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TMHS Kerra Baxter fights for the rebound against JDHS during Region V tournament play. The Lady Falcons won their game on Friday against Dimond in Anchorage as part of this year’s ASAA competition. TMHS will now face off against JDHS on Saturday.
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TMHS Kerra Baxter fights for the rebound against JDHS during Region V tournament play. The Lady Falcons won their game on Friday against Dimond in Anchorage as part of this year’s ASAA competition. TMHS will now face off against JDHS on Saturday.
JDHS senior Orion Dybdahl begins ascending for a dunk with Kayhi’s Jared Rhoads (15) and Marcus Stockhausen (34) in pursuit. Orion was named Player of the Game and led his team in scoring on Friday against Colony High School in this year’s state competition in Anchorage. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

JDHS boys keep season alive with win against Colony

Crimson Bears play for fourth place Saturday.

JDHS senior Orion Dybdahl begins ascending for a dunk with Kayhi’s Jared Rhoads (15) and Marcus Stockhausen (34) in pursuit. Orion was named Player of the Game and led his team in scoring on Friday against Colony High School in this year’s state competition in Anchorage. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Hoonah’s Albert Hinchman defends as hot by Sitka’s Patrick Miller (40) as Hoonah’s Andy Gray, Louie White Jr. and Joe Coronell look on during Thursday action at the Juneau Lions Club 74th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Hoonah Masters battle Sitka in Gold Medal

Hoonah withstands ferocious Sitka defense and sends them home.

  • Mar 24, 2023
  • By Klas Stolpe For the Juneau Empire
Hoonah’s Albert Hinchman defends as hot by Sitka’s Patrick Miller (40) as Hoonah’s Andy Gray, Louie White Jr. and Joe Coronell look on during Thursday action at the Juneau Lions Club 74th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Juneau’s Chase Saviers extends for a scoop shot late in a Juneau win against Hydaburg. Saviers finished the Thursday night B Bracket game with 16 points. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau slips past Hydaburg in Gold Medal B Bracket

Juneau advances to Saturday championship, Hydaburg falls into Friday elimination game

  • Mar 24, 2023
  • By Klas Stolpe For the Juneau Empire
  • Basketball
Juneau’s Chase Saviers extends for a scoop shot late in a Juneau win against Hydaburg. Saviers finished the Thursday night B Bracket game with 16 points. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Daylight Saving Time just started, but Juneau's Jim Carson turned back the clock late in the second quarter of a Masters Bracket game against Klukwan. Carson finished the Thursday night contest with 16 points, and Juneau prevailed 48-39. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau Masters bully Klukwan at Gold Medal

Battle of undefeated teams sees Juneau win 48-39

  • Mar 24, 2023
  • By Klas Stolpe For the Juneau Empire
  • Basketball
Daylight Saving Time just started, but Juneau's Jim Carson turned back the clock late in the second quarter of a Masters Bracket game against Klukwan. Carson finished the Thursday night contest with 16 points, and Juneau prevailed 48-39. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Filcom’s Alex Heumann (24) puts up a jump shot against Klukwan on Thursday for the second C bracket game of the day in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Heumann finished the game with 27 points, and his team netted a C Bracket win. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Filcom advances to Saturday’s championship game

Klukwan plays again Friday at 6 p.m.

Filcom’s Alex Heumann (24) puts up a jump shot against Klukwan on Thursday for the second C bracket game of the day in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Heumann finished the game with 27 points, and his team netted a C Bracket win. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Angoon’s Aquino Brinson looks for an open pass against Haines on Thursday for an elimination game inside the B bracket for this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Brinson finished the game with a total of 10 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Angoon puts a stop to Haines in B Bracket

Angoon plays again on Friday at 8 p.m.

Angoon’s Aquino Brinson looks for an open pass against Haines on Thursday for an elimination game inside the B bracket for this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Brinson finished the game with a total of 10 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Prince of Wales Michaela Demmert (23) drives the lane for a 2 point shot against Yakutat for the second W bracket game on Thursday for Gold Medal basketball. Demmert would finish the game with 11 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Prince of Wales women advance to championship game

POW plays Saturday at 2 p.m.

