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Local sports calendar for Friday, Oct. 2

Friday, October 2HIGH SCHOOL TENNISHome, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., JDHS team competition at JRC/Alaska Club Valley.HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMINGHome, 6 p.m., JDHS & TMHS host southeast teams… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
TMHS senior Naomi Welling (820) is a favorite to win a state title and lead sophomore Erin Wallace (819) to a top finish while the JDHS girl's team will look to challenge overall at Saturday's state championships in Anchorage.

The race to the top

Southeast’s top high school runners will vie for bragging rights at the Alaska School Activities Association’s cross country championships on Saturday at Bartlett High School… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
TMHS senior Naomi Welling (820) is a favorite to win a state title and lead sophomore Erin Wallace (819) to a top finish while the JDHS girl's team will look to challenge overall at Saturday's state championships in Anchorage.
Last season the Glacier Bowl highlighted Thunder Mountain interior lineman Meki Sikione (76), at left, selected to the 2014 Southeast Conference first team on defense and Juneau-Douglas offensive tackle Nick Tragis, far right, an SEC offensive team choice.

For Crimson Bears or Falcons, one game remains

Tomorrow at Adair Kennedy Field, the biggest game of the season will be played for both Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain high schools. The Crimson Bears… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Last season the Glacier Bowl highlighted Thunder Mountain interior lineman Meki Sikione (76), at left, selected to the 2014 Southeast Conference first team on defense and Juneau-Douglas offensive tackle Nick Tragis, far right, an SEC offensive team choice.
Juneau-Douglas High School junior Sami Good hits a forehand during the Region V tennis tournament at the JRC/The Alaska Club Valley on Thursday. Play continues today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The boys singles semi-finals is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and the final at 1 p.m. The girls singles championship is scheduled for 1 p.m. The mixed doubles final is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Photo: Smashing

Juneau-Douglas High School junior Sami Good hits a forehand during the Region V tennis tournament at the JRC/The Alaska Club Valley on Thursday. Play continues… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau-Douglas High School junior Sami Good hits a forehand during the Region V tennis tournament at the JRC/The Alaska Club Valley on Thursday. Play continues today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The boys singles semi-finals is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and the final at 1 p.m. The girls singles championship is scheduled for 1 p.m. The mixed doubles final is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Local sports calendar for Oct. 01

Friday, October 2HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMINGHome, 6 p.m., JDHS & TMHS host southeast teams.HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALLAway, JDHS at Petersburg, TMHS at Ketchikan. Saturday, October 3HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLHome,… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team will begin their Southeast Region V tournament at the JRC/The Alaska Club Valley location beginning to day at 9:30 a.m. The tournament determines what Crimson Bears will travel to the state tournament in Anchorage beginning October 8.

JDHS tennis team at Region V net

The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team will begin their Southeast Region V Tournament today at 9 a.m. at The Alaska Club in the Mendenhall Valley.… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team will begin their Southeast Region V tournament at the JRC/The Alaska Club Valley location beginning to day at 9:30 a.m. The tournament determines what Crimson Bears will travel to the state tournament in Anchorage beginning October 8.
Thunder Mountain senior center Mason Kullander (52) prepares to hike the ball Falcons' sophomore quarterback Garth Tupou during high school football action this season.

Unsung heroes bring pigskin plays to life

If you don’t hear the names of Patrick Naputi and Kana Galletes mentioned after a Juneau-Douglas High School football game, it’s a good thing. As… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain senior center Mason Kullander (52) prepares to hike the ball Falcons' sophomore quarterback Garth Tupou during high school football action this season.
Juneau-Douglas' Leah Spargo (4) and Maddie McKeown (14) defend a spike by Mt. Edgecumbe's Roselyn Lowe (10) during high school volleyball action this season.

TMHS and JDHS spikers take courts

The Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team took to the courts in Sitka over the weekend and Juneau-Douglas traveled farther north for the West Spiketacular… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau-Douglas' Leah Spargo (4) and Maddie McKeown (14) defend a spike by Mt. Edgecumbe's Roselyn Lowe (10) during high school volleyball action this season.
Thunder Mountain High school sophomore Annie Hagen stretches as assistant coach Josiah Loseby looks on during a recent Falcons practice. TMHS and Juneau-Douglas will host a Southeast schools swim meet on Friday and Saturday at the Dimond Park Aquatics Center.

