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Juneau junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe during the boys 200 yard IM at Friday's high school invitational swim meet in Juneau.

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Juneau-Douglas High School junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe in the boys 200 yard IM during Friday's high school… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe during the boys 200 yard IM at Friday's high school invitational swim meet in Juneau.
The Hawkeyes Luis Mojica (3) hurdles the Hurricanes Jaren Douglas (2) during the JYFL Senior Division championship game on Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field. The Hurricanes Masin Field (21) and Hawkeyes Dawson Hickok (75) are shown. The Hawkeyes won 18-12 and will travel to Anchorage next weekend while the Hurricanes play at Ketchikan. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.

Photos: Tiny Terrors

The Juneau Youth Football League playoffs began on Saturday with three games.In the Cub Division the Vikings defeated the Cowboys 21-18 and advance to play… Continue reading

The Hawkeyes Luis Mojica (3) hurdles the Hurricanes Jaren Douglas (2) during the JYFL Senior Division championship game on Saturday at Adair Kennedy Field. The Hurricanes Masin Field (21) and Hawkeyes Dawson Hickok (75) are shown. The Hawkeyes won 18-12 and will travel to Anchorage next weekend while the Hurricanes play at Ketchikan. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.com.
Juneau junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe during the boys 200 yard IM at Friday's high school invitational swim meet in Juneau.

Local Sports Calendar for Oct. 5

Tuesday, October 6BASKETBALL OFFICIALSEvery Tuesday through October, Basketball Officials Meeting (October 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3) from 6-8:00 p.m., room C-105 at Thunder… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Juneau junior Eric Schumacher leads Ketchikan junior Lukas Oswald and freshman Leighton Lowe during the boys 200 yard IM at Friday's high school invitational swim meet in Juneau.

Today in Sports History for Oct. 6

 1956 — Oklahoma blanks Kansas 66-0 to set a modern college football winning streak of 32 straight. The Sooners had the previous record of 31… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015

Local Sports Calendar for Oct. 4

Today, October 4JUMP ROPEHome, 3-5 p.m., Juneau Jumpers tryouts at Glacier Valley Gymnasium. Call Karen at 321-8987 for more information.Tuesday, October 6BASKETBALL OFFICIALSEvery Tuesday through… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain quarterback Cale Jenkins (3) gives the ball to running back Q'on Bear-Clark during Saturday's 48-0 Glacier Bowl win over Juneau-Douglas at Adair Kennedy Field.

Bear-Clark takes bite of crimson rivals

Thunder Mountain High School senior Q’on Bear-Clark led the Falcons to their first-ever win over cross-town rival Juneau-Douglas, rushing for 324 yards in a 48-0… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain quarterback Cale Jenkins (3) gives the ball to running back Q'on Bear-Clark during Saturday's 48-0 Glacier Bowl win over Juneau-Douglas at Adair Kennedy Field.
Thunder Mountain's Erin Wallace finishes her state championship race.  Photo by Michael Dinneen for the Empire.

Welling runs strong at state championships

Thunder Mountain High School senior Naomi Welling showed she was more than the athlete that sprints, hurdles and jumps to state track championships, placing fourth… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
Thunder Mountain's Erin Wallace finishes her state championship race.  Photo by Michael Dinneen for the Empire.
TMHS seniors Reliance Henderson, Jordan Davis, Dylan Allio, Naomi Ferster, Joy Elizarde and Taylor Beardslee.

Juneau girls, Sitka boys top swim invite

The Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain swim teams celebrated senior night by hosting an invitational meet this weekend, and juniors Mia Ruffin and Gabi Kito honored… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015
  • By Klas Stolpe
TMHS seniors Reliance Henderson, Jordan Davis, Dylan Allio, Naomi Ferster, Joy Elizarde and Taylor Beardslee.

Today in Sports History: Oct. 4

1895 — Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open at the Newport Golf Club in Newport, R.I. Rawlins beats Willie Dunn with 36-hole total of… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015

Sports on TV for Oct. 4

AUTO RACING10:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Spring Cup Series, The AAA 400, at Dover, Del.4 p.m., ESPN2 — NHRA Drag Racing, Keystone Nationals, at Reading,… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2015

Sports on TV for Oct. 02

AUTO RACING7 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Practice, at Dover, Del.9:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Practice, at Dover.11:30 a.m., NBCSN… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015

Today In Sports History for Oct. 2

1950 — Jim Hardy throws six touchdown passes, including five to Bob Shaw, and the Chicago Cardinals pound the Baltimore Colts 55-13.1970 — Fourteen members… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2015

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.