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Sarah Brister finishes the Extra Tough 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday. The race was a fundraiser for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Juneau. Funds will help local programs, including free family education classes and support groups for individuals and families affected by mental illness. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.

Extra toughness

Runners put on their best boots and running shoes to compete in Saturday’s Extra Tough 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run at the Riverbend Elementary covered… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Sarah Brister finishes the Extra Tough 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday. The race was a fundraiser for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Juneau. Funds will help local programs, including free family education classes and support groups for individuals and families affected by mental illness. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.

Local sports calendar for Sunday, Oct. 11

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 11, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe

Sports on TV for Oct. 11

AUTO RACING2:30 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One: Russian Grand Prix, at Sochi, RussiaGOLF8 a.m., GOLF — LPGA Tour: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015

Today in Sports History for Oct. 11

1890 — The first 100-yard dash under 10 seconds is run by John Owens at 9.8 in an AAU track and field meet in Washington.1902… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015
Petersburg's Kyla Willis (13) kills a shot against Sitka during the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE) at JDHS.

Boom babies rattle JIVE

“Boom-chick-a-reload!”“Ahhhhhh boom baby!”Those were just two of the most common chants flowing through the Juneau-Douglas High School gymnasium this weekend during the Juneau Invitational Volleyball… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Petersburg's Kyla Willis (13) kills a shot against Sitka during the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE) at JDHS.

Good, Hurtte team up for tennis title

Juneau-Douglas High School junior Sami Good and freshman Erica Hurtte stunned Alaska’s top-seeded high school girls doubles team Saturday to win the Alaska School Activities… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe

Soldotna eyes another title

The Soldotna Stars football team does not endure many uneasy moments, but when they do, their ability to shake off the nerves is uncanny.The Stars… Continue reading

The girls level 2-3 gymnasts from Ketchikan and Juneau march in to open the Saturday competition.

Juneau, Ketchikan square off in gymnastics

Juneau’s Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy hosted the Ketchikan Gymnastics Club for the “Spring Into Fall Invitational” last weekend. The SAGA Boys team competed Friday evening… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
The girls level 2-3 gymnasts from Ketchikan and Juneau march in to open the Saturday competition.

Spiking season underway for adult volleyball teams

Two teams have shaken up the top spots in the seven divisions of the Juneau Parks and Recreation 2015 Men’s and Women’s Volleyball League.The latest… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau middle school cross country runners participated in an invitational meet at Sandy Beach on Tuesday. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.

Photos: Long May You Run

Juneau middle school cross country runners participated in an invitational meet at Sandy Beach on Thursday. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.… Continue reading

Juneau middle school cross country runners participated in an invitational meet at Sandy Beach on Tuesday. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.
Local ultra runner Houston Laws moves across Heintzleman Ridge during an October run last year. The first "activation dust" snowfall on the mountain trails can be inspiring for outdoor enthusiasts.

Running Wild: Activation dust

My connection to the land is the most treasured part of my habit of running. I am immensely drawn to, almost addicted to, exploring wild… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015
  • By GEOFF ROES
Local ultra runner Houston Laws moves across Heintzleman Ridge during an October run last year. The first "activation dust" snowfall on the mountain trails can be inspiring for outdoor enthusiasts.

Sports on TV for Oct. 9

AUTO RACING3 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One: Russian Grand Prix, Practice, at Sochi, Russia11:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Practice, at Concord, N.C.12:30… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015

Today in Sports History for Oct. 9

1943 — Bob Hoernschemeyer throws six touchdown passes, an NCAA record for a freshman, leading Indiana past Nebraska 54-13.1982 — Al Del Greco kicks six… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015
Local goalies learn from the best

Local goalies learn from the best

When Zach Sikich was just 3 years old, he was lost in a whiteout blizzard in Elveleth, Minnesota.To be more precise, he fell off a… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Local goalies learn from the best
Thunder Mountain's Cale Jenkins (3) hands off to senior running back Q'on Bear-Clark (7) during the Glacier Bowl. TMHS defeated JDHS to earn a state playoff semifinal game against Soldotna on Saturday at Anchorage's Dimond High School Alumni Field.

Falcons underdogs but overachievers

On paper it’s a mismatch.As a matter of fact it has been discussed on radio, television, over bar-room pizza and probably was foreshadowed on cave… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain's Cale Jenkins (3) hands off to senior running back Q'on Bear-Clark (7) during the Glacier Bowl. TMHS defeated JDHS to earn a state playoff semifinal game against Soldotna on Saturday at Anchorage's Dimond High School Alumni Field.

Local sports calendar for Oct. 9

Friday, October 9HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALLHome, JDHS/TMHS host JIVE.HIGH SCHOOL TENNISAway, 8 a.m., ASAA State Tennis Championships at Alaska Club East (all day).HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLAway, ASAA… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Referee Joel Osburn enjoys a light moment with Juneau-Douglas coach Robert Casperson during action last season.

Refereeing is not easy

“Get the cane out of your mouth and blow the whistle.”“Put your glasses on you are missing a good game.”“The doctor called, your glasses are… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Referee Joel Osburn enjoys a light moment with Juneau-Douglas coach Robert Casperson during action last season.

Meeting offers promising future for women

LA JOLLA, Calif. — George Karl was leaning against the media table during training camp last week at UC San Diego, three days into an… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By AILNE VOISIN

Spiking season underway for adult volleyball teams

The season is only weeks old and already teams are killing for the top position across seven divisions in the Juneau Parks and Recreation 2015… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
JDHS senior Derek Dzinich returns a shot as freshman mixed doubles partner Erica Hurtte looks on during the team's Region V championships last week. Dzinich will team with classmate Katherine Kane to represent the Crimson Bears at the Alaska School Activities Association state tennis championships this weekend in Anchorage and Hurtte will team with junior Sami Good in girls doubles.

JDHS tennis team heading to state

The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team will head to the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) First National Bank Alaska 2015 state championships on Friday and… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
JDHS senior Derek Dzinich returns a shot as freshman mixed doubles partner Erica Hurtte looks on during the team's Region V championships last week. Dzinich will team with classmate Katherine Kane to represent the Crimson Bears at the Alaska School Activities Association state tennis championships this weekend in Anchorage and Hurtte will team with junior Sami Good in girls doubles.