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Raider Report

News from the Unalaska City School District.

Joanne Villamor

The Unalaska Raider Basketball teams played in their first games of the season last week. The teams traveled to Anchorage where they competed in the Rally the Regions tournament, which is a gathering of rural basketball teams from around the state. Rally the Regions is a four game tournament with the first three games being a “Round Robin” style and the last game being for the championship or other places.

With the aid of teachers Amy Purevsuren and Shawna Rudio, the UCSD hosted the annual Poetry Out Loud competition on Monday, December 5th in the high school auditorium. There were 43 participants this year.

Established by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, this years competition was emceed by Mia Magalong. Magalong introduced the competition by summarizing the events overall purpose.

Brian Conwell

Last Friday and Saturday, UCSD’s Strategic Planning Committee met to revise the school district’s vision and goals for the next five years. Stakeholders from all around the community were present, offering a wide variety of perspectives. There were school board members, teachers, administrators, faculty, students, parents, and community members collaborating on this strategic plan. Facilitating it all was a representative from the Alaska Association of School Boards (AASB).

On Friday, November 18th, the Raiders Volleyball Teams played their first and only home game against Birchwood Christian School from Anchorage.

The Junior High and Junior Varsity teams started off the evening with their final scrimmages of the season to bleachers full of spectators. According to Coach Amber Wood, “Over the course of the season, all players did a tremendous job and made great improvements to their skills and knowledge of the game of volleyball.”  Wood added that she is looking forward to next season so she and the other coaches can continue to watch these young athletes grow.  

Following the JH and JV games, the Raiders Varsity team took the court and honored this years Senior players for their hard work over the years. Afterward, the team proceeded to win three games in a row, securing an overall win against Birchwood.

Saturday evening, the Raiders played just as tough, winning the first three out of a possible five games. It was a great weekend for the Raiders and Coach Wood said, “every team played their very hardest and offered great competitive games.”

Coach Wood credits the terrific season in part to all of the coaches, including Miss Rachel Peter, Mrs. Christie Morris and Mr. Nick Cron. She also wanted to extend a special thank you to the athletes, their parents and the community for their love and support, adding “we really couldn’t do it without you!” 

The Varsity team will be headed to the Regional competition in Soldotna on Tuesday, November 29th. 

Lady Raiders at the Su Valley Tournament

Nov 14, 2016

Before heading to the Su Valley Tournament, the Unalaska Raiders volleyball team competed in a conference match against the Wasilla Lake Rams on Thursday. The ladies successfully defeated the Rams with a 3-0 victory, leaving the Unalaska Raiders a record of four wins and zero loss​es​.  Over the weekend, the Lady Raiders drove up to Matsu Valley to participate in the Su Valley Tournament. The ladies had a difficult battle against the Su Valley Rams resulting a 0-3 loss. They then played the Cordova Wolverines and managed to win one set with a result of 1-3.

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