Basketball

Klukwan’s Daniel Stickler (0) defends a shot by Hoonah’s Lucas Johnson (21) during Friday’s C Bracket elimination game. Klukwan won 78-65 and will play Juneau Filcom in Saturday’s championship. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Klukwan advances to title game, eliminates Hoonah 78-65

Two team members elected to HOF before physical C Bracket court play.

Klukwan’s Daniel Stickler (0) defends a shot by Hoonah’s Lucas Johnson (21) during Friday’s C Bracket elimination game. Klukwan won 78-65 and will play Juneau Filcom in Saturday’s championship. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
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TMHS Kerra Baxter fights for the rebound against JDHS during Region V tournament play. The Lady Falcons won their game on Friday against Dimond in Anchorage as part of this year’s ASAA competition. TMHS will now face off against JDHS on Saturday.
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TMHS Kerra Baxter fights for the rebound against JDHS during Region V tournament play. The Lady Falcons won their game on Friday against Dimond in Anchorage as part of this year’s ASAA competition. TMHS will now face off against JDHS on Saturday.
JDHS senior Orion Dybdahl begins ascending for a dunk with Kayhi’s Jared Rhoads (15) and Marcus Stockhausen (34) in pursuit. Orion was named Player of the Game and led his team in scoring on Friday against Colony High School in this year’s state competition in Anchorage. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
JDHS senior Orion Dybdahl begins ascending for a dunk with Kayhi’s Jared Rhoads (15) and Marcus Stockhausen (34) in pursuit. Orion was named Player of the Game and led his team in scoring on Friday against Colony High School in this year’s state competition in Anchorage. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Juneau’s Chase Saviers extends for a scoop shot late in a Juneau win against Hydaburg. Saviers finished the Thursday night B Bracket game with 16 points. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau slips past Hydaburg in Gold Medal B Bracket

Juneau advances to Saturday championship, Hydaburg falls into Friday elimination game

Juneau’s Chase Saviers extends for a scoop shot late in a Juneau win against Hydaburg. Saviers finished the Thursday night B Bracket game with 16 points. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Daylight Saving Time just started, but Juneau's Jim Carson turned back the clock late in the second quarter of a Masters Bracket game against Klukwan. Carson finished the Thursday night contest with 16 points, and Juneau prevailed 48-39. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau Masters bully Klukwan at Gold Medal

Battle of undefeated teams sees Juneau win 48-39

Daylight Saving Time just started, but Juneau's Jim Carson turned back the clock late in the second quarter of a Masters Bracket game against Klukwan. Carson finished the Thursday night contest with 16 points, and Juneau prevailed 48-39. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Filcom’s Alex Heumann (24) puts up a jump shot against Klukwan on Thursday for the second C bracket game of the day in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Heumann finished the game with 27 points, and his team netted a C Bracket win. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Filcom advances to Saturday’s championship game

Klukwan plays again Friday at 6 p.m.

Filcom’s Alex Heumann (24) puts up a jump shot against Klukwan on Thursday for the second C bracket game of the day in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Heumann finished the game with 27 points, and his team netted a C Bracket win. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Angoon’s Aquino Brinson looks for an open pass against Haines on Thursday for an elimination game inside the B bracket for this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Brinson finished the game with a total of 10 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Angoon puts a stop to Haines in B Bracket

Angoon plays again on Friday at 8 p.m.

Angoon’s Aquino Brinson looks for an open pass against Haines on Thursday for an elimination game inside the B bracket for this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Brinson finished the game with a total of 10 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hoonah’s DJ Lindstrom drives against Angoon on Thursday for an elimination game in the C Bracket for this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Lindstrom finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hoonah’s DJ Lindstrom drives against Angoon on Thursday for an elimination game in the C Bracket for this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Lindstrom finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Angoon's Carmeleeda Estrada is pressured by Kake's Willow Jackson during Thursday action at the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Angoon holds off late Kake Gold Medal rally

Angoon continues elimination game run as last-second Kake shot just misses.

