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 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 25, 2023 

Wrangell nets more wins than losses in Petersburg homecoming weekend

It may have been Petersburg's homecoming weekend but two of Wrangell High School's basketball teams were the ones coming home with wins. In two days of tough competition last Friday and Saturday,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 18, 2023

Wolves lose one, win one against Glacier Bears on the road

From the start of the game, the Wrangell High School boys basketball team had their work cut out for them against Haines. The energy from both the Wolves and the Glacier Bears was evident from tipoff...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 18, 2023

Lady Wolves lose two in a row to Haines in away games

Bad luck on Friday the 13th bled into Saturday the 14th for the Lady Wolves as they traveled to Haines to take on the Glacier Bears last weekend. In the first competition of the new year, the...

 

High school players take on alumni in annual matchups

Alumni Sam Armstrong, left, Riley Blatchley, Sean Gillen and Tyson Messmer pursue senior Ethan Blatchley as he drives the ball during the annual alumni game on Dec. 27. The game started at a fast...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 21, 2022

Blatchley, Churchill close out high school wrestling as state champs

Two senior wrestlers went to Anchorage as regional title holders. They returned to Wrangell with another title to their names: State champions. Ethan Blatchley and Randy Churchill each took on four...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 21, 2022

Wolves win two, lose two in season openers in Sitka

The Wrangell Wolves had a preview of what's to come in this season's basketball tournaments, and the team has its work cut out for them. In competition that spanned three days, the Wrangell High...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 14, 2022

Wrangell places second in Southeast; 7 wrestlers qualify for state

There was plenty of tough competition last Friday and Saturday as the Wrangell High School wrestling squad attended the Southeast Division II regional championship competition in Ketchikan. Head...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 14, 2022

Girls basketball team lacing up for new season

"Remember, ladies," head coach Christina Good yells to her players from across the high school gym, "stretch really good. Hammies. Quads." Good moves about the hardwood, keeping an eye on the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 7, 2022

Wrangell's attempt to net state volleyball title spiked in third match

An incredible run of wins took the Wrangell High School girls volleyball team all the way to the state championship playoffs at Palmer High School last Thursday and Friday. Even with their signature ability to come back from losses and overcome the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 7, 2022

Boys basketball hitting the hardwood for new season

This year could look very different for the Wrangell High School boys basketball team. Already, the team is comprised of anywhere from 17 to 20 players, allowing coaches to modify their training...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 7, 2022

Wrangell wrestlers face plenty of competition in Petersburg

Grapplers from all over Southeast traveled to Petersburg over the weekend to compete in the Viking Rumble tournament. Eleven different schools met on the mat, but incomplete round robins made it hard...

 

Swim club attends November Rain meet for first time in three years

The Wrangell Swim Club traveled to Petersburg to compete in the November Rain swim meet on Nov. 11 to 13. It was the first time since 2019 the club has competed in the meet. Club coach Jamie Roberts...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 30, 2022

Schools fielding surveys about starting a track team

It’s been seven years since Wrangell had a spring sports offering for high school students. Baseball was canceled in 2015 due to a lack of participation, but now a proposed track program might be in the works. At the Nov. 21 school board meeting, M...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 23, 2022

Girls volleyball team wins first at regionals, will head to state

From the first-place seed going into regionals to a first-place finish, the Wrangell High School girls volleyball team saw their winning streak interrupted only once in Klawock. The Lady Wolves faced...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 23, 2022

Wrestlers take on their teammates in exhibition matches

A tournament that originally pitted the Wrangell High School wrestling squad against Petersburg and Sitka ended with the Wolves grappling the Wolves. Two rounds of wrestling, with a pause for senior...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 16, 2022

Volleyball team nets No. 1 seed for regionals; wrestlers take down competition in Ketchikan

Volleyball The Wrangell High School girls volleyball team left on Wednesday for the Southeast regionals in Klawock, having earned the No. 1 seed. The squad beat every team in four days of competition...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 9, 2022

Wrestlers Churchill, Blatchley win first place at Anchorage tournament

Brother and sister wrestlers Della and Randy Churchill expressed excitement last Friday as the siblings prepared to leave for a meet in Anchorage. That excitement translated to fierce grappling and...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 9, 2022

Roberts finishes 7th in state swim competition with personal best time

Junior Jack Roberts was the lone Wrangell High School swimmer to compete at the state meet in Anchorage over the weekend, coming off a first-place win in regionals. Roberts gave his best effort in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard...

 

Lady Wolves crushing competition in Skagway tournament

The Wrangell High School girls volleyball team traveled to Skagway to participate in the north seeding tournament last Saturday through Tuesday, winning 12 out of 13 sets and four matches in the first three days. The weekend’s scores are: Versus...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 2, 2022

Wrestlers slam competition in Sitka over weekend

The Wrangell High School wrestlers traveled last weekend to compete in the Sitka Slam, with many team members placing high and turning in fast pin times. Although team scores weren’t kept at the tournament, the number of pins were tracked, with...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 2, 2022

Jack Roberts wins regional swim championship, earns spot in state competition

The Wrangell High School swim team returned from Juneau last weekend with plenty of personal bests and one regional champion heading to state. Junior Jack Roberts won the regional championship in the 100-yard freestyle and will be heading to the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 26, 2022

Wrestlers bring techniques to the mat in Juneau meet

"Guys! Stop real quick! We need to make one adjustment because I'm seeing people get behind them," Jack Carney broadcasts to the room as he weaves about the grapplers engaged in practicing moves. He...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    October 26, 2022

Wrangell volleyballers win every match at local tournament to take first

The Lady Wolves are howling with excitement over their multiple victories last week. Over the course of three days last week, the Wrangell High School girls volleyball team beat five teams in five...

 

School assembly honors the champs

The state champs Wrangell High School cross country running team was honored last Friday at an assembly in the school gym. From left: Randy Churchill III, Ethan Blatchley, Ian Nelson, Daniel...

 

Swimmers finish with personal-best times in Sitka meet

The Wrangell High School swim team traveled to Sitka last Friday and Saturday to compete in the town’s invitational swim meet, turning in three personal bests, four season bests and eight top 10 finishes. Head coach Jamie Roberts said the team has...

 

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