Empty school basketball court.

In a series of basketball games held at Nome-Beltz High School this past weekend, the Lady Nanooks, JV Boys, and Varsity Boys all came away with wins against their opponents.

The NBHS Lady Nanooks soundly defeated a team of Alumni players by double digits. The final score was 62-37, with Della Medlin, Ayla Knodel, and Aralye Lie each putting up 12 points for the Lady Nanooks.

The Nome JV Boys bested the NBHS junior high boys by only three points, with a final score of 55-52. Richard Cross led the JV Boys with 12 points scored, and Deacon Callahan followed closely behind with 11 points. Finn Gregg, of the Junior High Cubs, dominated with 31 points.

To wrap up the weekend, the NBHS Varsity Boys defeated a local adult recreational team, which consisted mostly of NBHS alumni, by a single-digit margin. Stephan Anderson led the Nanooks with 26 points, and Dawson Schaeffer contributed another 13. The final score was 64-56.

Nome-Beltz Student Activities plan to hold additional home events this week. The Nome-Beltz Middle School Boys’ and Girls’ basketball teams will play another series of games starting this evening [Wednesday, Feb. 3rd] from 4:30 to 6:30pm. On Friday, the Nanook Varsity Boys will play the Adult Recreation team at 7pm.

Saturday’s series of games will again feature the Nome-Beltz Middle School Girls’ and Boys’ teams, concluding with a game between the Lady Nanooks and JV Boys at 7pm.

Nome-Beltz Activities Director, Patrick Callahan, says there are no official games against other high schools currently scheduled, but there is a possibility of playing Kotzebue and/or Unalakleet this season. According to Activities Specialist Brendan Ellis, Bering Strait School District (BSSD) schools that are on “GREEN” status are currently practicing, and some sites are arranging Alumni games within their communities.

A proposal and mitigation plan for competition between villages will be presented to the BSSD School Board at their upcoming meeting. All games at the NBHS gym will be live-streamed on the Nome-Beltz Student Activities webpage.

Image at top: Photo from Nome-Beltz Student Activities, used with permission. (2018)

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