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A total of 145 boys from 10 Southeast Alaska high schools dash out from the starting line at the Capital City Invite at A Káx Yaa Andagan Yé (Sandy Beach) on Saturday morning. The 5K race for boys’ and girls’ teams was the region’s largest cross-country race of the season, and final regular season competition before the regional championship in Sitka this weekend. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Many merry after massive muddy meet

Juneau’s cross-country runners and coaches in sunny spirits about chances going into championships

 

TMHS’ Ashlyn Gates and JDHS’ Mila Hargrave both reach for the ball during the second set of a cross-town volleyball match held at JDHS on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

TMHS wins two cross-town matches

TMHS wins two cross-town matches

 

A Lucas White (21) block buys Jarrell Williams (1) more room to work during a 49-32 win against Service High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau cooks up a conference title

Huskies are back-to-back Cook Inlet Conference champs after lopsided win.

 

From left to right, Thunder Mountain High School cross country runners Randy Stichert, Piper Blackgoat and Kobe Yturbe finish up their run at cross country practice on Monday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
From left to right, Thunder Mountain High School cross country runners Randy Stichert, Piper Blackgoat and Kobe Yturbe finish up their run at cross country practice on Monday afternoon. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Senior Moana Tuviafale of Thunder Mountain High School (far right) was named to the all-tournament team at this year’s Spiktacular tournament this weekend at West Anchorage High School. From left to right, other players in photo are Hayden Inman of Chugiak High School, Liyah Pilgrim of Colony High School and Marija Wunnicke of South High School. (Courtesy Photo / Julie Herman)

TMHS takes 3rd at Spiketacular tournament

The Falcons are ranked 3rd in the state

Senior Moana Tuviafale of Thunder Mountain High School (far right) was named to the all-tournament team at this year’s Spiktacular tournament this weekend at West Anchorage High School. From left to right, other players in photo are Hayden Inman of Chugiak High School, Liyah Pilgrim of Colony High School and Marija Wunnicke of South High School. (Courtesy Photo / Julie Herman)
Jarrell Williams, who scored five TDs against South Anchorage to help Juneau maintain an undefeated record, looks over the line of scrimmage in an Aug. 27 game against West Anchorage High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

5 TD’s power Juneau’s 6th win

Juneau football still undefeated on the season.

Jarrell Williams, who scored five TDs against South Anchorage to help Juneau maintain an undefeated record, looks over the line of scrimmage in an Aug. 27 game against West Anchorage High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Jarrell Williams (1) and Thomas Baxter (84) celebrate a big play on defense early in Juneau's win over the visiting West Valley Rams. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Huskies get the Rams’ goat under Friday night lights

Juneau remains undefeated on the season.

Jarrell Williams (1) and Thomas Baxter (84) celebrate a big play on defense early in Juneau's win over the visiting West Valley Rams. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire
From left to right, Liz Perry, president and CEO of Travel Juneau; SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium project manager Sierra Gadaire; High Cadence Triathlon team coach Jamie Bursell; and City and Borough of Juneau Finance Director Jeff Rogers met at Juneau Moose Family Center on Thursday afternoon to share a recap of the Ironman Alaska to a full crowd of members of the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce who joined in at the luncheon.

2023 vision: Officials look at the future of Ironman Alaska

They reviewed what went well and what could change for next time.

Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire
From left to right, Liz Perry, president and CEO of Travel Juneau; SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium project manager Sierra Gadaire; High Cadence Triathlon team coach Jamie Bursell; and City and Borough of Juneau Finance Director Jeff Rogers met at Juneau Moose Family Center on Thursday afternoon to share a recap of the Ironman Alaska to a full crowd of members of the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce who joined in at the luncheon.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire
Two-time national champion and Olympic bronze medalist Gracie Gold talks with the Juneau Empire ahead of her upcoming free speech at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

Olympian takes time to talk mental health

Bronze medalist, 2-time champ to speak Saturday.

Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire
Two-time national champion and Olympic bronze medalist Gracie Gold talks with the Juneau Empire ahead of her upcoming free speech at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.
FILE - Lance Mackey sits with his lead dogs Larry, right, and Maple after crossing the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 18, 2009, in Nome, Alaska, to win his third Iditarod in a row. Mackey, a four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner and one of mushing’s most colorful and accomplished champions who also suffered from health and drug issues, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, his father and kennel announced on Facebook. He was 52. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Cancer claims 4-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey

Officials with the world’s most famous sled dog race said Iditarod Nation was in mourning.

