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Posted: January 25, 2013 - 1:11am
Michaela Demmert will lead the Falcons' girls against Ketchikan at TMHS tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Michaela Demmert will lead the Falcons' girls against Ketchikan at TMHS tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m.

The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons girl’s basketball team is hosting the Ketchikan Lady Kings on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. (JV play at 6:15, C team at 4:30). The Falcons fell twice to the Lady Kings at Kayhi by scores of 58-41 and 53-40 in early January. The Lady Kings recently split at JDHS, winning 68-34 and and winning 32-27, and the following weekend the Lady Kings topped Petersburg 47-35 and 61-38 at Kayhi. The Falcons dropped two games last weekend at JDHS 54-37 and 60-39.

“I feel like we are improving each and everyday,” TMHS coach Tanya Nizich said. “Playing games is the best way for rapid learning and improvement and we have games every weekend until Region V. We are excited to host Ketchikan here this weekend and know we will have two solid competitive games with them. We walk away from every game learning something that we can approve on at practice and apply to future games.

The JDHS Crimson Bears’ girls are idle this weekend.

Crimson Bears skating to season finish

The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears will be wrapping up the regular season this weekend when they host the Hutchison Hawks at Treadwell Ice Arena. Games are at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. Friday night at 7:45 p.m. will be senior appreciation ceremonies. This will be the last home ice time for nine senior skaters and three managers (and their parents): Goalie Colter “Bug” Pritchard (number 1), goalie Griffin “Griff” Bozarth (30), forward Dillon “no nickname” Tomaro (24), forward Marc “Marky Mark” Heifetz (4), forward Matthew “Killer or Soupie” Campbell (20), defenseman Kevin “Ziggy” Zigarlick (14), defenseman Kevin “KSIG” Sigler (18), forward Connor “Condor” Brown (19), forward Tod “Todler” Baseden (21), and managers Taylee Escalante, Thelea Savlick, and Jade Pilcher.

Region’s Best Grapplers

Juneau-Douglas High School will host the Southeast 4A Region V wrestling championships on Saturday. Preliminary action begins at 10:30 a.m. and finals will start at 4 p.m. The event is free to the public thanks to donations from the Juneau Youth Wrestling Club who will be wrestlign exhibitions along side the high school matches. Wrestling for the Crimson Bears are: David Dumesnil at 120-pounds, Alex Muir 138, Riley Moser 145, Stetson Durand 145, Austin Gonzolas 152, Malik Brown 152, John Nichols 160, Taylor Sutak 160, JD Hudson 182, and Tulensa Timothy at 220. This will be Crimson Bears senior John Nichols’ last home mat action. The Thunder Mountain Falcons will feature: Edwin Meyer at 106-pounds, Brandon Aguilar 138, Dylan Taylor 145, Wesley Brinkerhoff 145, Austin Drueckhammer 145, Brylie Yadao 152, Dante Taylor 152, Tyler Cole 152, Blake Phillips 160, William Bear-Clark 160, Lianno Vejar 182, and Rick Johnson 285. Ketchikan is favored to take the team title but two grapplers from each weight bracket move on to the state tournament next weekend at Anchorage’s Bartlett High School.

Crimson Bears ‘streaming’ with the Kings at Kayhi

The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears will be wallowing in the streams of Ketchikan this weekend. Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District principal Bill Whicker stated in an email that the Crimson Bears boy’s basketball games against the Ketchikan Kings at Kayhi this weekend will be streamed live from their website at http://www.kayhibasketball.com. The stream will be up at 7 p.m. for the 7:15 games and they will try to get the JV steamed earlier if possible. Kudos to Kayhi for the coverage, fans that cannot attend can watch our boys win live.

The Thunder Mountain Falcons’ boys are idle this weekend.

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