Local News

Five students represent PHS at state music festival

Five students represented Petersburg High School at last weekend’s All-State Music Festival at Bartlett and West high schools in Anchorage. Two singers in mixed choir, two in the treble choir and one band member participated in three days of rehearsals capped off by a performance Saturday night. It’s only the second time in the past 16 years that PHS has sent that many performers to the event. Petersburg had the most choir singers at the festival among Southeast schools. Joe Viechnicki talked with music teacher Matt Lenhard and some of the students who made the trip.

For mobile-friendly audio, click here:
Also performing last weekend was senior Fran Abbott. Besides the all state festival, both Abbott and Stephanie Pfundt last month also performed in an all-national honor in Nashville, Tennessee.

Recent News

Petersburg case challenges civil seizures, search warrants

Police shield
A lawsuit filed in Petersburg is challenging the seizure of personal property by local, regional and state law enforcement along with the search warrants that led to that property seizure. The plaintiffs are also arguing to expand the civil suit to include law enforcement agencies statewide. more

Buzzer beater pushes Vikings past Kayhi Kings

Petersburg's Mark Neidiffer plays defense against Ketchikan's Jake Smith.
A last second steal, full court dribble and buzzer-beating lay up gave Petersburg a 62-60 win over the visiting Kayhi Kings of Ketchikan Thursday night before a fired up crowd of Petersburg fans. more