Three days into an arduous 11-day road trip, the Cordova High girls and boys basketball teams are already garnering kudos for their school spirit and camaraderie.
Barb Lyons is the longtime Valdez girls coach who has come out of retirement to once again lead the Lady Buccaneers this year. She sent over photos and a message during the third-round action of the Valdez Elks Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12, that should make all Cordovans feel proud.
The first photo show members of the CHS boys team, clad in pajamas or sweats, hoisting signs and cheering for the Lady Wolverines prior to the first game that day.
“The Cordova girls are playing at 9 a.m. this morning,” Lyons wrote. “Your boys team showed up to make a tunnel for them to come through onto the court and have been cheering with posters and chants! AWESOME!! That’s what this is all about!”
Later in the morning, Lyons sent over another photo and text prior to the boys noon matchup against Bethel, this time showing the CHS girls doing the same for the boys.
“Your girls are returning the positive support for the boys game!” Lyons wrote.
Because of the Covid pandemic, the Cordova teams did not make it over for the Valdez Elks Tournament last year. Prior to this year’s tournament, the Cordova boys had played only six games, and the girls only three.
Consequently, they are in early season form.
But their school spirit is already top notch.