Basketball

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé guard Alwen Carrillo (#3) looks to drive inside against Albuquerque High School during the final game of the Capital City Classic at JDHS on Saturday night. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Albuquerque holds off rallies by JDHS girls’ and boys’ teams to win Capital City Classic

Crimson Bears boys lose double-OT thriller, girls come up short in final minutes.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé guard Alwen Carrillo (#3) looks to drive inside against Albuquerque High School during the final game of the Capital City Classic at JDHS on Saturday night. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The boys’ all-tournament team at last week’s Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan includes Thunder Mountain High School guards Thomas Baxter and Samuel Lockhart. TMHS finished third among the eight boys’ teams in the tournament. (Photo courtesy TMHS basketball)

TMHS boys finish third in Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan

Falcons open with OT victory, fall short in comeback against champs before win in consolation game.

The boys’ all-tournament team at last week’s Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan includes Thunder Mountain High School guards Thomas Baxter and Samuel Lockhart. TMHS finished third among the eight boys’ teams in the tournament. (Photo courtesy TMHS basketball)
Sean Oliver (11) of Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and Mande Wanlemvo of Auburn Mountainview High School fight for the tipoff at the start of their first Capital City Classic game Wednesday night at JDHS. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Tipoff of Capital City Classic goes in both directions for JDHS

Crimson Bears girls open hometown tournament with dominant victory, boys follow with lopsided loss.

Sean Oliver (11) of Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé and Mande Wanlemvo of Auburn Mountainview High School fight for the tipoff at the start of their first Capital City Classic game Wednesday night at JDHS. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
George Houston, head coach of what at the time was Juneau-Douglas High School, watches his team play Colony High School in February of 2002 at JDHS. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

George Houston: A remembrance

Lifelong Juneau coach, mentor, educator and friend passes.

George Houston, head coach of what at the time was Juneau-Douglas High School, watches his team play Colony High School in February of 2002 at JDHS. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
NBA basketball legend Carlos Boozer looks to move the ball in the second half of an NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rob Gray)

Carlos Boozer opens up about lessons learned and dreams come true

QA covers his book, lifelong friends in Juneau, faith and Kobe Bryant.

NBA basketball legend Carlos Boozer looks to move the ball in the second half of an NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rob Gray)
JDHS assistant coach Jasmine James, JDHS head coach Tanya Nizich, JDHS senior Kiyara Miller, JDHS assistant coach Nicole Fenumiai and retired JDHS coach Steve Potter on Wednesday in the JDHS gymnasium after Miller signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Peninsula College. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

JDHS’ Miller signs to play basketball at Peninsula College

Crimson Bears guard will take defensive skills to the next level.

JDHS assistant coach Jasmine James, JDHS head coach Tanya Nizich, JDHS senior Kiyara Miller, JDHS assistant coach Nicole Fenumiai and retired JDHS coach Steve Potter on Wednesday in the JDHS gymnasium after Miller signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Peninsula College. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)
JDHS’ Skylar Tuckwood (13) sprints down the court against Ketchikan High School on Friday, Feb. 24 at JDHS where she led with a total of 19 points. Tuckwood earned first team all-state honors for her 22-23 senior season. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File)

Four Juneau basketball players earn all-state honors

Hoopers from every local team named among the best in the state.

JDHS’ Skylar Tuckwood (13) sprints down the court against Ketchikan High School on Friday, Feb. 24 at JDHS where she led with a total of 19 points. Tuckwood earned first team all-state honors for her 22-23 senior season. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File)
Juneau’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament B Bracket team poses for a group photo after winning the B bracket championship game in this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament Saturday night at JDHS. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Juneau rides second half surge to Gold Medal B Bracket title

Saturday night win over Hydaburg concluded the 74th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Juneau’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament B Bracket team poses for a group photo after winning the B bracket championship game in this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament Saturday night at JDHS. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
The 2022-2023 JDHS Crimson Bears pose for a photo at ASAA state competition in Anchorage on Saturday before competing against TMHS in the championship game. JDHS finished in fourth place and TMHS went home in sixth. (Courtesy Photo / Tanya Nizich)

JDHS beats TMHS at state for one last showdown

Crimson Bears took fourth place and Falcons took sixth.

The 2022-2023 JDHS Crimson Bears pose for a photo at ASAA state competition in Anchorage on Saturday before competing against TMHS in the championship game. JDHS finished in fourth place and TMHS went home in sixth. (Courtesy Photo / Tanya Nizich)
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JDHS senior boys with coach Robert Casperson, left to right, Nelson Bodhi, Kai Hargrave, Caden Masdeg, Orion Dybdahl and Joseph Aline, pose for a photo at the ASAA state competition in Anchorage on Saturday before the championship game against Dimond High School. The Crimson Bears would take sixth place overall.

