Six teams with some strange names are the champions of Juneau’s 19th Holiday Cup soccer tournament, which ended Saturday.
The youngest players — the Reindeer Rampage – won the elementary school division, the Swaggalicious took the middle school spot, junior and senior winners are the Purple Cobras and Wolf Pack, while the Hot Cocoas and Crunch Enhancers won the adult divisions.
The coed indoor soccer tournament has become a tradition for soccer enthusiasts during Juneau’s holiday school break. KTOO intern Alice Ottoson-McKeen reports.
- As a child in Iran, Parisa Elahian was told by school officials she wasn’t equal with other children. "They called us dirty, so they had to separate us from the other kids, so I was in the corner of the class," Elahian said.
- This weekend, crowds showed up in the pouring rain to do their holiday shopping at Juneau’s Public Market, but it wasn’t the only place in town to buy local goods.
- Southeast Alaska biologists had a rare opportunity to watch the hatching of thousands of market squid eggs.
- Diverse commercial markets for the snake-like creature have opened up over the past few years but catching them can be tricky.