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Gold Medal Basketball Tournament

Welcome to the 67th Gold Medal Tournament inTlingit Country March 17-23, 2013, Presented by the Juneau Lions Club (Offical Site)
Gold Medal Tournament Fan site
Gold Medal Tournament joined the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2012

War Veteran Bailey Johnson part of the team that helped Angoon win their 3rd B Bracket Gold Medal title in 4 years ... Photo left - Haines' Dave Barry (44) has the ball stripped by Angoon's Bailey Johnson (15) as Angoon advanced to the finals ... Photo Center - 2013 B Bracket Champions Angoon ... Photo Right - Alaska Native Veteran's presentation of the colors to open 2013 Gold Medal Basketball.

Juneau Lions Club - 2013 Gold Medal Basbetball Photo Gallery ... B Bracket Most Valuable Player: Clayton Edwin (Angoon). Angoon tops Hydaburg 109-99 for Gold Medal B Title ...C Bracket Most Valuable Player: Travis Dybdahl (Hoonah). Huna tops Hydaburg 88-66 win for C Championship ... Masters Most Valuable Player: Rob LaRose (Klukwan). Klukwan tops Kake for Masters Championship.

RELIVE NBA'S GREATEST MOMENTS WITH PHIL JACKSON - Benefiting The American Indian College Fund
Southeast Alaska's Chicago Bulls Carlos Boozer 2013 Highlight video
Photo Right - Revisiting 2012 'C' bracket Most Valuable Player Rudy Bean of Kake's Tlingit Heat takes a victory lap. Tlingit Heat had just won their seventh 'C' bracket title in a row.
Video - LeBron James scores 37 leading Miami Heat over the San Antonio Spurs for 2013 NBA Championship.

 

 

Welcome to the 66th Gold Medal Tournament! Presented by the Juneau Lions Club (Offical Site)... March 18-24, 2012

Tlingit Heat! Tlingit Heat! Tlingit Heat! Kake wins 7th 'C' Bracket title 76-70 over Yakutat in Gold Medal Basketball by By Klas Stolpe (March 25, 2012 - Juneau Empire)

 

 

Photos - Hydaburg B Bracket Champions, Kake M Bracket Champions,

 

Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees: Kip Howard and Steve Brandner

 

2012 Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Basketball Tournament Photo Gallery

Gold Medal Tournament joins Alaska Sports Hall of Fame By Klas Stolpe (JUNEAU EMPIRE - March 16, 2012)

The rebounds with elbows extended, the steals at half court, the last second buzzer beaters, the tiny village beating the city team, the young nephew screaming his village’s name at the top of his lungs during a quiet time out, the elders sitting at the baseline dreaming of their own time on the court, the grandson pointing to the heavens after making a shot, the grandfather leaning on his cane watching his children carry on what he had taught them about the game, the fry bread, the herring eggs, the smoked salmon, the gathering of a thousand moments in a single day. All these things were honored recently when the Gold Medal Tournament was inducted as the “event” of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012.

Miami Heat Win 2012 NBA Championship (Huffington)

NBA ... WNBA

Video left: Dallas Maverick's 2011 NBA Championship Parade ... VIdeo Right: Best Fan Mix -'Dallas Mavericks - Underdog 2011 Champions Mix' by Bamditzki

65th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament -- March -20-26, 2011 (Offical Site)

Kake wins 6th consecutive 'C' Bracket Championship. Kake 79 - Hoonah 75

Photo left -Kake’s Rudy Bean goes up for a basket between Hoonah’s Albert Hinchman, left, and Gary Brown Jr ... Photo center - Kake's Rudy Bean celebrates after beating Hoonah in the C Bracket ... Photo right -Kake's Rudy Bean celebrates with Nick Davis, center, and Lloyd Davis after beating Hoonah -- Photos by Michael Penn /Juneau Empire

6 and counting for Kake By Matthew Tynan | JUNEAU EMPIRE

Bean’s 23 points were a game high, and Peterson’s 22 were enough for second. Lloyd Davis had 13 for Kake and David Watkins rounded out the team’s double-digit scorers with 12, including three 3-pointers ... Jay Peterson MVP.