Prince of Wales Michaela Demmert (23) drives the lane for a 2 point shot against Yakutat for the second W bracket game on Thursday for Gold Medal basketball. Demmert would finish the game with 11 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hoonah’s DJ Lindstrom drives against Angoon on Thursday for an elimination game in the C Bracket for this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Lindstrom finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hoonah’s DJ Lindstrom drives against Angoon on Thursday for an elimination game in the C Bracket for this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Lindstrom finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Angoon's Carmeleeda Estrada is pressured by Kake's Willow Jackson during Thursday action at the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Angoon holds off late Kake Gold Medal rally

Angoon continues elimination game run as last-second Kake shot just misses.

  • Mar 23, 2023
  • By Klas Stolpe For the Juneau Empire
  • Basketball
Angoon's Carmeleeda Estrada is pressured by Kake's Willow Jackson during Thursday action at the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Angoon’s Ladonna Byers fights for the rebound against Hoonah on Wednesday night for an elimination game in the W bracket for this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Byers would finish the game with 11 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Angoon knocks Hoonah out of Womens Bracket

Angoon vs. Kake at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Angoon’s Ladonna Byers fights for the rebound against Hoonah on Wednesday night for an elimination game in the W bracket for this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Byers would finish the game with 11 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
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The JDHS cheer team puts paws up for a free throw shot during a Crimson Bears Region V 4A Tournament game. JDHS cheer team is celebrating its third state championship title in a row after competing in Anchorage on Tuesday. From front to back, Angelina Hammons, Summer Lucas, Reuben Grimes, Emily Delgado, Ryan Shattuck, Mila Griffin and Emma Busby.

Three cheers for title-winning JDHS squad

Cheer team three-peats as state champs.

Ben Hohentstatt / Juneau Empire File 
The JDHS cheer team puts paws up for a free throw shot during a Crimson Bears Region V 4A Tournament game. JDHS cheer team is celebrating its third state championship title in a row after competing in Anchorage on Tuesday. From front to back, Angelina Hammons, Summer Lucas, Reuben Grimes, Emily Delgado, Ryan Shattuck, Mila Griffin and Emma Busby.
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

JDHS girls fall to Colony at state

Crimson Bears have another chance on Friday.

(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

West’s fourth quarter pressure too much for TMHS girls

Lady Falcons outlasted in 54-50 loss in state tournament.

(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Kake's Louise Kadake and Sitka's Lexi Smith battle for a loose ball during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Kake women eliminate Sitka from Gold Medal

Outside shooting keeps Kake alive, sends Sitka home

  • Mar 22, 2023
  • By Klas Stolpe For the Juneau Empire
  • Basketball
Kake's Louise Kadake and Sitka's Lexi Smith battle for a loose ball during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Angoon’s Aquino Brinson (5) drives the ball in for a layup on Wednesday against Metlakatla for a B bracket elimination game in this year’s Gold Medal basketball game. Brinson ended the game with a total of 25 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Angoon will play on in the B Bracket after win against Metlakatla

Angoon will play Hains on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Angoon’s Aquino Brinson (5) drives the ball in for a layup on Wednesday against Metlakatla for a B bracket elimination game in this year’s Gold Medal basketball game. Brinson ended the game with a total of 25 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Kake's Tracy Jackson looks to pass around the defense of Haines' Tyler Swinton during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Haines eliminates Kake from Gold Medal B Bracket

80-54 score shows promises of future GM titles for both teams

  • Mar 22, 2023
  • By Klas Stolpe For the Juneau Empire
  • Basketball
Kake's Tracy Jackson looks to pass around the defense of Haines' Tyler Swinton during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
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‘Total team effort’ earns Juneau team a 10-U state title

“All 10 of our athletes performed at their highest level this weekend…”

  • Mar 22, 2023
  • Douglas “Pap” Conlon For the Juneau Empire
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Sitka’s Norm Staton (32) fights for the rebound against Kake on Wednesday during an elimination game for the M Bracket in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Staton finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Sitka sends Kake home in Masters Bracket elimination game

Sitka plays at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Sitka’s Norm Staton (32) fights for the rebound against Kake on Wednesday during an elimination game for the M Bracket in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Staton finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
JDHS cheer team leads crowd in chant for the opening of a Crimson Bears Region V basketball game. Winning that tournament sent the JDHS boys to state in Anchorage. They played against top-seeded West Valley High School on Wednesday, losing 60-37 (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
JDHS cheer team leads crowd in chant for the opening of a Crimson Bears Region V basketball game. Winning that tournament sent the JDHS boys to state in Anchorage. They played against top-seeded West Valley High School on Wednesday, losing 60-37 (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)