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Running back Jamal Johnson eyes the end zone from behind the line of scrimmage during a win against Bartlett High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Running back Jamal Johnson eyes the end zone from behind the line of scrimmage during a win against Bartlett High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Alaska Sports Report: Appetite to tackle challenges has Huskies unbeaten entering Week 3

“Don’t get comfortable.”

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • By Van Williams Alaska Sports Report
Running back Jamal Johnson eyes the end zone from behind the line of scrimmage during a win against Bartlett High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Running back Jamal Johnson eyes the end zone from behind the line of scrimmage during a win against Bartlett High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Jayden Johnson smiles as he reaches the end zone in the fourth quarter. The Huskies were victorious in their home-opener against Bartlett High School. The score extended Juneau's lead to 26-14 and helped stave off a turnover-fueled comeback bid by Bartlett. The Huskies went on to win 33-14. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Huskies fight for frantic finish

Juneau beats Bartlett in home opener 33 to 14

Jayden Johnson smiles as he reaches the end zone in the fourth quarter. The Huskies were victorious in their home-opener against Bartlett High School. The score extended Juneau's lead to 26-14 and helped stave off a turnover-fueled comeback bid by Bartlett. The Huskies went on to win 33-14. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Juneau senior Sam Sika is seen in this photo joining the huddle for coach Sjoroos’ pep talk during practice. Sika and the rest of Huskies defense came up big on Saturday’s season opener against the Dimond Lynx in Anchorage. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Juneau finds the weak Lynx in Anchorage

Huskies defeat Dimond in 37-0 shut out. Next up is Bartlett at home.

Juneau senior Sam Sika is seen in this photo joining the huddle for coach Sjoroos’ pep talk during practice. Sika and the rest of Huskies defense came up big on Saturday’s season opener against the Dimond Lynx in Anchorage. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Senior Jarrell Williams throws a pass during Thursday’s practice before Saturday’s opening game in Anchorage against Dimond High School. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Huskies head to Anchorage for opening game

Saturday’s game against the Dimond Lynx

Senior Jarrell Williams throws a pass during Thursday’s practice before Saturday’s opening game in Anchorage against Dimond High School. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Kids take off during the Ironkids Alaska Fun Run Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School.

Kidding around: Hundreds partake in youth event ahead of Ironman Alaska

Despite the rain, Ironkids weren’t rusty.

Kids take off during the Ironkids Alaska Fun Run Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School.
An athlete takes a photo of the Ironman Village sign placed at the entrance of Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday afternoon. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
An athlete takes a photo of the Ironman Village sign placed at the entrance of Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday afternoon. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The 2022 Juneau Marathon at Savikko Park on Saturday saw higher attendance this year than last despite early morning rain. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
The 2022 Juneau Marathon at Savikko Park on Saturday saw higher attendance this year than last despite early morning rain. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
John Cashell prepared to tee off in the rain while the rest of his team, Haley Snell, Marty Stearns, and Josh Pritts, cheered on quietly from behind. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
John Cashell prepared to tee off in the rain while the rest of his team, Haley Snell, Marty Stearns, and Josh Pritts, cheered on quietly from behind. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Justin Fantasia shown running in the original Eldred Rock Lighthouse Run 4 the Rock Foghorn Race, which as since been renamed to the Justin Fantasia Memorial Run 4 the Rock in his honor. (Courtesy Photo / Sue York)
Justin Fantasia shown running in the original Eldred Rock Lighthouse Run 4 the Rock Foghorn Race, which as since been renamed to the Justin Fantasia Memorial Run 4 the Rock in his honor. (Courtesy Photo / Sue York)
Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire 
Local athletes do a swim workout in Auke Lake as they prepare for the Ironman Alaska.
Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire 
Local athletes do a swim workout in Auke Lake as they prepare for the Ironman Alaska.
The Tagaban family, Jacob, Jessielea, Joseph and Ed, pose with Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation. (Courtesy photo / Ed Tagaban)
The Tagaban family, Jacob, Jessielea, Joseph and Ed, pose with Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation. (Courtesy photo / Ed Tagaban)
The High Cadence Ironman team begins their hour-long group swim workout at Auke lake. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
The High Cadence Ironman team begins their hour-long group swim workout at Auke lake. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Bikes sit in a line waiting for racers at the 2021 Aukeman Triathalon. (Courtesy /Jean Butler)
Bikes sit in a line waiting for racers at the 2021 Aukeman Triathalon. (Courtesy /Jean Butler)
Silver Maake of Joe's Team Sucks lobs a pitch toward the plate while a member of The Tribe prepares to take off from second base.

Rainball results: 34 teams competed, here’s who won

Tournament was held June 23-26.

Silver Maake of Joe's Team Sucks lobs a pitch toward the plate while a member of The Tribe prepares to take off from second base.
Vaipuna Toutaiolepo returns a pickleball over the net Saturday afternoon at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Toutaiolepo, a member of the Alaska Crimson Bear Pickleball Club, was among dozens of players to participate in a tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Simply having a (pickle)ball

Tournament gathers two teams for games and a good time.

Vaipuna Toutaiolepo returns a pickleball over the net Saturday afternoon at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Toutaiolepo, a member of the Alaska Crimson Bear Pickleball Club, was among dozens of players to participate in a tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This year’s Mount Roberts Trail Race first-place winner Seth Rutt catches his breath after completing the race in under 40 minutes. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

The Mount Roberts Trail Race returns in-person and in-style

They’re running up that hill.

This year’s Mount Roberts Trail Race first-place winner Seth Rutt catches his breath after completing the race in under 40 minutes. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Former NFL defensive tackle leads an exercise inside the Dimond Park Field House. The former pro has been helping local athletes refine their skills while in town. (Courtesy Photo)

Top of the line: Former NFL DT helps youths work on their game

He’s conducting a camp for middle and elementary school students from Monday to Thursday.

Former NFL defensive tackle leads an exercise inside the Dimond Park Field House. The former pro has been helping local athletes refine their skills while in town. (Courtesy Photo)
The Alaska Crimson Bear Pickleball Club prepares for upcoming tournament against the San Francisco Eagles July 8 and 9. (Courtesy photo / Mele Maake)
The Alaska Crimson Bear Pickle Ball team prepares for upcoming tournament against the San Francisco Eagles July 8 and 9. (Courtesy photo / Mele Maake)

Pickleball tourney to hold court in Juneau

Having fun is their racket.

The Alaska Crimson Bear Pickleball Club prepares for upcoming tournament against the San Francisco Eagles July 8 and 9. (Courtesy photo / Mele Maake)
The Alaska Crimson Bear Pickle Ball team prepares for upcoming tournament against the San Francisco Eagles July 8 and 9. (Courtesy photo / Mele Maake)
Runners pound up Fish Creek Road towards the ski area during the Eaglecrest Road and Ridge Race on July 2, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Up with the sun: runners tackle Eaglecrest

Onward and upward, up the rising road.

Runners pound up Fish Creek Road towards the ski area during the Eaglecrest Road and Ridge Race on July 2, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The 2022 Gastineau Little League Majors Division champs are the Juneau Pizza Red Sox. Team members are: (Back row, left to right) manager Nick Nelson, Darwin Decena, coach John Randolf, Andrew Sanders, Joaquin Ramirez, coach PJ, Jamison Randolf, Brenner Harralston, coach Tom Pegues, (front row, left to right) Liam keisseling, Jack Pegues, Micah Nelson, Myles Pasion, Marquis Lim, Matthew Shockly and Fischer Kolodziejski (not pictured.) (Courtesy Photo / Nick Nelson)
The 2022 Gastineau Little League Majors Division champs are the Juneau Pizza Red Sox. Team members are: (Back row, left to right) manager Nick Nelson, Darwin Decena, coach John Randolf, Andrew Sanders, Joaquin Ramirez, coach PJ, Jamison Randolf, Brenner Harralston, coach Tom Pegues, (front row, left to right) Liam keisseling, Jack Pegues, Micah Nelson, Myles Pasion, Marquis Lim, Matthew Shockly and Fischer Kolodziejski (not pictured.) (Courtesy Photo / Nick Nelson)