Angoon are repeat Champions in 'B' Bracket. Angoon 101 - Haines 84

Photo left - Angoon's Ozelle Jamestown dribbles down on Haines big man Ben Egolf during the B Bracket championship Photo by Klas Stolpe /Juneau Empire ... Photo center Angoon's Clayton Edwin hits lay up in Gold Medal Basketball Photo by Michael Penn /Juneau Empire ... Angoon's Jordan Jamestown scores over Haines' Tyler Healy Photo by Klas Stolpe /Juneau Empire

Angoon goes back-to-back Clayton Edwin scores 32 points, Jamestown brothers combine for 40 By Matthew Tynan | JUNEAU EMPIRE

Edwin’s 32 points led all scorers in the game while Jordan Jamestown scored 26 on the night. Curtis Lane scored 16 points for Angoon and Ozelle Jamestown accounted for 14, with John Croasman Jr. pitching in 10 ... Clayton Edwin MVP

Hoonah wins 'M' Bracket Championship. Hoonah 55 - Yakuta 39

Photo left - Hoonah's Greg Garcia shoots over Yakutat's Joe Jensen during the Masters Bracket final of the 65th Annual Gold Medal Tournament ... Photo right - Hoonah's Louie White Sr. passes away from Yakutat's Joe Klushkan -- Photos by Michael Penn /Juneau Empire

Hoonah masters Yakutat for crown By Matthew Tynan | JUNEAU EMPIRE

Garcia scores 22 points and fellow All-Tournament selection Ken Willard Jr. 18 points. Greg Garica MVP

Gold Medal Tournament Sparks Rivalries, Respect by Case Kelly (Alaska Public Radio Network) http://media.aprn.org/2011/ann-20110325-10.mp3 (MP3 format need Realplayer or Windows Media Player) ..... Gold Medal Basketball Championship Games online KINY Radio - Juneau, Alaska.

National Basketball stories: Alaska's Carlos Boozer -- Shauna Long, a senior point guard at Standing Rock High, in Lake Oswego, Ore -- Choctaw phenom and former NBA/Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown champion Kenny Dobbs -- Tahnee Robinson makes WNBA history as first American Indian to be drafted -- Dennis Rodman makes Basketball Hall of Fame

Chicago Bulls Highlights Mix Return to Glory 2011with Carlos Boozer ... Shauna Long Basketball Phenom Highlight Reel - Indian Country Today Media Network.com - Shauna Long was recently selected by Sports Illustrated for their long-standing “Faces in the Crowd” section ... Watch Kenny Dobbs, Best Dunker Ever - Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Video Left - Tahnee Robinsion Highlights. Tahnee Robinson's Historic Rise Continues to WNBA | Indian Country Today Media Network.com ..... Video Right - Dennis Rodman makes Basketball Hall of Fame

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Gold Medal Basketball, March -21-27, 2010 - Gold Medal Dunk Contest:Like Real-Life NBA Jam ... Gold Medal Basketball Fan Site ... David Sheakley Photography - Gold Medal Basketball 2010 ... 64th Tournament Gold Medal Basketball Official site -- Includes 2010 Gold Metal Photos by Ross Soboleff, Juneau Lions Club ... NBA.COM - Where amazing happens ... Top 10 'Circus' Shots (NBA YouTube) ... WNBA ... Follow March Madness : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News (Huffington Post) ...

CHAMPS: Lakers Win NBA Title In Thrilling Game 7 Comeback (Huffington Post) ... THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS ... NBA - Official Home of the NBA on YouTube for international viewers ... NBA Finals Lakers vs Celtics - Best YouTube Tributes by fans for -- Lakers Anthem 2010 : Featuring Ice Cube, Ray J, Chino ... VS ... "Banner 18" - The 2010 Boston Celtics Anthem

Duke Wins 2010 NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Duke Tops Butler, 61-59, In A Thriller (Huffington Post) ... Duke Slips Past Butler to Win Its 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Title (YouTube) ... Revisitng a Carlos Boozer moment - Duke Basketball 2001 Championship Highlights (Video) ... UConn Women's Basketball Wins Second Straight NCAA Championship On Back-To-Back Undefeated Seasons (Huffington Post)

2010 Gold Medal Basketball winning teams

Kake's MVP Rudy Bean scores 28 points over Sitka in leading Kake to a record breaking 5th straight Tournament championship in C bracket. - Nick Davis scores in double digits for Kake. Peterson and Lloyd Davis threw in nine and eight points, respectively, while Kip Howard contributed six points by Matthew Tynan (Juneau Empire 3/28/10) Photos by Mark Penn and David Sheakley Photography - Gold Medal Basketball 2010

Angoon wins first B Bracket title in 32 years over Haines - Tournament MVP Jordan Jamestown led Angoon in scoring with 33 points on the evening, while Curtis Lane pitched in 25 Saturday night. John Croasmum contributed 15 points, while Ozelle Jamestown pitched in 11. But his value was not seen in the scoring department. While there are no official statistics for rebounding, Ozelle Jamestown was clearly a force down low by Matthew Tynan (Juneau Empire 3/28/10) (Photos by Klas Stolpe and David Sheakley Photography - Gold Medal Basketball 2010 ... Bailey Johnson update (Middle Picture) - War Veteran Bailey Johnson part of the team that helped Angoon win their first B Bracket title in 32 years. Bailey continues to serve with the Alaska National Guard.

