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Two Haines school grads reunite as college teammates

Recent Haines High School graduates and longtime friends Kirby Faverty and Carson Crager have reunited to play collegiate basketball together at...

 

Lady Bears split series against Juneau-Douglas JV

The Lady Bears went one-and-one in the series against the Juneau-Douglas junior varsity team on Dec....

 

Glacier Bears win first games of the basketball season

The Glacier Bears swept the series against Juneau's Thunder Mountain junior varsity on Dec. 17-18....

 

Wrestlers place in top five at the state tournament

More than 500 wrestlers across the state filled the University of Alaska stadium at the state wrestling tournament on Dec. 17-18. Freshman Hayden...

 

Haines wrestling team brings home two region champions

The Haines Glacier Bears brought home two Region V champions, Freshmen Dalton Henry and Hayden Jimenez. Henry placed first in the 135-pound weight...

 

Wrestlers compete in last meet in Juneau before regionals

Haines Glacier Bear wrestlers competed at a meet in Juneau last weekend with three of five wrestlers now seeded for the Region V tournament in...

 

Glacier Bears volleyball team places sixth at home regional tournament

The Glacier Bears volleyball team placed sixth at the home regional tournament on Sunday. Haines...

 

Haines volleyball defeats Skagway at first home game in two years

The Haines volleyball team went undefeated against the Skagway Panthers on Nov. 5-6. On the first night, they defeated Skagway 3-0. On the second...

 

Lucia Chapell competes at state swim meet

Freshman Lucia Chapell was the lone Glacier Bear to compete at the state swim meet in Anchorage Nov. 5-6. The Bartlett High School pool was packed...

 

Dolphins compete at regionals, Chapell qualifies for state

Freshman Lucia Chapell placed first in the 100-yard butterfly at regionals to qualify for state. Chapell said she was on the edge lane for the race,...

 

Haines hosts wrestling meet

Eight Haines athletes competed at the wrestling meet in Haines this weekend. Juneau and Petersburg...

 

Glacier Bears win first volleyball game of the season

The Haines volleyball team defeated the Petersburg Vikings in five games at a Metlakatla tournament on Saturday, the Glacier Bears’ first win of...

 

Haines wrestling team competes at first tournament of the season

Sophomore wrestler Jackson Long unofficially placed first in the 189-pound weight class Saturday at a Petersburg tournament. The competition was a...

 

Haines competes in first volleyball tournament since fall 2019

The volleyball team competed in their first tournament since 2019 last weekend in Juneau. “This was the first tournament we’ve had since COVID...

 

Swim team sets seven personal bests at Juneau meet

Haines Dolphins swimmers set seven personal records at last weekend’s meet in Juneau. On the first day, freshman Camelia Bell shaved 1.08 seconds...

 

Glacier Bears defend state champ title

The Haines Glacier Bears cross country teams won the 2021 state championships in Anchorage on Oct....

 

Cross Country teams win another region title

The girls and boys cross country teams won the regional meet in Ketchikan on Oct. 2-marking the win...

 

Glacier Bears cross-country team sweeps Juneau meet

Haines cross-country runners proved they are among the best in Southeast at recent meets in Juneau and Sitka. Glacier Bear teams swept the small...

 

Should the borough allow more Haines heliski operators?

The Haines Borough’s denial of an Idaho-based heliski company’s permit application is sparking a discussion about increasing the limit on how...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    June 17, 2021

'Back to the Future' theme for Fourth parade

The Haines Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July theme this year is based on the 1985 film “Back to the Future.” Chamber office assistant Andrew...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    June 10, 2021

Borough reposts manager job

The Haines Borough manager job has been reposted. Haines has been without a permanent manager for more than a year. The borough assembly’s first...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    June 10, 2021

SEARHC opens COVID-19 vaccines to ages 12 and older

The SEARHC clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds. The first youth clinic was held on May 26 in Haines. SEARHC marketing...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    June 3, 2021

Track team receives 9 medals from state meet

The Haines track and field team won nine medals at the Alaska state meet in Anchorage on May 28 and...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    May 27, 2021

Haines track team brings home medals, qualifies for state

The Haines track and field team received seven first-place medals at the regional meet in Juneau last weekend. In the field events, senior Haley...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    May 20, 2021

Haines places second at home meet

Senior Carson Crager broke his personal for the triple jump at the home track meet on May 15. On...

 

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