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Juneau's CJ Umbs on the medal stand during the 2015 Special Olympics' 14th annual World Summer Games in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Umbs wins bronze at World Games

Juneau's Christopher "CJ" Umbs is off to a fast start at the 2015 Special Olympics' 14th annual World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
Umbs won a bronze medal in Sunday's 100-meter backstroke. Umbs placed third with a score of 00:02:20.

by Klas Stolpe

Photo: Walk off

Ketchikan Junior Division All-Stars Jonathan Skaggs (53) and Arjay Mendoza (60) leave the Adair Kennedy Memorial Park diamond after Monday's opening game of the state tournament against Anchorage's Pollar Little League was cancelled due to...
Klas Stolpe

Post 25 ready for state tourney

Juneau Post 25 will begin the 2015 American Legion Alaska State Tournament today at Anchorage's Mulcahy Stadium as the No. 2 team. Juneau (16-2 league record) will play No. 7 seed Fairbanks Post 11 (11-7) at noon.
Klas Stolpe

Rawson the real deal in Juneau Majors win

Gastineau Channel Little League major division all-star Olin Rawson was wicked on the mound Monday during Juneau's 8-1 win in Game 1 of the best-of-three district championship series on Sitka's Moller Field.
Klas Stolpe

Juneau runners fare well at White River 50-mile

Juneau's Eran Hood, age 47, and Bryan Hitchock, 40, led a strong stable of capital city runners in the White River 50-mile Trail Run on Saturday at Crystal Mountain, Washington. The course features rolling terrain, ridge toops, northwest...
Klas Stolpe

Local Sports Calendar for Tuesday, July 28

Today, July 28 LITTLE LEAGUE Home, 6 p.m., Junior Baseball State Tournament, Ketchikan vs. Anchorage's Polar Little League at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park. Game 2 in best-of-five series.
Klas Stolpe

Sports On TV for Sunday, July 26

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m., FS1 - N.Y. Yankees at Texas 6 p.m., MLB - Regional coverage, Oakland at L.A. Dodgers or Arizona at Seattle SPECIAL OLYMPICS 3 p.m.

Articles from the Sports section archive

Monday, July 27, 2015

Photo: Batter Up For State

Juneau Post 25 batter RJ Markovich connects on a pitch against Valley Post 35/15 during recent American Legion baseball action at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park.
By Klas Stolpe

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ketchikan tops Sitka for Juniors title

The Ketchikan Junior Division All Stars blew open a 4-2 game in the top of the fifth inning to defeat Sitka 13-3 and claim the Alaska District 2 Little League title on Saturday at Adair Kennedy ...
By Klas Stolpe

Runners find 26-plus miles of fun

Roughly 25 years ago, Shawn Miller was on Team Maier's Men, running for his fifth-grade teacher Judith Maier and her husband Frank.
By Klas Stolpe

Local Sports Calendar for Monday, July 27

Today, July 27 LITTLE LEAGUE Home, 6 p.m., Junior Baseball State Tournament, Southeast vs. Anchorage's Polar Little League at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park, Game 1 in best-of-five series.
By Klas Stolpe

Today In Sports History for July 26

1859 - The first intercollegiate Regatta is held in Worcester, Mass., with Harvard beating Yale and Brown. 1928 - Gene Tunney beats Tom Heeney on a technical knockout in the 11th round at Yankee ...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sports On TV for Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25

AUTO RACING 8 a.m., NBCSN - NASCAR, XFINITY Series, practice for Diabetes 250, at Indianapolis 9 a.m., NBCSN - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Jeff Kyle 400, at Indianapolis 10:30 a.m.

Two stages down, two to go in Alps for Froome on Tour

SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE, France - Chris Froome is halfway through the Alps, the last obstacle to his second Tour de France victory, after comfortably maintaining his race lead on a Stage 18 won in ...

Today In Sports History for July 24 and July 25

JULY 24 1908 - John Hayes wins the Olympic marathon in a record of 2 hours, 55 minutes, 18.4 seconds.

Frank Maier Marathon athletes prepare

One defending champion is back, another is not. The world record holder for total marathons raced will also be there, and a first-timer is sure to be on the line.
By Klas Stolpe

Juniors tourney postponed due to rain

Balls hit backstops, players surfed into bases and hot chocolate sold out as rain cancelled the Alaska District 2 Junior Baseball Tournament at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park on Thursday night.
By Klas Stolpe

Pure Sole: Trail Etiquette

"Hello!" In front of me two individuals jumped and spun and twisted… They inhaled and exclaimed and shrieked… They grabbed each other and themselves… I had startled them.
By Klas Stolpe

Majors All-Stars top Petersburg

The Gastineau Channel Little League Major Division All-Stars remain undefeated at the District 2 Tournament in Sitka, winning by the 10-run mercy rule over Petersburg on Thursday, 25-0.
By Klas Stolpe

Local Sports Calendar for Friday, July 24

TODAY, JULY 24 AMERICAN LEGION Away, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Midnight Suns Post 25 vs. Fairbanks Post 11 at Anchorage. LITTLE LEAGUE Home, Alaska District 2 Junior Baseball Tourney at Adair Kennedy ...
By Klas Stolpe

Post 25 tops Eagle River

Juneau Post 25 defeated Eagle River 12-2 in American Legion baseball action at Bartlett High School in Anchorage on Thursday. RJ Markovich and Jacob Thibodeau combined for the win.
By Klas Stolpe

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Long night at the old ball game

Twenty-two runs, 18 hits, 12 errors, 10 pitchers and three-and-a-half hours into game one of the Alaska District 2 Junior baseball tournament double elimination bracket play, Sitka beat Juneau 13-9.
By Klas Stolpe

Geschke wins, Froome stays safe on Stage 17 in Alps

BARCELONNETTE, France - Simon Geschke of the Giant-Alpecin team won a tough and dangerous Stage 17 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Wednesday with a brave solo ride, while former champion ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Little guarantee Spieth will ever get another chance

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The odds of a Grand Slam already were long simply because no one had ever swept the four professional majors in one year. If that's the best measure, this sobering piece of ...

Juneau, Ketchikan battle for top draw in District tourney

The end of round-robin play on Tuesday took the suspense out of the Alaska District 2 Little League Junior Baseball Tournament, at least for a night.
By Klas Stolpe

Feds end decade-long prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

SAN FRANCISCO - After a nearly decade-long prosecution, the U.S.


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