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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
Nikiski running back Rykker Riddall (28) is tackled by Thunder Mountain's Sam Bluett (17), Kyrel Payne (38) and Mahina Toutaiolep (22) during the Bulldogs' 28-21 win over the Falcons in Juneau on Friday. Bulldog's blockers Luke Johnson (54), Corin Cooper (29), Jon McCormick (58), Ian Johnson (4) and Rueben Sepeda (75) are shown.

Falcons get ‘Bulldogged’ on senior night

Nikiski sophomore running back Rykker Riddall scored four touchdowns and senior linebacker Luke Johnson recovered a Thunder Mountain fumble with a minute to play to… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Nikiski running back Rykker Riddall (28) is tackled by Thunder Mountain's Sam Bluett (17), Kyrel Payne (38) and Mahina Toutaiolep (22) during the Bulldogs' 28-21 win over the Falcons in Juneau on Friday. Bulldog's blockers Luke Johnson (54), Corin Cooper (29), Jon McCormick (58), Ian Johnson (4) and Rueben Sepeda (75) are shown.
Denali: New name, same park

Denali: New name, same park

There is a children’s popup book about the Denali National Park and Preserve.In it, a young girl boards a bus to travel into the park… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Denali: New name, same park

Local sports calendar for Sept. 25

Friday, September 25HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLHome, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain hosts Nikiski at TMHS Field.HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALLAway, JDHS at West Spiketacular Tourney, TMHS at Sitka. Saturday, September… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe

Sports on TV for Sept. 25

AUTO RACING8 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Spring Cup Series, Practice, at Loudon, N.H.9:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Practice, at Loudon, N.H.11… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015

Today In Sports History for Sept. 25

1866 — Jerome Park, named for its founder Leonard W. Jerome, opens in the Bronx in New York. Jerome, seeking to emulate the British racing… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
Juneau's Ethan Goebel and Sitka's Colin Baciocco are shown in a cross country meet this season. Goebel and Baciocco are favorites to win the 4A and 3A Region V titles on Saturday along Juneau's Treadwell Mines Trails.

Region’s top runners ready to race

The months of summer work, the long days of preseason training and the subsequent weeks of Southeast Conference races are about to come to an… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau's Ethan Goebel and Sitka's Colin Baciocco are shown in a cross country meet this season. Goebel and Baciocco are favorites to win the 4A and 3A Region V titles on Saturday along Juneau's Treadwell Mines Trails.

Creating our own nice weather

It doesn’t rain every day in Juneau, but when we get into weather like we’ve had lately, it sure begins to seem like it does.… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • By GEOFF ROES

Freewheelers host Cyclocross

It is not uncommon to see a Cyclocross racer approaching a concrete finish line covered in mud from shoe tip to helmet top.The sport usually… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe

Leaders growing into leaders

For the Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain high school swim programs, their history is measured not just by the wins and personal best times but also… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Mens Lower Finalists, left-to-right, JDHS player Kolby Hoover and adult players Randy Hurtte, Mike Stekoll and Nathan Graves. Hurtte and Stekoll teamed up to win the title over Hoover and Graves.

Crimson Bears tennis nets funds

George Crowder won two titles during the annual Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team doubles tournament recently held at the Alaska Club.The annual tournament is a… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Mens Lower Finalists, left-to-right, JDHS player Kolby Hoover and adult players Randy Hurtte, Mike Stekoll and Nathan Graves. Hurtte and Stekoll teamed up to win the title over Hoover and Graves.
Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles speaks during a meeting with the media in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio Olympics and Paralympics will be low-budget productions compared to three years ago in London, or in Beijing in 2008. Meirelles, a famous Brazilian filmmaker and part of the creative team, estimated that Rio will spend one-tenth what London did on four major ceremonies. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Rio Olympic, Paralympic ceremonies to be low-budget

RIO DE JANEIRO — The opening and closing ceremonies for Rio Olympics and Paralympics will be low-budget productions compared to three years ago in London,… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2015
  • By STEPHEN WADE
Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles speaks during a meeting with the media in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio Olympics and Paralympics will be low-budget productions compared to three years ago in London, or in Beijing in 2008. Meirelles, a famous Brazilian filmmaker and part of the creative team, estimated that Rio will spend one-tenth what London did on four major ceremonies. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Wash. State searches for consistency

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State is about where many fans expected it to be after completing its non-conference schedule, at 2-1 and clearly needing to… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2015
  • By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
FILE - In this April 14, 2014 file photo, Vancouver Canucks' head coach John Tortorella laughs after a reporter mistakenly called him Mike during an end of season news conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.   A person familiar with the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that  Tortorella has been selected to head the United States national team competing in the World Cup of Hockey tournament next year. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because USA Hockey is scheduled to make a formal announcement late Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.  Canada's TSN sports network first reported the news earlier in the day.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Tortorella puts professional career on hold to coach Team USA hockey

John Tortorella’s decision to return to coaching is separate from his desire to one day land another NHL job following a year’s absence.Calling the two… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2015
  • By JOHN WAWROW
FILE - In this April 14, 2014 file photo, Vancouver Canucks' head coach John Tortorella laughs after a reporter mistakenly called him Mike during an end of season news conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.   A person familiar with the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that  Tortorella has been selected to head the United States national team competing in the World Cup of Hockey tournament next year. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because USA Hockey is scheduled to make a formal announcement late Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.  Canada's TSN sports network first reported the news earlier in the day.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
Kansas City Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) throws to first, too late for the double play, after getting Seattle Mariners' Seth Smith (7) out on a fielders choice hit into by Jesus Montero during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Cano homers twice in victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Robinson Cano wasn’t focused on the distance. He was just happy to see the ball clear the fence.Cano homered twice and… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2015
Kansas City Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) throws to first, too late for the double play, after getting Seattle Mariners' Seth Smith (7) out on a fielders choice hit into by Jesus Montero during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kodiak wins battle of bears

Before Friday night’s football game between Kodiak and Juneau-Douglas, Eric Wietfeld predicted that there would be a pick six during the contest.   Kodiak’s Tyler Wietfeld… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2015
  • By DEREK CLARKSTON