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

 

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

 

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)
The winner of the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center Fun Run, Shawn Miller (center), poses for a picture with Georgi Dobrev (left), and Gus Marx (right) on Saturday outside the clinic on Hospital Drive. (Courtesy Photo | Madi Nolan)

Gnass, Miller win Fun Run

Jeff Gnass and Shawn Miller won their respective races at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center Fun Run on Saturday. The 1-mile and 5-mile… Continue reading

The winner of the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center Fun Run, Shawn Miller (center), poses for a picture with Georgi Dobrev (left), and Gus Marx (right) on Saturday outside the clinic on Hospital Drive. (Courtesy Photo | Madi Nolan)
Kristina Brown brings the ball up the court during a scrimmage at the I Did You Can Basketball Camp on Saturday morning at Juneau-Douglas High School. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Basketball camp fosters inclusivity

The dribbling drill seems a bit odd at first: a ballhandler dribbling the length of the court while brightly-colored foam noodles (like those found in… Continue reading

Kristina Brown brings the ball up the court during a scrimmage at the I Did You Can Basketball Camp on Saturday morning at Juneau-Douglas High School. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Greg Brittenham gives Andres Jones a high five during a three-day basketball camp for physically and mentally challenged athletes at Juneau-Douglas High School in June of 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Basketball camp for ‘differently-abled’ this weekend

Youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities are invited to attend the I Did, You Can Basketball Camp this Saturday and Sunday. The camp, consisting… Continue reading

Greg Brittenham gives Andres Jones a high five during a three-day basketball camp for physically and mentally challenged athletes at Juneau-Douglas High School in June of 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Schacht wins Greatland Cup disc golf tournament

Joe Schacht won first place at the 13th annual Greatland Cup disc golf tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Aant’iyeik Park. Schacht, of Anchorage, finished… Continue reading

Disc golf tourney brings together best local players

The Friends of Aant’iyeik Disc Golf Club is hosting the 13th annual Greatland Cup Saturday and Sunday at Aant’iyeik Park. The tournament consists of three… Continue reading