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By Ben Muir 

Mitkof Middle School wrestling places fourth in Juneau, raises nearly $3,000 for travel expenses


February 22, 2018

Photo courtesy of Andrea Weathers

The Mitkof Middle School wrestling team at regional tournament in Juneau last weekend. Back row, from left: Kyle Biggers, DJ Malone, Wyatt King, Safire Weathers, Lilly Odegaard, Lathum Johnson, Devon Guthrie and Coach Jeff Davidson. Front row, from left: Amanda Worhatch, Owen Anderson, Jonas Anderson, Caleb Morrison and Jacob Manske.

The Mitkof Middle School wrestling team traveled to a regional tournament last weekend in Juneau, a trip coming after the team raised nearly $3,000 to help make travel costs more affordable for parents.

Petersburg 6th, 7th and 8th graders wrestled in the Southeast Alaska Middle School Regional Tournament in Juneau last weekend, placing fourth overall.

But the price tag for travel expenses was more than planned. Petersburg had to cancel its trip to Ketchikan in January after the local ferry was out of service. When the middle school chose to schedule for the Juneau tournament instead, trav...

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