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Sailin' on

The visiting Nordhavn yachts treated Petersburg residents to a parade as they departed the Wrangell Narrows on misty Monday morning....


Family-built and made for having fun

It all started on a bar napkin. After purchasing their corner lot on 14th Street, Kyle Roundtree and Jody Aulbach just started drawing it all out. The plan started with the kitchen. "We knew we...


Nostalgia meets efficiency in Knight's design

Upon entering Casey Knight's newly built home, visitors are greeted with a flood of natural light entering from a wall of west-facing windows and a sense of spaciousness created by high vaulted...


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...


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...


Home and Garden Edition, 2014

This year Scott and Rachel Kandoll and their three children moved into their dream home-a custom built 3,000 square foot, four bedroom, abode with a waterfront view. They bought the Littleton's lot...


'Super Six' remain undefeated

Over 200 runners, teams from 15 communities across Southeast, stampeded into Petersburg for last weekend's cross country invitational. They raced in the warm sun before a crowd of enthusiastic... Full story


Vikings hold their own against seasoned Braves

Vikings volleyball faced some serious competition last week when the very experienced Mt. Egecumbe Braves came to town. Mt. Edgecumbe was 3A state champion in 2011 and 2012, and runner up last year....


Vikings cross country runners take second in Metlakatla

Petersburg Vikings Cross Country teams, both the boys and girls, took second place at Saturday's Metlakatla Invitational. Ketchikan took first at the 1A/2A/3A meet. Other teams competing included...


Vikings dominate first home swim meet

Vikings Swim and Dive team started the season with a home meet, hosting Thunder Mountain and Sitka over the weekend.  "We had a really good meet. Our kids raced really well all the way around," said...

 By Orin Pierson    News    September 4, 2014

Vikings size up the competition at Jamboree

Southeast Alaska's high school volleyball teams took to the court last weekend for the season opener at Ketchikan's Region V Jamboree. This year Petersburg has an especially large squad: 31 girls, including 11 freshmen. This has led to the creation...


"Super Six" girls team upsets the competition

PHS Cross Country is off and running with a new head coach. Vikings Head Coach Tom Thompson has led practices for a full month and took the girls and boys teams to Juneau for the first meet of the...


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


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...


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...


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


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


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....


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...


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


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