Sports

Crimson Bears girls taste Kenai gold

The year is early but the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team already has its first taste of championship gold.The Crimson Bears (3-0) bested Kenai… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015
  • By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Local sports calendar for Dec. 20

Sunday, December 20SNOWMAN TRIATHLONDImond Park Aquatic Center, 8 a.m check-in, race starts at 9 a.m. $25 pre-registered, $30 day-of-race - registration forms available at DPAC.400yd… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015
Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko, bottom, vies for the ball with Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna, top, during the English Premier League match Saturday in Newcastle, England.

Sports on TV for Dec. 20

COLLEGE BASKETBALL8 a.m., ESPNU — Pittsburgh vs. Davidson, at New York8 a.m., FS1 — NJIT at St. John’s3 p.m., BTN — Samford at NebraskaNFL FOOTBALL9… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015
Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko, bottom, vies for the ball with Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna, top, during the English Premier League match Saturday in Newcastle, England.

Today in Sports History for Sunday, Dec. 20

1966 — The NBA grants a franchise to Seattle, expanding the league to 11 teams for the 1967-68 season.1973 — Henri Richard of the Montreal… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015

JDHS boys fall to Coronado

The three-point arc was kinder to the Coronado boys basketball team than it was to Juneau-Douglas on Friday night.Coronado, a team from Henderson, Nevada, made… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2015
The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons pose with their championship plaque after defeating Haines on Saturday to win the Little Norway Tournament in Petersburg.

Falcons take Little Norway tourney

Thunder Mountain High School hit a hot streak in the second quarter Saturday that led to a 83-40 routing of Haines to win the Little… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015
  • By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND
The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons pose with their championship plaque after defeating Haines on Saturday to win the Little Norway Tournament in Petersburg.
In this January 2015 photo, Juneau-Douglas' Kaleb Tompkins (13) drives past to the basket. Tompkins scored 17 points in JDHS's win Thursday over West High School.

JDHS boys rally over West in opener

The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team rallied from a late deficit by torching West High School for 20 points in the fourth quarter to open its… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015
  • By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND
In this January 2015 photo, Juneau-Douglas' Kaleb Tompkins (13) drives past to the basket. Tompkins scored 17 points in JDHS's win Thursday over West High School.
In this December 2014 photo, Thunder Mountain's Chase Saviers scoops a shot under alumni player Ryan Lee. Saviers led the Falcons with 15 points Thursday during the team's opening game against Petersburg on the road.

Savier leads Falcons in debut over Petersburg

At half time, it was anyone’s game. By the end of the third, it was all but over.The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons cranked up… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015
  • By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND
In this December 2014 photo, Thunder Mountain's Chase Saviers scoops a shot under alumni player Ryan Lee. Saviers led the Falcons with 15 points Thursday during the team's opening game against Petersburg on the road.

JDHS girls edge Stars

The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team lost its starting point guard on Thursday but won the game.Starting guard Kallen Hoover left just three minutes into Thursday’s… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015
  • By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND
Juneau-Douglas High School wrestler Tucker Joeright and Justin Albecker of Ketchikan wrestle in Petersburg last weekend during the regional tournament. Joeright won the match 13-11 but lose in the 138-pound championship. He is among nine wrestlers competing at the state tournament this weekend.

Juneau grapplers head to state

Nine Juneau grapplers will take to the state mats today in hopes of championship gold and a permanent place in the annals of Alaska wrestling… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015
Juneau-Douglas High School wrestler Tucker Joeright and Justin Albecker of Ketchikan wrestle in Petersburg last weekend during the regional tournament. Joeright won the match 13-11 but lose in the 138-pound championship. He is among nine wrestlers competing at the state tournament this weekend.

Local sports calendar for Dec. 18

Today, December 18HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYCANCELLED - Home, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts Whitehorse (JV 2:15).HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, ASAA State Tournament in Anchorage.Saturday, December 19HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome,… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015

Local sports calendar for Dec. 17

Friday, December 18HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYCANCELLED - Home, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts Whitehorse (JV 2:15).HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, ASAA State Tournament in Anchorage.Saturday, December 19HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome,… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015

NFL changing playoff officiating procedure

NEW YORK — The NFL will have game referees in the playoffs consult with its director of officiating about the application of rules in situations… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015
  • By BARRY WILNER

Sports on TV for Dec. 17

BOXING5 p.m., SPIKE - Denis Shafikov vs. Rances Barthelemy, for the vacant IBF lightweight title; Isiah Thomas vs. Murat Gassiev, cruiserweights, at Las VegasCOLLEGE BASKETBALL3… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015

Today in Sports History for Thursday, Dec. 17

1918 — Jack Dempsey knocks out Carl Morris in 14 seconds in a heavyweight bout in New Orleans.1930 — Golfer Bobby Jones wins the first… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015

Seattle re-signs Christine Michael

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks’ search for a primary running back until Marshawn Lynch returns took an unexpected twist Wednesday.After being traded away to… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH

Tonight: Winston gets a showcase

There actually is a reason to tune in for tonight’s lackluster matchup of Tampa Bay at St. Louis: Jameis Winston.And maybe the Rams’ fine rookie… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015
  • By BARRY WILNER
U.S. forward Abby Wambach reacts during the first half of an international friendly soccer match against China in New Orleans on Wednesday.

US celebrates Wambach’s final game, but falls 1-0

NEW ORLEANS — Abby Wambach threatened to score several times in the final game of her extraordinary career, but China shut out the World Cup… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2015
  • By BRETT MARTEL
U.S. forward Abby Wambach reacts during the first half of an international friendly soccer match against China in New Orleans on Wednesday.

Local sports calendar for Dec. 16

Friday, December 18HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY** CANCELLED ** Home, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts Whitehorse (JV 2:15).HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, ASAA State Tournament in Anchorage. Saturday, December 19HIGH SCHOOL… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2015

Sports on TV for Dec. 16

COLLEGE BASKETBALL3 p.m., BTN — N. Illinois at Ohio St.3 p.m., ESPN2 — Tulane at North Carolina3 p.m., ESPNU — Kennesaw St. at Louisville3 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2015