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Bethel coaches Eric Jung and Melony Fredricks talk with the Warrior girls basketball team during the Ravn Invitational Basketball Tournament on January 27, 2018.
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The Bethel Warrior Girls came out victorious, taking first this weekend in the Ravn Basketball Invitational Tournament. Bethel Regional High School freshman Ethan Sundown was there, and brings us this story.


The Bethel Warrior boys basketball team huddles during the Ravn Invitational Basketball Tournament on January 27, 2018.
Patrick Williams / LKSD

It was a tight championship game in the boys’ division of the Ravn Invitational Basketball Tournament this weekend. Unalaska led most of the match but Bethel caught up in the fourth quarter, eventually falling back in overtime, ending the game only three points behind. Bethel Regional High School junior Hunter Carter was in the bleachers and has this report.


George Manutoli of Akiachak took first in the 2018 Akiak Dash, winning the 65-mile race in 6 hours and 42 minutes on January 27, 2018.
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George Manutoli of Akiachak took first place in the Akiak Dash on Saturday, winning the 65-mile race in 6 hours and 42 minutes. Though the sprint race was Manutoli’s first mushing victory, a schedule change meant that the dog team he was racing earned its third first place finish this season.


Cameron Jackson won the 2017 Akiak Dash on January 21, 2017.
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The Kuskokwim 300 and Bogus Creek 150 sled dog races may have finished, but there’s still one more event left to complete the K300 racing trio.

Mayor Richard Robb and Council members passed a proclamation recognizing the Bethel Warriors’ Division II State Wrestling Championship title.
John Sargent / City of Bethel

To kick off Tuesday night’s Bethel City Council meeting, Mayor Richard Robb and Council members passed a proclamation recognizing the Bethel Warriors’ Division II State Wrestling Championship title.

Matthew Failor won the 2018 K300's Humanitarian Award.
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K300 mushers, fans, and volunteers packed themselves into Bethel’s cultural center on Monday night for the 2018 banquet and awards ceremony.

Mike Williams Jr. tends to his dogs at the Bethel checkpoint.
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On Sunday night, Mike Williams Jr. finished the 2018 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race in seventh place.

Ritchie Diehl prepares to leave the Bethel checkpoint. The K300's halfway point is usually in his hometown of Aniak, but the race was rerouted this year due to weather conditions.
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For the first time in the race’s history, the Kuskokwim 300 did not have checkpoints in Kalskag or Aniak. That’s left some Aniak residents disappointed, and more than a little surprised.

Isaac Underwood took home the 2018 K300's coveted Red Lantern prize.
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Aniak musher Isaac Underwood won the K300’s coveted Red Lantern prize this year, coming in last and finishing 12th with a time of 63 hours and 4 minutes.

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The Kuskokwim 300 is always a tough race, and this year was no exception. Wary of the uncountable open holes on the rivers, organizers rerouted the trail only days before the competition. After running their dogs through brutal glare ice, a third of this weekend's competition scratched. For the mushers who did complete the 2018 K300, the course was grueling and exhilarating. A small army of local families and volunteers helped them along the way.

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