Thunder Mountain’s Kamron Falls, right, is pressured by Colony’s Jeremiah Hersrud, left, and Colton Spencer at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Colony won 46-27. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain’s Kamron Falls, right, is pressured by Colony’s Jeremiah Hersrud, left, and Colton Spencer at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Colony won 46-27. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Cooper Kriegmont, left, attempts a steal against Colony’s Sullivan Menard at JDHS on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Colony won 66-40. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Cooper Kriegmont, left, attempts a steal against Colony’s Sullivan Menard at JDHS on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Colony won 66-40. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao, right, drives against Ketchikan’s Marcus Lee at JDHS during a conference win last February. Lee earned first team all-state honors last season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao, right, drives against Ketchikan’s Marcus Lee at JDHS during a conference win last February. Lee earned first team all-state honors last season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain teammates Stone Morgan, left; Brady Carandang and Vaipuna Toutaiolepo (down) position themselves for a rebound against Monroe Catholic’s Mason Muramoto, right, during Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic at Monroe Catholic High School on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Danny Martin | Fairbanks Daily News Miner)
Thunder Mountain teammates Stone Morgan, left; Brady Carandang and Vaipuna Toutaiolepo (down) position themselves for a rebound against Monroe Catholic’s Mason Muramoto, right, during Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic at Monroe Catholic High School on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Danny Martin | Fairbanks Daily News Miner)

Thunder Mountain storms past West Valley

A second-half run propelled the Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team to a 59-50 nonconference win over West Valley on Wednesday night. Thunder Mountain… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood is fouled on the way to the basket by East’s Amari Brown at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. East won 57-55. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood is fouled on the way to the basket by East’s Amari Brown at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. East won 57-55. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Philip Gonzales, center, lays the ball up in front of Maine-Endwell’s Gannon Russell, left, at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Juneau-Douglas won 66-61. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Philip Gonzales, center, lays the ball up in front of Maine-Endwell’s Gannon Russell, left, at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Juneau-Douglas won 66-61. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Barrow’s Lewanne Brower dribbles the ball in between teammate Jenilee Donovan and Sitka’s Abby Forrester at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Barrow won 58-50. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Barrow’s Lewanne Brower dribbles the ball in between teammate Jenilee Donovan and Sitka’s Abby Forrester at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Barrow won 58-50. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood, left, scrambles for the ball with Sitka’s Tawny Smith at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Juneau-Douglas won 52-25. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Crimson Bears cruise to home tourney wins

It was a good start for the Crimson Bears.

Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood, left, scrambles for the ball with Sitka’s Tawny Smith at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic at Juneau-Douglas High School on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Juneau-Douglas won 52-25. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Former Juneau-Douglas High School head football coach Rich Sjoroos celebrates after his team goes up 18-7 against Chugiak in a playoff game at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park in 2010. Sjoroos is the new Juneau United football coach on Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Former Juneau-Douglas High School head football coach Rich Sjoroos celebrates after his team goes up 18-7 against Chugiak in a playoff game at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park in 2010. Sjoroos is the new Juneau United football coach on Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Maine-Endwell High School boys basketball team. (Courtesy Photo | Twitter)

New York team traverses country for Capital City Classic

The Princess Cruises Capital City Classic has a history of bringing in Lower 48 teams. Colorado, Idaho, Washington — name a state on the West… Continue reading

Maine-Endwell High School boys basketball team. (Courtesy Photo | Twitter)
Erik Kelly plays for the Peninsula College Pirates this season. (Courtesy Photo | Peninsula College)
Erik Kelly plays for the Peninsula College Pirates this season. (Courtesy Photo | Peninsula College)