High School Sports

Matthew Quinto, a Thunder Mountain High School student, takes a shot at the one-foot high kick as members of Juneau’s Native Youth Olympic team compete against Whitehorse’s Team Yukon in a traditional games competition over livestreaming video at the University of Alaska Southeast rec center on March 17, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Matthew Quinto, a Thunder Mountain High School student, takes a shot at the one-foot high kick as members of Juneau’s Native Youth Olympic team compete against Whitehorse’s Team Yukon in a traditional games competition over livestreaming video at the University of Alaska Southeast rec center on March 17, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

State basketball tournament canceled

Their season was abruptly truncated by coronavirus measures.

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                                Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé’s Kendyl Carson races down the floor as Bartlett High School’s Lavinia Lavelua gives chase at JDHS on Jan. 4. JDHS won 50-44.

JDHS basketball hotshot taking her game to Pepperdine

She’s been offered a full ride to the prestigious private school.

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                                Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé’s Kendyl Carson races down the floor as Bartlett High School’s Lavinia Lavelua gives chase at JDHS on Jan. 4. JDHS won 50-44.
Thunder Mountain High School’s Meki Toutaiolepo contests a shot by Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé’s Cooper Kriegmont. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Thunder Mountain High School’s Meki Toutaiolepo contests a shot by Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé’s Cooper Kriegmont. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Thunder Mountain High School’s Mary Neal Garcia battles for a ball against Ketchikan. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Thunder Mountain High School’s Mary Neal Garcia battles for a ball against Ketchikan. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)
Riley Traxler shoots as Thunder Mountain High School plays against Ketchikan High School on Feb. 22, 2020. (Heather Holt | Courtesy photo)
Riley Traxler shoots as Thunder Mountain High School plays against Ketchikan High School on Feb. 22, 2020. (Heather Holt | Courtesy photo)

Crosstown rivalry: JDHS, TMHS to square off on homecoming weekend

It’s set to be a big weekend for boys and girls basketball.

Thunder Mountain sophomore Jake Ferster tries to break the hold of Ketchikan’s Sully Shulz at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. After losing to to teammate Camden Erickson in the 189-pound semifinals, Ferster won a 3-2 decision over Shulz and wrestled Sitka’s John Welsh in the consolation finals. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
                                Thunder Mountain sophomore Jake Ferster tries to break the hold of Ketchikan’s Sully Shulz at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. After losing to to teammate Camden Erickson in the 189-pound semifinals, Ferster won a 3-2 decision over Shulz and wrestled Sitka’s John Welsh in the consolation finals. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Falcons pick up two Lancer Smith medals

The Thunder Mountain High School wrestling team brought nine wrestlers to the Lancer Smith Memorial on Friday and Saturday at the Menard Sports Complex in… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain sophomore Jake Ferster tries to break the hold of Ketchikan’s Sully Shulz at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. After losing to to teammate Camden Erickson in the 189-pound semifinals, Ferster won a 3-2 decision over Shulz and wrestled Sitka’s John Welsh in the consolation finals. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
                                Thunder Mountain sophomore Jake Ferster tries to break the hold of Ketchikan’s Sully Shulz at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. After losing to to teammate Camden Erickson in the 189-pound semifinals, Ferster won a 3-2 decision over Shulz and wrestled Sitka’s John Welsh in the consolation finals. (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

William Smoker, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, returns a backhand during the Regional Tennis Championships at JRC/The Alaska Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Smoker placed first in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Smoker, Hurtte smoke competition at region tennis tourney

Juneau-Douglas High School’s William Smoker and Erica Hurtte combined to win five divisions of the four-day Southeast Regional Tennis Championships hosted by JRC/The Alaska Club.… Continue reading

William Smoker, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, returns a backhand during the Regional Tennis Championships at JRC/The Alaska Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Smoker placed first in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau United outmatched by Colony

Juneau United was locked in for the opening drive of their senior night duel with Colony on Friday at Thunder Mountain High School. When sophomore… 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