Stories about sporting events.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Richie Diehl drove his dogs into Deshka Landing at around 3:30 p.m. on March 15, the ninth sled dog team to cross the Iditarod finish line.

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Richie Diehl may not have run away with the Iditarod this year, but there has definitely been a run on “The Real Diehl” beer at an Eagle River taproom. The Odd Man Rush Brewing company in Eagle River announced its new brew just as this year’s Iditarod began, and there has been a non-stop rush for the beverage ever since.


Isaac Underwood of Aniak arrived at the Bethel midway checkpoint in fourth place during the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race on February 13, 2021.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Aniak musher Isaac Underwood is continuing his impressive season, taking first place in the K300 100-Mile Challenge on Sunday, March 14.