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Alaskan Nets documentary to play at school fund raiser

The documentary follows the Metlakatla Chiefs basketball team, coached by TJ Scott, formerly of Waitsburg.


Courtesy of Alaska Nets/ Jeff Harasimowicz

Metlakatla Chiefs coach TJ Scott and his team celebrate a moment of victory. Scott has been coaching basketball since 2012 and said he has fallen in love with the small Alaska Native community, and the Alaskan Island lifestyle.

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WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Class of 2023 will show the movie Alaskan Nets on Saturday, March 19, a fundraising event presented by Alaska Airlines. The Alaskan Nets website states that the award-winning film tells the story of a small Alaskan village and their 2018 boys' basketball team. It's a story about life and a story about a community overcoming hardship.

There are two sacred traditions on the remote Southeast Alaska island of Metlakatla: fishing and basketball. Waitsburg High School alumni, TJ Scott is the coach of the team that won their first championship in over 30 years....

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