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Juneau middle school boys run in the final cross-country race of the season at Sandy Beach.

Middle school cross-country squads hold final race

The seventh-grade girls and the sixth-grade boys had the top combined points in the final middle school cross country gathering of the season last week… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau middle school boys run in the final cross-country race of the season at Sandy Beach.
Jamestown University's Lance Ibesate connects on a pitch during fall baseball action last week. Ibesate, a 2012 JDHS graduate, is leading the Wolfpack in hitting and fielding.

Ibesate leads Jamestown bats

Small in stature, former Juneau-Douglas High School baseball and basketball star Lance Ibesate is big on game.On Wednesday the Jamestown University senior second baseman played… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Jamestown University's Lance Ibesate connects on a pitch during fall baseball action last week. Ibesate, a 2012 JDHS graduate, is leading the Wolfpack in hitting and fielding.
Region V wrestling official Matt Ferster conducts an instructional tutorial with Juneau-Douglas High School juniors Ethan Goebell and Cody Weldon at a recent Crimson Bears practice. The duo, along with senior Taylor Sutac, are the team's co-captains this season.

Wrestlers back on the large school mats

One season removed from their Alaska School Activities Association waiver to wrestle among Alaska’s smaller programs, Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain high schools will again compete… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Region V wrestling official Matt Ferster conducts an instructional tutorial with Juneau-Douglas High School juniors Ethan Goebell and Cody Weldon at a recent Crimson Bears practice. The duo, along with senior Taylor Sutac, are the team's co-captains this season.

Sports on TV for Oct. 13

COLLEGE FOOTBALL3 p.m., ESPN — Auburn at Kentucky3:30 p.m., ESPNU — Alabama State at Arkansas Pine Bluff6:30 p.m., ESPN — UCLA at StanfordGOLF2:30 a.m., GOLF… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2015
Runners move along a portion of the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Mendenhall River Trail) near Riverbend Elementary School and Thunder Mountain High School during the Extra Tough 5K and 1-Mile run/walk. The race was a fundraiser for NAMI Juneau. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.

Locals runners get ‘Extra Tough’

Hiram Henry, 41, topped the men’s field in Saturday’s Extra Tough 5K and 1-Mile run or walk race and Stephanie Harvey, 27, was the top… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Runners move along a portion of the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Mendenhall River Trail) near Riverbend Elementary School and Thunder Mountain High School during the Extra Tough 5K and 1-Mile run/walk. The race was a fundraiser for NAMI Juneau. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) adjusts his cap between pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning of baseball's Game 4 of the National League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kershaw, Dodgers force Mets into decisive Game 5

NEW YORK — Clayton Kershaw finally came through in October, just in time to save the Los Angeles Dodgers from another early exit.Pitching on short… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2015
  • By MIKE FITZPATRICK
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) adjusts his cap between pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning of baseball's Game 4 of the National League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon celebrates with Dexter Fowler (24) after winning Game 4 in baseball's National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs won 6-4. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cubs advance over Cards

CHICAGO — Joe Maddon posed for a selfie on the field with his wife. Jon Lester sprayed champagne with his young son. Rocker Eddie Vedder… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2015
  • By ANDREW SELIGMAN
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon celebrates with Dexter Fowler (24) after winning Game 4 in baseball's National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs won 6-4. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
WOU's Phillip Fenumiai celebrates a touchdown against Northern Alabama last weekend.

Fenumiai comes off the bench, orchestrates WOU comeback

“Fenumiai drops back … has a receiver in the flats … touchdown!”“Fenumiai breaks around the end … touchdown!”Juneau-Douglas High School football fans heard a lot… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
WOU's Phillip Fenumiai celebrates a touchdown against Northern Alabama last weekend.
Ken Steck and Collin Wigfield-Gorka work a short climb between the lower and upper Treadwell Mines Trails during the Cyclocross race on Saturday.

