Dick Shellhorn

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Dick Shellhorn, author, reporter, ref and grandpa, can be reached at shorn@gci.net. Shellhorn was born and raised in Cordova, Alaska, and has lived there his entire life. He has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 40 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 third place in 2017.

CHS tops CIA in Volleyball

The Cordova High volleyball team swept Cook Inlet Academy here on Nov. 3 and 4, winning Friday in five matches and on Saturday in...

Volleyball and junior high basketball on tap

Local sports fan are in for a big weekend, as both the Cordova High School volleyball teams and junior high basketball squads will be...
An unsigned Ron Cey Bat, Dodger warning track dirt, my favorite mitt from Cordova sandlot ball, and a restructured Fernando Valenzuela statue provide LA with World Series mojo. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: It’s World Series Time

Baseball is one of America’s favorite sports, and the World Series is underway.Its importance likely depends on whether your favorite team is involved, despite...
Between haircuts, Shag’s April Horton shows what conditioner it takes to make a truck run smoothly. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: Barbershop Tales abound

After several weeks at the duck shack chasing waterfowl, I was long overdue for a haircut. Due to an unusually wet and warm fall,...

Cordova Chronicles: Sheridan Ski Club builds new camping cabin

Cordova’s dynamic Sheridan Ski Club is at it again. This time it’s a new trail that branches off the main area not too far...

Double-header sport action this weekend

Cordova sports fans are in for a treat this weekend, as both the Cordova High School Court and Simpler Gym at Mt. Eccles will...

Cordova Chronicles: Ole Evinrude’s ice cream courtship

Duck hunting season begins on Sept. 1, and the silver salmon fishing has already shifted into high gear on the Eyak River and one...

Cordova Chronicles: It all started with a No. 2 shovel

It’s hard not to notice the mark that contractors and engineers have made on Cordova. Looming to the south are picturesque Mt. Heney and...

Cordova Chronicles: Cordova fisherman scores TKO over brown bear

Ladies and Gentlemen:  Today’s Main Event features Robert Cunningham Jr., 7 foot 1 inch 300 pounder, of Cordova, versus  Ursus Arctos, a 350 pound 4 foot ...

CAYAC training encourages local hoopsters

The Cordova Amateur Youth Athletics Association sponsored a four-day basketball camp at CHS Court on Aug. 7-10.  Morning sessions featured several youngsters grades 2-6, afternoon sessions included seven Lady...




















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