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Porter Nelson, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Citrus College, a community college located in Glendora, California, on May 24, 2022. “I was pretty stoked. I didn’t think they were going to answer my email,” said Nelson about the college extending the offer. “They’re the dream for me.” Nelson plays center fielder, and intends to study kinesiology, he said. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

JDHS baseball player signs for California college

Porter Nelson, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Citrus College, a community college located… Continue reading

 

JDHS players and fans recognized seniors Tias Carney, Sam Marnon, Callan Smith, Zayden Schijvens, Samuel Holst, Andre Peirovi, Owen Costello, Ahmed Mezel, Solomon Alper, Will Rehfeldt and Ben Goldstein during senior night on May 22, 2022. They’ll play their final high school games together this week at the state tournament in Anchorage. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau soccer teams celebrate their seniors

For many, their final high school games come this week at the state tournament.

 

(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Coaches’ Corner: JDHS boys basketball

Season-end awards announced.

  • May 23, 2022

 

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Players at a disc golf community workshop held by Uplay throw discs at the target at Dimond Park Field House on May 12, 2022.
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Players at a disc golf community workshop held by Uplay throw discs at the target at Dimond Park Field House on May 12, 2022.
Blake Plummer, left, and Sophia Pugh, both JDHS girls soccer players, sign their letters of intent to play for Peninsula College and the Pratt Institute respectively on May 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

JDHS soccer players sign for college teams on opposite coasts

The two have played together for years, playing key roles for JDHS.

Blake Plummer, left, and Sophia Pugh, both JDHS girls soccer players, sign their letters of intent to play for Peninsula College and the Pratt Institute respectively on May 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A ball streaks down the lane at an unbroken formation of pins at Pinz, Juneau’s bowling alley, on May 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Let the good times roll: Management brings new life to an old bowling alley

“If you’re throwing a ball down a lane and having a good time, you’re bowling.”

A ball streaks down the lane at an unbroken formation of pins at Pinz, Juneau’s bowling alley, on May 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
JDHS basketball player Trinity Jackson signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Skagit Valley College on May 4, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
JDHS basketball player Trinity Jackson signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Skagit Valley College on May 4, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team on Sunday held its annual year-end banquet. At the banquet, players on both the junior varsity and varsity teams received individual awards.  (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

TMHS announces end-of-season awards

MVP, most improved and more.

The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team on Sunday held its annual year-end banquet. At the banquet, players on both the junior varsity and varsity teams received individual awards.  (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
JDHS player Gabe Cheng drives down the field with the ball during a tight game against TMHS on April 23, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

TMHS and JDHS tie 4-4 in fierce match

It’s been a bruising and competitive season so far.

JDHS player Gabe Cheng drives down the field with the ball during a tight game against TMHS on April 23, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
From left to right in front: Thunder Mountain High School students Noah Chambers, Wallace Adams and Preston Williams - who all grew up together on the same street- all signed on to play college sports at universities out of state on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Peter Segall. / Juneau Empire)

PHOTOS: TMHS athletes sign to play collegiate sports

No stealing their thunder.

From left to right in front: Thunder Mountain High School students Noah Chambers, Wallace Adams and Preston Williams - who all grew up together on the same street- all signed on to play college sports at universities out of state on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Peter Segall. / Juneau Empire)
In a photo provided by the NFL, Indianapolis Colts' Kenny Moore smiles near Fairbanks, Alaska, April 5, 2022, during the 2022 NFL-USO Tour. Moore was awestruck by the conditions military members must battle. And by their resolve and resourcefulness — things any pro athlete can identify with. (NFL)
In a photo provided by the NFL, Indianapolis Colts' Kenny Moore smiles near Fairbanks, Alaska, April 5, 2022, during the 2022 NFL-USO Tour. Moore was awestruck by the conditions military members must battle. And by their resolve and resourcefulness — things any pro athlete can identify with. (NFL)
JDHS athlete Robbie Gabel throws the shot put during a practice at TMHS on April 14, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
JDHS athlete Robbie Gabel throws the shot put during a practice at TMHS on April 14, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
JDHS forward Kyla Bentz, top center, celebrates with her team after scoring on TMHS during a game at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park on April 12, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
JDHS forward Kyla Bentz, top center, celebrates with her team after scoring on TMHS during a game at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park on April 12, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A pack of sled dogs belonging to Holmes, Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities in Wasilla are investigating a March 30, 2022 incident involving dogs owned by musher Holmes, who finished third in year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and stars in "Life Below Zero: Alaska" on the National Geographic channel. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Dogs owned by Iditarod vet, reality TV star kill family pet

ANCHORAGE — A pack of sled dogs belonging to an Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2022
Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A pack of sled dogs belonging to Holmes, Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities in Wasilla are investigating a March 30, 2022 incident involving dogs owned by musher Holmes, who finished third in year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and stars in "Life Below Zero: Alaska" on the National Geographic channel. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
The Juneau Capitals 16-and-under A Division squad bested an Anchorage team it had previously lost two four times in two weeks to win a 16-and-Under Division A state title. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Juneau Capitals win 16-and-under Division A state title

Team faced tough competition from an oft-faced foe.

  • Apr 11, 2022
The Juneau Capitals 16-and-under A Division squad bested an Anchorage team it had previously lost two four times in two weeks to win a 16-and-Under Division A state title. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)
The Juneau Douglas Ice Association 10-and-under hockey team on recently won the 10U Alaska State Hockey Association Division B Championship at Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Juneau Capitals win 10-and-under Division B state title

Team capped 6-win tournament with 8 goals in the championship game.

  • Apr 11, 2022
The Juneau Douglas Ice Association 10-and-under hockey team on recently won the 10U Alaska State Hockey Association Division B Championship at Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)
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Photos: Annual spring recital returns to Juneau

The theme was Evolution of Music: Decades of Mixtape.

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Donovan Jackson, 12, of Juneau competes in the one-foot high kick during the 2022 Traditional Games on April 2, 2022. The games were held at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)

Juneau hosts record-setting Traditional Games competition

It was the largest iteration of the games held in Juneau yet.

Donovan Jackson, 12, of Juneau competes in the one-foot high kick during the 2022 Traditional Games on April 2, 2022. The games were held at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)
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Former JDHS player Kendyl Carson is now leading the Pepperdine women’s basketball team on the court and off as the captain.

Snow to sun: Former JDHS basketball standout is a rising star in college

A captain as a sophomore, she’s got three seasons left to play with this team.

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Former JDHS player Kendyl Carson is now leading the Pepperdine women’s basketball team on the court and off as the captain.
Maddox Rogers, 14, of Haines participates in the scissor broad jump Saturday morning shortly after the beginning of the 2022 Traditional Games at Thunder Mountain High School. Maddox set a new record for his age group of 26 feet and 7 3/4 inches. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

PHOTOS: Traditional Games return to Juneau

Over 100 athletes from over 20 communities compete.

Maddox Rogers, 14, of Haines participates in the scissor broad jump Saturday morning shortly after the beginning of the 2022 Traditional Games at Thunder Mountain High School. Maddox set a new record for his age group of 26 feet and 7 3/4 inches. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)