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KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
A player from the combined Canadian team of the Earl Marriott Mariners (Surrey, B.C.) and Hugh Boyd Trojans (Richmond, B.C.) splits the defense of the Thunder Mountain Falcons at TMHS Field on Thursday. The Canadians play the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears tonight at 7 p.m. on the Adair Kennedy Field.

Falcons soar over Canada

The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons football team defeated the combined football teams from Canada's Earl Marriott and Hugh Boyd secondary schools on Thursday night in conditions best described as "Lambeau-esque.

by Klas Stolpe

Time to hang up the running shoes? Not just yet

It's certainly beginning to feel like summer is coming to an end here in Juneau.
GEOFF ROES

Falcons harriers ready for trails

The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons cross country team returns just one of its top five boy runners from last season, but all of its top seven girl runners return.
Klas Stolpe

Crimson Bears harriers bigger than ever

The Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears cross country team has a recordbreaking squad of just under 60 runners this season. Fifteen are seniors and a solid group of leaders to mentor its largest-ever group of 22 incoming freshmen.
Klas Stolpe

Local sports calendar for Friday, Aug. 28

Today, August 28 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Home, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas hosts Hugh Boyd (Canada) at Adair Kennedy Field. VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS Home, Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for volleyball officials for the 2015 Men's and Women's...

Sports On TV for Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29

AUTO RACING 10:30 a.m., NBCSN - Nascar, Xfinity Series, practice, at Elkhart Lake, Wis. 12:30 p.m., NBCSN - Nascar, Xfinity Series, practice, at Elkhart Lake, Wis. 3 p.m., NBCSN - Nascar, Whelen Modified, at Bristol, Tenn. CFL FOOTBALL 5 p...

Today In Sports History for Aug. 28

1908 - Fred McLeod wins the U.S. Open golf title with a one-stroke victory over Willie Smith in a playoff. 1922 - The oldest American international team golf match, the Walker Cup, is established with the United States beating Britain 8-4.

Articles from the Sports section archive

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Aging boxer, new promoter trade blows

On Saturday at Centennial Hall, a lot will look the same with AK Beatdown's 21st MMA and Boxing event.
By Klas Stolpe

Hernandez, Cruz lead Seattle past Oakland 8-2

SEATTLE - Realistically, the Seattle Mariners would need to be far closer to a playoff berth for Nelson Cruz to be in consideration for American League MVP. But his numbers are becoming ...
By TIM BOOTH

Local sports calendar for Thursday, Aug. 27

Today, August 27 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Home, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain hosts Earl Marriott (Canada) at TMHS Field. Friday, August 28 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Home, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas hosts Hugh Boyd ...
By Klas Stolpe

Sports On TV for Thursday, Aug. 27

CFL FOOTBALL 12:30 p.m., ESPN2 - Montreal at Hamilton GOLF 1 a.m., GOLF - EUROPEAN TOUR, D & D Reak Czech Masters, first round, at Prague, Czech Republic. 5 a.m., GOLF - EUROPEAN TOUR, D & ...

Bolt leaves 'em laughing and a new star comes out in 400

BEIJING - Long after two of the all-time greats at 400 meters had left the track in second and third place, the winner was sprawled on the ground, gasping for breath and getting his pulse checked ...
By EDDIE PELLS

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Photos: High school highlights

Thunder Mountain and Juneau-Douglas will continue to run down opponents on the field this week. TMHS plays Canada's Earl Marriott Mariners tomorrow at 7 p.m. on the TMHS Field and JDHS plays ...
By Klas Stolpe

Today In Sports History for August 26

AUGUST 26 1912 - Mary K. Browne wins the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association singles title. Maurice McLoughlin wins the men's title. 1933 - Helen Hull Jacobs captures the U.S.

Local Sports Calendar for Wednesday, August 26

Thursday, August 27 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Home, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain hosts Earl Marriott (Canada) at TMHS Field. Friday, August 28 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Home, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas hosts Hugh ...
By Klas Stolpe

Sports On TV for Wednesday, August 26

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, ESPN - World Series, International winners bracket, at Williamsport, Pa. 4 p.m, ESPN - World Series, U.S. winners bracket, at Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 9 ...

Tebow provides NFL with a special need

People always ask me why I root so hard for Tim Tebow to make it in the NFL.
By MIKE BIANCHI

Little League World Series news

Tuesday action at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.
By JOE KAY

Photos: Backwoods Bikers

Mountain bikers participated in the Juneau Freewheelers Herbert River "race or ride" event on Tuesday evening on the Herbert River Trail.
By Klas Stolpe

Photos: Beating The Odds

Runners celebrate during Saturday's Beat The Odds - A Race Against Cancer. A slideshow of photos is online at juneauempire.
By Klas Stolpe

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

High school harriers tackle Region V course

The Alaska high school cross country season was officially underway last weekend as teams across the state participated in various events.
By Klas Stolpe

A's rally past Mariners 11-5

SEATTLE - Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland's seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole against Hisashi Iwakuma for an 11-5 victory over ...

Juneau-Douglas football drops from polls

The Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears and the Thunder Mountain Falcons both fell from the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll released today. The ASBN is voted on by media ...
By Klas Stolpe

Local Sports Calendar for Tuesday, August 25

Today, August 25 MOUNTAIN BIKING Home, 7 p.m., Herbert River Trail mountain bike "race or ride" at the Herbert River Trail. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. at Herbert River Trail parking lot (27 ...
By Klas Stolpe

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Nelson hurt as Packers fall to Steelers 24-19

PITTSBURGH - Jordy Nelson caught the ball, spun and prepared to dart downfield. Two steps later, Green Bay's Pro Bowl wide receiver was on the turf, his left knee injured and his season very much ...
By WILL GRAVES

Local Sports Calendar for Monday, Aug. 24

Tuesday, August 25 MOUNTAIN BIKING Home, 7 p.m., Herbert River Trail mountain bike "race or ride" at the Herbert River Trail. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. at Herbert River Trail parking lot (27 ...
By Klas Stolpe

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