Basketball

Thunder Mountain’s Iayanah Brewer, left, and teammate Tasi Fenumiai, right, battle for the ball against North Pole’s Alex Hodal, front, and Claire Richmond at TMHS on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Falcons burst into season with blowout

The Thunder Mountain High School girls basketball team pulled a rare first-quarter stunt in their season opener against North Pole. With about two minutes left… Continue reading

 

Mary Khaye Garcia shoots over teammate Sydney Strong during early morning girls basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mary Khaye Garcia shoots over teammate Sydney Strong during early morning girls basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Caitlin Pusich, left, shoots under the basket against Thunder Mountain’s Nina Fenumiai, center, and Kyra Jenkins-Hayes during their game at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. JDHS won 53-33. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

High school basketball season begins

Wednesday marked the first official day of the 2018-19 high school basketball season. A total of 14 teams will be making their way to the… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Caitlin Pusich, left, shoots under the basket against Thunder Mountain’s Nina Fenumiai, center, and Kyra Jenkins-Hayes during their game at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. JDHS won 53-33. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain High School sophomore Neal Garcia, playing for Dumbledore’s Army, drives between Kira Frommherz, left, and Krystle Dewitt-Castro during the first half of their Black Friday Basketball Tournament game at TMHS on Friday night. The tournament, which has a total of 10 teams, runs through Sunday and supports the TMHS boys basketball program. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School sophomore Neal Garcia, playing for Dumbledore’s Army, drives between Kira Frommherz, left, and Krystle Dewitt-Castro during the first half of their Black Friday Basketball Tournament game at TMHS on Friday night. The tournament, which has a total of 10 teams, runs through Sunday and supports the TMHS boys basketball program. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
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

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)

Juneau’s Rhea wins WNBA championship with Seattle Storm

Talisa Rhea remembers going to Seattle Storm games as a wide-eyed teenager with big hoop dreams. She didn’t know at the time that one day… Continue reading

Carlos Boozer talks to Cooper Kriegmont at his basketball camp last August at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire File)

Boozer to headline basketball camp

Juneau’s brightest basketball star is coming back to his hometown for the second consecutive year to host the Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp.

Carlos Boozer talks to Cooper Kriegmont at his basketball camp last August at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire File)