The first ASAA baseball tournament to be held in Sitka has been won by the host school.
The Sitka Wolves claimed an 11-10 victory over 2013 champion South in a wild see-saw affair on Saturday for the program's fourth state championship and their first since 2007. The game featured several rallies by both teams. Sitka led the championship 4-0, fell behind 6-4, only to come back to grab an 8-6 lead, before allowing three Wolverine runs. Finally, the Wolves scored three consecutive runs to grab an 11-8 advantage and held on from there.
In the ASAA softball tournament, East and Juneau won titles in their respective divisions.
The T-Birds capped a dominating run through the large schools tournament by hammering Lathrop 10-1 in the title game for their 60th straight victory. East won its three state tournament games by a combined 29-4 margin.
In the small schools, tournament, Ketchikan and Juneau faced off three times on Saturday alone in the double elimination competition.
The Lady Kings won the first game, 4-3 in the finals of the winners bracket to send the Crimson Bears to the losers bracket. Juneau responded with a 10-4 victory later in the tournament to force a winner take all game, won Juneau as well, 9-4. Freshman Sophie Hultberg clubbed a home run in each of Juneau's final two victories.
The Crimson Bears won their eighth state softball championship, and their first at the small schools level.