Cross Country Running

Middle school runners take over Treadwell

The race for first place in Thursday’s Treadwell Middle School Cross Country Meet came down to the wire. Thirteen-year-old Skylar Tuckwood, of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle… Continue reading

 

Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood leads South Anchorage’s Ava Earl in the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Division I girls state cross country meet at the Bartlett High School running trails on Saturday. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

JDHS girls XC claim first state championship in 23 years

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls cross country team completed the leap of a lifetime on Saturday afternoon at Bartlett High School. A year after finishing… Continue reading

 

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-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

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

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)

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

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

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)
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)
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)

Cross country heads to Sitka

The Sitka Invitational on Saturday marks the first official meet of the cross country season. The Juneau-Douglas High School teams are looking especially deep this… Continue reading

‘Mini meet’ helps kick off cross country season

The inaugural Douglas Island Mini-Meet on Saturday offered runners and spectators a small sampling of what to expect in five weeks when the Region V… Continue reading

Juneau running back Caleb Traxler breaks a Palmer tackle in his team’s 31-8 loss to the Moose in its first game of the season last Saturday. The co-op team plays West Anchorage on Saturday night in Anchorage. (Courtesy Photo | MatSuSports.net)

Weekend preview: Football to battle West Anchorage, Tour of Juneau, cross country ‘mini-meet’

School starts on Monday, but high school football and cross country are already in full swing.

Juneau running back Caleb Traxler breaks a Palmer tackle in his team’s 31-8 loss to the Moose in its first game of the season last Saturday. The co-op team plays West Anchorage on Saturday night in Anchorage. (Courtesy Photo | MatSuSports.net)