Sports

News and community stories on the topic of sports. Sports coverage is occasionally provided by community members.

Chrissy Roes, KUCB

The 2016 Native Youth Olympic games took place in Anchorage April 21-23, and ten local students comprised Unalaska's team.

Senior Kim Gumera earned first place among the boys in the Alaskan high kick competition, with a score of 89". He also came in second in the boys two-foot high kick event.

Kim's sister Kaye Gumera took home second place in the girls kneel jump competition and Neil Bucaneg earned fifth place in the boys kneel jump. Neil also earned fourth in the boys seal hop competition, with a finish of 121 feet and ten inches.

Michelle Cochran

  A local high school basketball player has received one of the state's top sports honors. The Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches - or AABC - recently named Ben Enlow as the best player among the 20 teams in Unalaska's division.

Raider coach Kent Russell explained via phone from Anchorage Thursday morning how Enlow was selected as this year's MGJ Building Group/AABC 2A Boys Player of the Year.

KUCB is getting ready to bring you live basketball from the 2 A Regional Basketball Tournament in Bristol Bay.  If you want to follow along, you can find brackets and schedule here:

Pipa Escalante

The Glennallan Panthers visited Unalaska over the weekend, playing games Friday and Saturday evening against both the boys' and girls' Raider teams.

Friday games started with the boys' competition. The Raiders defeated the Panthers 59-29. On Saturday, the Raider boys had a tight 18-17 lead at half time; but they pulled away in the second half, winning with a comfortable lead 57-29.

Hearts Race At Valentine's Day Polar Bear Run

Feb 16, 2016
Chrissy Roes

The 2016 Unalaska Polar Bear Run fell on Valentine's Day this year and attracted over 50 participants. Runners started gathering around 12:30 pm at the starting line on Front Beach Road, warming up and conversing with fellow competitors.  Shortly after one, the race began and the runners took off on a 5-K course down Summer Bay Road. 

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