The Lady Wolverines persevered through injuries and illnesses last weekend during games against Glenallen. The varsity players played a tough game against the Panthers on Saturday, falling 47-24. Photos by Amanda Williams

One has to admire the moxie of this year’s Lady Wolverines.

After getting blasted 37-4 by visiting Glennallen last Friday, and then having the Saturday afternoon JV game canceled due to injuries and illnesses, the remaining eight players bounced back to give the Panthers a battle in last Saturday’s varsity game, falling 47-24. 

Shaunessi Schandel lead Cordova with 11 points that game.

It was clear on Friday the CHS squad wasn’t 100% as they went scoreless in the first three quarters of the varsity game and had only two field goals total in the loss to the sharp shooting Panthers.

“Between two tournaments in the past two weeks, plus injuries and the flu bug that is going around, we were hurting,” said Coach Stacie Chappell.

Despite it all, the Lady Wolverines did win an exciting JV contest Friday afternoon with a 26 -20 final.  Eight CHS girls scored in that game, led by Schandel and Katie Pallas with 5 points apiece.


The Wolverines won’t have too much time to get healthy, as next they travel all the way to Unalaska for a two-game series on Jan. 26-27.

Previous articleBehind the scenes of Miss Iceworm
Next articleCHS boys sweep Glennallen in conference opener
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