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Ready to roll

...was a big hit with the students."Building it was fun," said Sahil Bathija, who with two other students constructed "Athlete's Dream Ride," a roller coaster that included the students' love of sports. "All of us play a lot of sports," he explained...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-20/ready-roll
Neighbors
Crimson Bears football in a coaching uproar

...of a JEA member, a JESS member, a parent and sometimes an athlete. Sometimes it is more than that, sometimes it is less, and...JDHS program."The program has the highest number of student athletes," Sjoroos said. "We have what I believe is the most diverse...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-20/crimson-bears-football-coaching-uproar
Sports
Sports Quote

"Just a random gravity check"- local athlete John Nagel after a fall on a trail run

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-17/sports-quote
Sports
Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain track teams in dual meet

...events will be three attempts and done. Sign Up Sheets (will serve as heat sheets) and will be at a check in table for the athletes. The public is encouraged to attend to watch. Following is the event calendar:Noon - Boys Discus followed by the girls...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-18/juneau-douglas-and-thunder-mountain-tr
Sports
Million Dollar Arm

Opens Friday, May 16, 2014 Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, this sports drama from director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Thomas McCarthy follows the journey of an aging American sports agent (Jon Hamm) who attempts to save his failing business by traveling to India and recruiting a cricket pitcher to play in the Major Leagues. Fearing that the recruitment agency he owns with partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) is about to go bust, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) has a flash of inspiration while watching a game of Indian cricket on television: Why search for the next pitching sensation in America, where everyone else is looking, when you can find one in India? Convinced that he's onto something big, J.B. travels to Mumbai with a sharp-eyed veteran scout (Alan Arkin) and announces a nationwide contest to find India's best bowler (the pitcher in cricket). Dubbed the "Million Dollar Arm" competition, it quickly draws in 40,000 hopeful athletes in search of their big break. When 18-year-old finalists Rinku (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) come out on top, J.B. arranges for them to train under famed pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) until they're ready to join the big leagues. Although at first the two talented pitchers experience a serious case of culture shock, in time they begin to adjust to American customs, and their growing relationship with J.B. takes on a familial tone, offering the self-absorbed agent an important life lesson in the power of commitment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

My Turn: Assembly must think differently to dodge pool closure

...instruction or the fitness benefits that two pools offer. Glacier Swim Club (which includes more than 200 youths and 50 adult-athlete members) has long supported Juneau's swimming pools. As president of the Glacier Swim Club's Board of Trustees, I've...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/my-turn-assembly-must-think-different
Opinion
The dos and H2don'ts of Alaskan waters

Patricia Morgan is still haunted by the drowning death of a promising young athlete in Haines' icy waters - there was nothing that could be done to save him, but there is plenty that can be done to prevent more...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-13/dos-and-h2donts-alaskan-waters
Neighbors
Crimson Bears track team boasts big numbers

...are senior Neal Chapman, Elliott and Moser. The girls captains are senior Kacey Jackson and junior Jordyn Vinje.Senior athletes include Billy Bacon, Malik Brown, Chapman, Lianne Fenumiai, Jackson, Trevor Rich, Abigail Vandenberg; juniors Hintermeister...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-17/crimson-bears-track-team-boasts-big-nu
Sports
Falcons boast big nest of track athletes

...California as well as the top athletes from across the state."I...junior Maddie Hall. Among the athletes traveling to Anchorage, sophomore...Welling was the only Juneau athlete to win a state track title last season.According to May, 22 athletes qualified for the state tournament...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-03/falcons-boast-big-nest-track-athletes
Sports
Slopestyle athletes battle in GATP series at Eaglecrest

...Terrain Park Series featured the Slopestyle competitions and athletes did not disappoint."I thought it was pretty rad," event...having a good time."Jirra Kirby topped the Grom (younger athletes) Division with Nettle Fraley-Hart finishing second and Camdyn...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-30/slopestyle-athletes-battle-gatp-series
Sports

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