Vikings clinch second spot for state tournament


March 17, 2022

Photo courtesy of Carey Carmichael Case / Wild Iris Photography

The Vikings celebrate their advancement to the state tournament during the closing ceremony of the Region V Basketball Tournament last week. From left: Elijah Whitacre, Rik Cumps, Lathum Johnson, Hunter Conn, Kieran Cabral, Jack Engell, Michael Durkin, Devon Guthrie, Andrew Cole, Owen Anderson, and Gage Massin.

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team booked its ticket to Anchorage last weekend after winning the 2A Region V Tournament second state berth game against Wrangell.

Though the Vikings lost in the regional championship game to the Metlakatla Chiefs, they regrouped and reset to earn their spot in the state tournament in last Saturday's rivalry matchup.

"I just think our guys showed a lot of grit and they just battled," Head Coach Rick Brock said.

"I've said that a trait of our team is that we're never going to give up."

Petersburg played Wrangell for the first time in the tournament on...

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