High School Sports

The 2022-23 Thunder Mountain girls varsity volleyball team poses for a group photo during 2022 3A/4A Volleyball State Championships in Anchorage on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11. (Courtesy Photo / Julie Herman)

TMHS volleyball wraps up stellar season

Falcons fall short of finals at State tournament

 

TMHS stands for team photo after state tournament at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Saturday, Nov. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Josiah Loseby)

Juneau swim teams make a splash at state championship

“We all performed well and we all had a good time.”

 

Thunder Mountain girls varsity volleyball team celebrating their championship victory against JDHS on Saturday, Nov. 5. TMHS now heads to the state tournament in Anchorage to face Colony in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 10. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

TMHS volleyball team advances to state tournament

Falcons will take on Colony in Anchorage Nov. 11

 

JDHS junior Mila Hargrave winds up to spike the ball while TMHS junior Ashlyn Gates attempts to deflect it. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Volleyball wraps up regular season

Region tournament set for Nov. 4 and Nov. 5

JDHS junior Mila Hargrave winds up to spike the ball while TMHS junior Ashlyn Gates attempts to deflect it. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Large crowds turned out to support high school swimmers through Alaska at the Region V meet on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28, 29 at in Juneau at Dimond Park Aquatic Center. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Prep swim teams score big at Region V meet

TMHS and JDHS swim teams score big at Region V meet

Large crowds turned out to support high school swimmers through Alaska at the Region V meet on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28, 29 at in Juneau at Dimond Park Aquatic Center. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
JDHS junior and girl’s team captain Emily Delgado featured in this photo swimming the butterfly stroke at a JDHS/TMHS Dual Meet on August 26. (Courtesy Photo / Phil Loseby)

Prep teams ready to make a splash at regions

Meet is set for Friday and Saturday at Dimond Park Aquatic Center.

JDHS junior and girl’s team captain Emily Delgado featured in this photo swimming the butterfly stroke at a JDHS/TMHS Dual Meet on August 26. (Courtesy Photo / Phil Loseby)
Courtesy Photo / Stephany Day
The Juneau Huskies cheer team poses for a photo on Saturday in Palmer after competing in this year’s Rally in the Valley Cheer competition. The team took first place in the game time and half time divisions, as well as earned the title of grand champion for garnering the highest score within the competition.
Courtesy Photo / Stephany Day
The Juneau Huskies cheer team poses for a photo on Saturday in Palmer after competing in this year’s Rally in the Valley Cheer competition. The team took first place in the game time and half time divisions, as well as earned the title of grand champion for garnering the highest score within the competition.
Thunder Mountain High School wrestler Brandon Day pins down his competition Saturday afternoon during the Brandon Pilot Invitational Wrestling Tournament at THMS. The Falcons had seven of its wrestlers make it into the finals and five took first in their weight divisions. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Falcons hit the mats

Juneau high school wrestlers take top spots at weekend tournaments

Thunder Mountain High School wrestler Brandon Day pins down his competition Saturday afternoon during the Brandon Pilot Invitational Wrestling Tournament at THMS. The Falcons had seven of its wrestlers make it into the finals and five took first in their weight divisions. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Huskies offense prepares to kneel to end the half against the Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School Thunderbirds. Winning that game sent the unite Juneau high school football team to the
The Juneau Huskies offense prepares to kneel to end the half against the Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School Thunderbirds. Winning that game sent the unite Juneau high school football team to the
Jarrell Williams sprints down the sidelines during a dominant win against Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School on Saturday, Oct. 15. Williams, who has been a standout at defensive back and quarterback this season, will square off against Colony High School, which boasts an exceptional defender and quarterback of its own, for a Division I state title on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Two-way stars will take center stage in state title game

In an Alaska high school football season filled with stars, these two have been out of this world.

