Stories about sporting events.

The Toksook Bay Lady Islanders beat the Akiuk Lady Grizzlies 77-53 in Day 1 of LKSD's District Basketball Tournament.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

With Day 1 of LKSD’s District Basketball Tournament wrapped up, we know which teams are advancing to the semi-finals. For the girls, the Newtok Lady Jaegers will face the Chefornak Lady Shamans, and the Kipnuk Lady Falcons will play the Toksook Bay Lady Islanders. For the boys, the Nunapitchuk Wolves will match up against the Chefornak Shamans, and the Toksook Bay Islanders will square off against the Napaskiak Hawks. Semi-final games start at 3:45 p.m. on March 6.

Zachariah Hughes / Alaska Public Media

Current Iditarod Champion Pete Kaiser is gearing up for another bid at winning the 1,000 mile sled dog race. 

While Pete's busy schedule didn’t allow him to sit down for an interview before he headed off to Anchorage, he did give a hint of how training was going for him just before the start of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race in January.

Mark Nordman, Iditarod Race Marshal.

This year the conditions on the Iditarod trail are reminding old-timers of what it used to be like back in the last century. Mark Nordman, the Race Marshal for the Iditarod, has been in charge for breaking the trail for 30 years, and he says this time, there is plenty of snow.

The Kipnuk Falcon boys basketball team with Quintin "Muggie" Peter's number 21 jersey.
Benjamin Farber / Chief Paul Memorial School

One of the villages participating in the district basketball tournament in Bethel this week lost a teammate just last month. Eighteen-year-old Quintin “Muggie” Peter was a member of the Kipnuk Falcons. He and his mother were on the Yute Commuter Service plane that crashed last month, killing both of them and three others. The Falcons say that this tournament is for Muggie. 

The complete schedule for the 33rd Annual Coastal Conference 1A Basketball Tournament.

One of the region's biggest events of the year begins Thursday, March 5: LKSD’s District Basketball Tournament. It will decide which of the region’s small school teams will go on to compete at the state level later this month in Anchorage. 

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Musher Maurice Andrews of Bethel took first in the Kwethluk Sled Dog Race this past weekend. The race was composed of two 20-mile sprint races across a snowy trail on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16. Mushers were ranked by their total elapsed time.

Bethel’s varsity basketball teams had a good weekend, beating Nome’s varsity boys and girls teams in two games each.

Bethel Regional High School

This weekend is your final chance to watch the Lady Warriors play in Bethel this basketball season. Games will be happening at Bethel Regional High School on the evenings of Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 is also Senior Night. Bethel's junior high boys and girls teams and the Bethel boys junior varsity team will be playing in town this weekend, as well as guest teams from Napaskiak and Barrow.

Thanks Abound At K300 Mushers Banquet

Jan 21, 2020
Gabby Salgado / KYUK

It starts as people line up for the food at the 2020 Kuskokwim 300 Mushers Banquet. They talk about sled dog racing, and share little tricks and refinements they might use to make the next race better.  A couple of mushers were talking about lining a sled runner with pink plastic.

Lance In Last

Jan 21, 2020
Katie Basile / KYUK

Lance Mackey took the red lantern in the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race on Sunday, Jan. 19. The former Iditarod champion was the last to cross the finish line in Bethel at 10:33 p.m., over six hours after he left Tuluksak. 

Mackey knew he was in for some trouble before the race began. It started just after he got to town on Monday before the race.

“On Tuesday, three of my dogs were kind of sneezing,” he said. “Turned into a little bit of a cough. Turned into not eating for a couple of days before the start of the race.”