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

Get caught up on local sports news.

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.


More in Sports

Israeli Olympic racewalker Shaul Ladany holds his 1972’s Olympic race shoes for a portrait in Omer, Israel, Sunday, July 12, 2020. In an instant, the world record holder in the 50-mile walk was thrust into one of sports’ greatest tragedies and a seminal moment in modern history _ the kidnapping and massacre of his fellow Israeli team members at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The killing shocked the world, gave the Palestinian cause an audience and ushered in a new era of global terrorism. Ladany, a Holocaust survivor, the lessons still linger. He says it taught him to “never be afraid” but become “more careful.”(AP Photo / Ariel Schalit)
Israeli racewalker recalls surviving 1972 Munich massacre

In an instant, he was thrust into one of sports’ greatest tragedies.

Linda Kruger approaches Father Brown’s Cross and the finish of the Juneau Trail and Road Runners Mount Roberts Tram Run on Mount Roberts Trail. The event sponsored annually by the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway. (Courtesy Photo | Jeff Gnass)
Dozens participate in distanced Mount Roberts Trail run

Fastest time was just over 24 minutes.

Courtesy photo | Alexandra Razor 
                                Former members of the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé softball team will play an alumni game on Sunday to raise money for travel and equipment for the team.
JDHS softball team to hold alumni game

It might be the first alumni game held by the JDHS softball team.

Crimson Bears hold virtual awards ceremony

Coaches acknowledge hard work and dedication.

Micah Grigg, a Thunder Mountain High School graduate, will be swimming for Lenoir Rhyne University in North Carolina in the fall, signing with the school’s team this spring. (Courtesy photo | Micah Grigg)
Two members of Juneau’s swim club are college-bound

North Carolina and Fairbanks are a little further than a 1650-yard race away.

Thomas Waerner, of Norway, celebrates in Nome his win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Waerner is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Marc Lester | Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
Virus strands Norway racer in Alaska after Iditarod win

Man and 16 dogs been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations.

Sosan Monsef hands off the baton to teammate Sadie Tuckwood during the 2018 Alaska Track and Field State Championships. (Courtesy Photo | For JDHS Track & Field)
JDHS track and field coaches bid farewell to seniors

The 2020 Track & Field season was looking to be one for the record books.

TMHS baseball coaches bid farewell to seniors

Unfortunately, these fine young men will never get to know what it… Continue reading

JDHS boys soccer coaches bid farewell to seniors

These seniors had a great run during their years playing soccer at JDHS.

TMHS softball coaches bid farewell to seniors

The Falcon softball team and coaching staff wishes the best to our five graduating seniors

JDHS baseball coaches bid farewell to seniors

We will never know how good we would have been. I do know that we would have worked hard all year