  • Sep 8, 2022
  • By Mark Thiessen Associated Press
FILE - Lance Mackey sits with his lead dogs Larry, right, and Maple after crossing the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 18, 2009, in Nome, Alaska, to win his third Iditarod in a row. Mackey, a four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner and one of mushing’s most colorful and accomplished champions who also suffered from health and drug issues, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, his father and kennel announced on Facebook. He was 52. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Senior Moana Tuvifale scored the most aces over the weekend as TMHS hosted the Kayhi Lady Kings. (Juneau Empire / Ben Hohenstatt)

Thunder Mountain lands big wins against Ketchikan over the weekend

Girls volleyball now 2-0 in conference

Senior Moana Tuvifale scored the most aces over the weekend as TMHS hosted the Kayhi Lady Kings. (Juneau Empire / Ben Hohenstatt)
The Huskies on Friday improved their record to 4-0 with all wins coming within the Cook Inlet Conference. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Huskies run wild in win over Colony

337 yards for Jamal Johnson.

The Huskies on Friday improved their record to 4-0 with all wins coming within the Cook Inlet Conference. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Jarrell Williams streaks down the sideline for Juneau's second touchdown of the game. The Huskies are now 3-0 on the season with each win coming against other Cook Inlet Conference teams. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Jarrell Williams streaks down the sideline for Juneau's second touchdown of the game. The Huskies are now 3-0 on the season with each win coming against other Cook Inlet Conference teams. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Running back Jamal Johnson eyes the end zone from behind the line of scrimmage during a win against Bartlett High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Running back Jamal Johnson eyes the end zone from behind the line of scrimmage during a win against Bartlett High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Alaska Sports Report: Appetite to tackle challenges has Huskies unbeaten entering Week 3

“Don’t get comfortable.”

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • By Van Williams Alaska Sports Report
Running back Jamal Johnson eyes the end zone from behind the line of scrimmage during a win against Bartlett High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Running back Jamal Johnson eyes the end zone from behind the line of scrimmage during a win against Bartlett High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Jayden Johnson smiles as he reaches the end zone in the fourth quarter. The Huskies were victorious in their home-opener against Bartlett High School. The score extended Juneau's lead to 26-14 and helped stave off a turnover-fueled comeback bid by Bartlett. The Huskies went on to win 33-14. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Huskies fight for frantic finish

Juneau beats Bartlett in home opener 33 to 14

Jayden Johnson smiles as he reaches the end zone in the fourth quarter. The Huskies were victorious in their home-opener against Bartlett High School. The score extended Juneau's lead to 26-14 and helped stave off a turnover-fueled comeback bid by Bartlett. The Huskies went on to win 33-14. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Juneau senior Sam Sika is seen in this photo joining the huddle for coach Sjoroos’ pep talk during practice. Sika and the rest of Huskies defense came up big on Saturday’s season opener against the Dimond Lynx in Anchorage. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Juneau finds the weak Lynx in Anchorage

Huskies defeat Dimond in 37-0 shut out. Next up is Bartlett at home.

Juneau senior Sam Sika is seen in this photo joining the huddle for coach Sjoroos’ pep talk during practice. Sika and the rest of Huskies defense came up big on Saturday’s season opener against the Dimond Lynx in Anchorage. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Senior Jarrell Williams throws a pass during Thursday’s practice before Saturday’s opening game in Anchorage against Dimond High School. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Huskies head to Anchorage for opening game

Saturday’s game against the Dimond Lynx

Senior Jarrell Williams throws a pass during Thursday’s practice before Saturday’s opening game in Anchorage against Dimond High School. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Kids take off during the Ironkids Alaska Fun Run Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School.

Kidding around: Hundreds partake in youth event ahead of Ironman Alaska

Despite the rain, Ironkids weren’t rusty.

Kids take off during the Ironkids Alaska Fun Run Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School.
An athlete takes a photo of the Ironman Village sign placed at the entrance of Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday afternoon. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
An athlete takes a photo of the Ironman Village sign placed at the entrance of Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday afternoon. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The 2022 Juneau Marathon at Savikko Park on Saturday saw higher attendance this year than last despite early morning rain. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
The 2022 Juneau Marathon at Savikko Park on Saturday saw higher attendance this year than last despite early morning rain. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)