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Sophomore Jake Ferster, top, workouts against senior Derek Mason during Thunder Mountain High School’s wrestling team practice on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Falcons hosts Region V tourney

Do well and you’ll probably qualify for state.

Sophomore Jake Ferster, top, workouts against senior Derek Mason during Thunder Mountain High School’s wrestling team practice on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Team Juneau poses with its medals after competing in the Yukon Inter-Schools Arctic Sports Championships at the Porter Creek Secondary School in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Top row (Left to right): Coach Kaytlynne Lewis, Erik Jim, Josh Sheakley, Sara Steeves, coach Kyle Worl. Bottom row: Orion Denny, Matthew Quinto. (Courtesy Photo | Kyle Worl)
Team Juneau poses with its medals after competing in the Yukon Inter-Schools Arctic Sports Championships at the Porter Creek Secondary School in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Top row (Left to right): Coach Kaytlynne Lewis, Erik Jim, Josh Sheakley, Sara Steeves, coach Kyle Worl. Bottom row: Orion Denny, Matthew Quinto. (Courtesy Photo | Kyle Worl)
TMHS coach Randy Quinto works with his team at Thunder Mountain High School football practice at TMHS on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Quinto was the TMHS head coach from 2015-17 and Juneau United head coach last season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
TMHS coach Randy Quinto works with his team at Thunder Mountain High School football practice at TMHS on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Quinto was the TMHS head coach from 2015-17 and Juneau United head coach last season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas senior Steven Ireland-Haight attempts to take down Wrangell’s Jake Eastaugh in the 171-pound consolation semifinals at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Thunder Mountain High School. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas senior Steven Ireland-Haight attempts to take down Wrangell’s Jake Eastaugh in the 171-pound consolation semifinals at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Thunder Mountain High School. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas’ Cameron Smith is chased by Houston’s Blake Rogers, left, and Riley Scott in the first period at the Treadwell Arena on Saturday. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Cameron Smith is chased by Houston’s Blake Rogers, left, and Riley Scott in the first period at the Treadwell Arena on Saturday. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Kyler Alderfer makes a pass up the ice while Tyler Weldon gets in position against Houston on Friday. JDHS won 7-0. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Crimson Bears topple Hawks

JDHS remained undefeated in conference play.

Juneau-Douglas’ Kyler Alderfer makes a pass up the ice while Tyler Weldon gets in position against Houston on Friday. JDHS won 7-0. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Cameron Smith skates up the ice against Houston during the Big Lake Lions Christmas Classic Tournament last December in the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Houston plays JDHS this Friday and Saturday at Treadwell Arena. (Courtesy Photo | MatSuSports.net)

JDHS takes on longtime foe Houston

Lane Styers will be reliving a portion of his hockey career this weekend. Styers, 23, is the head coach of the Houston High School hockey… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Cameron Smith skates up the ice against Houston during the Big Lake Lions Christmas Classic Tournament last December in the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Houston plays JDHS this Friday and Saturday at Treadwell Arena. (Courtesy Photo | MatSuSports.net)
Juneau-Douglas’ Caitlin Pusich, left, shoots under the basket against Thunder Mountain’s Nina Fenumiai, center, and Kyra Jenkins-Hayes during their game at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. JDHS won 53-33. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

High school basketball season begins

Wednesday marked the first official day of the 2018-19 high school basketball season. A total of 14 teams will be making their way to the… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Caitlin Pusich, left, shoots under the basket against Thunder Mountain’s Nina Fenumiai, center, and Kyra Jenkins-Hayes during their game at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. JDHS won 53-33. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Bishop David, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Alaska, presents a certificate of appreciation to Patrick Kearney at the end of Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chruch on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2015. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

‘Dedicated servant of God’: Bishop honors St. Nicholas parishioner

Patrick Kearney helps keep downtown church running.

