The 66th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament is underway in Juneau.
“C” and “B” bracket teams played first round games yesterday (Sunday).
In “B” bracket action – for players younger than 32 – Angoon beat Klukwan, 69-67; Haines beat Kake, 74-59; Metlakatla beat Hoonah, 92-89; and Hydaburg beat Yakutat, 93-81.
In the “C” bracket – for players between the ages of 32 and 42 – Kake beat Metlakatla, 79-72; Klukwan beat Hoonah, 89-80; Sitka beat Juneau, 90-68; and Yakutat beat Angoon, 86-63.
Master’s bracket action – for players over the age of 42 – got underway this afternoon, with Klukwan defeating Kake, 63-55.
Teams from all over Southeast participate in the popular Lion’s Club-sponsored tournament, which runs through Saturday at the Juneau Douglas High School gym.
For a full schedule and updated scores, go to goldmedalbasketball.org.
- Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg heard oral arguments in a lawsuit on the issue. He said he’ll try to reach a decision as quickly as he can.
- Walker said he has spoken several times with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, whose vote could help determine the bill’s fate.
- State transportation crews are removing political campaign signs along state rights-of-way. Alaska law largely forbids signs anywhere visible from the roadway.
- The University of Alaska is offering up 400 acres of its Haines-area land for timber harvest. The timing of the university’s decision was motivated by a conversation happening at the local level. The Haines Planning Commission is considering whether to restrict resource extraction in the Mud Bay area.