Player of the Week: Finn Morley

Finn Morley is the Juneau Empire’s player of the week. Morley, a sophomore at Juneau-Douglas High School, finished third on the team and 17th overall… Continue reading

Crimson Bears take 4-0 record to Spiketacular

The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team earned a second consecutive weekend sweep over Ketchikan High School. The Crimson Bears won in straight sets, 25-19, 25-12,… Continue reading

Klondike Relay Results

A pair of relay teams assembled with mostly Juneau runners finished the Klondike Trail of ‘98 International Road Relay with two of the fastest 10… Continue reading

JDHS girls win Palmer Invite

In an effort to provide their standout junior with some competition that was absent in the first two meets of the season, the Juneau-Douglas High… Continue reading

Juneau United falls to Wasilla

Juneau United fell to Wasilla High School 15-0 on Saturday, dropping to 0-5 on the season, marking the second time in three weeks Juneau has… Continue reading

JDHS’ Gretchen Neal (left), and Marina Lloyd sprint to the finish line in Petersburg on Friday during the Petersburg Invitational cross country meet. (Courtesy Photo | Zack Bursell)

Thunder Mountain girls see improvement in Petersburg Invite

The Thunder Mountain High School girls placed three runners in the top-10 at the Petersburg Invitational cross country meet on Friday afternoon. Swift runs by… Continue reading

JDHS’ Gretchen Neal (left), and Marina Lloyd sprint to the finish line in Petersburg on Friday during the Petersburg Invitational cross country meet. (Courtesy Photo | Zack Bursell)

Lady Falcon spikers dispatch Sitka in season-opening win

Sturdy defense and the strong hitting of one particular junior outside hitter helped the Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team defeat Sitka High School in… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Letasiilemilion Fenumiai, left, hits against Sitka’s Joei Vidad, center, and Abby Forrester at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Thunder Mountain won 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Thunder Mountain volleyball competes against Sitka

Mountain girls varsity team competes against Sitka High School at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Contact staff photographer Michael… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Letasiilemilion Fenumiai, left, hits against Sitka’s Joei Vidad, center, and Abby Forrester at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Thunder Mountain won 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Shawn Miller runs in the 2018 Juneau Marathon. (Courtesy Photo | Jim Beedle)

Checking in with Shawn Miller

It’s never been easy being Shawn Miller. For the better part of the last two decades, the 38-year-old accountant runs on the order of 90… Continue reading

Shawn Miller runs in the 2018 Juneau Marathon. (Courtesy Photo | Jim Beedle)

Reestablished football JV spotlights talented freshmen class

Thunder Mountain High School athletic director Jake Jacoby kept a running tally in his mind of the number of football players streaming out the west… Continue reading

Team “Eat and Run” in Whitehorse, Yukon, after last year’s Klondike Road Relay. Back row (From left to right) Brandon Cullum, Susetta Cole, John Kern, Rob Haight, Dirk Miller, Carleen Mitchell. Bottom row: Glenn Haight, Richard Lam, Cindy Tuckwood, Dave Mitchell. (Courtesy Photo | John Kern)

Klondike a ‘moving party’ for experienced teams

The 110-mile road relay between Skagway to Whitehorse begins Friday night.

Team “Eat and Run” in Whitehorse, Yukon, after last year’s Klondike Road Relay. Back row (From left to right) Brandon Cullum, Susetta Cole, John Kern, Rob Haight, Dirk Miller, Carleen Mitchell. Bottom row: Glenn Haight, Richard Lam, Cindy Tuckwood, Dave Mitchell. (Courtesy Photo | John Kern)
The winner of the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center Fun Run, Shawn Miller (center), poses for a picture with Georgi Dobrev (left), and Gus Marx (right) on Saturday outside the clinic on Hospital Drive. (Courtesy Photo | Madi Nolan)

Gnass, Miller win Fun Run

Jeff Gnass and Shawn Miller won their respective races at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center Fun Run on Saturday. The 1-mile and 5-mile… Continue reading

The winner of the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center Fun Run, Shawn Miller (center), poses for a picture with Georgi Dobrev (left), and Gus Marx (right) on Saturday outside the clinic on Hospital Drive. (Courtesy Photo | Madi Nolan)

Player of the Week: Esteban “Gaby” Soto

Esteban “Gaby” Soto is the Juneau Empire’s player of the week. Soto, a freshman at Juneau-Douglas High School, scored the winning touchdown with just seconds… Continue reading

JDHS’ Lila Quigley, Shelby York and Becky Grube compete in the Skagway Invitational on Saturday. (Dan Fox | The Skagway News)

Fast times await Crimson Bears at Palmer meet

The Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team is dividing into two factions this weekend.

JDHS’ Lila Quigley, Shelby York and Becky Grube compete in the Skagway Invitational on Saturday. (Dan Fox | The Skagway News)

Checking in with Jacob Calloway

The list of Alaskans on a Division I college basketball roster is short. When put on the spot, Juneau’s Jacob Calloway, 21, can think of… Continue reading

JDHS volleyball opens season with 3-0 win

The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team opened its 2018 campaign with a 25-8, 25-10, 25-13 victory over the Ketchikan Lady Kings. Sophomore JoJo Griggs recorded… Continue reading

Juneau United’s Luis Mojica is tackled by Lathrop’s Bubba Maschmeier, top, and Josiah Opp at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau defense shines late in loss to Lathrop

The Juneau unified football team was on the verge its seventh consecutive scoreless quarter when senior Hansel Hinckle decided to do something about it on… Continue reading

Juneau United’s Luis Mojica is tackled by Lathrop’s Bubba Maschmeier, top, and Josiah Opp at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kristina Brown brings the ball up the court during a scrimmage at the I Did You Can Basketball Camp on Saturday morning at Juneau-Douglas High School. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Basketball camp fosters inclusivity

The dribbling drill seems a bit odd at first: a ballhandler dribbling the length of the court while brightly-colored foam noodles (like those found in… Continue reading

Kristina Brown brings the ball up the court during a scrimmage at the I Did You Can Basketball Camp on Saturday morning at Juneau-Douglas High School. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain’s Hannah Deer, front, leads Sally Thompson to the finish line during the Douglas Island Mini-Meet at Savikko Park on Saturday, August 18. Deer and Thompson will anchor the TMHS girls cross country running team this season under new head coach Sandi Pahlke. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Season preview: Young runners bring new energy to Falcons

There’s a scarcity of upperclassmen on the Thunder Mountain High School cross country team this season. Luckily, for captain Sally Thompson, one of the Falcons’… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Hannah Deer, front, leads Sally Thompson to the finish line during the Douglas Island Mini-Meet at Savikko Park on Saturday, August 18. Deer and Thompson will anchor the TMHS girls cross country running team this season under new head coach Sandi Pahlke. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Juneau seeks first win of season in matchup with Lathrop

Juneau will test its merit against Lathrop High School on Saturday.