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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)
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