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.
Under the watchful eye of Coach Brad Sjostedt, center, the Lady Wolverines run lay-up drills at Cordova High School court. Photo courtesy of CHS

SuValley edges Lady Wolverines

SuValley edged Cordova in a pair of conference games at SuValley on Jan. 6-7.

Cordova boys open conference play with sweep of SuValley

The Cordova Wolverines opened conference play with a sweep of SuValley on Jan. 6-7.
The 1952-53 Cordova Wolverines, replete in repeating double-digit uniform numbers. Front row, from left, Roy Triber, Charles McCracken and Ted Siemion. Back row, from left, Frank Siemion, Stanley Makarka, Bob Maxwell and Jerry Olsen. Not shown: Martin Parsons and Ralph Fenner. CHS Annual photo

Cordova Chronicles: A fan for all ages

The game of basketball binds Cordova together, writes Dick Shellhorn.
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Petersburg spoils Cordova Rally the Regions repeat

Petersburg ended Cordova’s bid to repeat as Rally the Regions back-to-back champions, topping CHS 54-35 in the final game of the popular invitational tournament Jan. 1-4 in Anchorage.

Cordova Chronicles: The tide comes in and the tide goes out

Step aside, Dan Brown — Cordova's best-selling paperback is a real page-turner, writes Dick Shellhorn.
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Cordova Tipoff opens home basketball season

The 38th Annual Cordova Tipoff will launch this year’s home basketball schedule, with teams from Unalaska, Wasilla and Scammon Bay joining the Wolverines for three days of round robin hoops action.

Cordova Chronicles: A Wish for 2020 — Civility

America's Founding Fathers appealed for civility and levelheadedness. As 2020 dawns, these virtues seem in short supply, writes Dick Shellhorn.

Is this the Year of the Wolverine?

Wolverine fans have high hopes for this year’s CHS team, seeking Cordova’s first state boys title under the ASAA classification system adopted back in 1983.
Under the watchful eye of Coach Brad Sjostedt, center, the Lady Wolverines run lay-up drills at Cordova High School court. Photo courtesy of CHS

Young Lady Wolverines launch new season

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines launch the 2019-20 basketball season on the road against Palmer on Jan. 3-4, followed by SuValley on Jan. 5-6.

Cordova Chronicles: ‘Go, Dog. Go!’

Nov. 9, a Cordova driver was seen driving donuts in a parking lot. But, as Dick Shellhorn observes, such vehicular antics aren't limited to humans.

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