Bryce Jones prevails in State Elks Hoop Shoot

Bryce Jones of Skagway won the Elks State Hoop Shoot for boys age 8-9. He made 21 of 25 free throw shots and will compete this spring at the Northwest Regional in Oregon.
The Elks also announced that Jestine Ellis finished third in the state for girls 8-9, making 12 of 25 shots, and Lachlan Dennis was in a shootoff for third place in the boys 10-11 division after making 19 shots.
Skagway also had kids place at the state level in the Elks Soccer Shootout. Anna Korsmo finished in second for girls 7 and under; Kyli Hamilton finished in third place for girls 8-9; and Josh Cotton finished in third for boys 12-13.

Skagway girls off to great start in conference play

The Skagway High varsity girls were 4-0 in games through Tuesday night on their long Prince of Wales Island road trip, and are off to their best conference start in years. The boys split with Klawock and dropped two tough games to Hydaburg. The boys moved on to play Thorne Bay Wednesday and Thursday, while the Lady Panthers took on 3A Craig. The varsity teams will then have a 10-day break before an important home series with Kake Feb. 5-6.

Net Results
Scores through Jan. 22

VARSITY GIRLS (5-5 overall, 5-1 conf.)
Jan. 18- Skagway 53, Klawock50: SKG- S. Ames 21, Law 19, Boswell 11, Blanchard 2; KLA- Wangerin 11, Webb 10, Ryno 9, Miller 9, Demmert 6, Nelson 5.
Jan. 19- Skagway 54, Klawock OT: SKG- S. Ames 29, Law 12, Boswell 5, Cr. Ketterman 2, Co. Ketterman 2, Blanchard 1; KLA- Ryno 16, Wangerin 10, Nelson 10, Webb 9, Demmert 4.
Jan. 21- Skagway 49, Hydaburg 31: S. Ames 22, Law 12, Boswell 6, Cr. Ketterman 3, Collecchi 3, Blanchard 2, Ackerman 1; HYD- Bell 16, S. Edenshaw 7, Carle 4, K. Edenshaw 4.
Jan. 22- Skagway 46, Hydaburg 29: SKG- S. Ames 36, Blanchard 4, Ackerman 2, Boswell 2, Collecchi 2; KLA- Bell 17, S. Edenshaw 7, Carle 4, Tolson 1.
VARSITY BOYS (4-5 overall, 3-3 conf.)
Jan. 18- Skagway 58, Klawock 47: SKG- T. Ames 16, Ellis 14, Moore 13, R. Bush 7, S. Bush 4, Henry 2, Knorr 2; KLA- Kato-Yates 19, Ryno 14, Demmert 4, Williams 4, Ellison 3, D. Kato 2, Jackson 1.
Jan. 19- Klawock 53, Skagway 40: KLA- Kato-Yates 14, Ryno 11, Jackson 8, Kato 8, Williams 6, Demmert 4, Ellison 2; SKG- Ellis 12, Moore 9, T. Ames 8, R. Bush 6, Henry 3, S. Bush 2.
Jan. 21- Hydaburg 71, Skagway 56: HYD- Dar. Edenshaw 26, Peratrovich 22, V. Edenshaw 17, Young 3, Nathan 2, Dav. Edenshaw 1; SKG- T. Ames 14, Moore 14, Ellis 12, S. Bush 10, R. Bush 4, Henry 2.
Jan. 22- Hydaburg 68, Skagway 60: HYD- Peratrovich 22, Dar. Edenshaw 15, Dav. Edenshaw 12, V. Edenshaw 10, Nathan 5, Young 4; SKG- S. Bush 26, Ellis 11, R. Bush 7, Ames 6, Moore 6, Shockley 2, Henry 2.

