Juneau-Douglas High School senior Finn Yerkes applies pressure on a West Anchorage player on Saturday at the fourth annual Palmer Showdown Tournament at the MTA Events Center in Palmer. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

West defeats Crimson Bears 8-1

The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team lost 8-1 to the West Anchorage Eagles on the final day of the fourth annual Palmer Showdown Tournament on… Continue reading

 

Juneau-Douglas junior Ethan Welch skates after the puck during the Palmer Showdown Tournament on Thursday at the MTA Events Center in Palmer. The Knights won 3-1. JDHS plays reigning Division I state champion Dimond on Friday. Soldotna, West Anchorage, Homer, Dimond, Wasilla and Palmer are also participating in the three-day tournament. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Photos: JDHS season opener

The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team fell to the Colony Knights 3-1 in the team’s season opener Thursday at MTA Events Center in Palmer. Senior… Continue reading

 

Thunder Mountain High School sophomore Sophia Harvey spikes the ball in between West Anchorage’s Danika Brown, left, and Kathleen Dexter in the first round of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 3A/4A Volleyball State Championships on Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain downed by West at state

It was TMHS’ first-ever state tournament appearance.

Thunder Mountain High School sophomore Sophia Harvey spikes the ball in between West Anchorage’s Danika Brown, left, and Kathleen Dexter in the first round of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 3A/4A Volleyball State Championships on Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Caleb Peimann prepares to surface in the 100-yard backstroke at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Peimann finished eighth with a time of 56.35 seconds (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Caleb Peimann prepares to surface in the 100-yard backstroke at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Peimann finished eighth with a time of 56.35 seconds (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School junior Micah Grigg swms in the 200-yard freestyle final on Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive Championships at Bartlett Pool in Anchorage. Grigg finished in fifth place. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Photos: State swim meet

Juneau-Douglas High School senior Tyler Weldon capped his high school career with an exhilarating podium finish at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School junior Micah Grigg swms in the 200-yard freestyle final on Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive Championships at Bartlett Pool in Anchorage. Grigg finished in fifth place. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain’s Hannah Taube reacts after setting a new lifetime best time in the 500-yard freestyle event. (Courtesy Photo | Phil Loseby)

JDHS boys claim first region title in eight years

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys swim and dive team ran away with their first Region V championship in eight years on Saturday in Petersburg. They… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Hannah Taube reacts after setting a new lifetime best time in the 500-yard freestyle event. (Courtesy Photo | Phil Loseby)
Juneau-Douglas’ Riley Stadt uses a soft touch to get the ball over Thunder Mountain’s Sophia Harvey, left, and Mariah Tanuvasa-Tuvaifale at TMHS on Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Riley Stadt uses a soft touch to get the ball over Thunder Mountain’s Sophia Harvey, left, and Mariah Tanuvasa-Tuvaifale at TMHS on Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain celebrates a point against Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Falcons cruise to senior night win

The Thunder Mountain High School seniors know how return a favor. Coaches Julie Herman and Robin Landes showered them with praises before their final home… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain celebrates a point against Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Falcons fifth overall at Dimond tourney

Thunder Mountain had yet to play teams from the volleyball hotbed in Southcentral before this week. The Falcons had fared well against Southeast schools, and… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas junior Jahrease Mays looks over at the official as he pins Ketchikan’s Patrick Rauwolf in the 125-pound bracket final of the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. Mays won by pin at 1:10. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Falcons wrestling hit the Pilot mats

Juneau-Douglas 125-pounder Jahrease Mays made quick work of his finals match at the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday night at Thunder Mountain High School. Mays,… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas junior Jahrease Mays looks over at the official as he pins Ketchikan’s Patrick Rauwolf in the 125-pound bracket final of the Brandon Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. Mays won by pin at 1:10. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Going out with a splash

It’s about an hour into a weekday diving practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Thunder Mountain High School coach Savona Kiessling takes her eyes off… Continue reading

Thunder off to hot start in Anchorage tourney

Juneau’s high school volleyball teams traveled north this weekend for one final look at the statewide competition. Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain joined 18 other teams… Continue reading

Falcons fly away with JIVE title

Thunder Mountain High School volleyball coach Julie Herman can always tell when her team is in the zone. “You can just see it on their… Continue reading

JDHS boys win Ketchikan Invite

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys swim team leapfrogged Sitka in their second meet of the weekend on Saturday at Ketchikan’s Gateway Aquatic Center. After finishing… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain senior Rosemary Kiessling completes a front flip on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

Juneau divers shine at Kayhi Invite

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys took two out of the three relays and finished as the runner-up at Ketchikan Invitational Swim Meet on Friday at… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain senior Rosemary Kiessling completes a front flip on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

JDHS on top to start JIVE

So far, so good for Juneau-Douglas High School at the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza. With pool play mostly completed and Friday in the books, the… Continue reading

Falcons go for JIVE three-peat

The 2016 Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE) remains a sweet memory for the Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team. “Being a new school and everything,… Continue reading

Photos: High school hockey begins

The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team launched its 2018-19 campaign on Wednesday morning at Treadwell Arena. The Crimson Bears’ first home games are Nov. 16-17… Continue reading

Perseverance pays off for JDHS state tennis

The first day of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Tennis State Championships was not all too kind to Juneau-Douglas High School. Despite going 1-4 in… Continue reading