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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Spencer Holt, a sophmore, swims during Thunder Mountain High School swim team practice at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center on Wednesday.

Prep swimmers set course for state meet

It's just before 8 a.m. on a Wednesday and Thunder Mountain High School swimmer Bergen Davis stands on a bench before his teammates, who are yelling at him.

by KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Weekend Preview: Glacier Bowl; cross country state championships

Thunder Mountain (5-2 OA; 2-0 C), Juneau-Douglas (3-4 OA; 1-1 C) The Falcons and Crimson Bears football teams face off in the final weekend of Southeast Conference with Juneau-Douglas visiting the Thunderdome for a 7 p.m. kickoff today.
KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Justices take up trademark case that could affect Redskins

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is taking up a First Amendment clash over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks, a case that could affect the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name.
SAM HANANEL

Family, friends of Marlins' Fernandez to attend funeral Mass

MIAMI - A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez gathered for a private funeral Mass on Thursday afternoon. Fernandez and two friends were killed in a boat crash off South Beach...
CURT ANDERSON

Articles from the Sports section archive

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Region V tennis tournament results

JDHS sophomore Erica Hurtte and junior Jacob Dale each completed a 2016 tennis trifecta by winning three titles each at the Region V tennis tournament held at the Alaska Club in Juneau on Sept. 22-25.
By MONA YARNELL for the Juneau Empire

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Carroll: Wilson has MCL sprain, but 'feeling great'

RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has a sprained MCL in his left knee and coach Pete Carroll raised the possibility on Monday of Wilson missing the Week 4 game against ...

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Juneau-Douglas loses 48-6 against North Pole

The North Pole High School football team played Friday night with a sense of urgency against the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears. It showed in the final outcome, a 48-6 win in the Southeast ...
By DANNY MARTIN

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Keystone Konfrontation: Unbeaten Steelers at unbeaten Eagles today

Here come the unbeaten Steelers from Western Pennsylvania, crossing the Keystone State to meet the unbeaten Eagles.
By BARRY WILNER

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Weekend Preview: Cross country regionals, Southeast football showdowns

The battle for the Southeast Conference comes down to the last two games this year, with both Juneau teams hoping to separate themselves from North Pole and Ketchikan with road wins this weekend.
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Panthers, league watching protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thomas Davis said the Carolina Panthers' game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings should "absolutely" be played as scheduled, even with the city being under a state of emergency ...
By STEVE REED

Small town laments loss of football season due to hazing

PHILOMATH, Ore. - The scoreboard at the edge of Philomath High School's football field is dark. The stands are empty. This year, there are no varsity games that brought together many of the town's ...
By ANDREW SELSKY

Lombardi, Tortorella defend roster decisions

TORONTO - Dean Lombardi pounded the table and tried to explain it all. His eyes darting back and forth, the Team USA general manager tried to explain the Americans' unexpected and disappointing ...
By STEPHEN WHYNO

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

Carroll, team fined for excessive contact in OTA

NEW YORK - Seattle coach Pete Carroll has been fined $200,000, the Seahawks have been fined $400,000 and will lose a fifth-round draft choice for violating the NFL's work rules on contact in the ...

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Crimson Bears overcome Kings with 82-yard TD

Two consecutive plays decided Saturday's first conference football tilt between the visiting Ketchikan High School Kings and Juneau-Douglas High School.
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

University of Alaska regents plan to minimize sports cuts

FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Board of Regents wants to minimize cuts to sports after the huge outpouring of support for university athletics in Fairbanks and Anchorage.
By MATT BUXTON

Sports on TV for Monday, Sept. 19

AUTO RACING 10 a.m., NBC - NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, New England 300, at Loudon, N.H. DRAG RACING 10 a.m., FS1 - NHRA, AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals, finals, at Madison, Ill. GOLF 2:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

JDHS cross country edges Petersburg at Juneau Invitational

Both of Juneau's prep cross country teams hosted the Juneau Invitational at Savikko Park Saturday, with 13 boys teams and nine girls teams competing in the last meet before next weekend's regional ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Falcons take control of conference

It was a lineman's dream.
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

From the Sidelines: The narcissism of small differences

Rarely is a game just a game. When Ketchikan's players and coaching staff packed up their gear and stormed out of the Thunderdome Sept. 2, ending their conference game against Thunder ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

ASAA issues Ketchikan fine for forfeiting

After Ketchikan High School football coach Jim Byron forfeited a Sept. 2 football game at Thunder Mountain High School citing concerns over “dirty, illegal” play by the Falcons, the Alaska School ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

No surprise Carroll's Seahawks first team visiting LA

RENTON, Wash. - During his decade in Los Angeles, Pete Carroll felt the void.
By TIM BOOTH

Weekend Preview: Every Juneau team in town

Thunder Mountain (3-2 overall, 0-0 conference) is coming off a tough, 35-0 loss to large school Lathrup last week and will look to reestablish their footing against conference opponent North Pole ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Stadium plan to lure Raiders to Las Vegas passes major vote

LAS VEGAS - A plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas and lure the Raiders from Oakland crossed a major hurdle Thursday when a Nevada oversight committee voted unanimously to recommend $750 ...
By MICHELLE RINDELS

Bengals at Steelers: A matchup of dynamic duos

CINCINNATI - When the game's on the line, Bengals and Steelers fans know where the ball's most likely going. Both teams have dynamic duos with years of experience making the game-turning, ...
By JOE KAY

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