Charlie’s Angels celebrates winning the Gold Division at the Reverse Coed Volleyball Tournament at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Dave Pusich)

Charlie’s Angels celebrates winning the Gold Division at the Reverse Coed Volleyball Tournament at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Dave Pusich)

Volleyball tourney gives women the edge, TMHS extends winning streak, Saturday race highlights

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Charlie’s Angels, How I Set Your Mother claim titles

Sixteen coed volleyball teams took the court Saturday at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School for the Reverse Coed Tournament.

Charlie’s Angels and How I Set Your Mother won their respective divisions. The teams were broken up into the Gold and Silver divisions, and played round-robin matches to one set and bracket matches to best-of-three sets. Tournament rules prevented men from spiking or blocking at the net.

Charlie’s Angels defeated Half Pack, Nizich Dental and Jump, Pass, Dig in the Gold bracket, while How I Set Your Mother defeated Setting Ducks, Skoden Stoodis and Miller’s Madmen in the Silver bracket.

TMHS boys win fourth in a row

The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team had a perfect showing on the road.

Shortly after arriving home from the Punahou Invitational in Hawaii, the Falcons headed to Palmer and Anchorage last weekend, where they extended their win streak to four. TMHS (5-1) defeated Palmer High School 60-54 on Friday. Seniors Brady Carandang and Bryson Echiverri combined for 46 points in the win. Lavar Marshall led Palmer with 18 points, while Dae Osiensky finished with 12 points.

“Palmer, they stuck around the whole time and it’s one of those things we kept wanting to push harder but they stuck right there,” TMHS coach John Blasco told the Frontiersman.

Carandang scored 21 points in the 64-53 Falcons’ victory the following day against South Anchorage High School. Meki Toutaiolepo scored 18 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and Echiverri scored 16 points. After a closely-contested first half, the Falcons outscored the Wolverines by nine points in the second half.

The Falcons’ home-opening series is 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday against Sitka High School. TMHS wraps up the three-game homestand with a 6 p.m. tilt Saturday against Mt. Edgecumbe High School.

Runners raise money for lighthouse

Juneauites trampled up and down the darkened Juneau Seawalk on Saturday afternoon for the Run 4 the Rock Headlamp Race.

Will Robinson crossed the tape in 20 minutes, 55 seconds, to finish first in the 5-kilometer race. Holly Handler finished in 24:16 as the women’s 5K champion, while Elias Mason, Ashley Mason and Kym Mauseth tied in the 1-mile race. All three finished in 14:32.

The event raised funds for the Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association, a nonprofit restoring the Eldred Rock Lighthouse in Lynn Canal.


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com.