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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.
Cordova freshman Victoria Nothstine (#23) goes up for a jump shot against Su-Valley on Jan. 27, 2024. Photo by Dick Shellhorn

Cordova boys sweep Su-Valley, Su-Valley beats Lady Wolverines

Cordova boys sweep Su-Valley in home conference action  In home court action, the Cordova Wolverines won a pair of conference games versus Su-Valley on Jan....

Cordova beats Ninilchik in boys tipoff final to finish second; Girls beat Palmer’s JV...

In a dramatic finish to the 41st Cordova Tipoff here on Jan. 18-20, the Cordova boys defeated Ninilchik, defending 2A state champions, 77-68. With both...

“Go Dog Go” 

One of my favorite books is “Go Dog Go” by P.D. Eastman.   A children’s book, it has marvelous illustrations of comic-character dogs exhibiting all kinds...

The Beatles got it right 

After several days of rain, Saturday, Jan. 6 dawned with streaks of pink clouds amidst a blue sky. Wearing hiking boots equipped with “buds,”...

A New Year’s resolution: Civility 

Long ago, a young George Washington penned an obscure set of guidelines titled “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation.” How I...

CHS wrestlers excel at regionals and state

The Cordova High School Wrestling team took 10 wrestlers to Regionals in Kenai on Dec.8-9. Eight out of the ten qualified for the ASAA...

Cordova boys open season with close games against Valdez 

The Cordova Wolverines dropped a pair of season-opening games at Valdez on Dec. 14-15, by final scores of 47-39 and 42-32.   They will show as...

A Christmas Tradition

Christmas is much about traditions, and as families gather to celebrate, these memorable practices are part of what makes the holidays so special. Often, something...

CHS basketball roundup

CHS Wolverines open basketball season at Valdez High school basketball season is here, and players from all over Alaska have begun preparing for a grinding...

Whitshed or Whiteshed

In 1912 the U.S. Navy built a pair of 200-foot radio communication towers at a place named in various documents as Point Whitshed or...
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