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Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears center Orion Dybdahl signs a letter of intent Monday to play basketball at Centralia College as brother Eli Dybdahl, mother Sarah Dybdahl, sister Michaela Demmert, father Travis Dybdahl and JDHS coach Robert Casperson look on Monday at the JDHS gym. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Dybdahl signs to Centralia College

Crimson Bears big man noted for ‘athleticism and high basketball IQ’

  • May 23, 2023
  • By Klas Stolpe Juneau Empire
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears center Orion Dybdahl signs a letter of intent Monday to play basketball at Centralia College as brother Eli Dybdahl, mother Sarah Dybdahl, sister Michaela Demmert, father Travis Dybdahl and JDHS coach Robert Casperson look on Monday at the JDHS gym. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé sophomore Kai Ciambor, shown in earlier season action, had two goals and controlled the pitch for the Crimson Bears during their final two regular season games at Ketchikan last weekend. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Crimson Bears soccer boys split at Kayhi

JDHS still the top seed for state this weekend.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé sophomore Kai Ciambor, shown in earlier season action, had two goals and controlled the pitch for the Crimson Bears during their final two regular season games at Ketchikan last weekend. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears freshman Peyton Wheeler, shown in earlier season action, had two goals and an assist at Ketchikan last weekend. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire File)

Crimson Bears girls tie and win at Kayhi

JDHS receives number four seed for state tournament.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears freshman Peyton Wheeler, shown in earlier season action, had two goals and an assist at Ketchikan last weekend. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain High School senior captain Preston Lam (10), shown in early season action against JDHS senior Kean Buss (5), was credited by coaches for defensive play at West Anchorage last weekend. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire File)

Falcons soccer boys end season on the road

Thunder Mountain coaches describe final match.

Thunder Mountain High School senior captain Preston Lam (10), shown in early season action against JDHS senior Kean Buss (5), was credited by coaches for defensive play at West Anchorage last weekend. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire File)
Racers start the Spring Tide Scramble at Fish Creek Park on Saturday. (Courtesy Photo)

Spring Tide Scramble beats the tide

Youth and adult runners get dirty on the mud flats

Racers start the Spring Tide Scramble at Fish Creek Park on Saturday. (Courtesy Photo)
The Thunder Mountain High School Lady Falcons soccer team pose for a photo at Redington High School in Wasilla. The Lady Falcons defeated the Huskies 8-0 for their final game of the season. (Courtesy Photo)

Lady Falcons earn first soccer win as season ends

Thunder Mountain tops Redington on the road

The Thunder Mountain High School Lady Falcons soccer team pose for a photo at Redington High School in Wasilla. The Lady Falcons defeated the Huskies 8-0 for their final game of the season. (Courtesy Photo)
Thunder Mountain junior third baseman Jack Lovejoy attempts to tag Juneau-Douglas senior base runner Amira Andrews during softball action Saturday at Melvin Park. Andrews was out on the play. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Crimson Bears top Lady Falcons in final home softball action

Tournament next for Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain

Thunder Mountain junior third baseman Jack Lovejoy attempts to tag Juneau-Douglas senior base runner Amira Andrews during softball action Saturday at Melvin Park. Andrews was out on the play. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé senior Tobin Montalbo, far right, cheers his 4x400 teammates on as senior Robbie Gabel sprints to pass the baton to junior Wilder Dillingham in the Crimson Bears final event of the Region V Track & Field Championships, Saturday, at Thunder Mountain Field. JDHS defeated Ketchikan for the team title with this win. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

JDHS boys secure Region V track title with final event

Ketchikan’s Lorig earns Male Athlete of the Meet

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé senior Tobin Montalbo, far right, cheers his 4x400 teammates on as senior Robbie Gabel sprints to pass the baton to junior Wilder Dillingham in the Crimson Bears final event of the Region V Track & Field Championships, Saturday, at Thunder Mountain Field. JDHS defeated Ketchikan for the team title with this win. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School senior Mallory Welling leads the field en route to winning the girls 100 meter hurdles during the Region V Track & Field Championships, Saturday, at TMHS. From left: Ketchikan junior Linnea Loretan, Welling, Juneau-Douglas junior Hannah Brennell and JDHS freshman Isabella Reyes-Boyer. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Falcons girls nip Crimson Bears for DI track title

Welling honored as Female Athlete of the Meet

Thunder Mountain High School senior Mallory Welling leads the field en route to winning the girls 100 meter hurdles during the Region V Track & Field Championships, Saturday, at TMHS. From left: Ketchikan junior Linnea Loretan, Welling, Juneau-Douglas junior Hannah Brennell and JDHS freshman Isabella Reyes-Boyer. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
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Sitka High School senior Silas Demmert cruises to a win in the Division II boys 1,600-meter race.

