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 By Erik LeDuc For the Pilot    Sports    December 18, 2014 

Wrestlers walled out at state meet, Vikings back to the mats for next year

Viking wrestlers didn’t manage to seize the crown during this year’s competition at the state wrestling championship, pulling up third as the closest as four boys made their bids for first. “It was a tough tournament – state is never easy,”...

 By Mary Koppes and Orin Pierson    Sports    December 18, 2014 

Lady Vikings open the season strong

The lady Vikings started the season strong with two wins at home against the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears last weekend. The Vikings topped the Bears 53-30 Friday night and 50-32 on Saturday. Coach Dino Brock said the girls' strong start gave them a...

 By Mary Koppes and Orin Pierson    Sports    December 18, 2014 

Petersburg boys battle hard but fall to Kayhi

The boys basketball team played hard in their season opener away against Ketchikan last weekend, but ultimately fell in both games to the 4A team. The Vikings are a young team this year with only...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    December 11, 2014

Wrestlers win 3A Region tournament, four heading to state meet

The Vikings more than held their own against a fuller regional pool than usual, coming out on top of the 3A southeastern region schools during the battle in Wrangell. The 3A team racked up 11 pins in... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    December 11, 2014

All-Stars split with Wrangell in final game of youth season

The Parks and Rec All-Stars were fast and fiery for their final matches of the season, running ahead of even themselves as they strove for victory against visiting Wrangell. The matches came out with...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    December 11, 2014

Girls on the Run improvise 5k in the snow

Girls on the Run participants traded their running shoes for snow shoes after slick, icy roads prohibited the group of young runners from completing a scheduled 5k race on Saturday. "Mother nature...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    December 4, 2014

Hockey club angling for new recruits ahead of tournament

The Wild Kings of Petersburg aren't strapping on their ice skates just yet, but the season is just about right for hockey as winter sets in. As the club waits for the weather to allow area waterways...

 By Mary Koppes and Dan Rud    Sports    November 27, 2014

Ragnarök Rollers skate Fall Brawl at Wrangell

The Ragnarök Rollers, Petersburg's roller derby team, bouted against Wrangell's Garnet Grit Betties Saturday evening at the Fall Brawl in Wrangell as some 260 spectators cheered on the skaters. "We...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 20, 2014

Viking wrestlers take fourth in Bill Weiss bouts, readying for regions

Throughout history, sages and generals have proclaimed that the greatest teacher a man may have is his adversary, and Vikings wrestlers hit a bit of a learning curve at the Bill Weiss tournament in...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 20, 2014

Lady Vikings take third in regions, Emma Chase goes all-conference

The Lady Vikings rallied against great odds in their final regional battle, pushing Sitka to the edge in their final 3A tournament that also saw sophomore Emma Chase selected as one of six...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 13, 2014

Aulbach breaks state swim record; Vikings boys place fourth overall

Abe Aulbach went out in style, smashing a state record for the 100-yard freestyle race set in 1998, as he and many of his teammates took their last competitive lap in Anchorage at the state... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 13, 2014

Volleyball in extra match against Wrangell, preparing for 2A change

Viking volleyball got a taste of the years to come on Nov. 4, when they had a friendly match with past and future rivals in Wrangell. The teams haven’t met on the courts for several years, as a higher student headcount kept Petersburg in the...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 13, 2014

Wrestlers under the weather, sharpening skills in downtime

Viking wrestlers went for broke again in Sitka, going first or nothing when it came to the championship rounds of the unconventional double elimination tournament and taking three titles for Petersburg. Buddy Stalmach, 113; John Brooks, 145; and...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 6, 2014

Vikings boys Region V swim champions

The Petersburg Vikings swim because they're too fast for sports that require clothes, the banners at the aquatic center proudly proclaimed, backed by dozens of individual posters cheering on particula... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 30, 2014

Younger Vikings volleyball team tastes victory

While the Vikings Varsity volleyball team is away, the JV girls went to play in Sitka — and they played hard, winning the majority of their matches with Assistant Coach Arlana Corl. “It was an exciting weekend,” she said. “We went to a...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 30, 2014

Vikings get the pin again as wrestlers continue improvements

The wrestling Vikings are continuing to bring in wins, mixing up their rosters and rankings over the weekend at Juneau. "It was a pretty big meet, but we only brought seven guys - our two captains, Jo...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 23, 2014

Weary Viking swimmers continue to maintain lead, readying for regional

Swimming Viking boys continue to carve themselves a place ahead of their competitors, though that margin remains slim as competitors kick hard to catch up. The team took first place at their recent invitational at Sitka both Friday and Saturday,...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 23, 2014

Two Vikings crowned at local wrestling tournament

The season has just begun, and already it's a good year for Petersburg wrestling, coming in with four boys in the final bouts of a weekend invitational that brought teams from across the southeastern... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 16, 2014

Strong start for PHS wrestling, next test at home

Petersburg wrestlers got a taste of what the coming season will have in store for them, coming off a Round Robin tournament hosted in Metlakatla last weekend. "Everybody wrestled everybody in their we...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 16, 2014

PHS honors music to depart, All-State selected

Petersburg continues to field talented musicians, with an even dozen set to depart for the Southeast Alaska Honors Music Festival in Juneau and half that beginning their preparations for the longer...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 16, 2014

Vikings chase competitive edge for volleyball conquest

When it comes to volleyball, the Vikings are learning that they can hold their own against the toughest teams in the region, coming closer to the tipping point from hard-fought games to well-earned...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 9, 2014

Swimming Vikings lead individually, swamped by numbers in Ketchikan

Petersburg's Vikings continue to pull ahead of other schools at swim meets, leading in many of the events over Friday and Saturday in Ketchikan. “The kids swam great, we didn't have a whole lot of competition ― there was only one or two guys...


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