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                                Senior Tyler Weldon swims during Juneau-Douglas High School swim practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Wednesday.

Southeast swim meet this weekend

The Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain High School swim and dive teams’ home debut and finale is this weekend. The Juneau Invitational takes place at 6… Continue reading

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                                Senior Tyler Weldon swims during Juneau-Douglas High School swim practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Wednesday.

JDHS heads to state meet with high hopes

The state cross country meet is Saturday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage and the Region V champion Juneau-Douglas High School is ready. The Division… Continue reading

Juneau’s Rhea wins WNBA championship with Seattle Storm

Talisa Rhea remembers going to Seattle Storm games as a wide-eyed teenager with big hoop dreams. She didn’t know at the time that one day… Continue reading

Longtime basketball official heads south

Mike Kelly’s youngest son graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School last spring as one of the school’s all-time leading scorers and rebounders. Despite once being likened… Continue reading

Juneau United’s quarterback Cooper Kriegmont runs against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senior Night Football Photos: Juneau United vs. Colony

Pictures of Senior Night and game action of Juneau United against Colony High School.

Juneau United’s quarterback Cooper Kriegmont runs against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School’s Annika Schwartz, left, and Trinity Jackson compete in the Region V Cross Country Running Championships Division I race on the Treadwell Mine Historic Trails on Saturday. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Players of the Week: Annika Schwartz and Trinity Jackson

Annika Schwartz and Trinity Jackson are the Juneau Empire’s players of the week. The Juneau-Douglas High School freshmen helped the Crimson Bears sweep the top-five… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas High School’s Annika Schwartz, left, and Trinity Jackson compete in the Region V Cross Country Running Championships Division I race on the Treadwell Mine Historic Trails on Saturday. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

JDHS sweeps Region V meet

Sadie Tuckwood and Arne Ellefson-Carnes captured their third consecutive region titles before a spirited home crowd at Sandy Beach on Saturday. The duo won their… Continue reading

William Smoker, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, returns a backhand during the Regional Tennis Championships at JRC/The Alaska Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Smoker placed first in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Smoker, Hurtte smoke competition at region tennis tourney

Juneau-Douglas High School’s William Smoker and Erica Hurtte combined to win five divisions of the four-day Southeast Regional Tennis Championships hosted by JRC/The Alaska Club.… Continue reading

William Smoker, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, returns a backhand during the Regional Tennis Championships at JRC/The Alaska Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Smoker placed first in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau United outmatched by Colony

Juneau United was locked in for the opening drive of their senior night duel with Colony on Friday at Thunder Mountain High School. When sophomore… Continue reading

Running much more than a sport for the Ellefsons

There was never a time in Arne Ellefson-Carnes’ life that wasn’t connected to the Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team. His mom, Merry, became the… Continue reading

Back To School Tennis Tournament results

The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team partnered with community players for the Back To School Doubles Tournament. The tournament ended Sunday at the Alaska Club… Continue reading

Player of the Week: Cooper Kriegmont

Cooper Kriegmont is the Juneau Empire’s player of the week. Kriegmont, a sophomore at Juneau-Douglas High School, ran for 95 yards and threw one touchdown… Continue reading

JDHS spikers 9th at Spiketacular, Thunder Mountain sweeps Kayhi

The Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team completed a weekend sweep of the Ketchikan Lady Kings over the weekend.

Juneau-Douglas junior Sadie Tuckwood takes the lead on Saturday during a Region V cross country meet at Ward Lake in Ketchikan. Tuckwood placed first in the girls race. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

JDHS girls win fifth meet of season in Ketchikan

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls cross country team won their fifth meet of the season on Saturday afternoon on Ward Lake Trail in Ketchikan. Junior… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas junior Sadie Tuckwood takes the lead on Saturday during a Region V cross country meet at Ward Lake in Ketchikan. Tuckwood placed first in the girls race. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

Missed opportunities halt Juneau comeback bid

Juneau United fell to the Chugiak Mustangs 22-7 on a crisp Friday night at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park

Photos: Thunder Mountain volleyball takes on Ketchikan

Thunder Mountain girls varsity team competes against Ketchikan High School at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau on Friday, Sept. 15, 2018. TMHS won 3-0… Continue reading

Nonprofit stresses football safety

The Juneau United football team is one of eight high school football teams participating in the statewide “Safety in Football Campaign.”

Chris, CJ and Michelle Umbs accept their Family of the Year award from the Special Olympics Alaska’s “Breakfast With Champions” event at the Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health and Wellness Center in Anchorage on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | Gail Fenumiai)

Special Olympics names Juneau family ‘Family of the Year’

A Juneau family was recognized for their outstanding service to the Special Olympics on Wednesday. Chris, Michelle and their 24-year-old son CJ Umbs were named… Continue reading

Chris, CJ and Michelle Umbs accept their Family of the Year award from the Special Olympics Alaska’s “Breakfast With Champions” event at the Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health and Wellness Center in Anchorage on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | Gail Fenumiai)

Juneau football takes on Chugiak

Juneau United hosts its first conference opponent of the season on Friday. Varsity kicks off against Chugiak on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy… Continue reading

Tennis freshman win at Anchorage Invite

Juneau-Douglas High School returned from the Alaska High School Inviational Tennis Tournament with seven victories. Juneau-Douglas, the lone Southeast tennis team, joined 14 others schools… Continue reading