Steck, Froehlich cycle to wins

Ken Steck topped the men’s field and Hanna Froehlich the women’s in Saturday’s Treadwell Mine Cycloscross Bike Race at Sandy Beach.Steck covered the beachfront ride… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Ken Steck and Collin Wigfield-Gorka work a short climb between the lower and upper Treadwell Mines Trails during the Cyclocross race on Saturday.

Local sports calendar for Oct. 13

Friday, October 16HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALLAway, JDHS/TMHS at Ketchikan.HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, JDHS/TMHS at Wrangell.HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMINGAway, JDHS at PetersburgBASKETBALL OFFICIALSEvery Tuesday through October, Basketball Officials Meeting… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe

Today in Sports History for Oct. 13

1893 — The U.S. yacht Vigilant wins the America’s Cup with a three-race sweep over the British challenger Valkyrie II.1903 — The Boston Pilgrims win… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2015

Crimson Bears swimmers place in Anchorage

The Juneau-Douglas High School swim team competed in two meets over the weekend in Anchorage, finishing second on the girls side in a duel meet… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Gators quarterback Noah Chambers (5) throws under pressure from Bulldogs defenders Jack Gregson (48) and Caleb Emerson (35) during the Juneau Youth Football League Junior Division Championship.

Photos: Young Guns

The Juneau Youth Football League finished their post season play on Saturday. See photos online at juneauempire.com.… Continue reading

Gators quarterback Noah Chambers (5) throws under pressure from Bulldogs defenders Jack Gregson (48) and Caleb Emerson (35) during the Juneau Youth Football League Junior Division Championship.
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT DAY TO SUNDAY - Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford intercepts Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins during overtime and returns the ball for the game winning touchdown in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Week 5 NFL action

ATLANTA — Robert Alford returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown, keeping the Falcons unbeaten.Washington had the first possession of OT, and Kirk Cousins… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2015
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT DAY TO SUNDAY - Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford intercepts Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins during overtime and returns the ball for the game winning touchdown in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Sports on TV for Oct. 12

NFL FOOTBALL4:15 p.m., ESPN — Pittsburgh at San DiegoMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL9 a.m., FS1 — American League Division Series Game 4, Kansas City at HoustonNoon, FS1… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2015

Today in Sports History for Oct. 12

1920 — In the final race of his career, 3-year-old Man o War defeats 1919 Triple Crown winner Sir Barton in a match race, the… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2015
Seahawks defenders chase a Vikings runner during Saturday's Juneau Youth Football League Cub Division championship game. The Vikings won over the top seeded Seahawks in overtime.

Local sports calendar for Oct. 12

Friday, October 16HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALLAway, JDHS/TMHS at Ketchikan.HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, JDHS/TMHS at Wrangell.HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMINGAway, JDHS at PetersburgBASKETBALL OFFICIALSEvery Tuesday through October, Basketball Officials Meeting… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Seahawks defenders chase a Vikings runner during Saturday's Juneau Youth Football League Cub Division championship game. The Vikings won over the top seeded Seahawks in overtime.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) scores a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Bengals won 27-24. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Seahawks match biggest meltdown yet

CINCINNATI — A Seahawks team known for closing ‘em out is having trouble in the final moments.Andy Dalton led the Cincinnati Bengals from a 17-point… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2015
  • By JOE KAY
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) scores a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Bengals won 27-24. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta attends an NLDS baseball practice on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs are to face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Arrieta, Cubs ready for Cards

CHICAGO — Wearing a sleeveless T-shirt with “WE ARE GOOD” in big block lettering across the front, Jake Arrieta looked at ease while he made… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2015
  • By JAY COHEN
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta attends an NLDS baseball practice on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs are to face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) and George Springer (4) celebrate after beating the Kansas City Royals 4-2 in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Astros take 2-1 series lead

HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel’s perfect performance in Houston this year has the upstart Astros one win away from the American League Championship Series.Keuchel remained undefeated… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2015
  • By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) and George Springer (4) celebrate after beating the Kansas City Royals 4-2 in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)