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Geraldine Brink / KYUK

The first sled dog race of the season in Bethel is less than two weeks away. The Bethel Sprint Club's season opener is December 10 and 11 and starts at 1 p.m. both days. The trail runs 12 to 14 miles and starts on the river in front of Bethel. The race holds a $8,000 purse and has no dog limit.

Mushers Begin Signing Up For K300

Nov 29, 2016
Dean Swope / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee says that 13 mushers have already signed up to participate in the January race as the area takes on a nostalgic chill, allowing trails to be marked further and further out.

Regina Lieb

The Bethel Varsity Warriors placed fourth in the 2016 Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Palmer this weekend. More than 700 wrestlers competed across all divisions in the premier wrestling event.

Regina Lieb

Male wrestlers from Bethel Regional High School competed in Anchorage over the weekend and returned in second place behind the defending state champion Homer Mariners. 

Chris Pike / KYUK

There’s no snow on the ground, or in the forecast, and temperatures are barely below freezing. Nonetheless, the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has announced its first local sled dog race of the season. The race is more than a month away on December 17, so there’s still time for a white winter to set in. Or at least some ice. The race will be a 30-mile trail open to all local mushers and hold a $20,000 purse. The race committee will release more specifics next month.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Bethel Regional High School is starting a football program; it just needs funding, equipment, players, a coach, and approval from the state. The plan has two things going for it: teams to play against— in  Anchorage— and administrators confident that the Warriors will kick off next fall.

Darren Lieb

The margin was thin, but the Bethel Warriors placed second at the 2016 Bill Weiss Invitational wrestling tournament in Ketchikan this weekend. Less than half a point separated the Bethel team from first place winner Ketchikan High School. Bethel earned 197.03 points. The home team Ketchikan High School took 197.52 points.

K300 Raises Race Purses, Adds New Race

Sep 1, 2016
Chris Pike / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 race committee says that it is raising the purses for local and featured K300 races, and starting a new local race.

Bethel Regional High School wrestler Hayden Lieb pins an opponent during a tournament in 2016.
Bethel Regional High School

The Bethel Wrestling Club participated in the 2016 Alaska USA State Wrestling Tournament in Wasilla over the weekend. Three Warriors came home with a ‘triple-crown’ title after coming out first in all three wrestling styles: Folkstyle, Greco-Roman and Freestyle.