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Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A pack of sled dogs belonging to Holmes, Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities in Wasilla are investigating a March 30, 2022 incident involving dogs owned by musher Holmes, who finished third in year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and stars in "Life Below Zero: Alaska" on the National Geographic channel. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Dogs owned by Iditarod vet, reality TV star kill family pet

ANCHORAGE — A pack of sled dogs belonging to an Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • Associated Press
Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A pack of sled dogs belonging to Holmes, Iditarod veteran and reality TV star killed a family pet in Alaska, officials said. Authorities in Wasilla are investigating a March 30, 2022 incident involving dogs owned by musher Holmes, who finished third in year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and stars in "Life Below Zero: Alaska" on the National Geographic channel. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
The Juneau Capitals 16-and-under A Division squad bested an Anchorage team it had previously lost two four times in two weeks to win a 16-and-Under Division A state title. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Juneau Capitals win 16-and-under Division A state title

Team faced tough competition from an oft-faced foe.

  • Apr 11, 2022
  • Juneau Empire
The Juneau Capitals 16-and-under A Division squad bested an Anchorage team it had previously lost two four times in two weeks to win a 16-and-Under Division A state title. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)
The Juneau Douglas Ice Association 10-and-under hockey team on recently won the 10U Alaska State Hockey Association Division B Championship at Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)

Juneau Capitals win 10-and-under Division B state title

Team capped 6-win tournament with 8 goals in the championship game.

  • Apr 11, 2022
  • Juneau Empire
The Juneau Douglas Ice Association 10-and-under hockey team on recently won the 10U Alaska State Hockey Association Division B Championship at Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Quinn)
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Donovan Jackson, 12, of Juneau competes in the one-foot high kick during the 2022 Traditional Games on April 2, 2022. The games were held at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)

Juneau hosts record-setting Traditional Games competition

It was the largest iteration of the games held in Juneau yet.

Donovan Jackson, 12, of Juneau competes in the one-foot high kick during the 2022 Traditional Games on April 2, 2022. The games were held at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)
Courtesy photo / Pepperdine University 
Former JDHS player Kendyl Carson is now leading the Pepperdine women’s basketball team on the court and off as the captain.

Snow to sun: Former JDHS basketball standout is a rising star in college

A captain as a sophomore, she’s got three seasons left to play with this team.

Courtesy photo / Pepperdine University 
Former JDHS player Kendyl Carson is now leading the Pepperdine women’s basketball team on the court and off as the captain.
Maddox Rogers, 14, of Haines participates in the scissor broad jump Saturday morning shortly after the beginning of the 2022 Traditional Games at Thunder Mountain High School. Maddox set a new record for his age group of 26 feet and 7 3/4 inches. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

PHOTOS: Traditional Games return to Juneau

Over 100 athletes from over 20 communities compete.

Maddox Rogers, 14, of Haines participates in the scissor broad jump Saturday morning shortly after the beginning of the 2022 Traditional Games at Thunder Mountain High School. Maddox set a new record for his age group of 26 feet and 7 3/4 inches. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
JDHS’ Jake Sleppy, right, vies for the ball in a tipoff against TMHS during the regular basketball season. JDHS just ended their season with an unsuccessful championship attempt. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

JDHS boys end season at state tournament

The long season gave players lots of time to refine their game.

JDHS’ Jake Sleppy, right, vies for the ball in a tipoff against TMHS during the regular basketball season. JDHS just ended their season with an unsuccessful championship attempt. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
JDHS’ Mila Hargrave (24) sinks a shot during a game against TMHS on March 5, 2022. JDHS would go on to win the match. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
JDHS’ Mila Hargrave (24) sinks a shot during a game against TMHS on March 5, 2022. JDHS would go on to win the match. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Lance Fenumiai, Juneau local and rugby player for St. Vincent College and recently named All-American by National Collegiate Rugby, pauses during a game against Wheeling University. (Terry Hancock / Wheeling University)

Juneau man named All-American college rugby player

He was also the first player from his school invited to a national college rugby event.

Lance Fenumiai, Juneau local and rugby player for St. Vincent College and recently named All-American by National Collegiate Rugby, pauses during a game against Wheeling University. (Terry Hancock / Wheeling University)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé sophomore Alwen Carrillo calls out to his teammates during a game earlier this season. The Crimson Bears on Wednesday will take on top-seeded Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School to open the state tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé sophomore Alwen Carrillo calls out to his teammates during a game earlier this season. The Crimson Bears on Wednesday will take on top-seeded Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School to open the state tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

JDHS boys ready for state tournament

They’re shipping off to Anchorage.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé sophomore Alwen Carrillo calls out to his teammates during a game earlier this season. The Crimson Bears on Wednesday will take on top-seeded Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School to open the state tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé sophomore Alwen Carrillo calls out to his teammates during a game earlier this season. The Crimson Bears on Wednesday will take on top-seeded Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School to open the state tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
A competitor mushes across Willow Lake during the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 6, 2022, in Willow, Alaska. Two back-of-the-pack mushers had to be rescued in separate incidents from race Friday, March 18, after winds from a severe ground storm caused deteriorating conditions, race officials said. (Loren Holmes / Anchorage Daily News)

Ground storm forces two Iditarod mushers to seek rescue

One of those rescued had a dangerous encounter with a moose before the race started.