Sitka dominates DII at Region V Track & Field Championships

Wolves’ Silas Demmert, Clare Mullin named athletes of the meet

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Sitka High School senior Silas Demmert cruises to a win in the Division II boys 1,600-meter race.
JDHS junior Brendan West wins the DI high jump as coach Jesse Stringer looks on during the Region V Track & Field Championships, Friday, at Thunder Mountain. The championships resume Saturday. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

JDHS girls, KHS boys lead regions early

Sitka boys and girls leading small schools

JDHS junior Brendan West wins the DI high jump as coach Jesse Stringer looks on during the Region V Track & Field Championships, Friday, at Thunder Mountain. The championships resume Saturday. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Athlete Tammy Birch carries the torch with help from Branden Horst during the Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run at Twin Lakes Park Saturday morning. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Annual fundraiser run torches last year’s total

Around $15,000 was raised to go toward athletes on the Special Olympics Alaska Juneau team.

Athlete Tammy Birch carries the torch with help from Branden Horst during the Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run at Twin Lakes Park Saturday morning. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain Falcons senior TJ Womack and family were celebrated Wednesday at Adair-Kennedy Field. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

TMHS honors seniors ahead of cross-town game

JDHS comes out on winning end of game.

Thunder Mountain Falcons senior TJ Womack and family were celebrated Wednesday at Adair-Kennedy Field. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School senior Mallory Welling stretches before a Falcons track practice on Wednesday. The Region V Track & Field Championships are Friday and Saturday at Falcons Field. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

A late-season heat with capital city track stars

Region V Track and Field Championships begin this weekend at TMHS.

Thunder Mountain High School senior Mallory Welling stretches before a Falcons track practice on Wednesday. The Region V Track & Field Championships are Friday and Saturday at Falcons Field. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School pitcher Anthony Anderson delivers against Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé during the Falcons’ loss to the Crimson Bears on Tuesday at Adair-Kennedy Field. <ins>The teams meet again tonight at 6:30 p.m. </ins>(Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

TMHS falls under JDHS bats

Falcons baseball boys look to tame Crimson Bears in rematch tonight

Thunder Mountain High School pitcher Anthony Anderson delivers against Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé during the Falcons’ loss to the Crimson Bears on Tuesday at Adair-Kennedy Field. <ins>The teams meet again tonight at 6:30 p.m. </ins>(Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears senior softball players, from left, Mariah Schauwecker, Bailey Hansen, Zoey Billings, Anna Dale, Carlynn Casperson, Gloria Bixby, and Amira Andrews, will be honored at 3:30 p.m. Saturday on Melvin Park Field before their game against Thunder Mountain. (Courtesy Photo / JDHS Softball)

Covering the bases with Crimson Bears softball seniors

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé to honor seven Saturday

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears senior softball players, from left, Mariah Schauwecker, Bailey Hansen, Zoey Billings, Anna Dale, Carlynn Casperson, Gloria Bixby, and Amira Andrews, will be honored at 3:30 p.m. Saturday on Melvin Park Field before their game against Thunder Mountain. (Courtesy Photo / JDHS Softball)
JDHS sophomore Kellen Chester (10) and TMHS senior Matthew Spratt (4) battle for a ball during the Crimson Bears 6-1 win over the Falcons Tuesday at Falcons Field. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Crimson Bears soccer boys spoil Falcons senior night

Juneau-Douglas earns win at Thunder Mountain

JDHS sophomore Kellen Chester (10) and TMHS senior Matthew Spratt (4) battle for a ball during the Crimson Bears 6-1 win over the Falcons Tuesday at Falcons Field. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
JDHS junior Cadence Plummer hugs sophomore Milina Mazon (11) after Mazon scored during the Crimson Bears 2-0 win over Thunder Mountain at the Adair-Kennedy pitch Tuesday. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Crimson Bears bring heat to senior night

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé soccer girls topple Thunder Mountain.

JDHS junior Cadence Plummer hugs sophomore Milina Mazon (11) after Mazon scored during the Crimson Bears 2-0 win over Thunder Mountain at the Adair-Kennedy pitch Tuesday. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé senior Anna Dale signed a letter of intent Monday to play hockey for Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Anna Dale signs to compete in college hockey

JDHS senior will bring national level skills to powerhouse Lebanon Valley

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé senior Anna Dale signed a letter of intent Monday to play hockey for Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School boys soccer seniors, from left, Tristan Laremore, Matthew Spratt, Ben Erickson, Stig Cunningham, Preston Lam and MJ Tupou will be honored before the Falcons home game against Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday on Falcons Field. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain boys to honor soccer seniors Tuesday

Falcons will welcome JDHS Crimson Bears in final derby match

Thunder Mountain High School boys soccer seniors, from left, Tristan Laremore, Matthew Spratt, Ben Erickson, Stig Cunningham, Preston Lam and MJ Tupou will be honored before the Falcons home game against Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday on Falcons Field. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)