Klawock masters Hoonah to win M bracket crown - Experience prevails as Klawock wins, 89-76. Scudero led all scorers with 31 points, finding his way inside for tough buckets and getting to the free throw line. Sam Peters, the tournament MVP, was second on the team in scoring with 17 points, while Dewey Skan and Sid Edenshaw each chipped in 12. Greg Stigen dropped 10 points as the fifth Klawock player to score in double digits by Matthew Tynan (Juneau Empire 3/28/10) Photos by Mark Penn and David Sheakley Photography - Gold Medal Basketball 2010

Honoring our mish-mash of Gold Medal basketball heroes - 1989 Kake ANB team (Photo Courtesy Of Archie Cavanaugh) ... 2010 Gold Metal Photos by Ross Soboleff, Juneau Lions Club

Carlos Boozer takes a moment to speak with the Juneau Empire during his Aug 2009 local basketball camp in Juneau, Alaska. (Video) ... President Obama Welcomes the Los Angeles Lakers (YouTube) - The President welcomes the Los Angeles Lakers to the White House to honor them for winning the 2009 NBA Championship. January 25, 2010 ... Revisiting Q&A with legend Dewey Skan (2004 interview)

In Tlingit lore the Raven is the trickster ... RAVEN CREATED THE WORLD—AND THEN HE CREATED BASKETBALL

Garfied Katases's Famous Alaska Fry Bread at Gold Medal Basketball March 21-27, 2010 - Garfield's fry bread blog!

Anther Gold Medal Basketball Preview - The World's most amazing Basketball Shot

 

2009 Gold Medal Basketball

63rd Tournament -- March -22-28, 2009

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Kake 4-peats in C Bracket - Teammates steal the show from repeat MVP Rudy Bean in 115-97 win By Trent Makela | JUNEAU EMPIRE Juneau Green keeps Masters title at home - Billings' 18 points, stream of 3-pointers lead Green to win By Trent Makela
Huna repeats in B with epic finish - Bracket's Most Valuable Player Travis Dybdahl pumps in game-high 32 points for 87-84 win Saturday By Jeff Kasper | For the Juneau Empire ... 2009 C & Master Brackets award winners

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Los Angeles Lakers VS the Orlando Magic ... NBA.com Finals 2009 ... NBA on Yahoo! Sports... ... Barack Obama Picks Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 NBA Finals Written by Matt The Moose ... YouTube - NBA's Channel

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Gold Medal Basketball in Juneau is serious stuff - From Larry McNeil's Blog. (Photo by Larry McNeil)

Gold Medal Basketball coverage (Juneau Empire) ... 2009 Team Photos (Juneau Lions Club) ... Capital City Gold Medal 2009 Special Sections Page

NBA All-Stars Weigh In On Obama's B-Ball Skills (Huffington Post Video) CNN State of the Union host John King sits down with basketball greats Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Chris Paul to analyze the president's b-ball skills. Barack Obama Basketball Mixtape (Youtube) Barack Obama drains 3-point jumper on first try in Kuwait visting Troops (Youtube Video) ... Carlos Boozer interview ... 2008 USA Gold Medal Basketball Olympic Team ... Boozer Shows 20-20 Vision ... TNT NBA Fundamentals Carlos Boozer - Post moves

Latest Aug 2009 update on Carlos Boozer ...
Carlos Boozer takes a moment to speak with the Juneau Empire during his 2009 local basketball camp in Juneau, Alaska. (Video) ...
Revisitng a Carlos Boozer moment - Duke Basketball 2001 Championship Highlights (Video)

The History of Gold Medal with Dr. Walter Soboleff and members of the Juneau Lions Club ... Revisiting Q&A with legend Dewey Skan (Juneau Empire) ... Gold Medal winners by town (Juneau Empire) ... Gold Medal Hall of Fame (Juneau Empire) ... Three inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame - The late Ivan Gamble, Sr, Glen Padgett and George Erickson ... Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of fame announces five members as class of 2009 - Michael Jordan, David Robinson, Jerry Sloan, John Stockton, and C. Vivian Stringer.

Cool Videos - Kobe Bryant can jump over cars? ... Dwight Howard can dance? ... ORIGINAL jabbawockeez ... Shaq & Kobe 09 NBA All-Star Game (YouTube) ... Current best music tributes by fans for ... Dwight Howard mix ... Kobe Bryant mix

Honoring all the Great Gold Medal defensive players and rebounders(Dennis Rodman Youtube) and WNBA Players

Army National Guard Bailey Johnson update - Gold Metal Basketball Star wins Boxing Title ...