BOYD WORLEY TOURNEY TIME

Clockwrse from top, kids from all schools sign a big poster for Boyd Worley, jumping Jordan Kasler puts a defensive hoodoo on a Vanier player, Christiana Heynen goes for a steal, and Juneau Christian coach and former SHS star Kevin Worley presents Candi Ketterman with her all-tourney trophy . - Photos by Kristin Brown and Jeff Brady

J-high boys finish season strong at inaugural Boyd Worley tourney

The Skagway junior high squads wrapped up their season at the inaugural Boyd Worley Invitational Junior High Tourney Jan. 18-19.
Worley, Skagway youth basketball’s biggest fan and supporter, was honored to have the tourney named for him this year. Worley was unable to be at the event because of complications from heart surgery last fall. He has remained in Anchorage fighting an infection in his chest, and is currently an out-patient. He hopes to come home in early February.
Worley called the News office this week after his wife Jean (also honored at the tourney for being Skagway’s supreme banner maker) delivered the poster that kids signed.
“I want to thank everyone for the more than 300 cards, prayers, food and visits from Skagway and all over,” Boyd said. “I hope to thank each of you personally when I finally get home.”
It was a great tourney for the Skagway boys, who lost just one game all season. The girls had success against Yukon teams, but couldn’t topple Haines this year.

BOYS
Jan. 18- Vanier 37, Skagway B 24 (VAN- Dennis 12, Conol 10, Kavi 6, Aron 3, Connor 2, Harms 2; SKG- Beckner 16, Dennis 6, Herbig 2); Skagway 57, Porter Creek 30 (SKG- Lesh 25, Kasler 18, Cochran 10, Henricksen 4; PC- Shilder 8, McHugh 4, Howatt 4, Schneider 4, Westberg 4, Hookum 2, Jansen 2, Thomson 2); Skagway 60, Vanier 47 (Lesh 35, Kasler 14, Cochran 9, Henricksen 2; VAN- Petersen 25, Sanders 11, Travis 6).
Jan. 19- Juneau Christian 41, Porter Creek 22; Vanier 52, Haines 45; Juneau Christian 38, Vanier 28; Juneau Christian 43, Vanier 42; Haines B 41, Juneau Christian B 23; Skagway 50, Juneau Christian 42 (SKG- Lesh 31, Kasler 11, Cochran 3; JC- White 11, Cummins 9, Schmitz 6, Ryder 6, Days 5, Worley 3, Fagerstrom 2); Haines 38, Porter Creek 31; Skagway 59, Haines 42 (SKG- Lesh 36, Kasler 11, Cochran 8, Dennis 4; HNS- Stickler 30, Combs 6, Spud 4, Schruefer 2).

GIRLS

Jan. 18- Vanier 27, Skagway B 11 (VAN- Tait 23, Bunkis 4; SKG- Moore 7, Doland 4) ; Skagway 30, Vanier 20 (SKG- M. Harris 12, Ketterman 9, Moore 5, Doland 2, Heynen 2; VAN- Tait 12, Bunkis 4, Jesup 4).
Jan. 19- Haines 29, Vanier 13; Skagway 24, Vanier B 15 (SKG- Ketterman 13, Harris 7, Moore 2, Moran 2; VAN- Tait 9, Bunkis 2, Bilton 2, Jessup 2); Haines 44, Vanier 17; Haines 36, Skagway 22 (HNS- Jones 13, Spud 6, Falvey 5, Johnson 4, Haines 4, Hansen 2, Lende 2; SKG- M. Harris 14, Ketterman 4, Moore 2, Doland 2).

TOURNEY AWARDS

Girls: 3-point- Zdrauca Jones, Haines; Free-throw- Zdrauca Jones, Haines; All-Tourney: Skagway- Candi Ketterman, Leah Moore and Michelle Harris, Haines- Zdrauca Jones , Rigel Falvey, J.J. Lende, Julie Johnson, and Shannon Spud, Vanier- Jana Tait and Arija Bunkis.

Boys: 3-point- Jordan Kasler, Skagway; Free-throw- Scott Lesh, Skagway; All-Tourney: Skagway- Scott Lesh, Jordan Kasler and Trevor Cochran, Vanier- David Petersen and Elijah Sanders, Juneau Christian- Jarid Worley and Ian Schmitz, Haines- Eric Stickler and Bryan Combs; Porter Creek- Cedric Shilder.