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Photo chute: Paragliders add color to gray evening

The bright yellow and orange in the near-dusk sky weren’t from a brilliant Juneau sunset.

 

Israeli Olympic racewalker Shaul Ladany holds his 1972’s Olympic race shoes for a portrait in Omer, Israel, Sunday, July 12, 2020. In an instant, the world record holder in the 50-mile walk was thrust into one of sports’ greatest tragedies and a seminal moment in modern history _ the kidnapping and massacre of his fellow Israeli team members at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The killing shocked the world, gave the Palestinian cause an audience and ushered in a new era of global terrorism. Ladany, a Holocaust survivor, the lessons still linger. He says it taught him to “never be afraid” but become “more careful.”(AP Photo / Ariel Schalit)

Israeli racewalker recalls surviving 1972 Munich massacre

In an instant, he was thrust into one of sports’ greatest tragedies.

 

Meki Toutaiolepo led all scorers in Thunder Mountain High Schools victory Friday night at Juneau-Douglas High Schooll: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

TMHS holds off JDHS for back-to-back wins

Thunder Mountain pays a visit to Juneau-Douglas, winning Friday and Satuday.

 

Mud splatters across the face of Alexander Andrews, 7, as he finishes second in the Douglas Dirt Derby Youth Bike Race for 5 to 7-year-olds at Savikko Park and the Treadwell Mine Historic Trail on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The event was organized by the Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

It was mind over splatter in Douglas bike race

Colorful bikes and helmets under gray skies.

Mud splatters across the face of Alexander Andrews, 7, as he finishes second in the Douglas Dirt Derby Youth Bike Race for 5 to 7-year-olds at Savikko Park and the Treadwell Mine Historic Trail on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The event was organized by the Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau’s Gaby Soto is tackled by West’s Dhar Montalbo in the first quarter at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. West won 43-14. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Huskies take tough lessons away from West Anchorage game

Despite promising first half, winning streak snapped at 3.

Juneau’s Gaby Soto is tackled by West’s Dhar Montalbo in the first quarter at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. West won 43-14. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

See the Huskies face West Anchorage’s formidable air attack

Juneau faced what might have been their hardest competition yet.

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Referees honor mentor who helped shape tournament

Officials have become part of Gold Medal’s distinctive culture.

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Team, family effort propels Hydaburg to C Bracket victory

They had a special guest sitting courtside.

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Women’s championship projects to be fast-paced showdown

It’s a rematch of the tournament’s first game.

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New Gold Medal team makes impression in blowout win

They knew what they were capable of. Their opponents didn’t.

A ‘gathering of family’: Gold Medal Tournament kicks off in Juneau

Last year’s tournament raised about $23,000 for various nonprofits.

French Iditarod musher first to reach the Bering Sea coast

The Frenchman pulled into the checkpoint at Unalakleet Sunday.

Photos: Friday night basketball action

Check out photos from the action of Juneau-Douglas boys varsity basketball’s loss to East Anchorage 66-54 and Thunder Mountain’s upset win over Ketchikan 62-55. Read… Continue reading