Sports

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Courtesy UCSD

The Unalaska girls' basketball team will play their first games of the 2017-2018 season this week.

Last year, under Coach Casey Clausius the team qualified for the state championship for the first time in decades. Clausius sat down with KUCB to recap last season and share his expectations for this year. 

 

You can catch live coverage of the girls' games against King Cove Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m.

Courtesy Brian Whittern

Unalaska has its first ever state wrestling champion.

"I was really excited [for the match] because my brother Seth Henning, wrestled before me and lost," said Blaine Henning. "That kind of made me a little upset and I wanted to go out there and be the first champion because [Seth] couldn't."

Blaine Henning entered the tournament seeded first and finished the weekend by taking home the 130 lb crown.

It was the sophomore's second appearance at the state championship and he expected to win.

Carlos Tayag

Rare hot weather encouraged record participation at the Aleutian Tundra Golf Classic.   

More than 20 teams teed off in the tundra last weekend in Unalaska's annual golf tournament. The tournament includes nine holes of golf each day. 

Two teams tied as this year's tournament champs.  Based on the honor system and score cards turned in at the end of the second day, North Pacific Fuel and Matson tied by scoring 57, followed closely by the Babymakers at 61.  Each of the four members on the winning teams will receive 10GB of OptimERA Wi-Fi. 

Chrissy Roes/KUCB

Unalaska came up five points short in their attempt to reclaim the 2A boys basketball crown. On Saturday, the team squared off against Metlakatla almost a year after their last meeting, where the Chiefs knocked the Raiders out in the semifinals. The 2017 match-up had a 7-point spread and this year was also close.

In the last four minutes of the 2A title game, Unalaska (16-2) gave up nine points and was unable to score.  The final score was 49-45 Metlakatla. Unalaska finished the season 2nd overall. Carey Boston and Trevor Wilson were named to the state all-tournament team.

Courtesy Karie Wilson

As the Unalaska Raiders seek their second state basketball championship in three years, they have the best 2A player on their side. Trevor Wilson was named first-team all-state and 2A Player of the Year by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches.

The junior is honored, but doesn’t take full credit for the accolade.

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