Despite a drastic drop-off in the number of participating teams, the annual Boyd Worley junior high school basketball tournament gave players the opportunity for a couple of competitive games on the court Nov. 22-23 in Skagway.
Only Whitehorse sent a team to this year’s tournament, with both the Whitehorse and Skagway boys and girls teams playing three games each over the two days.
The girls team took wins on all three of their games, while the boys lost their three.
In previous years, teams from Hoonah, Haines and other Southeast Alaska towns traveled to Skagway for the tournament, but cutbacks in state ferry service made it difficult to impossible for schools to participate this year. More than 10 teams competed over three days in the February 2019 tournament.
The tournament is named for Skagway’s long-time U.S. Customs agent Boyd Worley, who died in 2013. Worley was named to the Skagway School Hall of Fame in 2013.