Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic
 December 31st 2008 -January 3rd 2009

Ketchikan High School 2610 Fourth Ave Ketchikan Alaska 907 225-9815 

Kayhi King, Jeff Whicker goes up for a basket. 

 Photo of Elijah Betts in the Slam Dunk contest.   The contest was won by 29 Palms player,  Montreal Harris

All Kayhi and Metlakatla games will be broadcast on the web at KFMJ.  contact Julie Slanaker if you'd like your game broadcast too.  907 617-3714


 Archived tournament games can be heard at:  KFMJ


Read the Ketchikan Daily News Community Cache story by Scott Bowlen: 




Schedule of Events

12/31 Games 9am - 9:15pm 

1/1      Games 9am-9:15pm

1/2   Cultural Tours 8am-11:30am

          Luncheon 11:30am-1pm

          Games 2pm-7:30pm

1/3 9am Coach/Ref Game

        Contests 11-1pm

        Games  2pm-8:15pm

Homecoming ceremonies prior to final game  

Awards  9:30pm

Dance 10:30-1pm



Girls Field:
Seattle Academy     Metlakatla, Alaska
Haines HS, Alaska            West Valley, Fairbanks AK  North Pole, Fairbanks AK Craig HS, Alaska     Ketchikan, Alaska           Ketchian JV, Alaska 

 The St. Helena High boys basketball team bundles up with totem poles in the background in Ketchikan, Alaska.  

Click the two links below for blogs and diaries from the visiting teams.

Boys Field:
Palms Springs HS, California
29 Palms HS, California
St Helena HS, California
Philomath HS, Oregon     Craig HS, Alaska              Puyallup HS, WA      Ketchikan, Alaska   Metlakatla, Alaska

Visit David Albertson's website for tournament photos:



Palm Springs coach, Dennis Zink, only has praise for the Alaskans.

“This is a great environment to play in, 2,500 people were at our last game and they're expecting more for the championship game,” Zink said. “The whole town literally shuts down, the people here have been very hospitable to us.” 

Palm Springs Indians win the Clarke!  Defeating Puyallup in the championship game 67-65.


2008 Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic   

Basketball Tournament
December 31st-January 3rd
Hosted by Ketchikan High School, 

Home of the Kayhi Kings 

- 8 Boys Teams &  8 Girls Teams
- Guaranteed 3 games
- Beautiful 2500 capacity gym
- Housing for players with local families
- Complimentary hotel room for coaches
- Travel arrangement assistance
- Travel stipend
- Cultural outings
- Individual player competitions
- Unsurpassed hospitality                                           

- DVD copy of games                                          

- Coaches hospitality room 

2007 Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic web page