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


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 Nov. 5-8 in Skagway, winning 18 out of 20 sets, to win the No. 1 seed going into regionals. The Lady Wolves were supposed to travel to Petersburg last weekend to compete but the trip was canceled due to students being ill, said head coach Alyssa Allen.

Wrangell played Metlakatla and Petersburg in its final two matches in Skagway, besting both teams. The total scores from the tournament are:

Versus Haines: 25-17 (Wrangell), 25-16 (Wrangell) and 25-12 (Wrangell).

Versus Skagway: 25-19 (Wrangell), 25-8 (Wrangell) and 25-9 (Wrangell).

Versus Klawock: 25-18 (Wrangell), 25-19 (Wrangell), 22-25 (Klawock) and 25-16 (Wrangell).

Versus Craig: 25-19 (Wrangell), 25-22 (Wrangell) and 25-20 (Wrangell).

Versus Metlakatla: 25-8 (Wrangell), 28-26 (Wrangell) and 25-20 (Wrangell).

Versus Petersburg: 26-24 (Wrangell), 25-17 (Petersburg), 25-13 (Wrangell) and 25-22 (Wrangell).


The Wrangell wrestling team competed last weekend in the Bill Weiss Tournament in Ketchikan, bringing home three first-place wins.

Ethan Blatchley pinned Jackson Long of Haines High School in 1:18 to win first place in the 189-pound weight class, continuing his winning streak. Vanessa Johnson turned in a second consecutive first-place win after her win in Anchorage. In Ketchikan, Lexi Cook of Metlakatla High forfeited in the 165-pound weight class for the girls division, giving Johnson the win.

Freshman Ben Houser competed for the first time in Ketchikan, taking home first place in the 119-pound weight class B Division. In the first round, Houser pinned Jack Styles of Ketchikan High School in 36 seconds. He then went on to pin Loyal Tormey of Haines High School in 3:27. Finally, Houser pinned Danny Koney of Hydaburg in 3:09.

Della Churchill won second place in the girls 114-pound weight class, while Elias Decker and Devlyn Campbell both placed third in the 140-pound and 125-pound weight classes, respectively. Jackson Powers won fourth in the 130-pound weight class and Boomchain Loucks won fifth place in the 112-pound weight class.

The tournament drew more than 110 wrestlers from 11 schools around Southeast.

The Wolves are scheduled to compete against the Petersburg Vikings in Wrangell this weekend.


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