Bishop David, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Alaska, presents a certificate of appreciation to Patrick Kearney at the end of Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chruch on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2015. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
The Thane Ore House burns during a live fire training exercise on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
The Thane Ore House burns during a live fire training exercise on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School sophomore Neal Garcia, playing for Dumbledore’s Army, drives between Kira Frommherz, left, and Krystle Dewitt-Castro during the first half of their Black Friday Basketball Tournament game at TMHS on Friday night. The tournament, which has a total of 10 teams, runs through Sunday and supports the TMHS boys basketball program. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School sophomore Neal Garcia, playing for Dumbledore’s Army, drives between Kira Frommherz, left, and Krystle Dewitt-Castro during the first half of their Black Friday Basketball Tournament game at TMHS on Friday night. The tournament, which has a total of 10 teams, runs through Sunday and supports the TMHS boys basketball program. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Runners take off from the beginning of the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday for the fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Race proceeds went to the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Spickler)
Runners take off from the beginning of the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday for the fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Race proceeds went to the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Spickler)
Angoon’s Curtis Lane passes away from Klukwan’s Michael Ganey and Jason Shull in the C bracket final at the Juneau Lion’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Gold Medal basketball requesting letters of interest

The Juneau Lions Club is accepting letters of interest from teams for the 73rd annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, March 17-23, 2019, at Juneau-Douglas High… Continue reading

Angoon’s Curtis Lane passes away from Klukwan’s Michael Ganey and Jason Shull in the C bracket final at the Juneau Lion’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team crowned “Team Russia” (Zac Stagg, Fin Shibler, Chance Turinsky, Dalton Hoy, Owen Squires, Dawson Hickok) as the eighth annual Turkey Day 3-on-3 champions on Wednesday morning. The intersquad tournament pits six teams against one another and awards the winners with a dozen Breeze Inn donuts. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Adams)

JDHS hockey’s Thanksgiving tourney winners

The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team crowned “Team Russia” (Zac Stagg, Fin Shibler, Chance Turinsky, Dalton Hoy, Owen Squires, Dawson Hickok) as the eighth annual… Continue reading

The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team crowned “Team Russia” (Zac Stagg, Fin Shibler, Chance Turinsky, Dalton Hoy, Owen Squires, Dawson Hickok) as the eighth annual Turkey Day 3-on-3 champions on Wednesday morning. The intersquad tournament pits six teams against one another and awards the winners with a dozen Breeze Inn donuts. (Courtesy Photo | Luke Adams)
John Kern poses after completing the Williams Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | John Kern)

Juneau runner finishes 50th marathon in 50th state

He’s ran at sea-level in Alaska and 6,000 feet in Colorado. He’s trod across the Golden Gate Bridge in California and through the Sandhills of… Continue reading

John Kern poses after completing the Williams Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | John Kern)
Thunder Mountain sophomore Jake Ferster tries to break the hold of Ketchikan’s Sully Shulz at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. After losing to to teammate Camden Erickson in the 189-pound semifinals, Ferster won a 3-2 decision over Shulz and wrestled Sitka’s John Welsh in the consolation finals. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
                                Thunder Mountain sophomore Jake Ferster tries to break the hold of Ketchikan’s Sully Shulz at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. After losing to to teammate Camden Erickson in the 189-pound semifinals, Ferster won a 3-2 decision over Shulz and wrestled Sitka’s John Welsh in the consolation finals. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Falcons pick up two Lancer Smith medals

The Thunder Mountain High School wrestling team brought nine wrestlers to the Lancer Smith Memorial on Friday and Saturday at the Menard Sports Complex in… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain sophomore Jake Ferster tries to break the hold of Ketchikan’s Sully Shulz at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. After losing to to teammate Camden Erickson in the 189-pound semifinals, Ferster won a 3-2 decision over Shulz and wrestled Sitka’s John Welsh in the consolation finals. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
                                Thunder Mountain sophomore Jake Ferster tries to break the hold of Ketchikan’s Sully Shulz at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. After losing to to teammate Camden Erickson in the 189-pound semifinals, Ferster won a 3-2 decision over Shulz and wrestled Sitka’s John Welsh in the consolation finals. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Palmer’s Zach Nelius is hounded by four Juneau-Douglas players in the second period of the JDHS-Palmer conference game on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. JDHS won 9-0. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Palmer’s Zach Nelius is hounded by four Juneau-Douglas players in the second period of the JDHS-Palmer conference game on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. JDHS won 9-0. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)