Basketball

Hoonah’s Travis Dybdahl puts the ball up for an easy layup against Yakutat on Tuesday in the C Bracket of this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Dybdahl finished the game with a total of 17 points. With Hoonah’s Tuesday win, Yakutat is now eliminated from the tournament. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Hoonah elimnates Yakutat from C Bracket

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Hoonah’s Travis Dybdahl puts the ball up for an easy layup against Yakutat on Tuesday in the C Bracket of this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Dybdahl finished the game with a total of 17 points. With Hoonah’s Tuesday win, Yakutat is now eliminated from the tournament. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hoonah’s Mackenzie Nichols (21) eyes the hoop while defended by Prince of Wales’ Michaela Demmert in the first half of a 63-43 Prince of Wales win. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Prince of Wales topples Hoonah in Gold Medal Women’s Bracket

Prince of Wales started slow but finished with a flurry with a 63-43 win.

Hoonah’s Mackenzie Nichols (21) eyes the hoop while defended by Prince of Wales’ Michaela Demmert in the first half of a 63-43 Prince of Wales win. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Hoonah and Filcom players battle for a loose ball during C Bracket action in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Monday, March 20, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Filcom topples Hoonah 87-66 to earn Thursday semifinals

C Bracket shootout featured Filcom’s Cooper, Heumann and Hoonah’s Dybdahl.

Hoonah and Filcom players battle for a loose ball during C Bracket action in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Monday, March 20, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Klukwan’s Russ Stevens (23) scores against Hoonah’s Michael Mills (1) during Masters Bracket action in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Monday, March 20, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)

Klukwan wins battle of boards to defeat Hoonah in Masters Bracket

Win puts Chilkat Thunder into Thursday semifinals

Klukwan’s Russ Stevens (23) scores against Hoonah’s Michael Mills (1) during Masters Bracket action in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Monday, March 20, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe/For the Juneau Empire)
Juneau’s Chase Saviers goes in for a layup Monday afternoon in a B Bracket game against Metlakatla during the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Juneau lands 111 points in win over Metlakatla

The team won by exactly 40-points.

Juneau’s Chase Saviers goes in for a layup Monday afternoon in a B Bracket game against Metlakatla during the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Juneau’s Gold Medal Tournament Masters Bracket basketball team’s Will Whitehead secures a two-point shot early on in the first quarter of a game against Angoon Sunday afternoon a part 74th Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Juneau stays in control against Angoon for M Bracket win

Juneau kept a respectable-yet-close lead through the entire time.

Juneau’s Gold Medal Tournament Masters Bracket basketball team’s Will Whitehead secures a two-point shot early on in the first quarter of a game against Angoon Sunday afternoon a part 74th Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Yakutat’s Trinity Jackson goes up for a shot Monday afternoon in a game against Kake during the Juneau Lions Club 74th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. Yakutat prevailed against Kake 69-33. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Yakutat finishes with 36-point lead over Kake in W bracket

Kake women bested on second day of the tournament.

Yakutat’s Trinity Jackson goes up for a shot Monday afternoon in a game against Kake during the Juneau Lions Club 74th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. Yakutat prevailed against Kake 69-33. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
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PHOTOS: Gold Medal basketball is back

Photos from the first day of the 74th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

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Kent Larson takes a hookshot against Kake on Monday morning as part of the C Bracket in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Larson finished the game with 13 points in the Klukwan win. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Klukwan defeats Kake in Monday C Bracket game

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Kent Larson takes a hookshot against Kake on Monday morning as part of the C Bracket in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament. Larson finished the game with 13 points in the Klukwan win. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Hoona’s Travis Dybdahl shoots a layup against Angoon Sunday night during the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at JDHS. Dybdahl led his team with 32 points (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Hoonah beats Angoon in fourth quarter steal on Sunday

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Hoona’s Travis Dybdahl shoots a layup against Angoon Sunday night during the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at JDHS. Dybdahl led his team with 32 points (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau’s Ed Mercer (7) puts up a shot against Sitka Monday morning during this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament at JDHS. Mercer finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Juneau notches another M Bracket W against Sitka

Juneau beats Sitka in M Bracket game

Juneau’s Ed Mercer (7) puts up a shot against Sitka Monday morning during this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament at JDHS. Mercer finished the game with 6 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
K. Santo Franks of team Haines puts up a 2-point shot against Yakutat on Sunday night during this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at JDHS. Franks led his team in points for a total of 14. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Haines hangs on for Sunday night win against Yakutat

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K. Santo Franks of team Haines puts up a 2-point shot against Yakutat on Sunday night during this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at JDHS. Franks led his team in points for a total of 14. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Angoon’s Duncan O’Brien shoots between Hydaburg’s George Peratrovich (1) and Darren Edenshaw during B Bracket action during the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Sunday, March 19, at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)

Hydaburg nips Angoon with a Gold Medal buzzer beater

Vinnie Edenshaw put his game-high 32nd point off the glass and through the net as the buzzer sounded

Angoon’s Duncan O’Brien shoots between Hydaburg’s George Peratrovich (1) and Darren Edenshaw during B Bracket action during the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Sunday, March 19, at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola put up the ceremonial jump ball for Kake's Rich Austin (15) and Hoonah's Albert Hinchman (22) during their Masters Bracket game in the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Sunday, March 19, at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)

Hoonah ‘Masterful’ in opening Gold Medal win over Kake

Hoonah put two-time defending M Bracket champions Kake into an early deficit and never looked back

U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola put up the ceremonial jump ball for Kake's Rich Austin (15) and Hoonah's Albert Hinchman (22) during their Masters Bracket game in the Juneau Lions Club 74th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Sunday, March 19, at the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
Klukwan's Brian Friske (32) coils up to take a shot at the hoop while defended by Yakutat's Dustin Endicott. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Klukwan's Brian Friske (32) coils up to take a shot at the hoop while defended by Yakutat's Dustin Endicott. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Juneau's Mahina Toutaiolepo peers through the arms of Kake defenders during the second half of a Juneau win in the Juneau Lions Club's 74th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Big fourth quarter pushes Juneau past Kake

Game was tied at the end of the third.

Juneau's Mahina Toutaiolepo peers through the arms of Kake defenders during the second half of a Juneau win in the Juneau Lions Club's 74th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Spit flies as players from Metlakatla and Hoonah battle for the ball Sunday afternoon in the second B Bracket game of the 74th Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Metlakatla ekes out a win against Hoonah

The game ended with a close 75-70 score.

Spit flies as players from Metlakatla and Hoonah battle for the ball Sunday afternoon in the second B Bracket game of the 74th Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Klukwan’s Andrew Friske, center, shoots against Yakutat’s Derek James, left, at the Juneau Lions Club 73rd Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This year’s tournament starts on Sunday, March 19-25 at JDHS. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Klukwan’s Andrew Friske, center, shoots against Yakutat’s Derek James, left, at the Juneau Lions Club 73rd Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This year’s tournament starts on Sunday, March 19-25 at JDHS. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Hooping and hollering: Photos from Day 4 of Region V

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TMHS senior Kiara Kookesh holds up a strand from the net after securing the win against JDHS on Friday for the two teams’ final math up in the 4A Region V tournament. Kookesh tied for the lead in scoring with a total of 12 points. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

TMHS girls net Region V title at home

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TMHS senior Kiara Kookesh holds up a strand from the net after securing the win against JDHS on Friday for the two teams’ final math up in the 4A Region V tournament. Kookesh tied for the lead in scoring with a total of 12 points. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)