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

Tom Karpstein, 70, talks Thursday, August 2, 2018, about his long baseball umpiring role in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A visit to the plate with 46-year umpiring veteran Tom Karpstein

Tom Karpstein, the Gastineau Channel Little League president and baseball umpire of 46 years, may have spent his last season behind the plate this summer.… Continue reading

Tom Karpstein, 70, talks Thursday, August 2, 2018, about his long baseball umpiring role in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Aukeman celebrates 10th anniversary

The Aukeman Triathlon will be celebrating its 10th year anniversary on Saturday. The triathlon, which started by John Bursell and Tracy Rivera, consists of a… Continue reading

Chloe Casperson lays down a bunt against Pendleton, Oregon, in the Little League West Region Softball Tournament at Al Houghton Stadium in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Gabe Strong)

Little League: Oregon eliminates Juneau from regional tournament

The Juneau Major Softball All-Stars couldn’t recover from a third-inning 8-0 deficit and fell 9-5 to Oregon’s Pendleton Little League in the West Region Softball… Continue reading

Chloe Casperson lays down a bunt against Pendleton, Oregon, in the Little League West Region Softball Tournament at Al Houghton Stadium in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Gabe Strong)
Gastineau Channel’s Thomas Baxter is caught trying to steal home by Ketchikan’s Colby Hanchey in the second inning of the Alaska Major Baseball District 2 Championship Game at Miller Field on Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Little League: Majors capture district title on extra-innings walk-off

The Gastineau Channel Little League Major All-Stars averaged 13 runs per game in the Alaska District 2 tournament when they took Miller Field on Tuesday… Continue reading

Gastineau Channel’s Thomas Baxter is caught trying to steal home by Ketchikan’s Colby Hanchey in the second inning of the Alaska Major Baseball District 2 Championship Game at Miller Field on Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Adelie McMillan, of Juneau, plays during the 2018 Capital Cup. (Courtesy Photo | Dennis Senger)

Juneau victorious at Capital Cup

Juneau defeated Whitehorse 325 games to 289 games to win the Capital Cup on Sunday in Whitehorse. The three-day tennis competition started on Friday and… Continue reading

Adelie McMillan, of Juneau, plays during the 2018 Capital Cup. (Courtesy Photo | Dennis Senger)
Lauren Smoker, Susan Haymes, Ann Sutton and Beatrice Franklin show off the Alaska flag at last year’s Capital Cup between the Juneau and Whitehorse tennis communities. Smoker, Haymes and Franklin are members of this year’s Juneau team. (Courtesy Photo | Mona Mametsuka)

Juneau looks to retake Capital Cup

Close to two dozen Juneauites are headed to Whitehorse this weekend for the Capital Cup. The three-day tennis competition started in 1983, but the friendly… Continue reading

Lauren Smoker, Susan Haymes, Ann Sutton and Beatrice Franklin show off the Alaska flag at last year’s Capital Cup between the Juneau and Whitehorse tennis communities. Smoker, Haymes and Franklin are members of this year’s Juneau team. (Courtesy Photo | Mona Mametsuka)

JDHS erases late deficit to eliminate TMHS from region tournament

Juneau-Douglas High School junior Caitlin Pusich came in the clutch in the fourth quarter and JDHS defeated Thunder Mountain High School 44-40 Thursday afternoon at… Continue reading

Kelly makes late-second shot to lift JDHS past TMHS

Juneau-Douglas High School senior Erik Kelly didn’t give up. Kelly missed a game-tying free throw with 26 seconds left in Thursday’s game against Thunder Mountain… Continue reading