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

UCSD Swimmers Dive into a New Season

Aug 29, 2016
D. Tyrell McGirt

Eight from the Unalaska swim team traveled to Lathrop High School in Fairbanks for the Lathrop Invitational swimming and diving meet at Hamme Pool. Ten teams from Fairbanks, North Pole, Palmer, Unalaska, Valdez, and Wasilla competed in the event.  Each swimmer was allowed to compete in four events but no more than two individual events.  Unalaska student athletes competed in 18 out of 24 events Friday evening.

This year’s Aleutian Tundra Golf Classic started as the remnants of Tropical Storm Omais swept Unalaska with gale force winds and driving rain.  Six dedicated teams and a handful of volunteers braved the weather on Saturday.  When the storm cleared on Sunday more teams joined the action.

The annual Tundra Golf Classic is a fundraiser for Unalaska Community Broadcasting.  At preliminary count, the fundraiser brought in just over $11,000 from sponsorships, team fees, and skills contests. 

Enlow Burns Up The Track

May 31, 2016
Johanna Tellman

At this weekend’s high school state track and field championships, Unalaska had one representative -- Ross Enlow. It was the first track meet ever for the standout athlete.

“When I was at the actual state meet and talking to other kids that I recognized from cross country they asked me about like regions and stuff," Enlow said. "It was like, ‘Dude, I haven’t even run on a track before. I don’t know what it’s like.’”

Gumera Kicks Out First Place At NYO Games

Apr 25, 2016
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.

High School Basketball Player Receives Top Honors

Mar 17, 2016
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.

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