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School Board Discusses AMCC Program On the Table for Nome Schools

The Nome School Board was back in session Tuesday night, unanimously passing four action items concerning teacher housing, school debt, and sex education. To kick off the meeting, the Board approved last month’s disbursements and this month’s travel costs were approved. Afterwards, multiple students and staff were recognized for their achievement. Wyatt Ahmasuk, Virgil Walker,…

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Nome Girls Claim Team Championship at Regional Wrestling Invite

The Nome-Beltz wrestling team returned home from the Kotzebue Bush Brawl Invitational with multiple champions across the board, even without the full roster in attendance. Wrestlers from around the region attended the invite, including teams from Unlalakleet, Shaktoolik, and Savoonga. “I actually stayed home to run practice for the group that did go to Kotzebue…

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Several Nanooks Place 1st at 2019 Wrestling Tourney

52 teams competed in the 123A State Championships for wrestling over the weekend. Bethel High School won the meet, while Nome-Beltz placed 22nd. Photo: Emily Russell, KNOM.

The Nome Wrestling Invite took place this past weekend and saw the Nanooks leave their first tournament of the season with eight individual wins total between both the middle and high school teams. Five of them were by fall-over. The Nome-Beltz Junior and Senior High teams competed against wrestlers from around the region including Kotzebue,…

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Nome’s Annual Volleyball Tourney Raises Funds and Spirits

On October 11th and 12th, the Barrow and Hutchinson, as well as Dimond, High school’s JV, volleyball teams came to Nome to participate in the 2019 Arctic Pinkies Volleyball Tournament that is equal parts competition and advocacy. KNOM’s Joe Coleman reports courtside: The energy is high, music is blasting over the speakers, and warmups are…

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Nome Athletes Achieve Personal Bests at State Cross Country Meet

The Nome-Beltz Nanooks won the Nome Classic Invitational cross country meet this past weekend. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

Over the weekend, Nome-Beltz High School sent three runners to the state cross country meet in Anchorage, Tobin Hobbs, Ava Earthman, and Natalie Tobuk. Hobbs and Earthman have seen the state meet before, but Tobuk experienced it for the first time. “It was just a great opportunity for her because she also took nearly a…

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