CHS boys extend winning streak

The Cordova High School boys finished their basketball trip on the road with a pair of wins over conference foes SuValley and Effie Kokrine.

On Jan. 30, they topped SuValley 48-34. Jaykob Thorne led the winning effort with 17 points and 9 rebounds.

On Feb. 1, the Wolverines cruised by Fairbanks’ Effie Kokrine, 60-47. Wolverine Noah Pearson exploded with 25 points, including five three-pointers.

The 2A CHS boys have now won nine games in a row.

That streak will be sorely tested in their next games, which are at the Valdez Elks Tournament on Feb. 9-11. The challenging three-day invitational traditionally includes top 3A and a few 4A teams from all over the state.

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Dick Shellhorn
Dick Shellhorn is a lifelong Cordovan. He has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 50 years. In his Cordova Chronicles features, he writes about the history and characters of this Alaska town. Alaska Press Club awarded Shellhorn first place for Best Humor column in 2016 and 2020, and third place in 2017 and 2019. He also received second place for Best Editorial Commentary in 2019. Shellhorn has written two books about Alaska adventures: Time and Tide and Balls and Stripes. Reach him at [email protected].