekend’s three races: the 38th Annual Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, the Bogus Creek 150, and the Akiak Dash.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Akiak held its annual Frank Nurauq Kawagley Memorial Sled Dog Race over the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel’s Warrior Basketball boys placed third and the girls fourth this weekend at the Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational tournament in Anchorage.

Chris Pike / KYUK

Greg Larson of Napaskiak won the Kuskokwim 300 Season Opener on Saturday in two hours, 10 minutes, and 59 seconds. Twenty-two mushers completed the 32.5 mile trail along the Kuskokwim River and adjoining sloughs. About eight minutes behind Larson, Mike Williams Jr. placed second at two hours, 18 minutes, and 47 seconds. Maurice Andrews placed third at two hours, 22 minutes, and 52 seconds. The race paid out the $20,000 purse to the first 15 finishers. The next K300 sponsored race is the 50 Mile Holiday Classic on December 31 at 11 a.m.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The first K300 race of the season begins Saturday. Start time is 11 a.m. at the mouth of Bethel’s small boat harbor. The race runs 30 to 35 miles and has an eight-dog limit. The $20,000 purse will be paid out to the first 15 positions. Warm weather and deep overflow on the river prompted the rescheduling of the season opener from last weekend. Now, below-freezing temperatures have returned and stabilized the river for travel.

Gina Lieb

After turning in second place finishes for two years, the Bethel Warriors took first at the 1-2-3A State Wrestling Championships this weekend at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. The victory marks Bethel’s seventh state championship title and sets a new record for Alaska’s small schools. The team scored 264.5 points, 18.5 points more than defending champion Homer High School. KYUK went to Bethel High School on Monday to talk with the champions following their win.

K300 Announces Their First Sled Dog Race of The Season

Dec 16, 2016
Chris Pike / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has announced a sled dog race over the weekend with an increased purse. 

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The Bethel Warriors head to the state tournament in Anchorage after a victory in this weekend's 2016 Great Alaska Conference wrestling tournament.

Bethel Runs First Dog Race Of The Season

Dec 12, 2016

Bethel’s first sled-dog race of the season kicked off this past weekend. The race was put on by the Bethel Sprint Club.


Regina Lieb / LKSD

Over the weekend, the Bethel Warriors placed second in the Glenallen Invitational Wrestling Tournament, which is the last tournament of the regular season. Individual Warriors also received firsts and honors in their weight classes.