Sports

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

Karie Wilson

The Unalaska Raiders are headed to the state volleyball tournament this week after playing an undefeated season and capturing the 2A regional title.

To hear how the girls' team is preparing for the competition, KUCB's student contributor Gilmar Tapaoan spoke with members Alleri Tungul and Kayla Villamor.

Press the play button below to listen to their interview.

Girls On The Run Plans 'Jolly Jubilee' Celebratory 5K

Nov 21, 2019
Berett Wilber/KUCB

Girls on the Run was brought back to Unalaska this fall by Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence.  Girls on the Run is a 10-week comprehensive program that inspires girls to reach their limitless potential.  15 participants and their families and friends will celebrate their hard work and dedication by completing a 5K fun run/walk.  This event will take place alongside the PCR’s annual St. Jude Santa Fun Run on Saturday, December 7. Check in begins at 2:30 p.m.

Raider Swimmer Qualifies For State Meet

Nov 5, 2019
Joanne Villamor

Over the weekend, the Unalaska high school swim team traveled to Kenai for the regional championship. Athletes from Kenai, Soldotna, Kodiak, Homer, and Unalaska high schools participated in the meet.

The entire Raider team did well, according to coach Erin Reinders, with many athletes beating their personal records. Sophomore Shane Morris qualified for state, with a time of 57.54 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly event. Right now, that time is the 16th fastest time in the state.  Morris also beat the UCSD record for 100-yard butterfly.  

 

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Pre-meet excitement turned quickly to adrenaline when the plane carrying the Cordova swimmers ran off the runway at Unalaska's airport on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Though they suffered no critical physical injuries, concern for the swimmers' mental health took priority.

They stayed the night Alexandria House, and Unalaska's swim team and other community members provided clothes and comfort. The Cordova team flew home the next day on a chartered flight to be with their families.

David Gibson

Unalaska's cross country team left Thursday for the state competition in Anchorage.

Senior Captain Henry Simmonds said the Raiders are hoping to make a run at their first title after breaking personal records throughout the regular season.

"Lately, we've seen a lot of progress," said Simmonds. "All of us are getting PRs — season PRs, career PRs — every weekend. It's been phenomenal for us."

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