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This March 9 photo shows the University of Oklahoma football team and coaches lining up wearing all black in the Everest Training Center in protest of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma’s playoff journey began with stand against racism

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — On a balmy morning in south Florida, Baker Mayfield and his Oklahoma teammates goofed around beneath the swaying palms as they… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2015
  • By PAUL NEWBERRY
This March 9 photo shows the University of Oklahoma football team and coaches lining up wearing all black in the Everest Training Center in protest of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma.

Local Sports Calendar for Dec. 29

Today, December 29HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALLJDHS, 1 p.m., Sitka v. Chugiak (girls)JDHS, 3 p.m., Hydaburg v. Kentlake (boys)JDHS, 5 p.m., JDHS v. Kenai (girls)JDHS, 7 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2015

Today in Sports History for Tuesday, Dec. 29

1926 — Merlyn Phillips of the Montreal Maroons scores five seconds into the game at Chicago for an NHL record for the fastest goal from… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2015

Sports on TV for Dec. 29

BOXING5 p.m., FS1 — Premier Boxing Champions, Omar Douglas vs. Frank De Alba, junior lightweights, at Bethlehem, Pa.COLLEGE BASKETBALL9 a.m., ESPNU — Tulane at Memphis9… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2015
Thunder Mountain's Ava Tompkins and two Chugiak players collide as they go for the ball on Saturday.

Photos: Thunder Mountain vs. Chugiak

Thunder Mountain's Ava Tompkins and two Chugiak players collide as they go for the ball on Saturday.… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain's Ava Tompkins and two Chugiak players collide as they go for the ball on Saturday.

Sports on TV for Dec. 28

COLLEGE BASKETBALL2 p.m., ESPNU — UNC-Greensboro at North Carolina3 p.m., BTN — Mass.-Lowell at Rutgers3 p.m., FS1 — Penn at Villanova3 p.m., FS2 — IUPUI… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2015

Today in Sports History for Monday, Dec. 28

1944 — Maurice Richard has five goals and three assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 9-1 rout of the Detroit Red Wings.1947 —… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2015

Local Sports Calendar

Monday, December 28HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALLJDHS, 1 p.m., Kenai v. Chugiak (girls)JDHS, 3 p.m., Kentlake v. Sitka (boys)JDHS, 5 p.m., JDHS v. Sitka (girls)JDHS, 7 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2015
Member of the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team react to a dunk by teammate Bryce Swofford during the ducking contest at the Capital City Classic at JDHS on Sunday. Swofford won the event. Other winners included Caitlin Pusich and Molo Maka, both of JDHS, in the free throw competitions. Chugiak's Nicole Pickney and Kent Lake's Michael Alar won their respective three-point contests.

Photos: Capital City Classic

Juneau-Douglas' Molo Maka shoots to win the boy's free throw contest at the Capital City Classic at JDHS on Sunday. … Continue reading

Member of the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team react to a dunk by teammate Bryce Swofford during the ducking contest at the Capital City Classic at JDHS on Sunday. Swofford won the event. Other winners included Caitlin Pusich and Molo Maka, both of JDHS, in the free throw competitions. Chugiak's Nicole Pickney and Kent Lake's Michael Alar won their respective three-point contests.

Sports on TV for Dec. 21

COLLEGE BASKETBALL10 a.m., FS1 — Presbyterian at Marquette10 a.m., ESPNU — Texas Southern at SyracuseNoon, BTN — Marshall at Maryland2 p.m., BTN — South Carolina… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2015

Local sports calendar for Sunday, Dec. 27

Today, December 27HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALLJDHS, 3 p.m., Capital City Classic Slam Dunk and 3-point shooting contest Monday, December 28HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALLJDHS, 1 p.m., Kenai v. Chugiak… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015

As Carolina hogs attention, other NFC contenders lurking

TEMPE, Ariz. — The unbeaten Carolina Panthers are understandably hogging attention in the NFC, but the Arizona Cardinals have been just as successful over the… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2015
  • By BOB BAUM
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Former Harlem All Star Les "Pee-Wee" Harrison, gets a high-five from Savannah Prieto, 5, after he helped her perform a trick during a presentation on Monday Dec. 21, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Pro basketball players visit Soldota kids

KENAI — Local kids got a taste of professional basketball with a visit from a former Harlem Globetrotter and a member of the Harlem All-Stars.Tyrone… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Former Harlem All Star Les "Pee-Wee" Harrison, gets a high-five from Savannah Prieto, 5, after he helped her perform a trick during a presentation on Monday Dec. 21, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Christmas coming late for prep sports fans

Christmas will come a day late for local sports fans, but it will continue to deliver through the next week.The first home basketball game of… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2015

Local Sports Calendar

Saturday, December 26HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALLHome, 8 p.m., TMHS girls host Chugiak.HOCKEYHome, 7-9 p.m., JDHS Alumni Hockey Game. No admission charge.Sunday, December 27HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALLJDHS, 3… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2015
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Playoff-bound Seahawks close out home schedule hosting Rams

SEATTLE — What transpired to open the season turned out to be a mirage for both St. Louis and Seattle.The Seahawks overcame their slow start… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
MC Dreidel's Jackson Norberg, center, celebrates with teammates Abby DeRocher, left, and Corbin Mitchell after his score against the South Pole Elves during their high school division game in the Holiday Cup at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse on Tuesday.

Photos: Holiday cup

MC Dreidel's Jackson Norberg, center, celebrates with teammates Abby DeRocher, left, and Corbin Mitchell after his score against the South Pole Elves during their high… Continue reading

MC Dreidel's Jackson Norberg, center, celebrates with teammates Abby DeRocher, left, and Corbin Mitchell after his score against the South Pole Elves during their high school division game in the Holiday Cup at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
Hunter Boyer, left, stands with other competitors at Bartlett High School on Saturday after finishing third in the 152-pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament.

Weldon places second at state tourney

The ongoing rivalry between Juneau-Douglas High School’s Cody Weldon and Ketchikan’s Nate Fousel has finally come to an end.After defeating Fousel in October for the… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2015
  • By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND
Hunter Boyer, left, stands with other competitors at Bartlett High School on Saturday after finishing third in the 152-pound weight class during the state wrestling tournament.
Nick Rutecki, a 2010 Juneau-Douglas High School alumnus, is shown competing at the first annual Duel at the Pool held at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center on Saturday. Rutecki finished first among male competitors.

Photos: Pool duel

Nick Rutecki, a 2010 Juneau-Douglas High School alumnus, is shown competing at the first annual Duel at the Pool held at the Dimond Park Aquatic… Continue reading

Nick Rutecki, a 2010 Juneau-Douglas High School alumnus, is shown competing at the first annual Duel at the Pool held at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center on Saturday. Rutecki finished first among male competitors.

Local sports calendar for Dec. 22

Saturday, December 26HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALLHome, 8 p.m., TMHS girls host Chugiak.HOCKEYHome, 7-9 p.m., JDHS Alumni Hockey Game. No admission charge.Sunday, December 27HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALLJDHS, 3… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2015