Raiders Place Second at State NYO

Monday, April 20 2015

(Courtesy: NYO Alaska)

Unalaska’s young athletes finished big this weekend at the 45th Annual Native Youth Olympics.

The Raiders team took second place overall at the state competition. And junior Kim Gumera was the male Athlete of the Meet.

He took first place for Alaskan High Kick and Two-Foot High Kick, and second place for One-Foot High Kick.

Unalaska’s Kaye Gumera, Connor McCracken, Neil Bucaneg, Brian Conwell and Alyssa Roxas also placed in their events.

Raiders Take Third at State 2A Basketball Tournament

Friday, March 20 2015

The Raiders cool down after their last practice before states. (Annie Ropeik/KUCB)

It’s the end of a historic season for the Unalaska Raiders boys’ basketball team. They took third place in their return to the state 2A tournament, almost 20 years after their last run.

The boys won two of their three games at states, first against Chevak on Monday, 59-31.

They lost to Glenallen in the second round on Tuesday. Coach Kent Russell says it was a close, defensive game, with a final score of just 28-21.

For Boys' Basketball, High Hopes at State Tournament

Friday, March 13 2015

Coach Kent Russell and the Raiders boys' basketball team watch as junior Ben Enlow takes a shot during practice on Friday. (Annie Ropeik/KUCB)

The Unalaska Raiders boys’ basketball team will fly out for the state 2A tournament in Anchorage on Saturday, weather permitting.

It's the first time in almost two decades that they've qualified for high school March Madness.

The team has spent their whole snowy spring break in intense practices -- getting ready mentally and physically to compete at states.

Unalaska Boys' Basketball Heads for States

Monday, March 09 2015

The Unalaska Raiders boys’ basketball team is heading for March Madness in Anchorage next week.

The boys clinched a spot in the state 2A championship with big wins at regionals last weekend.

Coach Kent Russell says they beat Bristol Bay twice, both times by at least a 20-point margin.

Raiders Fall to Dillingham in Close Double Header

Wednesday, February 18 2015

The Raiders boys’ basketball team fell to Dillingham in a pair of close games this past weekend, as they head into the end of their regular season.

The boys played away on Saturday and Monday. The first game went into overtime, and came down to a three-pointer from Dillingham with just a second on the clock. That gave the Wolverines a 49-48 win.

Raider Basketball Teams Tip Off

Monday, January 19 2015

The Unalaska Raiders hit the court this weekend for their first basketball games of the season.

The girls' team traveled to Naknek for three hard-fought matches against Bristol Bay High School, while the boys logged two victories at home against the Bristol Bay Angels. 

Raider Boys Bounce Past Bristol Bay

Monday, January 19 2015

The Unalaska Raiders came out strong in their first home basketball games of the season.

The Raider boys defeated the Bristol Bay Angels in back-to-back matches on Thursday and Friday. They won by more than 40 points each time.

On Saturday, the coaches decided to switch gears. Bryan Anderson of Bristol Bay and the Raiders’ Kent Russell agreed to cancel their final game.

Girls' Basketball Preview: Lady Raiders Stake Out Southwest Region

Monday, January 19 2015

The Lady Raiders hit the court this weekend for their first games of the season. Coach Julie Herman sat down with KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal to recap the girls' performance at Bristol Bay High School -- and the challenges they'll face on the road to state championships.

Boys' Basketball Preview: Returning Raiders Anchor Varsity Team

Friday, January 09 2015

Now that winter’s here, basketball season is heating up in Southwest Alaska. 

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