Crimson Bears sink Vikings

One team was just beginning its season, the other already more than 10 games in, but Friday night’s Juneau-Douglas-Petersburg volleyball matchup still managed to be… Continue reading

JDHS boys edge Thunder Mountain in Friday swim meet

Spencer Holt and Jessica Davis scored a pair of individual titles on the first day of the Juneau Invitational swimming meet Friday at Dimond Park… Continue reading

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                                Senior Tyler Weldon swims during Juneau-Douglas High School swim practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Wednesday.

Southeast swim meet this weekend

The Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain High School swim and dive teams’ home debut and finale is this weekend. The Juneau Invitational takes place at 6… Continue reading

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                                Senior Tyler Weldon swims during Juneau-Douglas High School swim practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Wednesday.

JDHS heads to state meet with high hopes

The state cross country meet is Saturday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage and the Region V champion Juneau-Douglas High School is ready. The Division… Continue reading

Longtime basketball official heads south

Mike Kelly’s youngest son graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School last spring as one of the school’s all-time leading scorers and rebounders. Despite once being likened… Continue reading

Juneau United’s quarterback Cooper Kriegmont runs against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senior Night Football Photos: Juneau United vs. Colony

Pictures of Senior Night and game action of Juneau United against Colony High School.

Juneau United’s quarterback Cooper Kriegmont runs against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School’s Annika Schwartz, left, and Trinity Jackson compete in the Region V Cross Country Running Championships Division I race on the Treadwell Mine Historic Trails on Saturday. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Players of the Week: Annika Schwartz and Trinity Jackson

Annika Schwartz and Trinity Jackson are the Juneau Empire’s players of the week. The Juneau-Douglas High School freshmen helped the Crimson Bears sweep the top-five… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas High School’s Annika Schwartz, left, and Trinity Jackson compete in the Region V Cross Country Running Championships Division I race on the Treadwell Mine Historic Trails on Saturday. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

JDHS sweeps Region V meet

Sadie Tuckwood and Arne Ellefson-Carnes captured their third consecutive region titles before a spirited home crowd at Sandy Beach on Saturday. The duo won their… Continue reading

William Smoker, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, returns a backhand during the Regional Tennis Championships at JRC/The Alaska Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Smoker placed first in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Smoker, Hurtte smoke competition at region tennis tourney

Juneau-Douglas High School’s William Smoker and Erica Hurtte combined to win five divisions of the four-day Southeast Regional Tennis Championships hosted by JRC/The Alaska Club.… Continue reading

William Smoker, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, returns a backhand during the Regional Tennis Championships at JRC/The Alaska Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Smoker placed first in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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)

Photos: Thunder Mountain volleyball competes against Sitka

Mountain girls varsity team competes against Sitka High School at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Contact staff photographer Michael… 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)

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

Player of the Week: Esteban “Gaby” Soto

Esteban “Gaby” Soto is the Juneau Empire’s player of the week. Soto, a freshman at Juneau-Douglas High School, scored the winning touchdown with just seconds… Continue reading

Season preview: New coaches bring renewed energy to JDHS, TMHS programs

Juneau’s high school volleyball programs underwent a changing of the guard in the offseason. In addition to the regular turnover of seniors, Juneau-Douglas and Thunder… Continue reading

Tennis season lifts off

The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team will be led by familiar faces this season. The squad, which includes a handful of Thunder Mountain students as… Continue reading

Juneau Post 25 was eliminated from the Northwest Regional to the Billings Royals on Friday in Missoula, Montana. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Legion baseball: Billings deals Juneau season-ending loss

For a team defined by repeated triumph, Juneau Post 25’s season ended Friday in grueling defeat. Juneau lost 16-3 to the Billings Royals, the Montana… Continue reading

Juneau Post 25 was eliminated from the Northwest Regional to the Billings Royals on Friday in Missoula, Montana. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)