Angoon’s Curtis Lane passes away from Klukwan’s Michael Ganey and Jason Shull in the C bracket final at the Juneau Lion’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Gold Medal basketball requesting letters of interest

The Juneau Lions Club is accepting letters of interest from teams for the 73rd annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, March 17-23, 2019, at Juneau-Douglas High… Continue reading

 

John Kern poses after completing the Williams Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | John Kern)

Juneau runner finishes 50th marathon in 50th state

He’s ran at sea-level in Alaska and 6,000 feet in Colorado. He’s trod across the Golden Gate Bridge in California and through the Sandhills of… Continue reading

 

Skate off Thanksgiving turkey with Santa

Santa Claus will break from the North Pole for a few hours Friday. The Douglas Fourth of July Committee is putting on “Skate with Santa”… Continue reading

Angus Andrews, 9, shoots a rifle the Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Facility rifle range on Saturday. The event was put on by the Juneau Gun Club, Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation, Juneau Archery Club and ADFG and awarded approximately 90 turkeys. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Angus Andrews, 9, shoots a rifle the Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Facility rifle range on Saturday. The event was put on by the Juneau Gun Club, Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation, Juneau Archery Club and ADFG and awarded approximately 90 turkeys. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Pro baseball coaches headline Anchorage camp

The Alliance for the Support of American Legion Baseball in Alaska is hosting the ninth annual Professional Baseball Clinic Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at West Anchorage… Continue reading

Chad Bentz, a physical education teacher at Juneau-Douglas High School holds a parent/teacher conference at JDHS in 2014. Bentz is on the ballot for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sports Hall of Fame voting open

The midterm elections may be over, but in the world of Alaska sports, election season is still going. For the remainder of the month, the… Continue reading

Chad Bentz, a physical education teacher at Juneau-Douglas High School holds a parent/teacher conference at JDHS in 2014. Bentz is on the ballot for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Parks and Recreation Women’s Division 1 Champions: Igloo Construction. (Courtesy Photo | Parks and Recreation)

Parks and Rec Volleyball Winners

The Juneau Parks and Recreation fall volleyball postseason tournament crowned seven champions on Wednesday and Thursday. Top-seeded Island Sons (Men’s Division 1), Koopa Troopas (Men’s… Continue reading

The Juneau Parks and Recreation Women’s Division 1 Champions: Igloo Construction. (Courtesy Photo | Parks and Recreation)

Canada’s Messing tops men’s short program at Skate Canada

The 26-year-old Messing was born in Girdwood, where he now lives.

Ice skaters make their way around the ice during the 16th annual Halloween Open Skate on Friday at Treadwell Arena. Juneau Pediatric Dentistry sponsored the event, which was co-hosted by Treadwell Arena and the City and Borough of Juneau’s Parks and Recreation Department. (Courtesy Photo | Jeremy Lavender)

Photos: Halloween Skate

The 16th annual Halloween Open Skate took place Friday at Treadwell Arena. Juneau Pediatric Dentistry sponsored the event, which was co-hosted by Treadwell Arena and… Continue reading

Ice skaters make their way around the ice during the 16th annual Halloween Open Skate on Friday at Treadwell Arena. Juneau Pediatric Dentistry sponsored the event, which was co-hosted by Treadwell Arena and the City and Borough of Juneau’s Parks and Recreation Department. (Courtesy Photo | Jeremy Lavender)
Coach Mark Kappler walks with Brice Norton, right, Mackenzie Lam and Renee Win, left, as they practice their trap shooting at the Juneau Gun Club on Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Youth trap shooters to compete locally

The Juneau Trap Team is hosting the fourth annual Southeast Fall Tournament this weekend at the Juneau Gun Club. Close to 20 team members will… Continue reading

Coach Mark Kappler walks with Brice Norton, right, Mackenzie Lam and Renee Win, left, as they practice their trap shooting at the Juneau Gun Club on Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Southeast teams from Juneau, left, Sitka, center, and Ketchikan, right, stand for the national anthem at the start of the “Halloween Classic” gymnastics meet on Saturday morning at the Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy in the Mendenhall Valley. The USA Gymnastics-sanctioned meet included 50 gymnasts competing on all four girls’ events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise, and in the all around. Juneau’s Kristie Kulbeth, Skylar Oliva and Megan Lujan ranked first in their respective age classes and divisions. (Courtesy Photo | Bridget Lugan)
Southeast teams from Juneau, left, Sitka, center, and Ketchikan, right, stand for the national anthem at the start of the “Halloween Classic” gymnastics meet on Saturday morning at the Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy in the Mendenhall Valley. The USA Gymnastics-sanctioned meet included 50 gymnasts competing on all four girls’ events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise, and in the all around. Juneau’s Kristie Kulbeth, Skylar Oliva and Megan Lujan ranked first in their respective age classes and divisions. (Courtesy Photo | Bridget Lugan)

Juneau Capitals join ‘comp’ ranks

It doesn’t take long to get a sense of just how much twins Jaeger and Stein Dostal think about hockey. “Our backchecking — like when… Continue reading

Brundige bowls perfect game

Juneau bowling hobbyist Keith Brundige recalls being in an almost trance-like state. Routine distractions didn’t bother the Sunday Mixed League bowler one bit, nor did… Continue reading

Hilary Lindh scholarship open

Eaglecrest Ski Area is now accepting applicants for the Hilary Lindh Scholarship. Four finalists will receive a complimentary season pass, and all applicants will receive… Continue reading

Running club president steps down

Juneau Road and Trail Runners President John Kern is looking to move on from his post. The volunteer position calls for putting together the annual… Continue reading

Class of the league: Buckeyes capture JYFL championship

The Juneau Youth Football League Junior Division Buckeyes capped an undefeated season with a 38-6 win over the Gators on Saturday afternoon at Adair-Kennedy Memorial… Continue reading

Chris, CJ and Michelle Umbs accept their Family of the Year award from the Special Olympics Alaska’s “Breakfast With Champions” event at the Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health and Wellness Center in Anchorage on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | Gail Fenumiai)

Special Olympics names Juneau family ‘Family of the Year’

A Juneau family was recognized for their outstanding service to the Special Olympics on Wednesday. Chris, Michelle and their 24-year-old son CJ Umbs were named… Continue reading

Chris, CJ and Michelle Umbs accept their Family of the Year award from the Special Olympics Alaska’s “Breakfast With Champions” event at the Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health and Wellness Center in Anchorage on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | Gail Fenumiai)

Klondike Relay Results

A pair of relay teams assembled with mostly Juneau runners finished the Klondike Trail of ‘98 International Road Relay with two of the fastest 10… Continue reading

Team “Eat and Run” in Whitehorse, Yukon, after last year’s Klondike Road Relay. Back row (From left to right) Brandon Cullum, Susetta Cole, John Kern, Rob Haight, Dirk Miller, Carleen Mitchell. Bottom row: Glenn Haight, Richard Lam, Cindy Tuckwood, Dave Mitchell. (Courtesy Photo | John Kern)

Klondike a ‘moving party’ for experienced teams

The 110-mile road relay between Skagway to Whitehorse begins Friday night.

Team “Eat and Run” in Whitehorse, Yukon, after last year’s Klondike Road Relay. Back row (From left to right) Brandon Cullum, Susetta Cole, John Kern, Rob Haight, Dirk Miller, Carleen Mitchell. Bottom row: Glenn Haight, Richard Lam, Cindy Tuckwood, Dave Mitchell. (Courtesy Photo | John Kern)