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Sealaska, the Southeast Alaska-based regional Native corporation, convened its annual shareholders meeting this past weekend in Ketchikan.

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Ketchikan isn't standing still. It has or is getting ready for its future.

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Gertrude Ann Anderson, 79, died June 8, 2016, peacefully at her daughter’s home in Metlakatla.
Dolores Jean Houts, 87, died June 23, 2016, in Ketchikan.
Paul Douglas Askren III, 21, died June 16, 2016, in Ketchikan.
12/18/2013
Go Lady Kings

It doesn't get a whole lot better than beating state champion Wasilla in girls high school basketball.

Well, maybe coming out on top against Juneau is better in the long-lived Ketchikan-Juneau rivalry in Southeast. But beating Wasilla is big; it's real big.

Wasilla rarely loses. No visiting girls team in the past four years has won in the Wasilla High School gym.

Ketchikan won, and played well, starting off in the first half with a 18-point lead and overcoming a slower second half to win by 5 points, 38-33.

The Kayhi girls broke Wasilla's 42-game win streak, showing that they aren't to be taken for granted. They have a challenging schedule this season, but, clearly, they are up to it.

The girls' performance promises an exciting and perhaps sometimes surprising season. It will be worth the time spent for sports fans to turn out at the local gym to show support and see enjoyable basketball.

Congratulations to the girls!