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 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    November 23, 2017 

Holiday season brings a welcome surprise

Normally, holidays are a busy time around our place. She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad gets into the holiday spirit every year about the end of April and begins planning this and that. Like most men, I simply nod my head in agreement when she tells me...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 23, 2017 

Mullaly wrestles his way to gold in Wasilla

If Collin Mullaly isn’t already a household name on the Alaska prep wrestling scene, the Seward High School freshman proved he is well on his way to that status this past weekend at the Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Wasilla....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 23, 2017 

Seward standout signs with Black Hills State

After proving herself one of the top cross-country athletes in Alaska, Seward's Ruby Lindquist is ready to take the Lower 48 by storm. And she'll get her chance as a member of the Black Hills State...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 23, 2017 

Lady 'Hawks Christensen shines in Wasilla

WASILLA – Rebecca Christensen went into the 2017 Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament this past weekend in Wasilla looking to prove she could hold her own against some of the top female wrestlers in the state. The answer she got was a resounding yes....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 16, 2017

Elementary students honor veterans

The students at William H. Seward Elementary School put their best voices forward on Friday, November 9, to recognize and thank local veterans during a special Veterans Day program in the library. In...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 16, 2017

ASLC to ring in holiday season with tree lighting

The Alaska SeaLife Center will usher in the Christmas season in grand style next week when it holds its annual Community Holiday Party on November 30. The free event, which was made possible by a grant from the Seward Community Foundation and the...

 

The 'Worm' reaches another milestone

If your family is anything like mine, everyone has some kind of nickname. For me, I was raised on the nickname of “Bones,” mainly because I was one of those kids so skinny growing up that you could count the number of bones. Since I have added...

 

Norcross, Mullaly net wins at Peninsula Duals

NIKISKI – Cole Norcross and Collin Mullaly each wrestled their way to multiple wins this past weekend and helped carry the Seward High School wrestling team to a solid showing at the 2017 Peninsula Duals. As a team, Seward went 0-4 in the 9-team...

 

Grace Christian, Nikiski fall short in bids for title

The Grace Christian Grizzlies and Nikiski Lady Bulldogs came up short in their bid to bring the Class 3A state volleyball title to the Southcentral Conference this past weekend. Both teams suffered tough losses at the Class 3A ASAA/First National...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 9, 2017

Seward takes 3rd at SCC tourney

The Seward High School Lady Seahawks capped their 2017 season with a sensational effort this past weekend. Seward posted a 2-1 record at the 2017 Southcentral Conference Tournament in Homer and finished third in the final team standings. Backed by...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 9, 2017

Spanos swims to 8th at state meet

Connor Spanos etched his name a bit deeper into Seward High School history this past weekend with a solid outing at the ASAA State Swimming and Diving Championships in Palmer. The 15-year-old put...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 9, 2017

Young 'Hawks take 24th at Lime Solar/ACS Invite

Clay Petersen may not be a household name on the state’s wrestling scene as of yet, but he certainly went a long way getting himself noticed this past weekend at the 2017 Lime Solar/Anchorage Christian School Invitational. The Seward High School...

 

Pilot: USFS allocation of permits gives Girdwood unfair advantage

The U.S. Forest Service could be on the verge of offering the lower Kenai Peninsula a piece of the lucrative heli-skiing industry – albeit a very small piece – in the near future. That message,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 2, 2017

Boosters raise 20K for athletics program

Maya Moriarty and the Seward Athletic Booster Club may never climb on the bus for a long ride with the Seward High School athletes, but make no mistake about it, the buses wouldn't be moving without...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    November 2, 2017

City OKs contract with new city clerk

The Seward City Council put the finishing touches on a hire that had been weeks in the making on Friday, Oct. 26. Following a special meeting, Seward Mayor David Squires announced the council had reached an agreement with Brenda Ballou to serve as...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

Freiberg named to all-state squad

Seward High School standout Beau Freiberg capped the Seahawks’ football season with a positive note last week by being selected to the Division III all-state football squad. The SHS junior was among more than 30 players from across the state...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

'Hawks grab 3rd at King of the Mountain

Colt Ogle and Gabriel Woods both turColt Ogle and Gabriel Woods both turned in outstanding performances over the weekend and helped carry the Seward Seahawks to a third-place finish in the Pool B...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

Spanos punches ticket to state meet

Connor Spanos made sure his 2017 swimming season was extended an additional week by splashing his way on Saturday to a state-qualifying performance at the 2017 Region III Swimming and Diving Championships in Palmer. The Seward standout punched his...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

Southcentral tourney to tip off this Friday

The most important part of the 2017 season will begin for the Seward Lady Seahawks and the rest of the Southcentral Conference volleyball teams this Friday when the 2017 - the part that determines...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 2, 2017

Lady 'Hawks upend Grace, take No. 2 seed at SCC tourney

Seward Lady Seahawks knew heading into their regular-season finale last Friday that they needed to beat the Grace Christian Lady Grizzlies if they had any hopes of earning the No. 2 seed at the upcoming Southcentral Conference Tournament. So they...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Council to retain custodial positions

The job will go on for Matthew and Dave Nelson. Members of the Seward City Council agreed unanimously at their October 23 regular meeting to rework a draft of the proposed 2018 and 2019 city budget to ensure that the Nelson brothers custodial jobs...

 

Chamber seeks 2017 award picks

Seward Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cindy Clock announced earlier this week that the chamber has started taking nominations for its annual community awards, including “Person of the Year,” “Business Person of the Year,” “Business...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    October 26, 2017

Council postpones hiring Ballou to review contract

Brenda Ballou doesn’t have to worry that members of the Seward City Council have changed their minds about bringing her onboard as the new Seward City Clerk. That agreement is still in place. What isn’t clear is exactly when Ballou will...

 

We'll be tuned in ... just like old times

Like most people, I have treasured memories of my parents when I was growing up. My mother was, and still is, notorious for wanting to iron my clothes. As a child, I can’t tell you how many times my younger brother and I went to school with shirts...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    October 26, 2017

'Hawks wrestle to 7th at 'Throwdown' tourney in Valdez

VALDEZ – Clay Petersen, Cole Norcross and Collin Mullaly each wrestled their way to the finals of their respective weight classifications on Saturday and helped spur the Seward Seahawks to a seventh-place finish at the annual Throwdown in Snowtown...

 

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