JDHS Hockey Team Ends Ice Trip
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears hockey team is shown in action against Kenai on Saturday. (photo courtesy JDHS)
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Juneau-Douglas High School: The Yadaa.at Kale hockey team ended their trip to the Kenai Peninsula with valuable experience and stiff competition, but three losses against opponents from the Railbelt Conference, notably against Soldotna 4-3 on Friday and 3-1 at Kenai on Saturday.
The statistics sheets for the Friday and Saturday games were not available at the time of publication. Look for a story and an interview soon on kinyradio.com. JDHS also lost to Soldotna 4-2 on Thursday. A story about this game is on kinyradio.com.
JDHS is 3-6-1 overall and 3-5-1 in the Railbelt Conference. The Crimson Bears lost to DI Wasilla, 8-3, on the road. In conference, the Crimson Bears beat Homer 4-2, tied Homer 2-2, lost to Homer 4-3 and lost to Kenai 5-4, all on the road. They beat Kodiak 6-2, 8-1 at Treadwell Arena. They lost to Soldotna 4-2 and 4-3 and Kenai 3-1, all on the road.
JDHS ends its season at home, hosting DII Railbelt Conference rival Palmer on January 14 and 15, Friday and Saturday; DII Aurora Conference, enemy of Tri-Valley from January 15 to 17, and DII Railbelt leader, Houston, from January 28 to 29 for the senior evening.
The DII State Hockey Championships will be held February 3-5 at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. The top three teams from Railbelt and Aurora qualify automatically. The two general offers are decided from a group of fourth and fifth places in these conferences.
The winner of the DII tournament will compete at the DI State Hockey Championships February 10-12 in Wasilla.
Crimson Bears Girls Fall Again in Ketchikan’s Den
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – For the second night in a row, Juneau-Douglas High School: The Yadaa.at Kale girls’ basketball team has proven it can play for one of the best teams in the state , but for the second night in a row the Crimson Bears fell home to the Ketchikan team, losing 42-35 in their Southeastern Conference clash against the Lady Kings.
Falcons Boys run into Ketchikan courthouse again
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Thunder Mountain sophomore Thomas Baxter controlled the opening spike in Saturday’s road game in Ketchikan and his classmate Sam Lockhart buried a deep shot for the opening points in the first quarter and the Falcons looked to be on their way to their first Southeastern Conference win after a 22-19 halftime lead, but the Kings flipped the switch in the second half for a victory of 60-46, the second in two days against Thunder Mountain.
Lady Kings frightens Crimson Bears as conference opens
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kale’s girls’ basketball team scared the visiting Ketchikan Lady Kings at the Crimson Bears den on Friday night, bringing the favorite of the preseason over before succumbing 41-32 in the season opener Southeastern Conference game for both teams.
Baxter and Lockhart lead the hawks on the wire in Ketchikan
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Thunder Mountain sophomores Thomas Baxter and Samuel Lockhart were nearly unstoppable on the road Friday night, scoring a high of 17 and 16 points, respectively, in a 50-43 loss to the Ketchikan Kings in the first Southeastern Conference game for both teams.
The JDHS hockey team fights more than an opponent on the ice
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – In the sports world, it stands to reason that road trips will be tough as players face unfamiliar ice, unfriendly fans, and uncomfortable accommodations. Juneau-Douglas High School Hockey Team: Yadaa.at KalÃ© Crimson Bears added a delayed flight, long drive and puncture as they opened up a three-game road swing with a 4-loss -2 against Soldotna on Thursday.