Basketball

Courtesy Photo / Robert Casperson 
JDHS junior Sean Oliver and senior Orion Dybdahl pose for a photo on Saturday after earning all-tournament honors at the O’Brady Invitational tournament in South Anchorage.

JDHS boys basketball takes 3rd place in O’Brady Invitational tournament

Crimson Bears beat Bartlett and and South Anchorage but fall to West Valley.

 

Kayhi’s Lindsay Byron (21) tries to block Juneau’s Skylar Tuckwood (13) as she attempts a layup Friday at Ketchikan High School. Juneau won 40 to 33. Photo by Christopher Mullen Ketchikan Daily News

JDHS girls net big conference wins in Ketchikan

Crimson Bears girls find two wins against Lady Kings.

 

TMHS junior Samuel Lockhart makes his way past the outstretched arm of a Colony defender on his way to the hoop during a Thursday night home game. Lockhart would finish the game with a team-leading 17 points in the 52-41 loss. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
TMHS junior Samuel Lockhart makes his way past the outstretched arm of a Colony defender on his way to the hoop during a Thursday night home game. Lockhart would finish the game with a team-leading 17 points in the 52-41 loss. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
JDHS senior Orion Dybdahl takes the ball down court while being closely guarded by two defenders on Wednesday night’s game. Dybdahl led the Crimson Bears in scoring with 19 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

JDHS loses close game against Colony

Wednesday night’s game was Suicide Prevention Awareness.

JDHS senior Orion Dybdahl takes the ball down court while being closely guarded by two defenders on Wednesday night’s game. Dybdahl led the Crimson Bears in scoring with 19 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Friday night's basketball game was the second annual Take a Timeout to Talk - Suicide Prevention Awareness game. Coaches and players donned purple and Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss spoke at halftime about the importance of mental health and suicide awareness.

JDHS hosts annual Suicide Prevention Awareness game

“The event is about encouraging teens to evaluate their lives…”

Friday night's basketball game was the second annual Take a Timeout to Talk - Suicide Prevention Awareness game. Coaches and players donned purple and Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss spoke at halftime about the importance of mental health and suicide awareness.
JDHS senior guard Joseph Aline takes the ball down court during one of two games against Service High School this week. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

JDHS boys win one of two games against Service

Wednesday was recognized as Military Appreciation Night.

JDHS senior guard Joseph Aline takes the ball down court during one of two games against Service High School this week. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
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This combination image shows many of the great women’s basketball players in Alaska’s history.

Alaska Sports Report: Picking Alaska’s greatest women’s basketball player

There were few layups, but there were definitely some slam dunks.

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This combination image shows many of the great women’s basketball players in Alaska’s history.
JDHS junior guard Sean Oliver scores a layup against West Valley High School on Friday during the conclusion of the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic tournament. The Crimson Bears girls team also played against Anchorage Christian School. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
JDHS junior guard Sean Oliver scores a layup against West Valley High School on Friday during the conclusion of the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic tournament. The Crimson Bears girls team also played against Anchorage Christian School. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Senior guard Skylar Tuckwood shoots a free throw during Wednesday night’s game against Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School during the first night of the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Crimson Bears teams start red-hot at Capital City Classic

JDHS girls and boys takes home their first wins of the tournament

Senior guard Skylar Tuckwood shoots a free throw during Wednesday night’s game against Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School during the first night of the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows a high school basketball. The start of the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic has been delayed due to flight cancellations, but is scheduled to begin on Wednesday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
This photo shows a high school basketball. The start of the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic has been delayed due to flight cancellations, but is scheduled to begin on Wednesday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Both JDHS boys and girls basketball teams finished up games in Las Vegas on Thursday as part of the Tarkanian Classic tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

JDHS boys and girls basketball teams return home from Vegas

Princess Cruises Capital City Classic starts Dec. 26.

Both JDHS boys and girls basketball teams finished up games in Las Vegas on Thursday as part of the Tarkanian Classic tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
The JDHS boys basketball team won its second game of the season Wednesday. The Crimson Bears have more tournament games in their future — both in Las Vegas and at home. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

JDHS boys notch another win in Vegas tournament

A “very good win” for the Crimson Bears against a “talented and competitive team.”

The JDHS boys basketball team won its second game of the season Wednesday. The Crimson Bears have more tournament games in their future — both in Las Vegas and at home. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Thomas Baxter, a junior, leads the Thunder Mountain High School Falcons through a banner to start the second half of a home win against Petersburg. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Falcons rule the roost in season opener

Thunder Mountain bests Petersburg at home.

Thomas Baxter, a junior, leads the Thunder Mountain High School Falcons through a banner to start the second half of a home win against Petersburg. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
JDHS boys basketball team poses for a group photo on Monday in Las Vegas for the Tarkanian Classic tournament. (Courtesy Photo / Robert Casperson)
JDHS boys basketball team poses for a group photo on Monday in Las Vegas for the Tarkanian Classic tournament. (Courtesy Photo / Robert Casperson)
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TMHS girls win tournament in Sitka

They rebounded from a tough first quarter to get the win.

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From left to right, JDHS players seniors Joey Aline, Orion Dybdahl and freshman Brandon Casperson work on free throws during a Wednesday night practice.
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire 
From left to right, JDHS players seniors Joey Aline, Orion Dybdahl and freshman Brandon Casperson work on free throws during a Wednesday night practice.
JDHS freshman Gwen Nizich squares off against senior Skylar Tuckwood at a practice Wednesday night with senior Kiyara Miller and Nadia Wilson nearby. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

JDHS girls basketball back for new season with new coach

“I am very excited to be the head coach here at JDHS.”

JDHS freshman Gwen Nizich squares off against senior Skylar Tuckwood at a practice Wednesday night with senior Kiyara Miller and Nadia Wilson nearby. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Samuel Lockhart  dribbles down the court while looking for a teammate cutting toward the hoop during a drill at Thunder Mountain High School. The 2022-23 iteration of the  TMHS boys basketball returns last year's leading scorers.

Falcons ready to take off

Basketball season is almost underway.

Samuel Lockhart  dribbles down the court while looking for a teammate cutting toward the hoop during a drill at Thunder Mountain High School. The 2022-23 iteration of the  TMHS boys basketball returns last year's leading scorers.
This combination photo shows all five division-winning teams from the recent 3v3 Pre-Season Tournament at Thunder Mountain High School. (Upper left) Team 7, (upper right) Hoopsters, (lower left) 3 Amigos; (lower center) Lucky Ladies and (lower right) 3 of a Kind. (Courtesy Photos)

3v3 Tournament crowns division winners

Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball and Hooprats recently hosted the 13th annual 3v3 Pre-Season Tournament. There were five divisions —high school girls, boys 11th… Continue reading

This combination photo shows all five division-winning teams from the recent 3v3 Pre-Season Tournament at Thunder Mountain High School. (Upper left) Team 7, (upper right) Hoopsters, (lower left) 3 Amigos; (lower center) Lucky Ladies and (lower right) 3 of a Kind. (Courtesy Photos)