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Teana Pavilla of Kasigluk's Akiuk Memorial School took second place in the Junior High School Girls One-Arm Reach, smacking a ball suspended 36 inches from the ground with one hand while balancing her body on the other hand.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

It was a smaller competition than expected, but the ambition and sweat of athletes still filled a Bethel gym this weekend at the Native Youth Olympics Invitational.

Darren Lieb / KYUK

This weekend, the Bethel Warrior Boys came home with the wrestling championship from the Anchorage Christian Schools Tournament after holding off a tough Homer Mariners team to do so. The difference between first and second place was only 14.5 points.

The Bethel Girls team wrestled their way to fourth place in the team standings.

Isaiah Charles from Newtok competes in the one-foot high kick.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

Native Youth Olympics is the sport to watch this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, two NYO Invitationals are happening in the Lower Kuskokwim School District. One in Bethel at Gladys Jung Elementary, the other in Mekoryuk at the Nuniwarmiut School.

The Bethel Warriors placed third at the Western Conference Regional Volleyball Tournament at Bethel Regional High School on October 27 and 28, 2017.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The Utqiaġvik Whalers and Kotzebue Huskies are heading to the state volleyball championships after wins in Bethel this weekend. Bethel Regional High School hosted the 3A Western Conference Regional Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Bethel Regional High School's volleyball team is competing on their home turf in the Western Conference Regional Tournament on October 27 and 28, 2017.
Courtesy of Bethel Warrior Volleyball

Volleyball teams from Northwest Alaska hubs are competing in Bethel this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, Bethel Regional High School is hosting the Western Conference Regional Volleyball Tournament. The competition begins at 1 p.m., with Nome playing Kotzebue. Bethel and Utqiaġvik will face off at 3 p.m. Second round games begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The winner of the 8:30 p.m. game will be named conference champion and head to state. Second place will be determined by the winner of Saturday's match at 2 p.m.

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

Bethel Regional High School wrestlers placed third at the Battle in the Interior Tournament in Fairbanks this weekend. Nine teams competed over two days.

Bethel Wrestlers Pin It

Oct 17, 2017
Courtesy of Regina Lieb

It was a wrestling weekend in Bethel, with students competing from both the YK Delta and the Nome area. Over 700 matches took place between the Gladys Jung Elementary gym and the Bethel Regional High School Warrior Dome during the 2017 Bethel Scramble.

Athletes from around the region are in town on Friday and Saturday for Bethel’s Wrestling Scramble at Gladys Jung and Bethel Regional High School.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Athletes from around the region are in town on Friday and Saturday for Bethel’s Wrestling Scramble at Gladys Jung and Bethel Regional High School.

Austin Fitka.

Runners from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta made a strong showing at the state’s cross country meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage this weekend. 

The Bethel Regional High School Cross Country team heads to the State Championships on September 30, 2017.
Courtesy of BRHS

This Saturday, Bethel Regional High School’s Cross Country team is headed to the State Championships in Anchorage. Races will kickoff between noon and 3:00 p.m. along a five kilometer trail at Bartlett High School. Qualifiers representing Bethel will be: Matthew Hunter, Nels Alexie-Leonard, Diesel Geerdts, Thomas Phelan, Hunter Crace, Lawrence Poe, and Ray Daniel.

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