Big showdown coming between top teams

When the floor at CHS Court was replaced last year, a section of the original floor was hung on an end wall to remind students of Cordova’s proud tradition of School Pride. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/for The Cordova Times

It’s Homecoming time at Cordova High, and a big showdown between the top two boys’ teams in the 2A Interior Conference will highlight a weekend of activities.

Seeding at the conference playoffs on March 12-14 will be on the line as the Cordova Wolverines tangle with perennial rival Glennallen here today and tomorrow, March 6 and 7.

The Cordova boys enter the two-game series ranked No.1, with a perfect 8-0 record; right behind them is Glennallen, with a 7-1 record. The Panther’s only loss so far in conference play is to SuValley.

Last year Glennallen knocked off Cordova in the conference playoffs here, thus earning the higher seed at the 2A State tournament, while CHS received the runner-up seed.

This time it will be the top seed at conference playoffs at SuValley on the line, as the quest for slots at March Madness — Alaska Style — begins March 18-21 in Anchorage.

The Cordova boys enter their final home games of the season with a 18-3 overall record.

A full slate of activities is scheduled, and the good news is there will be no early morning games.

The action begins Friday, March 6 with Boys JV at 6 p.m., followed by Senior Night Recognition at 7:30 p.m., Girls Varsity at 8 p.m., and Boys Varsity at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 7 starts with a mini cheer performance at 3:15 p.m., followed by JV boys at 3:30 p.m., girls’ varsity at 5 p.m., Homecoming Coronation at 6:30 p.m., and Boys Varsity at 7 p.m.

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Dick Shellhorn is a lifelong Cordovan. He has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 50 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 and 2019. He also received second place for Best Editorial Commentary in 2019. Shellhorn has written two books about Alaska adventures: Time and Tide and Balls and Stripes.