Author: Jeff Brady

Panthers earn big wins on island

Girls go 6-0, boys 3-3 on long road trip By JEFF BRADY Usually, the most dreaded road trip on the Panthers’ schedule is the one they have to take to Prince Wales Island every other year. The kids are gone for more than a week, in which they play six games at three schools. Hard rims, local referees and the usual away atmosphere make it tough, even for the best teams, to come home with a few wins. Then throw in Klawock teams that are defending region or state champs and you have a tall order ahead. So, for...

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Aquabots moving on

Third place state finish earns robotics team trip to Toronto By JEFF BRADY The Aquabots from Skagway School took third place at the state robotics tournament in Anchorage and will be traveling to an international FIRST Lego League competition in Toronto this June. The Skagway team earned strong scores in three of the four components of the competition among 54 teams from all over Alaska on Jan. 25. Where the team possibly lost a chance at a second straight state title was in the robot competition arena, where its robot finished out of the top 10 but in 15th place. The...

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SHS hoop teams begin season with victories

Boys undefeated, girls looking for more league wins By JEFF BRADY The Skagway High School basketball teams are off to a good start. Both teams opened the season with wins over Hoonah at home and swept Yukon foes during the Don Hather Tournament. They wrapped up the first week’s frenzy of home games with good showings against Kake. The boys are undefeated in league play, while the girls’ team is having ups and downs so far in conference games. Both teams head out on a big road trip to Prince of Wales Island next week. The boys’ team, playing...

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