Local Sports News
Juneau Major All-Stars Fall to Knik in First Game of State Series
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau’s Gastineau Channel Little League Majors All-Stars fell 4-2 to Eagle River’s Knik Little League in game one of their best-of-five state championship series on Friday at Anchorage’s Abbott-O-Rabbit Fields.
Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars Ready for State
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau’s Gastineau Channel Little League Major division, 10-12 year old All-Stars, the Alaska District 2 champions after sweeping Ketchikan in three straight games on Miller Field, will be facing District 1 champion Knik Little League, from Eagle River, in a best-of-five series for the State Championship at Anchorage’s O’Malley Fields beginning Friday.
Time Running Out to Participate in Juneau Marathon
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Marathon and Half-Marathon, the capital city’s most sought after road race, is slated to start at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively, on Saturday at Douglas’ Savikko Park, rain or shine, and the time is ticking for entrants to get their running kits organized, get entered, and join in what has become a sought after attraction world-wide for runners, joggers and walkers.
Doing It For The A: Alaska’s First Olympic Swimmer is Golden
TOKYO (AP) — When you’re a swimmer from Alaska, there are some misguided stereotypes that must be laughed off.
Juneau Post 25 Falls to South in State Semifinal
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau’s Post 25 American Legion Baseball team put four runs across the plate in the top of the first inning but South Post 4 did that and more in a state semifinal 11-5 win over the capital city boys.
Seward’s Lydia Jacoby Wins Olympic Gold Medal
Tokyo, Japan (AP) - Alaska’s first Olympic swimmer, Seward High School Seahawk class of ’22 - and Seaward Tsunami Swim Club member - Lydia Jacoby, age 17, won Alaska’s first Olympic swimming gold medal on Tuesday morning in Japan, touching the wall in the 100 meter breaststroke in one minute 04.95 seconds.
Why Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Wear Bikinis
TOKYO (AP) — No, women are not required to wear bikinis to play beach volleyball at the Olympics. Yes, TV cameras do tend to linger on their glutes when they hold their hands behind their backs to pass signals to each other. And no, that’s not a problem for the players who believe that those who see the sport will remain fans.
Biles Withdraws from Gymnastics Final to Protect Team, Self
TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles came to Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready for the spotlight.
Post 25 Drops Game to Service at State Tournament
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau’s Post 25 American Legion baseball team fell 3-2 to Service in their second game at the Alaska state championships at Anchorage’s Mulcahy Stadium on Saturday. Juneau had beaten Chugiak 3-0 on Thursday.
Juneau Major All-Stars are District Champions, Sweep Ketchikan
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A pitching gem, a fielding show, spectacular steals and a team performance gave the Juneau Gastineau Channel Little League Major Baseball 10-12 year olds the District 2 Championship in a 6-1 win over Ketchikan on Saturday at Miller Field. The team completed a three-game sweep in its best-of-five series and earned a berth in the state championship at Anchorage next week.