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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Juneau-Douglas' Guy Bean drives against Sitka's Trevan Coleman at JDHS on Thursday. JDHS won 71-60.

JDHS boys cling to win against Sitka

If high school basketball coaches gave out grades to their student-athletes, Thursday's Juneau-Douglas High School versus Sitka game saw some A+ work and some flunked assignments.

by KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Low snow causes havoc again with Iditarod

WASILLA - Another low snow year in Alaska is playing havoc with the world's most famous sled dog race, at least for the start.
MARK THIESSEN

Sled dog race back at Mushers Hall in Fairbanks for 2nd year

FAIRBANKS - The GCI Open North American Championships will start and finish at the Mushers Hall in Fairbanks for the second straight year.

Grin and bear it: NHL players say losing teeth part of game

When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: his cosmetic teeth. "I don't wear them often," he said.
LARRY LAGE

Shaq, Yao, Iverson look to take next step to HOF

TORONTO - Shaquille O'Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him.
BRIAN MAHONEY

Sports on TV for Feb. 12

AUTO RACING 1 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited, practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 2:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited, final practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m.

Today in sports history: Feb. 12

1937 - Cleveland is granted an NFL franchise. The Rams play in Cleveland for nine years before moving to Los Angeles. After the 1994 season, the Rams move to St. Louis.

Sports calendar for Feb. 12

Today, February 12 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Home, 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., TMHS boys host Sitka. Home, 4:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8 p.m., TMHS girls host JDHS. HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Away, TBA, ASAA State Championships, Wasilla's Menard Center.

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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Today in sports history: Feb. 11

1878 - The Boston Bicycle Club, the first bicycle club in the United States, is formed.

Hawaii's big wave surf competition called off

HALEIWA, Hawaii - Throngs of spectators packed the beach before dawn and elite surfers descended on Oahu's North Shore, as anticipation built for a big-wave surfing competition last held six years ...
By CALEB JONES

Sports on TV for Feb. 11

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m., ESPNU - St. Francis (Pa.) at Robert Morris 3 p.m., CBSSN - E. Kentucky at Morehead St. 3 p.m., ESPN - Florida St. at Syracuse 3 p.m., ESPN2 - UConn at Temple 3 p.m., ...

Sports calendar for Feb. 11

Today, February 11 HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Away, TBA, ASAA State Championships, Wasilla's Menard Center. Friday, February 12 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Home, JDHS/TMHS boys host Sitka. Home, TMHS girls ...

Weekend Preview: JDHS boys head to state hockey tourney

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys hockey team is headed to the state tournament. The Wasilla-based First National Cup Hockey State Championships take place today through Feb. 13. JDHS faces ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Lisa Borders announced as new WNBA President

NEW YORK - Lisa Borders has been a fan of the WNBA ever since she helped bring a team to Atlanta. Now she's the league's new president. The WNBA announced the move Wednesday, three months after ...
By DOUG FEINBERG

Liverpool fans score apology, U-turn from owners on tickets

LONDON - Liverpool's American owners apologized to fans and reversed planned rises in ticket prices on Wednesday, insisting they were not "greedy.
By ROB HARRIS

Juneau Skating club holds skills competition

The Juneau Skating Club held its 11th annual Basic Skills competition on Sunday. Thirty-five skaters participated in a variety of element events and figure skating routines set to music.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Sports on TV for Feb. 10

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2:15 p.m., ESPNEWS - Tulane at East Carolina 2:30 p.m., FS1 - Butler at Seton Hall 3 p.m., BTN - Nebraska at Wisconsin 3 p.m., CBSSN - Providence at Marquette 3 p.m., ESPN2 - ...

Today in sports history: Feb. 10

1908 - Tommy Burns knocks out Jack Palmer in the fourth round to defend his world heavyweight title in London.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Sports calendar for Feb. 9

Thursday, February 11 HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Away, TBA, ASAA State Championships, Wasilla's Menard Center. Friday, February 12 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Home, JDHS/TMHS boys host Sitka. Home, TMHS girls ...

Kayhi Kings retain crown against Thunder Mountain

The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team ceded its second game to the Ketchikan Kings at the Thunderdome on Saturday. In the second of two Southeast Conference competitions last ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Pusich rains 3's on South

Caitlin Pusich knocked down four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter Saturday to lead Juneau-Douglas High School over South Anchorage High School on the final day of the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout.

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Sports calendar for Feb. 8

Thursday, February 11 HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Away, TBA, ASAA State Championships, Wasilla's Menard Center. Friday, February 12 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Home, JDHS/TMHS boys host Sitka. Home, TMHS girls ...

Today in Sport's History: Feb. 8

1936 - Jay Berwanger, University of Chicago halfback and Heisman Trophy winner, is the first player ever selected in the NFL Draft. The Philadelphia Eagles make the pick and eventually trade his ...

Sports on TV for Feb. 8

BOXING 7 p.m., FS1 - Premier Champions, Luis Eduardo Flores vs. Jamal Herring, lightweights, at Bethlehem, Pa. COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., BTN - Bowie St. at Maryland 3 p.m., ESPN - Michigan St. at ...

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Crimson Bears girls top Palmer in tournament

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team spread the ball around Thursday and beat Palmer 47-34 in its second game at the Lady Lynx Shootout Tournament at Dimond High School.

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever

SAN FRANCISCO - The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former ...
By EDDIE PELLS

Thunder Mountain, Ketchikan light up Thunderdome

The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team battled the state's No. 1 ranked team Friday, falling to the Ketchikan Kings but proving they could compete with Alaska's best.
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Juneau hockey downs North Pole, faces West Valley for title

The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team toppled North Pole Friday evening at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center Ice Arena, earning the right to play for the Mid Alaska Conference ...

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