Both Nome varsity basketball teams went to Kotzebue this past weekend for the Husky shootout, each returning with a 1-2 record and an all-tournament player. The Nome boys defeated Kotzebue while losing to Nikiski and Homer. The Lady Nanooks defeated Homer 50-32 while losing to Kotzebue and Nikiski. The Nome girls’ lone win came in…

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Nome Beltz High School "den of the mighty nanooks"

The Nome Nanook basketball teams were in Seward this past weekend for a pair of games against the Seward Seahawks. The double-header saw the Nome girls leave undefeated and the boys’ team go home winless. The Lady Nanooks took home a pair of double-digit wins, 59-32 and 53-27. The boys did not fare as well,…

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Empty school basketball court.

The Nome Subway Showdown concluded this past weekend, with Soldotna claiming victory over the Nanooks basketball teams. The Nome boys’ team was led by high-scorer Dawson Schaeffer and the girls’ team by Lisa Okbaok. Overall, the Nanooks boys took 2nd in the Subway Showdown, with the team losing only to eventual tournament champions Soldotna, 62…

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The Nome Nanooks, in white, take on the Barrow Whalers, in purple, on the basketball court at Nome-Beltz Junior-Senior High School

The Nome Nanook basketball season started late last month with a varsity exhibition game versus Redington. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams played, with the boys’ team taking home a win to start their season. Pat Callahan, the coach for the boys’ basketball team, and Nome-Beltz activities director, says that he speculated they would barely…

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December 20th-21st, the Nome wrestling team sent eleven wrestlers to the state meet and were joined by a number of Bering Strait School District teams including Brevig Mission and Gambell as the 2019 wrestling season drew to a close. “We had five boys qualify and only one of the five guys was seeded, but four…

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Two weeks ago, Bering Strait School District held their Mix Six Volleyball Tournament to determine who would move on to the state competition. Twelve of the fifteen total district schools competed and the top two moved on to state. With the majority of BSSD teams represented, games started on November 20th, a Wednesday of that…

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On the 15th and 16th of November, the Nome wrestling team, accompanied by at least one Bering Strait School District team, Gambell, headed to Wasilla for the Lancer Smith Memorial Invitational. The Nanooks took a full team, including both varsity and JV squads, as well as their junior high team. The Nome varsity boys were…

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