This year’s Lady Wolverine basketball team. Back Row: Arianna Jeppson-Bolin, Willow Tiedeman, Sadie Fry, Isabelle Nothstine, Victoria Nothstine, Yagnnesis Mejias, Taylor Tiedeman, Ellie Carpenter. Front Row: Kate Flores, Ayessa Itliong, Anika Jensen, Katherine Pallas, Maria Ysabelle Hidalgo, and Lily Clement. Photo by Dick Shellhorn

The Cordova Lady Wolverines continue to battle away, this time after riding the ferry across Prince William Sound to face Nome, Chugiak and Seward in the 46th Valdez Elks Tournament on Feb. 8-10. 

That’s 3A, 4A, and 3A versus the 2A Cordova High School (CHS) squad.  

Cordova scored a lot of points, played scrappy defense, and came home knowing the rest of their schedule is against schools of their own 2A size; namely Effie Kokrine, Tok, and Glennallen. 

The final scores from the tournament were Nome 46, Cordova 32 on Feb. 8; Chugiak 52, Cordova 20 on Feb. 9; and Seward 38, Cordova 24 on Feb. 10. 

And they continue to battle. 

“The girls had a great weekend and met a lot of personal and team goals,” said Coach Brooks Fry. “I am very pleased with the heart, hustle and incredible positive attitudes displayed by all of our players.” 


“We rebounded well, played a strong defense and got a lot of open shots running our offense,” added Fry. “As more and more of our shots fall, it will be fun putting that extra pressure on opponents.” 

As most fans know this is a very young team with plenty of potential, and also there is an equally scrappy bunch of eighth graders coming up next year. 

Another learning experience, where all the teams start out with a 0-0 win-loss record is coming up — the Conference Playoffs in Nenana on March 7-9. 

This story originally ran in the Feb. 16 issue of The Cordova Times.