High School Sports

JDHS girls win Palmer Invite

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 girls win Palmer Invite
Juneau United falls to Wasilla

Juneau United falls to Wasilla

Juneau United fell to Wasilla High School 15-0 on Saturday, dropping to 0-5 on the season, marking the second time in three weeks Juneau has… Continue reading

Juneau United falls to Wasilla
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)
Lady Falcon spikers dispatch Sitka in season-opening win

Lady Falcon spikers dispatch Sitka in season-opening win

Sturdy defense and the strong hitting of one particular junior outside hitter helped the Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team defeat Sitka High School in… Continue reading

Lady Falcon spikers dispatch Sitka in season-opening win
Reestablished football JV spotlights talented freshmen class

Reestablished football JV spotlights talented freshmen class

Thunder Mountain High School athletic director Jake Jacoby kept a running tally in his mind of the number of football players streaming out the west… Continue reading

Reestablished football JV spotlights talented freshmen class
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)
JDHS volleyball opens season with 3-0 win

JDHS volleyball opens season with 3-0 win

The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team opened its 2018 campaign with a 25-8, 25-10, 25-13 victory over the Ketchikan Lady Kings. Sophomore JoJo Griggs recorded… Continue reading

JDHS volleyball opens season with 3-0 win
Juneau United’s Luis Mojica is tackled by Lathrop’s Bubba Maschmeier, top, and Josiah Opp at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau defense shines late in loss to Lathrop

The Juneau unified football team was on the verge its seventh consecutive scoreless quarter when senior Hansel Hinckle decided to do something about it on… Continue reading

Juneau United’s Luis Mojica is tackled by Lathrop’s Bubba Maschmeier, top, and Josiah Opp at Thunder Mountain High School on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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)
Juneau seeks first win of season in matchup with Lathrop

Juneau seeks first win of season in matchup with Lathrop

Juneau will test its merit against Lathrop High School on Saturday.

Juneau seeks first win of season in matchup with Lathrop
TMHS freshman Kiah Dihle (center). (James Poulson | Sitka Sentinel)

Player of the Week: Kiah Dihle

Thunder Mountain High School freshman Kiah Dihle is the Juneau Empire’s player of the week. Dihle finished sixth overall in the Sitka Invitational cross country… Continue reading

TMHS freshman Kiah Dihle (center). (James Poulson | Sitka Sentinel)
Juneau Football’s Cody Morehouse, center, is forced out of bounds by East’s Alex Hinton at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. East won 40-0. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

East thumps Juneau in unified football team’s home opener

With time winding down on the first half, 11 black jerseys lined up opposite 11 white jerseys on the far 34-yard line of Adair-Kennedy Memorial… Continue reading

Juneau Football’s Cody Morehouse, center, is forced out of bounds by East’s Alex Hinton at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. East won 40-0. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Hansel Hinckle is congratulated by coach Randy Quinto following his interception return for a touchdown last Saturday. (Michael Dineen | For the Juneau Empire)

‘Juneau United’ gains steam as unified football team name

Students on the Juneau unified football team, Juneau Football, are reportedly adopting the name “Juneau United” for their team. Gretchen Kriegmont is on the president… Continue reading

Hansel Hinckle is congratulated by coach Randy Quinto following his interception return for a touchdown last Saturday. (Michael Dineen | For the Juneau Empire)
Cross country heads to Sitka

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

Cross country heads to Sitka
‘Mini meet’ helps kick off cross country season

‘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

‘Mini meet’ helps kick off cross country season
Team Juneau, a newly formed Native Youth Olympics team, recently talked about their journey to the Native Youth Olympics Games and World Eskimo Indian Olympics and showcased some games in which they competed during a lunch hosted by Sealaska Heritage Institute on Friday. The team, coached by Kaytlynne Lewis and Kyle Worl, was the first to represent Juneau at the NYO Games in nearly 30 years. (Left to right): Coach Kyle Worl, Josh Sheakley, Bryan Johnson, Sara Steeves, Skylar Tuckwood, Joe Dundore, Derrick Roberts. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute via Lyndsey Brollini)

Native Youth Olympics team shares season highlights

Sealaska Heritage Institute held a celebratory lunch for Juneau’s Native Youth Olympics team on Friday at the SHI offices. SHI was one of the co-sponsors… Continue reading

Team Juneau, a newly formed Native Youth Olympics team, recently talked about their journey to the Native Youth Olympics Games and World Eskimo Indian Olympics and showcased some games in which they competed during a lunch hosted by Sealaska Heritage Institute on Friday. The team, coached by Kaytlynne Lewis and Kyle Worl, was the first to represent Juneau at the NYO Games in nearly 30 years. (Left to right): Coach Kyle Worl, Josh Sheakley, Bryan Johnson, Sara Steeves, Skylar Tuckwood, Joe Dundore, Derrick Roberts. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute via Lyndsey Brollini)