Weekend recap: Falcons burry Kings early

Thunder Mountain beat Ketchikan High School 12-4 on Saturday. The Falcons buried the Kings with 10 runs in the first three innings.

TMHS senior Makayla Harp opened scoring in the first inning with a two-run homer to center field. The Falcons added five more runs in the second off a two-RBI double by junior Haleigh DiCarlo, an RBI single by freshman Maxie Saceda-Hurt and a two-RBI double by Harp, going up 7-0 before the Kings got on the board.

The Kings pushed back in the top of the third with a four-run inning before the Falcons pushed their lead back to six runs in the third. TMHS held KHS scoreless for the rest of the game and added two more runs in the seventh to close scoring.

Softball: JDHS 10, SHS 8

In their second win over Sitka High School this weekend, Juneau-Douglas High School’s softball team overcame a four-run deficit in the fifth-inning to win 10-8. The Crimson Bears secured both wins this weekend with a combined three runs. 

JDHS jumped to a 4-1 lead in the second inning before Sitka put together seven runs in the third and fourth innings to go up 8-4. The Crimson Bears cut the Wolves lead to three in the fifth inning before rallying for five runs in the sixth to take the decisive lead.

The crucial rally started with a two-RBI double to right field from JDHS junior Maddie Johnson. Freshman Skylar Hickok then brought Johnson in off a single before later scoring herself off a triple from junior Allison Ireland-Haight for the 9-8 lead. Freshman Mia Loree singled to right field for the RBI hit and the Crimson Bears final score in the 10-8 win.

JDHS is now in the Region V conference lead.

Baseball:

JDHS 5, TMHS 4

Juneau-Douglas High School took the third game of their three-game series with Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday, closing the Falcons out 5-4. Curiously, the team with less hits won every game in the series, with the Falcons out-hitting the Crimson Bears in their 7-6 Saturday night loss.

The game remained scoreless for the first two innings before both teams broke into the game with three runs each in the third inning. The Crimson Bears secured the win with a crucial two-run fifth inning when Niko Hebert hit an RBI single to second base and Jacob Dale hit a sacrifice bunt to bring in Quinn Gist.

TMHS pulled within a run in the sixth inning off a Finn Collins double to left field, bringing Riley Olson in for the score, but couldn’t muster the crucial tying run. TMHS won two games out of three in the weekend series between Juneau’s two prep baseball teams. 

Soccer: JDHS boys 5, KHS 0

Juneau-Douglas High School’s boys soccer team came away with their second win over Ketchikan this weekend 5-0, blanking the Kings for the second night in a row.

The boys won with two goals from juniors Ben Undurraga and Sherrod Miller and one from senior Oswaldo Magallanes. The Crimson Bears are now 10-3 on the season. They play Thunder Mountain High School at 6:45 p.m. May 17 at Adair Kennedy followed by a game at 6:45 p.m. May 18 at Thunder Mountain. May 17 is senior night and the Crimson Bears last home game.

JDHS girls win 2 over Kayhi

The Crimson Bears girls soccer team travelled to Ketchikan this weekend for two games, notching two wins against the Ketchikan High School Lady Kings. Rylee Landen, Amber White and Malia Miller scored on Friday with assists coming from Georgia Robinson and White for a 3-0 victory.

On Saturday, White scored twice while Erika Holst added a goal in their 3-1 win. Amber White was credited with two assists in that game.

The JDHS girls play next at Adair Kennedy field at 7:45 p.m. May 20 for senior night. They play again at 8:15 p.m. May 21 at Thunder Mountain High School. At both games the away teams will wear lavender jerseys and will be fundraising for Cancer Connection. Donations will be collected at a bake sale booth at both games.

TMHS boys winless on the road

Thunder Mountain High School’s boys soccer team went winless on a road trip to Fairbanks this weekend, losing to West Valley 5-1, Lathrup 4-0 and North Pole High 3-0. TMHS’ Jacob Babcock scored the lone goal on the trip on a penalty kick against West Valley.

Coach Tim Lewis reported that senior keeper John Seymour was instrumental in keeping the games close and senior Jeremiah Stephens played dangerously out of the back line.

TMHS plays JDHS at Adair Kennedy at 6:45 p.m. May 17 and at home at 6:45 p.m. May 18.

Editor’s note: The article was updated to reflect that Juneau-Douglas High School is now the Region V conference leader.

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