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

Thunder Mountain’s Letasiilemilion Fenumiai, left, hits against Sitka’s Joei Vidad, center, and Abby Forrester at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Thunder Mountain won 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Falcons volleyball win nail-biter over rivals

The Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team defeated Juneau-Douglas High School for the second straight night on Saturday at TMHS. Junior Tasi Fenumiai had 14… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Letasiilemilion Fenumiai, left, hits against Sitka’s Joei Vidad, center, and Abby Forrester at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Thunder Mountain won 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain rallies past JDHS

The Region V volleyball front runners met Friday night before several hundred fans at Juneau-Douglas High School. Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain were a combined 16-1… Continue reading

Juneau United’s Hansel Hinckle reaches for the ball as Bartlett defender Josh Siania closes in at Chugiak High School on Saturday. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

‘A whole different animal’: Coach reflects on Juneau United’s inaugural season

Juneau United coach Randy Quinto called defensive end Puna Toutaiolepo and wide receiver Hansel Hinckle the unsung leaders of his team this season. Not unsung… Continue reading

Juneau United’s Hansel Hinckle reaches for the ball as Bartlett defender Josh Siania closes in at Chugiak High School on Saturday. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

JDHS tennis given tough state draws

The Alaska School Activities Association released the tennis state championship brackets Monday. Juneau-Douglas High School senior Erica Hurtte nabbed the No. 2 seed in the… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood leads South Anchorage’s Ava Earl in the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Division I girls state cross country meet at the Bartlett High School running trails on Saturday. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

JDHS girls XC claim first state championship in 23 years

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls cross country team completed the leap of a lifetime on Saturday afternoon at Bartlett High School. A year after finishing… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Sadie Tuckwood leads South Anchorage’s Ava Earl in the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Division I girls state cross country meet at the Bartlett High School running trails on Saturday. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

JDHS boys swim away with title

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys team swept the 50-yard freestyle and won the 200-yard medley relay in dominant fashion on the second day of the… Continue reading

Photos: Juneau United vs. Bartlett

Juneau United’s season drew to a close on Saturday night with a 65-12 loss to Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The unified football team finishes… Continue reading

JDHS, TMHS spikers sweep Southeast foes

In the final weekend before their long-anticipated series together, the Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain volleyball teams completed two-game sweeps against Southeast counterparts Petersburg and Ketchikan… Continue reading