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Bethel’s basketball teams endured defeats in their first games at the 3A state tournament today. They both go on to play Friday for a chance to earn a fourth-place finish in the 3A championship on Saturday.

Pictured are 10 of the 12 mushers who competed in Kwethluk's Sled Dog Sprint Race on March 16 and 17, 2018.
Courtesy of Harry Alexie

Greg Larson of Napaskiak won the Kwethluk sled dog race this past weekend. Competition ran tight in the sprint race with Larson outpacing Tuluksak’s Joe Demantle by less than a minute and a half.

Aniak musher Richie Diehl at the Iditarod ceremonial race start in Anchorage on March 3, 2018.
Zachariah Hughes / APM

The Iditarod Race Committee honored the finishers of the 2018 race last night with a banquet in Nome. Each musher who made it to the finish line took home a check.

Aniak Halfbreed Girls Win 1A State Championship

Mar 19, 2018
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The 1A girls state basketball championship once again goes to the Yukon-Kuskokwim region. Aniak won the title after a series of upsets in Friday’s semifinals.


Two Kuskokwim Teams Reach 2A Basketball Semifinals

Mar 16, 2018

Two girls teams are the only ones from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region to make the semifinals in the statewide 1A basketball championship: Aniak and Scammon Bay.

The Scammon Bay Eagles took another step in their quest to win a third championship on Thursday by defeating the Tri-Valley Warriors. The final score of 65 to 41 doesn’t show the battle waged. Players on the Warriors team were much taller than the Eagles girls, and coach Herschel Sundown says that it was a challenge getting his players to adjust.

Mike Williams Jr. finished the 2018 Iditarod on March 15, 2018.
Courtesy of Nick Hawk.

Mike Williams Jr. finished 25th in the Iditarod on Thursday. The Akiak musher passed under the burled arch in Nome at around 6:45 p.m.

The Scammon Bay girls won by a wide margin against New Stuyahok, 88 to 45, on the first day of the 1A Small School State Basketball tournament in Anchorage on March 14, 2018.
Charles Pulliam / Small Schools Broadcasting & Promotions

Two Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta girls basketball teams will face off for one of the semifinal rounds of the State 1A tournament. After winning both their games on Thursday, Scammon Bay and Aniak will compete Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

The Scammon Bay girls won by a wide margin against New Stuyahok, 88 to 45, on the first day of the 1A Small School State Basketball tournament in Anchorage on March 14, 2018.
Charles Pulliam / Small Schools Broadcasting & Promotions

The statewide 1A basketball championship in Anchorage is a difficult proving ground for Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta teams. 

The Toksook Bay Islanders won the Lower Kuskokwim School District basketball tournament 48 to 44 in a close game against the Newtok Jaegers on March 3, 2018 at the Bethel Regional High School gym.
Kaylen Jones / LKSD

Wednesday began the first day of the 1A Small Schools State Basketball tournament in Anchorage. KYUK has been live-airing the games featuring Y-K Delta teams and will continue to do so throughout the tournament. Here are the results from Wednesday's games:

Pete Kaiser finished fifth in the Iditarod on March 14, 2018.
Courtesy of Nick Hawk.

Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom won the Iditarod at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Ulsom crossed the finish line in Nome with eight dogs after nine days and 12 hours on the trail. Then came Nicholas Petit and last year's champion, Mitch Seavey. The top two were followed by three teams who have been running close together along the coast of Norton Sound: Ray Redington Jr., and the "Delta Team" of Pete Kaiser and Richie Diehl. Both Yukon-Kuskokwim mushers finished in the Iditarod’s top 10.

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