  • Mar 19, 2022
  • Associated Press
A competitor mushes across Willow Lake during the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 6, 2022, in Willow, Alaska. Two back-of-the-pack mushers had to be rescued in separate incidents from race Friday, March 18, after winds from a severe ground storm caused deteriorating conditions, race officials said. (Loren Holmes / Anchorage Daily News)
JDHS’ Trinity Jackson (12), a senior, dribbles while defended by KHS’ Paige Boehlert (3), a senior, during the Region V 4A championship game. Ketchikan High School won the tournament, securing an automatic berth in the state tournament. Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé will find out Sunday if they will be heading to state, too. (Courtesy Photo / Jeff Lund)

I Went to the Woods: Reflections of a former coach

Basketball can teach you a lot about life. But the key word is can.

JDHS’ Trinity Jackson (12), a senior, dribbles while defended by KHS’ Paige Boehlert (3), a senior, during the Region V 4A championship game. Ketchikan High School won the tournament, securing an automatic berth in the state tournament. Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé will find out Sunday if they will be heading to state, too. (Courtesy Photo / Jeff Lund)
Iditarod winner Brent Sass poses for photos with lead dogs Morello, left, and Slater in the finish chute of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday March 15, 2022. (Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News)

Sass wins his 1st Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska

“It’s awesome, it’s a dream come true.”

Iditarod winner Brent Sass poses for photos with lead dogs Morello, left, and Slater in the finish chute of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday March 15, 2022. (Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News)
JDHS' Orion Dybdahl (20), a junior, rises for a shot in the Region V 4A Tournament championship game against Ketchikan High School. A buzzer-beater by Dybdahl secured the Crimson Bears and tournament win and state tournament berth. (Jeff Lund / Courtesy Photo)

JDHS boys secure state tournament berth in dramatic fashion

Down by three to Revion V champs in about 30 seconds.

JDHS' Orion Dybdahl (20), a junior, rises for a shot in the Region V 4A Tournament championship game against Ketchikan High School. A buzzer-beater by Dybdahl secured the Crimson Bears and tournament win and state tournament berth. (Jeff Lund / Courtesy Photo)
Courtesy Photo / Hayley Gilson 
JDHS’ Skylar Tuckwood (13) dribbles while defended by TMHS’ Ashlyn Gates (2). The JDHS girls won the game 54-29 in large part due to Tuckwood’s 20 points and seven steals.
Courtesy Photo / Hayley Gilson 
JDHS’ Skylar Tuckwood (13) dribbles while defended by TMHS’ Ashlyn Gates (2). The JDHS girls won the game 54-29 in large part due to Tuckwood’s 20 points and seven steals.
Five-time winner Dallas Seavey takes his sled dog team through a snowstorm in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, March 5, 2022, during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The competitive start of the nearly 1,000-mile race will be held March 6, 2022, in Willow, Alaska, with the winner expected in the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome about nine days later. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen)

Iditarod leader Seavey is first to leave ghost town of Ophir

Seavey was leading the Iditarod early Wednesday, in his quest to become the race’s greatest champion.

  • Mar 9, 2022
  • By Mark Thiessen Associated Press
Five-time winner Dallas Seavey takes his sled dog team through a snowstorm in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, March 5, 2022, during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The competitive start of the nearly 1,000-mile race will be held March 6, 2022, in Willow, Alaska, with the winner expected in the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome about nine days later. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen)
Thomas Baxter throws down a dunk to score two of his game-high 29 points on Friday night at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Thomas Baxter throws down a dunk to score two of his game-high 29 points on Friday night at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Five-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey is shown Feb. 22, 2022, playing with Prophet, one of his lead dogs, at his kennel in Talkeetna, Alaska. Seavey is tied with musher Rick Swenson for the most Iditarod victories ever, and Seavey is looking for his sixth title when the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts this weekend in Alaska. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen)

Musher on brink of becoming Iditarod’s best ever

Dallas Seavey is on the cusp of becoming mushing’s greatest ever champion…

  • Mar 4, 2022
  • By Mark Thiessen Associated Press
  • Iditarod
Five-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey is shown Feb. 22, 2022, playing with Prophet, one of his lead dogs, at his kennel in Talkeetna, Alaska. Seavey is tied with musher Rick Swenson for the most Iditarod victories ever, and Seavey is looking for his sixth title when the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts this weekend in Alaska. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen)
Team Forget-Me-Not poses with the 2nd place trophy for the Ice Sports Industry 2022 Winter Classic in San Jose, California. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Skating Club)

Juneau Skating Club ices 2nd in travel tournament

Against bigger teams with significantly easier commutes, they carved to a solid second.

Team Forget-Me-Not poses with the 2nd place trophy for the Ice Sports Industry 2022 Winter Classic in San Jose, California. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Skating Club)