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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Boys varsity team wins fourth place at state tournament


March 22, 2023

Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News

Tikigaq's Joelian Lane heads to the hoop past Wrangell's Ethan Blatchley in state tournament action last Thursday in Anchorage.

After three days of intense play, the Wrangell High School boys varsity basketball team won fourth place in the state Division 2A championship in Anchorage. It was the first time the team went to state since 2015.

The Wolves defeated Petersburg at regionals a week earlier to secure a second-place finish, giving them a spot at state. Petersburg was selected in a wild card draw after the loss to Wrangell, also giving them a spot at state last week. In the end, Wrangell finished higher up than the Vikings.

The Wolves started the tournament against No. 3 seed Tikigaq on Thursday. Both teams took a...

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