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Local Tourney Readies Bethel Wrestlers For State

Dec 13, 2018

It was a winning weekend of wrestling in Bethel, and at least 16 Bethel Warriors are headed to state competition. The top two finishers in any weight class won an automatic place in the state tournament. Six Lady Warriors earned that honor on the mat, as did 10 Warrior boys. 

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Local temperatures have crept back up, and that means that trail conditions are not safe for the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee’s season opener. The first local race has been tentatively postponed until Dec. 15 at 11 a.m., but the committee will make its final decision about that on Dec. 13. 

Quake Stalls, But Does Not Stop Wrestling Tourney

Dec 3, 2018

Even an earthquake couldn’t keep Bethel's wrestlers off the mats.

The team was in Anchorage weighing-in on Friday morning when the earthquake struck north of town. There were 300 wrestlers inside the gymnasium at Grace Christian School when the 7.0 magnitude quake shook the building and knocked the power out. Everyone was able to get outside without injuries.  

A local Kuskokwim sled dog team prepares to race in December 2017.
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Snow is on the ground. Temperatures in Bethel have held below freezing for nearly two weeks, and sled dog racing season has arrived on the Lower Kuskokwim River. Hopefully.

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The Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race was born in Myron Angstman’s living room in 1979, almost 40 years ago. If there’s one word that can describe the sled dog race, it’s scrappy.


Warriors Go To The Mat In Anchorage

Nov 12, 2018

Bethel wrestlers brought home some ribbons from a competition in Anchorage this past weekend. Competing in the 2018 Anchorage Christian School’s Denali Auto Glass Invite, the Warrior boys brought home two first place and two second place ribbons. The Lady Warriors took two second place and two third place ribbons from their work on the mats. 

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It was a busy weekend for Bethel’s wrestlers. Athletes competed in Napaskiak, Nome, and Fairbanks.

The Bethel Warriors earned a third place in the Interior Wrestling Dual Tournament held at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, with Hayden Lieb and Elijah Lindley voted Bethel’s true warriors. Up next for the Bethel wrestlers is the King of the Mountain Dual Tournament at Seward High School. Hayden Lieb is headed to the lower 48 for the Super 32 Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Bethel Wrestling Tournament Yields Ribbons

Oct 15, 2018

It was a good weekend for Bethel’s high school wrestlers. 

The 2018 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race start line in Bethel, Alaska.
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Monday marked the first day that mushers could sign up for the 2019 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. 

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