Thunder Mountain High School

Thunder Mountain’s Kamron Falls, right, is pressured by Colony’s Jeremiah Hersrud, left, and Colton Spencer at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Colony won 46-27. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain’s Kamron Falls, right, is pressured by Colony’s Jeremiah Hersrud, left, and Colton Spencer at TMHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Colony won 46-27. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao, right, drives against Ketchikan’s Marcus Lee at JDHS during a conference win last February. Lee earned first team all-state honors last season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao, right, drives against Ketchikan’s Marcus Lee at JDHS during a conference win last February. Lee earned first team all-state honors last season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain teammates Stone Morgan, left; Brady Carandang and Vaipuna Toutaiolepo (down) position themselves for a rebound against Monroe Catholic’s Mason Muramoto, right, during Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic at Monroe Catholic High School on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Danny Martin | Fairbanks Daily News Miner)
Thunder Mountain teammates Stone Morgan, left; Brady Carandang and Vaipuna Toutaiolepo (down) position themselves for a rebound against Monroe Catholic’s Mason Muramoto, right, during Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic at Monroe Catholic High School on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Danny Martin | Fairbanks Daily News Miner)

Thunder Mountain storms past West Valley

A second-half run propelled the Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team to a 59-50 nonconference win over West Valley on Wednesday night. Thunder Mountain… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Brady Carandang shoots the ball over Juneau-Douglas’ Kolby Hoover on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Carandang is the leading scorer returning for the Falcons this season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain’s Brady Carandang shoots the ball over Juneau-Douglas’ Kolby Hoover on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Carandang is the leading scorer returning for the Falcons this season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao grabs a loose ball against Palmer during their Capital City Classic Basketball Tournament game at JDHS on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Five tournaments, two weeks: Local high school squads head to tournaments

Call it December Madness. All four of Juneau’s prep basketball teams will be kickstarting their respective seasons over the coming week and a half, dispersing… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao grabs a loose ball against Palmer during their Capital City Classic Basketball Tournament game at JDHS on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain High School sophomore Jacob Ferster pins East Anchorage’s Ikaska Vaivai in the second round of the 215-pound consolation bracket of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Division I State Wrestling Championships at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School sophomore Jacob Ferster pins East Anchorage’s Ikaska Vaivai in the second round of the 215-pound consolation bracket of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Division I State Wrestling Championships at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain’s Iayanah Brewer, left, and teammate Tasi Fenumiai, right, battle for the ball against North Pole’s Alex Hodal, front, and Claire Richmond at TMHS on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Falcons burst into season with blowout

The Thunder Mountain High School girls basketball team pulled a rare first-quarter stunt in their season opener against North Pole. With about two minutes left… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Iayanah Brewer, left, and teammate Tasi Fenumiai, right, battle for the ball against North Pole’s Alex Hodal, front, and Claire Richmond at TMHS on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mary Khaye Garcia shoots over teammate Sydney Strong during early morning girls basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mary Khaye Garcia shoots over teammate Sydney Strong during early morning girls basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)