Sports

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

Juneau teams held the line against fierce opposition this weekend.

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

Thunder Mountain games will be earlier.

  • Feb 26, 2020
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)

Floyd Dryden wins Southeast wrestling tournament

It was a big win for Dryden.

Brady Carandang

Crosstown clash closely contested

They won but just barely.

Brady Carandang

Juneau teams enjoy ‘big’ wins and a crosstown clash in Anchorage

Over-time victories and a rivalry tilt.

University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey team forward Steven Jandric skates with the puck against the UAA Seawolves. (Courtesy photo | JR Ancheta via UAF Photography)

Alaska Science Forum: The physics of slapshots and mid-ice collisions

A look at one of the north’s favorite sports.

University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey team forward Steven Jandric skates with the puck against the UAA Seawolves. (Courtesy photo | JR Ancheta via UAF Photography)
The Juneau Skating Club took second place in the The Ice Sports Industry’s West Coast Skating Championships in Tacoma on Jan. 17-19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | JSC)
The Juneau Skating Club took second place in the The Ice Sports Industry’s West Coast Skating Championships in Tacoma on Jan. 17-19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | JSC)

Crosstown rivalry: JDHS, TMHS to square off on homecoming weekend

It’s set to be a big weekend for boys and girls basketball.

Kyle Worl talks at the University of Alaska Southeast campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau local recognized for Herculean effort bringing back traditional sports

He’s bringing traditional games back to the Southeast to stay.

Kyle Worl talks at the University of Alaska Southeast campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau Monstarz Danielle Larson, Letasha Heumann, Joy Ribao, Nani Weimer, Mariah Simpkins, Megan Buchmeier, Maria Weyrach, Michaela Demmert and coach Taylor Larson stand together with their champion sweatshirts and trophy after taking the top spot in the women’s division of the Mt. Edgecumbe Invitational. (Courtesy Photo | Andrew Friske)
The Juneau Monstarz Danielle Larson, Letasha Heumann, Joy Ribao, Nani Weimer, Mariah Simpkins, Megan Buchmeier, Maria Weyrach, Michaela Demmert and coach Taylor Larson stand together with their champion sweatshirts and trophy after taking the top spot in the women’s division of the Mt. Edgecumbe Invitational. (Courtesy Photo | Andrew Friske)

Not putting on the ‘Brakes’: Former JDHS standout finds coaching success

Past Crimson Bear helps coach three-time state champs.

Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers 
                                Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer.

Program introduces girls to science expeditions in wilderness

Expeditions in Alaska will explore a glacier and the intertidal zone.

Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers 
                                Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer.

TMHS hoopsters remain positive after defeat

Falcons can’t make up for poor first half.