Sports

JDHS softball coaches bid farewell to seniors

We were looking forward to having a successful season with our four seniors leading our team.

  • May 19, 2020
Eva Goering signs her committement to play college soccer for North Idaho College. (Courtesy photo | Heidi Johnson)
Eva Goering signs her committement to play college soccer for North Idaho College. (Courtesy photo | Heidi Johnson)
Braden Jenkins has committed to playing college basketball at Luther College. (Courtesy photo | John Blasco)

Thunder Mountain trio signs to play college basketball

The last time three players signed in one year was 2014.

Braden Jenkins has committed to playing college basketball at Luther College. (Courtesy photo | John Blasco)
Courtesy Photo | Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association
                                A fundraiser run benefiting a nonprofit focused on preserving and protecting Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this photo, will be a virtual event this year. Runners can complete a course located on Pioneer Road on Douglas at any time April 12-18 and submit their results electronically.

Lighthouse-protecting nonprofit isn’t running out of fundraising ideas

With virtually every other event canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit focused on restoring and preserving Alaska’s oldest original lighthouse decided to… Continue reading

Courtesy Photo | Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association
                                A fundraiser run benefiting a nonprofit focused on preserving and protecting Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this photo, will be a virtual event this year. Runners can complete a course located on Pioneer Road on Douglas at any time April 12-18 and submit their results electronically.
Kendyl Carson hoists a shot during a win against Ketchikan during the Region V Basketball Tournament. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Kendyl Carson hoists a shot during a win against Ketchikan during the Region V Basketball Tournament. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Matthew Quinto, a Thunder Mountain High School student, takes a shot at the one-foot high kick as members of Juneau’s Native Youth Olympic team compete against Whitehorse’s Team Yukon in a traditional games competition over livestreaming video at the University of Alaska Southeast rec center on March 17, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Matthew Quinto, a Thunder Mountain High School student, takes a shot at the one-foot high kick as members of Juneau’s Native Youth Olympic team compete against Whitehorse’s Team Yukon in a traditional games competition over livestreaming video at the University of Alaska Southeast rec center on March 17, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

State basketball tournament canceled

Their season was abruptly truncated by coronavirus measures.

JDHS’ Austin McCurley drives to the hoop and is met by TMHS’ Braden Jenkins in a closely contested Region V tournament championship game between Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and Thunder Mountain High School. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
JDHS’ Austin McCurley drives to the hoop and is met by TMHS’ Braden Jenkins in a closely contested Region V tournament championship game between Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and Thunder Mountain High School. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Iditarod loses another major sponsor

Chrysler puts on the brakes.

  • Mar 16, 2020
Linwood Fiedler mushes across Submarine Lake near Nikolai, Alaska, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo | Loren Holmes)

Iditarod mushes on; fans being urged to skip finish in Nome

Race officials scrambled to make last minute changes prompted by concerns over the new coronavirus.

  • Mar 14, 2020
Linwood Fiedler mushes across Submarine Lake near Nikolai, Alaska, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo | Loren Holmes)

Gold Medal Basketball Tournament is officially canceled.

74th annual tournament isn’t happening.

Evelyn Richards stands with her arm raised following a match at the Middle School State Wrestling Championship in Fairbanks. (Courtesy Photo | Dana Richards)
Evelyn Richards stands with her arm raised following a match at the Middle School State Wrestling Championship in Fairbanks. (Courtesy Photo | Dana Richards)
Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire 
                                Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé’s Kendyl Carson races down the floor as Bartlett High School’s Lavinia Lavelua gives chase at JDHS on Jan. 4. JDHS won 50-44.

JDHS basketball hotshot taking her game to Pepperdine

She’s been offered a full ride to the prestigious private school.

Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire 
                                Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé’s Kendyl Carson races down the floor as Bartlett High School’s Lavinia Lavelua gives chase at JDHS on Jan. 4. JDHS won 50-44.
Sara Steeves of Juneau competes in the one-hand reach at the 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Photos: Traditional Games athletes reach for glory in Juneau

More than 125 athletes from more than 18 locations came to compete in Juneau this weekend. The 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at… Continue reading

Sara Steeves of Juneau competes in the one-hand reach at the 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File 
                                Kendyl Carson (center) looks to pass against Skylar Tuckwood (right) during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on, Dec. 9.
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File 
                                Kendyl Carson (center) looks to pass against Skylar Tuckwood (right) during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on, Dec. 9.
Trinity Jackson, 13, participates in the wrist carry as judge Elizabeth Rexford watches at the Native Youth Olympics 2018 Traditional Games at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreational Center in March 2018. Tuckwood won the event for middle school students. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau hosts 2020 Traditional Games this weekend

Teams will come from across the state — and country.

Trinity Jackson, 13, participates in the wrist carry as judge Elizabeth Rexford watches at the Native Youth Olympics 2018 Traditional Games at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreational Center in March 2018. Tuckwood won the event for middle school students. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain High School’s Mary Neal Garcia battles for a ball against Ketchikan. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Thunder Mountain High School’s Mary Neal Garcia battles for a ball against Ketchikan. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Courtesy photo | Charity Platt 
                                The Juneau Capitals U12 team won their state championships, winning six matches over three days and culminating in a 7-1 win over Homer on Monday.
Courtesy photo | Charity Platt 
                                The Juneau Capitals U12 team won their state championships, winning six matches over three days and culminating in a 7-1 win over Homer on Monday.