JDHS and TMHS in the lanes

The Juneau-Douglas High School swim team competed in Ketchikan over the weekend, and the Thunder Mountain swimmers hosted a tri-meet at the Dimond Park Aquatics… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain High school sophomore Annie Hagen stretches as assistant coach Josiah Loseby looks on during a recent Falcons practice. TMHS and Juneau-Douglas will host a Southeast schools swim meet on Friday and Saturday at the Dimond Park Aquatics Center.
The 4A girls run at the start of the Region V championships on Saturday at Sandy Beach.

Wet and wild regions

The one constant during Saturday's Southeast Region V High School Cross Country running championships was the rain.Runners from over 12 schools participated in four races… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
The 4A girls run at the start of the Region V championships on Saturday at Sandy Beach.

Big Ben out with sprained left knee

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger gingerly made his way out of the Pittsburgh Steelers facility on Monday, his left leg immobilized under a brace and his… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2015
  • By WILL GRAVES

Sports on TV for Oct. 01

COLLEGE FOOTBALL3:30 p.m., ESPN — Miami (Fla.) at Cincinnati3:30 p.m., ESPNU — Alabama State at Texas SouthernGOLF4 a.m., GOLF — Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, First-round,… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2015

Today In Sports History for Sept. 28

1920 — A Chicago grand jury indicts eight members of the Chicago White Sox on charges of fixing the 1919 World Series, known as the… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2015
Soren Thompson, Hiram Henry and Bryan Hitchcock lead Sunday's annual Hasty Half Marathon. This year's fundraising run proceeds will be given to the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Hasty Half runners take their time

Rain, rain and more rain did not dampen the mood or the turnout for Sunday’s seventh annual Hasty Half Marathon.“I think we had close to… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Soren Thompson, Hiram Henry and Bryan Hitchcock lead Sunday's annual Hasty Half Marathon. This year's fundraising run proceeds will be given to the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition.
Professional skating coach Kim Muir conducted one of her many "Can't Skate, Can't Play" power skating camps at Treadwell Arena last week. Muir students have included members of the Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes and the Swedish National Team, as well as youth, high school, college, semi-pro, professional and adult league hockey players.

‘Can’t Skate Can’t Play’ heats up Juneau ice

At 15 years of old, Kim Muir was asked to teach the children of a hockey parent how to skate more efficiently.“They were watching me… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Professional skating coach Kim Muir conducted one of her many "Can't Skate, Can't Play" power skating camps at Treadwell Arena last week. Muir students have included members of the Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes and the Swedish National Team, as well as youth, high school, college, semi-pro, professional and adult league hockey players.
Sitka's Colin Baciocco won the 1A/2A/3A boys Region V championship on Saturday at Sandy Beach.

Bears’ Arthur, Falcons’ Welling take 4A titles

There were no surprises during Saturday’s Southeast Region V Cross Country Running Championships along the Treadwell Mines Trails at Sandy Beach — except the ease… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Sitka's Colin Baciocco won the 1A/2A/3A boys Region V championship on Saturday at Sandy Beach.

Sports on TV for Sept. 27

AUTO RACING8:30 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One, Japanese Grand Prix10 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, The Sylvania 300, at Loudon, N.H.CYCLING8 a.m., CNBC… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015

Today In Sports History for Sept. 27

1894 — Aqueduct Race Track opens its doors. The building is torn down in 1955 and the new Aqueduct reopens on Sept. 14, 1959.1947 —… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
Juneau-Douglas freshman John Hamrick avoids a tackle by Eagle River's Brandon Hill during the Crimson Bears' 41-6 win over the Wolves on Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field.

Crimson Bears den Wolves

The Juneau-Douglas High School football team did everything in the rain but put on XtraTufs as they rolled over Eagle River 41-6 in a non-conference… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau-Douglas freshman John Hamrick avoids a tackle by Eagle River's Brandon Hill during the Crimson Bears' 41-6 win over the Wolves on Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field.

Local sports calendar for Sept. 27

Today, September 27RUNNINGHome, 10 a.m. start (8:30-9 a.m. sign in), The 7th Annual Hasty Half Marathon at Sandy Beach in Douglas. Runners have choice of… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe