Juneau Football’s Maikeli Tupou, left, Puna Toutaiolepo, center, and Caleb Traxler, right, tackle East’s Jason Jenn-Lundfelt at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. East won 40-0. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau Football’s Maikeli Tupou, left, Puna Toutaiolepo, center, and Caleb Traxler, right, tackle East’s Jason Jenn-Lundfelt at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. East won 40-0. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Three Juneau teens podium at Palmer ski races

Three Juneau teens made the podium of the Government Peak Cross-Country Ski Invitational on Saturday. The Juneau Nordic Ski Team sent just under 20 high… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao, right, races Ketchikan’s James Nordlund down the court at JDHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. JDHS won 75-67. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao, right, races Ketchikan’s James Nordlund down the court at JDHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. JDHS won 75-67. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain’s Kamron Falls, right, is pressured by Colony’s Jeremiah Hersrud, left, and Colton Spencer at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Colony won 46-27. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain’s Kamron Falls, right, is pressured by Colony’s Jeremiah Hersrud, left, and Colton Spencer at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Colony won 46-27. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Cooper Kriegmont, left, attempts a steal against Colony’s Sullivan Menard at JDHS on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Colony won 66-40. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Cooper Kriegmont, left, attempts a steal against Colony’s Sullivan Menard at JDHS on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Colony won 66-40. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao, right, drives against Ketchikan’s Marcus Lee at JDHS during a conference win last February. Lee earned first team all-state honors last season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao, right, drives against Ketchikan’s Marcus Lee at JDHS during a conference win last February. Lee earned first team all-state honors last season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Half Pack’s Julia Frost, Justin Jarvis, Robert Schuler and Alicia Schuler won the first annual Reverse Coed Volleyball tournament Gold Division at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday. Half Pack defeated Will Clark, 2-1, in the title game. (Courtesy Photo | Dave Pusich)
Half Pack’s Julia Frost, Justin Jarvis, Robert Schuler and Alicia Schuler won the first annual Reverse Coed Volleyball tournament Gold Division at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday. Half Pack defeated Will Clark, 2-1, in the title game. (Courtesy Photo | Dave Pusich)
The Juneau Ski Club’s FreeRide Team on the top of Eaglecrest on Saturday. Left to right: Eero Wooldord, McKenna McNutt, Sophia Caputo, Gabi Griggs, JoJo Griggs, Austin Smith. (Courtesy Photo | Randy Bates).
The Juneau Ski Club’s FreeRide Team on the top of Eaglecrest on Saturday. Left to right: Eero Wooldord, McKenna McNutt, Sophia Caputo, Gabi Griggs, JoJo Griggs, Austin Smith. (Courtesy Photo | Randy Bates).
Rob Cadmus drags his kite back to shore after kiteboarding in the Gastineau Channel on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Rob Cadmus drags his kite back to shore after kiteboarding in the Gastineau Channel on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain teammates Stone Morgan, left; Brady Carandang and Vaipuna Toutaiolepo (down) position themselves for a rebound against Monroe Catholic’s Mason Muramoto, right, during Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic at Monroe Catholic High School on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Danny Martin | Fairbanks Daily News Miner)

Falcons downed twice in Fairbanks

They’ll get another shot at one foe next week.

Thunder Mountain teammates Stone Morgan, left; Brady Carandang and Vaipuna Toutaiolepo (down) position themselves for a rebound against Monroe Catholic’s Mason Muramoto, right, during Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic at Monroe Catholic High School on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Danny Martin | Fairbanks Daily News Miner)
Hunter Hickok leads warmup drills during Juneau-Douglas High School varsity football practice in August of 2015. Hickok was twice named Southeast Conference Defensive Player Of The Year during his time with the Crimson Bears from 2012-2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Hunter Hickok leads warmup drills during Juneau-Douglas High School varsity football practice in August of 2015. Hickok was twice named Southeast Conference Defensive Player Of The Year during his time with the Crimson Bears from 2012-2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Thunder Mountain storms past West Valley

A second-half run propelled the Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team to a 59-50 nonconference win over West Valley on Wednesday night. Thunder Mountain… Continue reading