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 By Orin Pierson and Kyle Clayton    Sports    May 1, 2014

Petersburg girls dominate conference track meet

The Petersburg High School girl's track team won the conference track meet division wide in Ketchikan last weekend-a feat the Petersburg girl's team hasn't accomplished in more than three decades.... Full story

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    January 23, 2014

Petersburg hosts first ever derby scrimmage

Petersburg's Ragnarøk Rollers hosted the Wrangell's Garnet Grit Betties and Ketchikan's Rainforest Rollergirls for a big roller derby weekend in Petersburg; consisting of skills workshops, referee... Full story

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    January 9, 2014

Lady Vikings face tough competition

The Petersburg girls competed in the ACS Tournament, hosted by Anchorage Christian Schools, over the weekend. This year Bethel, Barrow, ACS, Valdez, Petersburg, Kotzebue, Eielson, and Point Hope attended. “A lot of the best 3A teams try to make it...

 By Orin Pierson    About Town    December 26, 2013

Community Christmas concert

In keeping with recent tradition the Petersburg Lutheran Church opened its doors for a concert by and for the community of Petersburg on the night of the winter solstice. Among the varied performers...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    November 14, 2013

Aulbach defends title in 100-free; boys team takes 5th at State

Five swimmers represented Petersburg at the State Championship swim meet last weekend in Anchorage, and after getting mostly personal best times in preliminaries on Friday, and then even better times... Full story

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    November 7, 2013

Champion relay team sets new regional record

Swim and Dive's Region V Championship meet took place last weekend in Juneau, and the Petersburg Vikings performed outstandingly well. Individual Vikings won a number of events, and the Vikings boys... Full story

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    October 24, 2013

Vikings only home swim meet of the season

The Vikings hosted swimmers from Juneau-Douglas and Sitka High Schools for a very competitive two day meet last weekend. “We had a great weekend of racing,” said Vikings Head Coach Andy Carlisle....

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    October 10, 2013

PHS Girls take third at State Championship meet

The Petersburg cross country team ended the season with an outstanding performance at the state championship meet at Anchorage's Bartlett High School last weekend. The girls squad, comprised of Grace...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    October 10, 2013

Individuals and relay teams place first in Juneau

Petersburg Swim and Dive team went north for the Juneau-Douglas Invitational last weekend and swam some great races with several best time performances. “Our boys team continues to look strong and we should be in the running for region champs,”...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    October 3, 2013

Petersburg girls are Region V Champions

Sitka hosted the Region V Cross-Country Championship meet last weekend and the Vikings girls team took first over all other small schools in the 1A/2A/3A divisions, with Mt. Edgecumbe as runner up. Te... Full story

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    September 26, 2013

Vikings girls cross country continues to dominate 3A with another win in Juneau

Vikings cross country runners were in Juneau for the season's last regular meet over the weekend. They ran against teams from throughout Southeast, with 76 girls and 92 boys competing in rainy, windy...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    September 12, 2013

Vikings host Crimson Bears in Volleyball season opener

The Petersburg High School Vikings volleyball team opened the regular season last weekend by hosting the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears for two days of games. Petersburg’s team is particularly young...

 By Orin Pierson    About Town    August 22, 2013

Veggie Gardening at home

Throughout this sunny summer, and thanks in large part to the continued success of The Market, locally grown produce was more available in Petersburg than any time in recent memory. But it begs the...

 By Orin Pierson    About Town    July 25, 2013

The science of preserving food

Roxie Dinstel (right) of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service came to town over the weekend. At the Market, on Friday night, she provided equipment and instruction for...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    March 28, 2013

Petersburg takes third at co-ed soccer tourney

Soccer players in Petersburg began an exciting new tradition earlier this month. For the first time ever, a group, many of whom have been playing soccer together for over ten years at the Community...

 By Orin Pierson    About Town    December 27, 2012

Contest winners light up the night

The incredible display at Kevin Granberg’s home, #42 Magill’s Trailer Court, took top honors in the home decorating category of the Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Decorating contest. Other...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    December 13, 2012

Viking girls battle Lady Braves

Vikings girls basketball started out the competition season with a weekend on the road against a perennial powerhouse, the Lady Braves of Mt. Edgecumbe. The Petersburg girls have a lot of fresh faces with eight out of the 13 girls traveling to Sitka...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    December 13, 2012

Vikings open season in Ketchikan

The Vikings played their first basketball game of the season last weekend in Ketchikan. It was an endowment game, which means it won’t count toward either team’s season record. “The game...


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