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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

State basketball tournament canceled

Their season was abruptly truncated by coronavirus measures.

State basketball tournament canceled
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

Iditarod loses another major sponsor

Chrysler puts on the brakes.

  • Mar 16, 2020
Iditarod loses another major sponsor
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.

Gold Medal Basketball Tournament is officially canceled.

74th annual tournament isn’t happening.

Gold Medal Basketball Tournament is officially canceled.
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)
He shoots, he scores: Thunder Mountain senior reaches scoring milestone
He shoots, he scores: Thunder Mountain senior reaches scoring milestone
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.
JDHS and TMHS boys stand tall against out-of-town opponents

JDHS and TMHS boys stand tall against out-of-town opponents

Juneau teams held the line against fierce opposition this weekend.

JDHS and TMHS boys stand tall against out-of-town opponents
Defending champion Joar Lefseth Ulsom runs his team down Fourth Ave during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage. Alaska Airlines announced Monday, March 2, 2020, it will drop its sponsorship of the Iditarod, Alaska’s most famous sporting event. The airline in a statement said the decision was made as it transitions to a new corporate giving strategy, but People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the most vocal critic of the thousand-mile sled dog race across Alaska, immediately took credit. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)

Alaska Airlines drops sponsorship of Iditarod sled dog race

Decision was made as the company transitions to a new corporate giving strategy, airline said.

  • Mar 2, 2020
Defending champion Joar Lefseth Ulsom runs his team down Fourth Ave during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage. Alaska Airlines announced Monday, March 2, 2020, it will drop its sponsorship of the Iditarod, Alaska’s most famous sporting event. The airline in a statement said the decision was made as it transitions to a new corporate giving strategy, but People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the most vocal critic of the thousand-mile sled dog race across Alaska, immediately took credit. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé held a Sock It To Cancer fundraiser Friday night in memory of Kevin Guimmayen. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

JDHS socks it to cancer, bests Ketchikan

It was an emotion-filled night.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé held a Sock It To Cancer fundraiser Friday night in memory of Kevin Guimmayen. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Basketball: Senior night schedule shuffled

Basketball: Senior night schedule shuffled

Thunder Mountain games will be earlier.

  • Feb 26, 2020
Basketball: Senior night schedule shuffled
Swimmers from the Glacier Swimming Club ran roughshod over the competition at the Alaska Age Group Championships on Feb. 14-15, setting a record for the most points scored by a single team and winning the meet handily. (Courtesy photo | For Glacier Swimming Club)
Swimmers from the Glacier Swimming Club ran roughshod over the competition at the Alaska Age Group Championships on Feb. 14-15, setting a record for the most points scored by a single team and winning the meet handily. (Courtesy photo | For Glacier Swimming Club)
Riley Traxler shoots as Thunder Mountain High School plays against Ketchikan High School on Feb. 22, 2020. (Heather Holt | Courtesy photo)

Juneau teams play close games, end losing streak in competitive weekend

TMHS girls ended a 5-year losing streak against Ketchikan on Friday.

Riley Traxler shoots as Thunder Mountain High School plays against Ketchikan High School on Feb. 22, 2020. (Heather Holt | Courtesy photo)