Swimming

Thunder Mountain High School junior Micah Grigg swms in the 200-yard freestyle final on Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive Championships at Bartlett Pool in Anchorage. Grigg finished in fifth place. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Photos: State swim meet

Juneau-Douglas High School senior Tyler Weldon capped his high school career with an exhilarating podium finish at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive… Continue reading

 

The JDHS boys swim team celebrate their Region V Championship on Saturday at the Petersburg Community Center. (Courtesy Photo | Phil Loseby)

Juneau swimmers to compete in state swim meet this weekend

Juneau swimmers will be well-represented at the state swim and dive championships on Friday and Saturday at Barlett High School in Anchorage. The Region V… Continue reading

 

Thunder Mountain’s Hannah Taube reacts after setting a new lifetime best time in the 500-yard freestyle event. (Courtesy Photo | Phil Loseby)

JDHS boys claim first region title in eight years

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys swim and dive team ran away with their first Region V championship in eight years on Saturday in Petersburg. They… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Hannah Taube reacts after setting a new lifetime best time in the 500-yard freestyle event. (Courtesy Photo | Phil Loseby)

Going out with a splash

It’s about an hour into a weekday diving practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Thunder Mountain High School coach Savona Kiessling takes her eyes off… Continue reading

JDHS boys win Ketchikan Invite

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys swim team leapfrogged Sitka in their second meet of the weekend on Saturday at Ketchikan’s Gateway Aquatic Center. After finishing… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain senior Rosemary Kiessling completes a front flip on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

Juneau divers shine at Kayhi Invite

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys took two out of the three relays and finished as the runner-up at Ketchikan Invitational Swim Meet on Friday at… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain senior Rosemary Kiessling completes a front flip on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

JDHS boys swim away with title

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys team swept the 50-yard freestyle and won the 200-yard medley relay in dominant fashion on the second day of the… Continue reading

JDHS boys edge Thunder Mountain in Friday swim meet

Spencer Holt and Jessica Davis scored a pair of individual titles on the first day of the Juneau Invitational swimming meet Friday at Dimond Park… Continue reading

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                                Senior Tyler Weldon swims during Juneau-Douglas High School swim practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Wednesday.

Southeast swim meet this weekend

The Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain High School swim and dive teams’ home debut and finale is this weekend. The Juneau Invitational takes place at 6… Continue reading

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                                Senior Tyler Weldon swims during Juneau-Douglas High School swim practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Wednesday.
Chris, CJ and Michelle Umbs accept their Family of the Year award from the Special Olympics Alaska’s “Breakfast With Champions” event at the Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health and Wellness Center in Anchorage on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | Gail Fenumiai)

Special Olympics names Juneau family ‘Family of the Year’

A Juneau family was recognized for their outstanding service to the Special Olympics on Wednesday. Chris, Michelle and their 24-year-old son CJ Umbs were named… Continue reading

Chris, CJ and Michelle Umbs accept their Family of the Year award from the Special Olympics Alaska’s “Breakfast With Champions” event at the Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health and Wellness Center in Anchorage on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Photo | Gail Fenumiai)