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Another Strong Showing for Raider Runners

Sep 6, 2016
David Gibson

The Unalaska Raiders had another strong showing for the second week in a row this past weekend at the ACS Class Invite on Friday and the Palmer Invitational on Saturday. The Raiders got some more valuable experience for a very young team. The ACS Class invite is a 3K flight race that is run according to what grade each runner is in. That race is always a fun one to watch and gets the athletes a little bit of experience before the big race in Palmer.

The young Unalaska Raiders Cross Country team traveled to Bartlett High School in Anchorage to compete in the Alaska State Preview on August 27th. There were a total of 30 teams and over 800 runners competing in four different races on that day. 

All of the Raiders competed in the varsity races and ran against some stiff competition including some of the top 4A schools in the state. There were seven season personal records and two career personal records in the race on one of the toughest courses in the state. All of the Raiders should be proud of themselves. 

UCSD Swimmers Dive into a New Season

Aug 29, 2016
D. Tyrell McGirt

Eight from the Unalaska swim team traveled to Lathrop High School in Fairbanks for the Lathrop Invitational swimming and diving meet at Hamme Pool. Ten teams from Fairbanks, North Pole, Palmer, Unalaska, Valdez, and Wasilla competed in the event.  Each swimmer was allowed to compete in four events but no more than two individual events.  Unalaska student athletes competed in 18 out of 24 events Friday evening.

This year’s Aleutian Tundra Golf Classic started as the remnants of Tropical Storm Omais swept Unalaska with gale force winds and driving rain.  Six dedicated teams and a handful of volunteers braved the weather on Saturday.  When the storm cleared on Sunday more teams joined the action.

The annual Tundra Golf Classic is a fundraiser for Unalaska Community Broadcasting.  At preliminary count, the fundraiser brought in just over $11,000 from sponsorships, team fees, and skills contests. 

Enlow Burns Up The Track

May 31, 2016
Johanna Tellman

At this weekend’s high school state track and field championships, Unalaska had one representative -- Ross Enlow. It was the first track meet ever for the standout athlete.

“When I was at the actual state meet and talking to other kids that I recognized from cross country they asked me about like regions and stuff," Enlow said. "It was like, ‘Dude, I haven’t even run on a track before. I don’t know what it’s like.’”