Jarrell Williams sprints down the sidelines during a dominant win against Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School on Saturday, Oct. 15. Williams, who has been a standout at defensive back and quarterback this season, will square off against Colony High School, which boasts an exceptional defender and quarterback of its own, for a Division I state title on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Ashlyn Gates of Thunder Mountain High School deflects the ball past a Craig High School player during the Gold Bracket semi-final game of the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza at Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé High School on Saturday. TMHS, the top seed in the six-team bracket, lost the title game to Chugiak High School. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

TMHS falls in ’epic’ JIVE finale to Chugiak

Local No. 1 seed falls short to rally by No. 2 team during two-day regional volleyball tournament

Ashlyn Gates of Thunder Mountain High School deflects the ball past a Craig High School player during the Gold Bracket semi-final game of the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza at Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé High School on Saturday. TMHS, the top seed in the six-team bracket, lost the title game to Chugiak High School. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Jarrell Williams (1) smiles after securing what was essentially a game-ending interception. Payton Grant (9) and Thomas Baxter (84) react to the big play. After the big play, the Huskies’ offense would take the field for victory formation. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Huskies advance to state championship game

Juneau will face Colony High School in Anchorage.

Jarrell Williams (1) smiles after securing what was essentially a game-ending interception. Payton Grant (9) and Thomas Baxter (84) react to the big play. After the big play, the Huskies’ offense would take the field for victory formation. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File 
The Juneau Huskies offense prepares to line up in last week’s victory against South Anchorage High School.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File 
The Juneau Huskies offense prepares to line up in last week’s victory against South Anchorage High School.
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé’s varsity girls cross-country team attempts a jumping photo after winning the second place title at state meet over the weekend, hosted in Anchorage by Bartlett High School. (Courtesy / Christy Newell)
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé’s varsity girls cross-country team attempts a jumping photo after winning the second place title at state meet over the weekend, hosted in Anchorage by Bartlett High School. (Courtesy / Christy Newell)
Payton Grant makes his way to the end zone for his —and the Huskies’— first touchdown of the game as his teammates signal the score. Grant, a senior, had a big day for Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Payton Grant makes his way to the end zone for his —and the Huskies’— first touchdown of the game as his teammates signal the score. Grant, a senior, had a big day for Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A total of 145 boys from 10 Southeast Alaska high schools dash out from the starting line at the Capital City Invite at A Káx Yaa Andagan Yé (Sandy Beach) on Saturday morning. The 5K race for boys’ and girls’ teams was the region’s largest cross-country race of the season, and final regular season competition before the regional championship in Sitka this weekend. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Many merry after massive muddy meet

Juneau’s cross-country runners and coaches in sunny spirits about chances going into championships

A total of 145 boys from 10 Southeast Alaska high schools dash out from the starting line at the Capital City Invite at A Káx Yaa Andagan Yé (Sandy Beach) on Saturday morning. The 5K race for boys’ and girls’ teams was the region’s largest cross-country race of the season, and final regular season competition before the regional championship in Sitka this weekend. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
TMHS’ Ashlyn Gates and JDHS’ Mila Hargrave both reach for the ball during the second set of a cross-town volleyball match held at JDHS on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
TMHS’ Ashlyn Gates and JDHS’ Mila Hargrave both reach for the ball during the second set of a cross-town volleyball match held at JDHS on Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Jarrell Williams, who scored five TDs against South Anchorage to help Juneau maintain an undefeated record, looks over the line of scrimmage in an Aug. 27 game against West Anchorage High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

5 TD’s power Juneau’s 6th win

Juneau football still undefeated on the season.

Jarrell Williams, who scored five TDs against South Anchorage to help Juneau maintain an undefeated record, looks over the line of scrimmage in an Aug. 27 game against West Anchorage High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Senior MJ Topou (24) had his first big catch of the year against Colony High School in Anchorage with a 66-yard reception. The Huskies next host West Valley Eagles of Washington state on Friday at 7 p.m. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Friday night football returns to Juneau

Cook Inlet Conference’s top dogs welcome Washington state team

Senior MJ Topou (24) had his first big catch of the year against Colony High School in Anchorage with a 66-yard reception. The Huskies next host West Valley Eagles of Washington state on Friday at 7 p.m. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
The Huskies on Friday improved their record to 4-0 with all wins coming within the Cook Inlet Conference. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Huskies run wild in win over Colony

337 yards for Jamal Johnson.

The Huskies on Friday improved their record to 4-0 with all wins coming within the Cook Inlet Conference. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)