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KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Thunder Mountain High School seniors Dana Bogatko and Hannah Brockmann warm up in practice on Thursday as the Falcons prepare to host the Juneau Invitational today and Saturday.

Thunder Mountain swimmers host invitational meet

High school swim teams from across Southeast Alaska will converge on the Dimond Park Aquatic Center today and Saturday for the Juneau Invitational Swim Meet, bringing some of the fastest...
by Klas Stolpe

TMHS must freeze North Pole

The Southeast Conference's top football team visits Juneau tonight, and the Thunder Mountain High School Falcons will look to slow down the North Pole Patriots in a must-win game with playoff implications.
Klas Stolpe

Photos: Middle school soccer and cross country

Dzantik'i Heeni and Floyd Dryden boys soccer players battle for a ball during Thursday's middle school soccer games at Adair Kennedy Field.

Local sports calendar

Friday, Sept. 19 FOOTBALL Home, 8 p.m., Thunder Mountain Falcons host North Pole Patriots (JV 5 p.m.). SWIMMING Home, 6 p.m., Juneau Invitational high school swim meet at Dimond Park Aquatic Center. JDHS, TMHS, KTN, SIT, PSG, MET, and CRG.
Klas Stolpe

Today in sports history

1948 - Pancho Gonzales, 20, wins the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title with a three-set victory over Eric Sturgess. 1951 - Ford C. Frick, president of the National League, is elected baseball commissioner by the team owners.

Sports on TV

AUTO RACING 5:30 a.m., NBCSN - Formula One, practice for Singapore Grand Prix 8 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for SYLVANIA 300, at Loudon, N.H. 9:30 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for UNOH 175, at Loudon, N.H. 11 a.m.

The NFL's abuse problem

The NFL shield is unrecognizable. It is pockmarked with the black eyes of battered women. It is stained with the bleeding scars of abused children. It is filled with the crocodile tears of apologists who excuse all the nonsense.
GEORGE DIAZ

Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual "Home of Golf" became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting...
DOUG FERGUSON
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