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)

Home Run Highlights Sitka Majors Win over Knik

Sitka opened the Little League Alaska State Majors (10-12 year old) Baseball All-Stars Tournament with a 7-3 win over Eagle River’s Knik LL on Friday night at Moller Field in game one of a best 3-out-of-5 series.

Sitka’s Chance Coleman put a 3 RBI shot over the left field fence with Bryce Calhoun and Josh McAlpin on base in the bottom of a 6-run second inning to lead the way for Sitka.

Knik put the first 2 runs across the plate in the top of the first inning with Aiden Ayojiak and Dallin Roberts crossing and added a run in the top of the sixth. Sitka scored their first run in the bottom half of the opening inning. 

Sitka totaled 7 hits and 1 fielding error in the game, Knik had 3 hits and 2 errors.

B. Calhoun went 2-4 with 2 runs scored for Sitka.

Coleman also earned the win on the mound with 2 strikeouts in two innings of work.

Bryce Calhoun relieved for one inning and registered 2 strikeouts and Trey Johnson closed the game with 1 K.

Ryan Mullen started the game for Knik.

Sitka snuffed out a potential Knik rally in the fourth inning on a double play ball fielded by B. Calhoun on the mound who spun and to shortstop Coleman covering second and who in turn threw it on to Caleb Calhoun at first base.

Sitka and Knik play game two on Saturday at 4 p.m., game three is Sunday at 4 p.m., and if-necessary games are Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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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.  

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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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