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Raider Report

News from the Unalaska City School District.

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.

'Spiketacular' Performance by the Lady Raiders

Nov 10, 2016

On the 18th of October, the Unalaska Raider volleyball team embarked on their first trip to compete in the Lumen Christi Spiketacular tournament. The Lady Raiders were to play their way through a bracket that consisted of 15 other teams over a span of three days. 

D. Tyrell McGirt

Unalaska ha​sn't sent a swimmer to the state competition in more than a decade, but that drought is about to end.

Freshman Adam Nguyen is competing in two events at the championship in Juneau this weekend. 

He qualified for the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke at the regional meet last month, but he said it wasn't an easy task.

"If you don't get first at regions, you have to be in the top 16 in the entire state of Alaska," said Nguyen. "I placed fourteenth."

He also set a new personal best in backstroke and nearly broke his own freestyle record.