FULL FIELD – Bathtub toy ducks float down Granite Creek toward a finish line at Halibut Point Recreation Area Saturday afternoon during the annual Sitka Rotary Club duck race. First place, two Alaska Airlines round-trip tickets, were won by Ron and Leah Kari. This year all 3,500 ducks were sold by June 14. Money raised at the event is donated to dozens of Sitka non-profits. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Sitka All-Stars Win Semifinal

Sitka defeated Juneau 9-3 on Friday night in the Little League Alaska District 2 Majors (10-12 year old) All-Stars Tournament semifinal at Moller Field to advance to Sunday’s championship game.

Juneau will play Ketchikan on Saturday at 4 p.m. in an elimination game with the winner getting another crack at the home town Sitka diamond boys.

Sitka put up 9 runs in the first three innings of action and would need no further scoring as pitcher Bryce Calhoun kept the Juneau hitters off balance through 4.1 innings, leaving the mound with a 9-0 lead. Bryce threw just 48 pitches and had 3 strikeouts with just 1 walk.

Sitka first baseman Caleb Calhoun had a standout game with four quality put outs on errant throws from his fielders that stifled Juneau rallies early in the game and kept the lead intact.

Offensively Sitka scored 2 runs in the first inning as Emmit Johnson and Chance Coleman both disrupted the base paths to score on a passed ball.

Sitka added 5 runs in the second inning with the bases loaded as Coleman walked to score Brett Ross, C. Calhoun walked to score Josh Gluth, and Trey Johnson ripped a double into left field to score E. Johnson, Coleman, and C. Calhoun.

Sitka’s final 2 runs came in the top of the third as C. Calhoun hit a blooper scoring Evan Grant and Kai Hirai walked scoring B. Calhoun.

Closer T. Johnson came on one out into the fifth inning and finished the game with 28 pitches (4 hits, 3 runs).

 

Juneau scored 1 run in the bottom of the fifth as Ethan Lewis sacrificed in Riley Fick, and 2 runs in the bottom of the sixth as Hunter Carte singled in Nate Fick, and Riley Fick singled in Ezra Vidal.

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 7-6-20)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 1:25 p.m. Monday.

New cases as of Sunday: 28

Total statewide – 1,166

Total (cumulative) deaths – 16

Active cases in Sitka – 6 (3 resident; 3 non-resident)

Recovered cases in Sitka – 12 (10 resident; 2 non-resident)

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 74.

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

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Welcome to the Sitka Sentinel's web page. In order to make the Sentinel's news more easily available during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken down the paywall to access articles on this page. Just click on an article headline to read the story. 

March 23, 2020

NOTICE FROM THE PUBLISHERS

TO READERS AND ADVERTISERS

For the duration of the COVID-19 disaster emergency declared by federal, state and local authorities, the Sentinel is taking additional measures to reduce virus exposure to its employees and contractors as well as to the public, while continuing to publish a daily news report for Sitka.

To the extent possible, Sentinel news and sales staff will be working from home. For the protection of our carriers, home delivery of the newspaper will be stopped effective Tuesday, March 24.

The Sentinel will continue to publish on its website sitkasentinel.com. Access to the website will be free to all users. The Sentinel will also produce a print edition Monday through Friday. It will be available to all readers without charge, at locations throughout town.

Initially, these locations are those where the Sentinel's newspaper vending machines are already in place. The coin mechanisms will be disabled or the doors removed to permit easy access. The Sentinel will work with the stores where the paper is usually sold, to designate a place inside or outside the store where the free edition can be made available.  

Home delivery subscriptions are on hold, and after the end of the disaster emergency, subscriptions will be extended at no charge for the number of days that there was no home delivery.

The Sentinel will make its print edition available to the public as early in the day as possible. with all personnel taking precautions to prevent spread of the virus.

The Sentinel is calling upon its customers to observe the COVID-19 emergency precautions already in place, particularly in maintaining a six-foot social distance from others at newspaper distribution sites.

Following is the statement issued by the Sentinel on March 16, stating the Sentinel's emergency procedures, which remain in effect.

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