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Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé basketball teams will face Thunder Mountain High School one last time in regular season play this weekend, as the school also hosts Senior Night and a suicide prevention event. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé basketball teams will face Thunder Mountain High School one last time in regular season play this weekend, as the school also hosts Senior Night and a suicide prevention event. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School seniors (from left to right) Grace Sikes, Sydney Strong, Jo Pasion, Olissa Oliver and Jorda Basiliso stand with coach Andy Lee (center) before Saturday’s senior night game against Ketchikan. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain falls to Ketchikan at home

But more games are ahead as season nears its end.

Thunder Mountain High School seniors (from left to right) Grace Sikes, Sydney Strong, Jo Pasion, Olissa Oliver and Jorda Basiliso stand with coach Andy Lee (center) before Saturday’s senior night game against Ketchikan. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Senior Matthew Hartsock prepares to launch a 3-point shot while his teammates and coaches look on. Hartsock, who sank two 3-pointers in the game, was part of a hot shooting night for TMHS.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire
Senior Matthew Hartsock prepares to launch a 3-point shot while his teammates and coaches look on. Hartsock, who sank two 3-pointers in the game, was part of a hot shooting night for TMHS.
The Juneau Capitals 10-and-under team swept a tournament in Anchorage last weekend, winning all six games. (Courtesy photo / Jamie Troxel)

Juneau 10-U hockey team sweeps tournament

Six games to none and a hefty lead in all.

The Juneau Capitals 10-and-under team swept a tournament in Anchorage last weekend, winning all six games. (Courtesy photo / Jamie Troxel)
JDHS' Mila Hargrave pivots toward the hoop for a tough inside shot while tightly defended by TMHS' Sydney Strong. In the background JDHS' Kiyara Miller and TMHS' Kerra Baxter look on. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
JDHS' Mila Hargrave pivots toward the hoop for a tough inside shot while tightly defended by TMHS' Sydney Strong. In the background JDHS' Kiyara Miller and TMHS' Kerra Baxter look on. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Alwen Carrillo coils up to launch a shot in a 63-50 win at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday night. Carillo led the Crimson Bears in scoring 21 points and made some slick passes to set his teammates up for easy buckets. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Two late surges, two different outcomes

Boys and girls basketball games each feature wild finishes.

Alwen Carrillo coils up to launch a shot in a 63-50 win at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday night. Carillo led the Crimson Bears in scoring 21 points and made some slick passes to set his teammates up for easy buckets. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
JDHS' Orion Dybdahl contests a shot from TMHS' Thomas Baxter late in Saturday night's game. Thunder Mountain High School wound up winning 56-55 in overtime.  (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
JDHS' Orion Dybdahl contests a shot from TMHS' Thomas Baxter late in Saturday night's game. Thunder Mountain High School wound up winning 56-55 in overtime.  (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Kiara Kookesh (right) gets a hand on an attempted pass from Ashlynn Gates during a practice drill at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

The tough get going: TMHS girls season to start with early challenges

“We have great athleticism, we have size, we have speed.”

Kiara Kookesh (right) gets a hand on an attempted pass from Ashlynn Gates during a practice drill at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Scores at a glance for the week of Jan.28

Quick recaps for local teams.

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Scores at a glance for the week of Jan.28

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Maddie Phaneuf, a Team USA biathlete, coaches up Juneau Nordic Ski Team members during a recent stop in the capital city. Phaneuf said it was only her second time in Alaska. Despite heavy rain, local athletes were able to learn from the Olympic-caliber athlete. (Courtesy Photo / Mike Justa)
Maddie Phaneuf, a Team USA biathlete, coaches up Juneau Nordic Ski Team members during a recent stop in the capital city. Phaneuf said it was only her second time in Alaska. Despite heavy rain, local athletes were able to learn from the Olympic-caliber athlete. (Courtesy Photo / Mike Justa)
Sean Oliver, who led the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears in scoring at the Alaska Airlines Classic, prepares to shoot during practice on Dec. 15, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

JDHS basketball teams determined to soldier through rough patch

Both the boys and girls have a heavy week and weekend ahead.

Sean Oliver, who led the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears in scoring at the Alaska Airlines Classic, prepares to shoot during practice on Dec. 15, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
FILE - Alaska Nanooks forward Brady Risk plays during the third period of an NCAA hockey game against Cornell on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Ithaca, N.Y. When the Alaska Nanooks ventured out from campus in Fairbanks for their second three-week road trip of the season, a simple stop in Seattle turned into a four-day stay as virus-related airline staff shortages and wintry weather in the region grounded flight after flight. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Roaming charge: Alaska Nanooks making most of independence

Patience, positive attitudes — and efficient packing.

  • Jan 25, 2022
  • By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer
FILE - Alaska Nanooks forward Brady Risk plays during the third period of an NCAA hockey game against Cornell on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Ithaca, N.Y. When the Alaska Nanooks ventured out from campus in Fairbanks for their second three-week road trip of the season, a simple stop in Seattle turned into a four-day stay as virus-related airline staff shortages and wintry weather in the region grounded flight after flight. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team stand on the Arctic Ocean. (Courtesy Photo)

Falcons come up just shy of tournament win

Close game in the far north.

The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team stand on the Arctic Ocean. (Courtesy Photo)
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Scores at a glance for the week of Jan.21

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Alwen Carrillo, one of the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé boy’s basketball team captains, dribbles during practice on Dec. 15, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau boys basketball hitting the road

One team is bound for Anchorage, the other for Utqiagvik

Alwen Carrillo, one of the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé boy’s basketball team captains, dribbles during practice on Dec. 15, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
A gull looks for dislodged food in the surf. (Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong)
A gull looks for dislodged food in the surf. (Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong)
A basketball sits ready for play at Thunder Mountain High School on Dec. 7, 2021. Starting this week, Juneau’s high school basketball and hockey players may participate in enhanced COVID-19 screenings rather than wear a mask while playing. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Prep sports teams breathe easier

New testing options let players drop masks.

A basketball sits ready for play at Thunder Mountain High School on Dec. 7, 2021. Starting this week, Juneau’s high school basketball and hockey players may participate in enhanced COVID-19 screenings rather than wear a mask while playing. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Scores at a glance for the week of Jan. 14

Quick recaps for local teams.

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