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 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 27, 2022

Boys team rallies to win third place at Denali

A win, a loss and a win. The Wrangell boys basketball team had three vastly different games against three differently matched teams, ultimately winning third place at the Rally at Denali high school...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 13, 2022

Lady Wolves lose to alumni in hard fought game

From the start, the Wrangell High School girls basketball game against alumni players was fierce. It was evident from the moment the starting buzzer sounded last Friday that the alumni team came...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 6, 2022

Wrangell Wolves lose to alumni in annual matchup

Basketball players get older, but it doesn't seem to hinder their performance. High school alumni competed against the current squad of Wrangell Wolves in an annual exhibition game Dec. 28, giving...

 

Giving it their best shots

The annual Elks Hoop Shoot was held last Saturday at the community gym. A total of 32 kids turned out to compete in the annual event, with burgers and awards at the Elks after the basketball shots....

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 23, 2021

Wrestlers return with two state champions

The Wolves returned to Wrangell a pack victorious. Two state champions added another title to their high school wrestling careers and others chalked up second- and third-place wins after last...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 23, 2021

Boys' basketball ready to take on competition

The squeak of shoes on hardwood. The familiar thump thump thump of a ball on the court. The swish of the net. All of it signals the return of boys' basketball season to Wrangell. And these guys are...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 16, 2021

Lady Wolves confident in return to basketball court

A new year, a new coach and new attitudes are propelling the high school girls' basketball team into the new season. After just four games, last season was cut short due to COVID-19. But the players...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 16, 2021

Wolves pin 8 first-place wins at Wrangell regionals

Wrangell's wrestlers secured more first-place wins during regional championships than any other high school at the meet. Athletes from Mt. Edgecumbe, Craig, Petersburg, Sitka, Haines, Thorne Bay,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 9, 2021

Wrestlers ready for return of regionals to Wrangell

For the first time in 14 years, the Southeast regional wrestling championships are scheduled to be held in Wrangell from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11. And the Wolves are ready. According to head coach Jef...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 9, 2021

Wolves make strong showing at Juneau wrestling meet

Out of 10 high school wrestlers on the Wrangell team, eight made it to the finals and four won their brackets at the Pilot Invitational in Juneau last weekend. Liana Carney, Ethan Blatchley, Ryan...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 24, 2021

Wrestlers take top spots at competition in Sitka

The Wrangell Wolves high school wrestling team grappled with Craig, Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe last weekend in Sitka instead of traveling to Palmer to compete in a bigger tournament there. The weekend’s matches resulted in three first-place wins, a...

 

Lady Wolves place second at regionals; head to state next week

The Wrangell High School volleyball team will head to the state competition in Anchorage after placing second at regionals last weekend in Haines. Coach Alyssa Allen said the Lady Wolves beat Haines o...

 

Teams remain in Wrangell over weekend due to COVID

The Wrangell High School wrestling and volleyball teams stayed in town last weekend instead of traveling for matches, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. A wrestler tested positive for COVID-19 last week after returning from a match in Anchorage with e...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 10, 2021

Positive COVID test forces swimmer to bow out of state competition

The state high school swim meet in Anchorage was derailed for Wrangell’s competitors last weekend when senior Renée Roberts tested positive for COVID-19. Head coach Jamie Roberts (Renée’s mom) reported the test came back positive an hour...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 10, 2021

Liana Carney pins first place in Anchorage invitational

The Wrangell Wolves wrestling team traveled to Anchorage last weekend to compete in the Anchorage Christian School invitational tournament. Several team members placed in their weight classes, with...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 4, 2021

Three swimmers advance to state tourney

Three swimmers on the high school team will travel to Anchorage this weekend for the state championship after placing first in their events at regionals last weekend in Ketchikan. Renée Roberts and N...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 28, 2021

Volleyball team wins 5 out of 6 matches

The Wrangell High School volleyball team traveled to Metlakatla last weekend for six matches. They won all but one match during three days of play. In best-three-out-of-five match sets, the Lady Wolves played against Petersburg, Craig, Metlakatla, Ha...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 21, 2021

Four swimmers qualify for championship after Juneau meet

Fourteen personal bests, five first-place finishes and four qualifying performances highlighted last weekend's swim meet for Wrangell High School swimmers in Juneau. Senior Renée Roberts upped her game by finishing first in every one of her competit...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 14, 2021

Lady Wolves battle back to win second night against Panthers

Two nights of volleyball at Wrangell High School had spectators cheering, groaning and cheering some more as the Lady Wolves gave their all against the Craig Panthers. The two-day action saw wins and...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 14, 2021

Carney runs to 3rd place at state; Harrison 11th as freshman

Senior Liana Carney and freshman Daniel Harrison were the only two Wrangell cross country runners to qualify for the state championships in Anchorage last weekend. Both finished strong. Carney placed...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 7, 2021

Wrangell wrestlers prepped to pin wins to mat

"Low, guys! Heads up, elbows in! Tap that floor a couple times," said Jack Carney, assistant coach of the high school wrestling team. His direction is met with a resounding THUMP! as the squad of 14...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 7, 2021

Cross country coach brings home Wrangell sports legacy

Kayla Rooney hated running when she started. Now she can't imagine her life without it. The four-time state placer returned to Wrangell specifically to coach the high school cross country team,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 7, 2021

Two runners qualify for state despite delayed race

Even though high winds canceled last Friday's flight to Ketchikan, Wrangell runners were able to travel there and clock their times on Sunday, the day after the Southeast regional championship meet...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    September 23, 2021

Renée Roberts places first in three events at Petersburg meet

The Wrangell High School swim and cross country teams competed in meets last weekend. The results were mixed, but a few athletes turned in personal bests and first-place finishes. Swimming The swim te...

 

Strong finish

Devlyn Campbell, a junior at Wrangell High School, finishes the boys' 5-kilometer race, coming in 11th out of 69 runners. Teams from a dozen Southeast schools competed in cross country competition...

 

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