JDHS boys fall to Dimond at state

Crimson Bears take 6th place in ASAA tournament.

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JDHS senior boys with coach Robert Casperson, left to right, Nelson Bodhi, Kai Hargrave, Caden Masdeg, Orion Dybdahl and Joseph Aline, pose for a photo at the ASAA state competition in Anchorage on Saturday before the championship game against Dimond High School. The Crimson Bears would take sixth place overall.
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PHOTOS: An enormous roundup from the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament

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Ted Burke and wife Jan pose for a photo at the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament on Saturday. Burke was the recipient of the Dr. Walter Soboleff Award. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Ted Burke receives Dr. Walter Soboleff Award at Gold Medal Tournament

“I was definitely surprised,” Burke said. “I didn’t even think there was going to be one this year.”

Ted Burke and wife Jan pose for a photo at the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament on Saturday. Burke was the recipient of the Dr. Walter Soboleff Award. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Angoon's Albert Kookesh shoots against Hoonah's Gary Smith and Andy Mills during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Hoonah Masters eliminate Angoon from Gold Medal

Hoonah’s Hinchman, Lindoff and Angoon’s See in a shoot-out

Angoon's Albert Kookesh shoots against Hoonah's Gary Smith and Andy Mills during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Hoonah’s Masters Bracket team poses for a group photo on Saturday after being crowned this year’s champs for the M bracket in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at JDHS. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Hoonah crowned Gold Medal Masters Bracket champs

Hoonah’s Albert Hinchman named MVP.

Hoonah’s Masters Bracket team poses for a group photo on Saturday after being crowned this year’s champs for the M bracket in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at JDHS. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
C Bracket champions Filcom pose with their trophy. (left to right) Charlie Herrington, Alex Heumann, Tom Gizler, Adam Brown, Mike Lim, Andrew Malacas, Nino Bohulano, Ray Zimmer, Larry Cooper, Ronin Tagsip and Jason Haskell at the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Saturday, March 25, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Juneau’s Filcom wins Gold Medal C Bracket Championship

Filcom caps undefeated tournament run with 73-49 win over Klukwan

C Bracket champions Filcom pose with their trophy. (left to right) Charlie Herrington, Alex Heumann, Tom Gizler, Adam Brown, Mike Lim, Andrew Malacas, Nino Bohulano, Ray Zimmer, Larry Cooper, Ronin Tagsip and Jason Haskell at the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Saturday, March 25, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
POW’s Gold Medal Champions: Lillian Borromeo, Molly Sharp, Michaela Demmert, Nani Weimer, Tina Steffen, Elizabeth Isaacs, Kenai Holein and Cassie Williams. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Prince of Wales defeats Yakutat for women’s title at Gold Medal

Prince of Wales claims town’s sixth championship with 79-38 win.

POW’s Gold Medal Champions: Lillian Borromeo, Molly Sharp, Michaela Demmert, Nani Weimer, Tina Steffen, Elizabeth Isaacs, Kenai Holein and Cassie Williams. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Jesse McGraw, Matt Carle and Andrew Friske pose for a photo after their induction into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame, Friday, March 24, during the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Friske, McGraw and Carle Inducted into Gold Medal Hall of Fame

Two teammates and one opponent share selection night together

Jesse McGraw, Matt Carle and Andrew Friske pose for a photo after their induction into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame, Friday, March 24, during the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Yakutat’s Sharnel Vale-Dries (40) drives the lane for a 2-point shot against Angoon on Friday for W bracket Gold Medal basketball at JDSH. Vale-Dries finished the game with 2 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Yakutat’s Sharnel Vale-Dries (40) drives the lane for a 2-point shot against Angoon on Friday for W bracket Gold Medal basketball at JDSH. Vale-Dries finished the game with 2 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hoonah’s Kamal Lindoff (34) knocks down a layup on Friday against Klukwan in the M bracket Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at JDHS. Lindoff finished the game with 12 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hoonah’s Kamal Lindoff (34) knocks down a layup on Friday against Klukwan in the M bracket Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at JDHS. Lindoff finished the game with 12 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hydaburg’s George Peratrovich tips in teammate Vinnie Edenshaw’s missed free throw with 0.3 seconds remaining in overtime, forching a second overtime in a win over Angoon during Friday night’s elimination game at the Gold Medal Tournament in Juneau. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Hydaburg heroics eliminate Angoon 94-89 in 2-OT thriller

A game-tying play with just .3 seconds to go is just the tip of the iceberg.

Hydaburg’s George Peratrovich tips in teammate Vinnie Edenshaw’s missed free throw with 0.3 seconds remaining in overtime, forching a second overtime in a win over Angoon during Friday night’s elimination game at the Gold Medal Tournament in Juneau. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)