Wyatt Sorenson (54) is ready to grab a pass from John Itliong (1) during a conference game against Glenallen over the weekend. The Wolverines swept the Panthers in both games. Photo by Amanda Williams, For the Cordova Times

The Cordova High School boys swept a pair of conference games here against Glennallen on Jan. 20 and 21. After a slow start on Friday, the Wolverines poured in 18 points in the second quarter and never looked back enroute to a 40-29 victory. Eight Wolverines scored, led by Jaykob Thorne with 11 points.

The Saturday rematch was a physical, up-tempo contest with lots of scoring, turnovers and intensity. CHS lead 25-15 at halftime, and poured in 39 points in the second half to win by a 64-32 final. Again, Cordova had good scoring balance with eight players contributing, led by speedy playmaker Junior Itliong with 14 points. Lanky post player Jaykob Thorne added 12.

Junior Itliong puts up a two-pointer during a home game against Glenallen over the weekend. The CHS boys are now 8-4 overall. Photo by Amanda Williams, For the Cordova Times

The CHS boys are now 8-4 overall, and they travel all the way to Unalaska for a pair of games this  weekend.

Cordova JV also swept their matchups with Glennallen 48-10 on Friday and 44-18 on Saturday. Eli Totemoff was the top Wolverine scorer in the first game with 17 points; Blake Bailey lead with 15 in the rematch.

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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 2020, 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. Reach him at dshorn44@gmail.com.