Angoon's Carmeleeda Estrada is pressured by Kake's Willow Jackson during Thursday action at the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Angoon’s Ladonna Byers fights for the rebound against Hoonah on Wednesday night for an elimination game in the W bracket for this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Byers would finish the game with 11 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Angoon knocks Hoonah out of Womens Bracket

Angoon vs. Kake at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Angoon’s Ladonna Byers fights for the rebound against Hoonah on Wednesday night for an elimination game in the W bracket for this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Byers would finish the game with 11 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
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JDHS girls fall to Colony at state

Crimson Bears have another chance on Friday.

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West’s fourth quarter pressure too much for TMHS girls

Lady Falcons outlasted in 54-50 loss in state tournament.

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Kake's Louise Kadake and Sitka's Lexi Smith battle for a loose ball during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Kake women eliminate Sitka from Gold Medal

Outside shooting keeps Kake alive, sends Sitka home

Kake's Louise Kadake and Sitka's Lexi Smith battle for a loose ball during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Kake's Tracy Jackson looks to pass around the defense of Haines' Tyler Swinton during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Haines eliminates Kake from Gold Medal B Bracket

80-54 score shows promises of future GM titles for both teams

Kake's Tracy Jackson looks to pass around the defense of Haines' Tyler Swinton during the Gold Medal tournament, Wednesday, March 22, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Sitka’s Norm Staton (32) fights for the rebound against Kake on Wednesday during an elimination game for the M Bracket in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Staton finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Sitka’s Norm Staton (32) fights for the rebound against Kake on Wednesday during an elimination game for the M Bracket in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Staton finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
JDHS cheer team leads crowd in chant for the opening of a Crimson Bears Region V basketball game. Winning that tournament sent the JDHS boys to state in Anchorage. They played against top-seeded West Valley High School on Wednesday, losing 60-37 (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
JDHS cheer team leads crowd in chant for the opening of a Crimson Bears Region V basketball game. Winning that tournament sent the JDHS boys to state in Anchorage. They played against top-seeded West Valley High School on Wednesday, losing 60-37 (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Angoon’s Ivan Raney (22) reaches for a rebound over Kake’s Jess Ross during C Bracket action in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Tuesday, March 21, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Angoon moves on in C Bracket, eliminates Kake

Overtime thriller gives Angoon a 63-57 win and another game.

Angoon’s Ivan Raney (22) reaches for a rebound over Kake’s Jess Ross during C Bracket action in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Tuesday, March 21, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Angoon's Kendrick Payton (00) and Anthony Snow (32) battle for a rebound with Yakutat's Josh James (0) during the Gold Medal tournament, Tuesday, March 21, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)

Angoon eliminates Yakutat in Gold Medal B Bracket

Inside, outside game gives Angoon the 79-62 win

Angoon's Kendrick Payton (00) and Anthony Snow (32) battle for a rebound with Yakutat's Josh James (0) during the Gold Medal tournament, Tuesday, March 21, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
Prince of Wales’ Cassi Williams hits one of her five three point shots in POW’s win over Sitka at the Gold Medal tournament, Tuesday, March 21, in the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium.

Prince of Wales women defeat Sitka in Gold Medal quarterfinal

POW moves in semifinal with 82-24 win.

Prince of Wales’ Cassi Williams hits one of her five three point shots in POW’s win over Sitka at the Gold Medal tournament, Tuesday, March 21, in the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium.
Kake’s Charles Jackson (21) makes the final game-winning shot on Tuesday against Hoonah during overtime to secure Kake’s advancement in this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. (Klas Slope / For the Juneau Empire)

Kake comes out on top in overtime battle against Hoonah

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Kake’s Charles Jackson (21) makes the final game-winning shot on Tuesday against Hoonah during overtime to secure Kake’s advancement in this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. (Klas Slope / For the Juneau Empire)