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Bethel Regional High School

The Warriors and the Lady Warriors are heading to state after both placed second in the Western Conference Basketball Tournament in Anchorage this weekend.

Pete Kaiser at the start of the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Zachariah Hughes / APRN

Pete Kaiser is in 16th position on the Iditarod trail and left the Galena checkpoint at 10:33 a.m. with 15 dogs after completing his 24 hour layover. The Galena checkpoint is 396 miles into the historic trail. While in Galena, APRN’s Zachariah Hughes talked with Kaiser about his dogs, trail conditions, and strategy moving ahead.

Bethel Regional High School

Both the Warrior Basketball Boys and the Lady Warrior Girls teams came out behind in the first round of games on Thursday at the Western Conference Basketball Tournament in Anchorage.

K300 Campout Race This Weekend

Mar 10, 2017
Katie Basile / KYUK

It's an old school sled-dog race with camping required.

The Kuskokwim 300 Campout Race begins Saturday at noon at the small boat harbor. Teams will run 45 miles up the Gweek River trail and camp overnight. The results from Saturday’s run will decide who starts in what position for the final leg of the race back to Bethel at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Organizers predict good camping weather Saturday night for the field of approximately 10 mushers expected to compete.

Bethel Regional High School

The last games of the year before the final match-up happens between the state's best high school basketball players are taking place.

The Bethel Warriors are playing today at Anchorage's Diamond High School in a basketball conference hosted by Kotzebue.

The boys play Kotzebue in the afternoon and the Lady Warrior face Barrow on the court at 7 p.m.

Go Warriors!

Pete Kaiser claims his second consecutive K300 victory in 2016.
Chris Pike / KYUK

Bethel musher, and last year's fifth place Iditarod finisher, Pete Kaiser left the Tanana Iditarod checkpoint in third position at 1:07 a.m. this morning after resting 4 hours and 34 minutes. Before leaving for the race's next stop in Ruby, APRN's Ben Matheson talked with Kaiser about his dogs, sled trailer, and rest strategy for this year's race.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Mike Williams Jr.'s sled dogs ran through gorgeous conditions this weekend to place first in the Bethel Sprint Club’s Western Alaska Sprint Championship. The Akiak musher totaled 4 hours, 9 minutes, and 58 seconds in the two-day race that took mushers from Bethel, 32 miles upriver near Kwethluk, and then back.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel musher and three-time Kuskokwim 300 winner Pete Kaiser is on the Iditarod trail, racing across the Alaska wilderness to the burled arch in Nome. The 979-mile race began at 11 a.m. this morning in Fairbanks. Alaska Public Media’s Ben Matheson spoke with Kaiser at the Ceremonial Start in Anchorage on Saturday about the trail ahead and the differences between racing on the frozen Kuskokwim and the long Iditarod.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The Bethel Junior High wrestling team came home from Fairbanks this weekend with a second place finish in the Tanana Invitational Tournament small schools category.  

Katie Basile / KYUK

Lewis Pavila of Kwethluk won the 100 Mile Challenge sled dog race on Saturday. He made the run to Akiachak and down the Gweek River and back to Bethel in 7 hours, 8 minutes and 22 seconds, and taking home $3,237 dollars.


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