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Juneau-Douglas' Martina Worden (2) kills a shot past Thunder Mountain's Audrey Welling (12) during the Crimson Bears 25-13, 25-17, 25-12 win over the Falcons on Tuesday at JDHS.

Crimson Bears spikers top Falcons

The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team defended home court with a 25-13, 25-17, 25-12 sweep of cross-town opponents Thunder Mountain on Tuesday.Senior Maddie McKeown led… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau-Douglas' Martina Worden (2) kills a shot past Thunder Mountain's Audrey Welling (12) during the Crimson Bears 25-13, 25-17, 25-12 win over the Falcons on Tuesday at JDHS.

Sports on T.V. for Oct. 8

AUTO RACING9:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Practice, at Charlotte Motor Speedway11 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR XFINITY Series, Practice, at Concord, N.C.1:30 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015

Today In Sports History for Oct. 7

1904 — Jack Chesbro of the New York Yankees gets his 41st victory of the season, beating the Boston Red 3-2.1916 — Georgia Tech defeats… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015

Local sports calendar for Thursday, Oct. 8

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 7, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe

Sports on TV for Oct. 6

BOXING5 p.m., FS1 — Premier Champions, A series of pro boxing contestsGOLF6:30 p.m., GOLF — Presidents Cup, Day 1, at Incheon City, South KoreaMAJOR LEAGUE… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015
Thunder Mountain varsity player Abby De Rocher (3) hits the ball while Ketchikan High School senior Jenny Hu (6) blocks during action at Ketchikan's Clarke Cochrane Gym. The Falcons were swept in three games in consecutive nights to the Lady Kings. The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears split two sets at Petersburg last weekend, falling 25-16, 13-25, 20-25, 25-21, 8-15 and winning 25-19, 25-23, 24-26, 25-22. JDHS and TMHS will play tonight at JDHS and both teams will compete in the JIVE Invitational at JDHS this weekend.

Local sports calendar for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Today, October 6HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALLHome, 8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas hosts Thunder Mountain at JDHS (JV 6:15, C 4:30).BASKETBALL OFFICIALSEvery Tuesday through October, Basketball Officials Meeting (October… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain varsity player Abby De Rocher (3) hits the ball while Ketchikan High School senior Jenny Hu (6) blocks during action at Ketchikan's Clarke Cochrane Gym. The Falcons were swept in three games in consecutive nights to the Lady Kings. The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears split two sets at Petersburg last weekend, falling 25-16, 13-25, 20-25, 25-21, 8-15 and winning 25-19, 25-23, 24-26, 25-22. JDHS and TMHS will play tonight at JDHS and both teams will compete in the JIVE Invitational at JDHS this weekend.
Swim fan Olivia Jarvill, age 3, talks to Juneau-Douglas High School junior Mia Ruffin during last weekend's Juneau Invitational Swim Meet at the Dimond Park Aqauatics Center.

Photo: Swim Talker

Swim fan Olivia Jarvill, age 3, talks to Juneau-Douglas High School junior Mia Ruffin during last weekend’s Juneau Invitational Swim Meet at the Dimond Park… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
Swim fan Olivia Jarvill, age 3, talks to Juneau-Douglas High School junior Mia Ruffin during last weekend's Juneau Invitational Swim Meet at the Dimond Park Aqauatics Center.

Runners race for homeless, Empire Cup

The final races of the Empire Cup running series are dwindling down, and locals made another solid push for the season point standings as they… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe during the boys 200 yard IM at Friday's high school invitational swim meet in Juneau.

Flying

Juneau-Douglas High School junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe in the boys 200 yard IM during Friday's high school… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe during the boys 200 yard IM at Friday's high school invitational swim meet in Juneau.
The Hawkeyes Luis Mojica (3) hurdles the Hurricanes Jaren Douglas (2) during the JYFL Senior Division championship game on Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field. The Hurricanes Masin Field (21) and Hawkeyes Dawson Hickok (75) are shown. The Hawkeyes won 18-12 and will travel to Anchorage next weekend while the Hurricanes play at Ketchikan. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.

