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The Unalaska basketball teams play their first home games of the 2017-2018 season this week.

Kent Russell has been coaching the boys' team for 6 years. KUCB sat down with him to discuss last season and what to expect from the program this year.

You can catch the boys' first home game Friday at 6:30 p.m. against defending 2A state champions Petersburg.

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The Unalaska high school basketball teams play their first home games of the 2017-2018 season this week.

Casey Clausius is in his third year coaching the girls' program. KUCB sat down with him to discuss what to expect from the team this year. Clausius starts by looking back at the end of last season where the team lost to Dillingham -- narrowly missing out on a bid to the state tournament.

You can catch the girls' first home game Friday at 8 p.m. against Petersburg. 

Courtesy Frank Kelty

The Unalaska boys' basketball team has won the Rally the Regions tournament for the second year in a row. In the championship game, the team scored 61 points edging out Unalakleet by 11. Over the course of the tournament, the Raiders also picked up wins against Cordova (68-51), Bristol Bay (71-42), and Hooper Bay.

The Unalaska girls’ basketball team also played in the championship game, but fell in a closely contested matchup with West JV, 36-44. The girls walked away from the tournament with wins over Chugiak JV (60-22), Bristol Bay (46-40), and Lumen Christi.

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Nine Unalaska wrestlers are headed to state after the team took second place at this weekend's conference tournament.

The Raiders are sending five first-place qualifiers: John Esnardo, Dustin Ruckman, Alexander Esnardo Jr., Seth Henning, and Johnny Khongsuk.

Meanwhile, seven Unalaskans qualified with second-place finishes: Curtis Jeppesen, Blaine Henning, Landen Shaishnikoff, Chris Garcia, Talon Shaisnikoff, Quinnton Parker, and Matthew Faoasau.

Raider Volleyball Team Finishes Fourth, With Many Awards

Dec 9, 2017
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  The Unalaska Raiders Volleyball Team competed at the 2017 2A State Championships at Dimond High School in Anchorage last week. Their first game was against the Petersburg Vikings, in which the Raiders fought hard but unfortunately lost with the scores being 13-25, 19-25, and 16-25 which caused the Raiders to drop in the bracket. 

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