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The Bethel Warriors placed third at the Western Conference Regional Volleyball Tournament at Bethel Regional High School.
KYUK Staff

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is taking extra precautions with indoor sports activities. The district is requiring that everyone attending indoor sports events be vaccinated and masked at all times. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door. 

Alaska School Activities Association

Bethel wrestlers did the impossible this weekend, proving that they can deliver even when they haven’t had much time on the mat. Even with only three weeks to prepare, and no previous matches with any other wrestlers around the state, Bethel managed to get some major wins when the team competed at the state level.

Bethel Regional High School competed in Day 1 of the ACS Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational Basketball games on January 4, 2018.
Nick Hawk

Sports are back in the Lower Kuskokwim School District. On April 29, the LKSD school board voted to allow both outdoor and indoor sports activities, including traveling within and out of the region for competitions. 

The Hooper Bay Lady Warriors won the Alaska 2A state basketball championship on April 3, 2021 at Palmer High School.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The Hooper Bay Lady Warriors made history this past weekend when they won the state 2A basketball championship, becoming the first girls team from Hooper Bay to do so. The Lady Warriors took the state title after defeating Talkeetna's Susitna Valley Rams 36 to 32 on April 3. After returning to Hooper Bay, the team reflected on their victory.


Loren Holmes / ADN

On April 3, the Hooper Bay Warriors won the Alaska School Activities Association 2A Girls Basketball Championship. It was a long, tough effort, but the Warriors persevered and won out over the Su Valley Rams.

Marc Lester / ADN

Half of the Yukon-Kuskokwim region’s six competing high school basketball teams are advancing to the semifinals in the Alaska School Activities Association’s March Madness. Two are girls teams and one is a boys team.

Olivia Ebertz / KYUK

From Thursday, April 1 through Sunday, April 4, the state tournament for high school girls and boys basketball will take place in Wasilla. Three girls teams and three boys teams from the Yukon-Kuskoskwim Delta will be competing.

Olivia Ebertz / KYUK

The Chevak Comets girls high school basketball team flew out to their state tournament a week early. The weather looked dicey, and they didn’t want to risk not making it there. KYUK caught up with them during a practice session in an Anchorage gym.


Bethel high school junior Landon Smith earned an All-American wrestling title on March 27, 2021 at the USA Wrestling Tournament in Coralville, IA.
Darren Lieb

A Bethel high school junior became an All-American wrestler this past weekend. Landon Smith took 6th place in the 113 lb. weight class at the USA Wrestling National Recruiting Showcase high school tournament in Coralville, Iowa. The top eight from each weight class earned the All-American distinction in the folkstyle tournament.

Bev Hoffman

Two seconds separated Bethel's Victoria Hardwick and the second-to-last-place musher in the 2021 Iditarod, earning her a second Red Lantern Award on March 18. 

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