Photos: Tiny Terrors

The Juneau Youth Football League playoffs began on Saturday with three games.In the Cub Division the Vikings defeated the Cowboys 21-18 and advance to play… Continue reading

The Hawkeyes Luis Mojica (3) hurdles the Hurricanes Jaren Douglas (2) during the JYFL Senior Division championship game on Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field. The Hurricanes Masin Field (21) and Hawkeyes Dawson Hickok (75) are shown. The Hawkeyes won 18-12 and will travel to Anchorage next weekend while the Hurricanes play at Ketchikan. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.
Juneau junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe during the boys 200 yard IM at Friday's high school invitational swim meet in Juneau.

Local Sports Calendar for Oct. 5

Tuesday, October 6BASKETBALL OFFICIALSEvery Tuesday through October, Basketball Officials Meeting (October 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3) from 6-8:00 p.m., room C-105 at Thunder… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe during the boys 200 yard IM at Friday's high school invitational swim meet in Juneau.

Today in Sports History for Oct. 6

 1956 — Oklahoma blanks Kansas 66-0 to set a modern college football winning streak of 32 straight. The Sooners had the previous record of 31… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015

Local Sports Calendar for Oct. 4

Today, October 4JUMP ROPEHome, 3-5 p.m., Juneau Jumpers tryouts at Glacier Valley Gymnasium. Call Karen at 321-8987 for more information.Tuesday, October 6BASKETBALL OFFICIALSEvery Tuesday through… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain quarterback Cale Jenkins (3) gives the ball to running back Q'on Bear-Clark during Saturday's 48-0 Glacier Bowl win over Juneau-Douglas at Adair Kennedy Field.

Bear-Clark takes bite of crimson rivals

Thunder Mountain High School senior Q’on Bear-Clark led the Falcons to their first-ever win over cross-town rival Juneau-Douglas, rushing for 324 yards in a 48-0… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain quarterback Cale Jenkins (3) gives the ball to running back Q'on Bear-Clark during Saturday's 48-0 Glacier Bowl win over Juneau-Douglas at Adair Kennedy Field.
Thunder Mountain's Erin Wallace finishes her state championship race.  Photo by Michael Dinneen for the Empire.

Welling runs strong at state championships

Thunder Mountain High School senior Naomi Welling showed she was more than the athlete that sprints, hurdles and jumps to state track championships, placing fourth… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain's Erin Wallace finishes her state championship race.  Photo by Michael Dinneen for the Empire.
TMHS seniors Reliance Henderson, Jordan Davis, Dylan Allio, Naomi Ferster, Joy Elizarde and Taylor Beardslee.

Juneau girls, Sitka boys top swim invite

The Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain swim teams celebrated senior night by hosting an invitational meet this weekend, and juniors Mia Ruffin and Gabi Kito honored… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
TMHS seniors Reliance Henderson, Jordan Davis, Dylan Allio, Naomi Ferster, Joy Elizarde and Taylor Beardslee.

Today in Sports History: Oct. 4

1895 — Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open at the Newport Golf Club in Newport, R.I. Rawlins beats Willie Dunn with 36-hole total of… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015

Sports on TV for Oct. 4

AUTO RACING10:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Spring Cup Series, The AAA 400, at Dover, Del.4 p.m., ESPN2 — NHRA Drag Racing, Keystone Nationals, at Reading,… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015

Sports on TV for Oct. 02

AUTO RACING7 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Practice, at Dover, Del.9:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Practice, at Dover.11:30 a.m., NBCSN… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015

Today In Sports History for Oct. 2

1950 — Jim Hardy throws six touchdown passes, including five to Bob Shaw, and the Chicago Cardinals pound the Baltimore Colts 55-13.1970 — Fourteen members… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015