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Pipa Escalante

The Unalaska Raiders boys basketball team gathered at City Hall Tuesday evening to receive a phone call from Alaska's governor, Bill Walker. Walker began by saying it was an honor for him to call and congratulate the team for winning the 2016 state championship. He said he's been following the team over the past few years, enjoyed watching them progress and complimented the 12 boys on their accomplishment. Walker also gave a shout-out to Coach Kent Russell and all the parents - indeed the whole community - for supporting the high schoolers on and off the court. 

State Champions!

Mar 20, 2016
Courtesy of Klas Stolpe and ASAA

The Unalaska Raiders boys' basketball team won the state championship Saturday night in Anchorage, after the team squared off against the Petersburg Vikings, winning 49 to 39 for the Class 2A state championship title.

It was the first time the Unalaska team won the statewide championship since the late '90s. Raiders Coach Kent Russell, who was recently named Coach of the Year by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches, credited an excellent defense as crucial. 

Joanne Villamor

  The Unalaska boys and girls Raiders basketball teams met with success over the weekend at the 2016 SouthWest Conference Regional Tournament. The boys won first place, the girls won third place and both won the academic award.

On Saturday, the boys played Bristol Bay for the regional championship title; they won 56 to 12. Coach Kent Russell says the team started the game over-anxious on offense, but after the first quarter they began to relax, settle into the game and play tough defense.

Afterwards, the team reenacted a time-honored custom.

UCSD Student of the Week: Ruta Sua

Mar 10, 2016

The Junior High Department selected Ruta as Student of the Week for the following reasons:

Foreign Language Students Win At State

Mar 2, 2016
Jeff Dickrell

Unalaska students traveled to the World Language Declamation Competition - a statewide foreign language tournament - last weekend. They were led by Spanish, German and Russian teacher Galena Roraback. 

The Unalaska team competed against almost 500 students from schools around the Anchorage area, including Bartlett, West Anchorage, and Service.