PHS volleyball seniors and juniors for 2020, front row from left, Rose Quitslund, Sarissa Miller, Shayla Madole, Leiah Kittams, Adrianna Stough and Sage Johnston. Back row from left, Bergen Kludt-Painter, Kennedy Conn, Ines Larson, Allie Davis, Julie Olsen, Karissa Biggers, Kaili Simbahon (Photo courtesy of Jaime Cabral)

Petersburg High School volleyball had its first games of the season against another school last weekend, with a home match against Wrangell. The Vikings won the three games against the Wolves, the first game 25-9 and the second and third games 25-19. They’re facing a season with no state championship and a smaller pool of teams to play against for the region crown. Petersburg won’t play Haines, Skagway and Metlakatla this season because of travel restrictions. That leaves only Craig, Klawock and Wrangell as this fall’s opponents for the Vikings.

Matches also have thorough COVID-19 precautions and will likely be something to watch online only for most fans. Joe Viechnicki spoke with head coach Jaime Cabral about the new season in this pandemic year.

Petersburg volleyball hopes to host Klawock this Saturday for a varsity match and have Petersburg’s younger players play a split squad scrimmage that day as well. The game times are not yet set but they should be broadcast online through the NFHS network. There were no fans allowed to limit numbers in the gym.