Showtime at Southeast Showdown - 22-year-old Bailey Johnson wins title belt from Aaron "Red Baron Tucker" ...."I think this was the best fight of the night," said promoter Bob Haag .... also Shaun Guthrie and Tongan Toni Talamai all grabbed respective title belts at the 2009 Roughhouse Boxing Southeast Showdown Friday at Marlintini's Lounge by Courtney Nelson (May 15, 2009)

Honoring our own 2009 coolest upcoming Gold Medal Basketball Star Bailey Johnson vs Champ "Red Baron" Tucker Youtube Video (Video is not for faint of heart! ) ... Article - Reigning champ falls in Friday night fights - Angoon's Bailey Johnson surprises Juneau's "Red Baron" Tucker By Courtney Nelson | For the Juneau Empire. Twenty-two-year-old Bailey Johnson, of Angoon, shocked the packed crowd at Marlintini's Lounge Friday for the monthly Roughhouse fights. Johnson picked up an electrifying victory over 2008 Roughhouse Southeast Showdown Champion 19-year-old Aaron "The Red Baron" Tucker, of Juneau. For Fans of Aaron "The Red Baron" Tucker Aaron has sucessfully made the transition to extreme boxing and is a considered a future champ in this sport which combines martial arts and boxing.

2008 Gold Medal Basketball

Klukwan wins first Gold Medal championship in 41 years (Masters Bracket)

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Bean Scores 29 leads Kake to 3rd Straight C bracket Championship (3/23) ... Bean scores 38 points as Kake pulls out win, advances to championship game (3/21) ... Bean scores 48 points and steals the show in Kake win over Filco 81-72 (3/18)

Best Coverage of ... Current Gold Metal Game (March 16-22. Juneau Empire) ... 61st Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament (Lions Club) ... Juneau Lions Club is all about being of service ... Martin part of Gold Medal legacy ... Gold Medal legends ... Brian Wallace one of the Great Gold Metal Basketball Photographers ... Our Cool Gold Metal Dancers ... Preview 2008 Gold Medal Basketball ... Honoring Magic Johnson (Video) and Larry Bird (Video) and Alaska's Carlos Boozer (Video) and Michael Jordon (Video) ...

 

2007 Gold Medal Basketball

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Photo Left -Rising to the challenge: Bailey Johnson of Angoon scores two of his game-high 30 points against Kake in I-Bracket
on Thursday during the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament. photo by Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire ... Photo 2nd from left - Heads up: Hydaburg's Charlie Frisby fights for a rebound with Haines' Will Egolf, left, Andrew Friske, center, and Stuart DeWitt during Saturday's Mighty B Bracket final. Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire ... Photo middle - Coming through: Juneau's Heather Clark soars in for a layup as Metlakatla's Ashley Hayward (23) defends during the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament women's bracket game Tuesday. Photo by Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire ... Photo 2nd from Right - Swooping in for two: Kake's Rudy Bean scores two points while Metlakatla's Frank Hayward trails the play on Saturday in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Legendary C Bracket final. Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire ... Photo Right - Klawock's Dewey Skan attempts a three point shot over Angoon's Joey George in inaugural Masters contest . Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire.

2007 Gold Medal Basketball (Juneau Empire) ... Welcome to the 61st Annual Juneau Lions Club Invitational Basketball Tournament, March 25-31, 2007 ... revisiting 2006 Gold Medal Basketball ... WNBA.COM ... NBA on Yahoo! Sports ... Tim Duncan & Bruce Bowen (Video) ... Tony Parker - Clip Balance Toi (Video) ... David Blaine on Manu Ginobili (Video) .... LeBron James (Video) ... David Blaine on LeBron James and the Art of Distraction ... Alaska's Carlos Boozer (Video) ... remembering Pistol Pete Maravich (Video)

Preview 2008 Gold Medal Basketball (March 16-22, 2008.) ... Gold Medal to expand B, and Master's brackets ... Honoring Magic Johnson (Video) and Larry Bird (Video)

Sealaska Heritage Institute basketball camp -The Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor basketball camps in Juneau and Angoon for kids who are Sealaska shareholders or descendants. The purpose is to provide a week of fun but intensive instruction in the fundamentals of basketball while incorporating Tlingit language and culture. The Juneau camp is for kids in grades 6 to 8 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The Angoon camp is for kids ages 1-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 6-10, at Angoon City School Gym. Info: Sarah Dybdahl, 586-9234.

Intermediate Bracket Final

Angoon 79, Juneau UAS 69

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Photo Left - Kick save: Juneau University of Alaska Southeast player Larry Cooper takes a leap while guarding Angoon's Stephen Johnson in Wednesday's Intermediate Bracket game. Juneau UAS' Ian Schmitz is on the right. Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire ... .Photo 2nd from left Left - Welcome back: Angoon player Bailey Johnson enters the gym midway through the second half of his team's Intermediate Bracket game against Juneau UAS in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament. Johnson flew in Wednesday after serving nine months in Kuwait with the Army National Guard. Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire ... Photo 2nd fom right - Rising to the challenge: Bailey Johnson of Angoon scores two of his game-high 30 points against Kake on Thursday during the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament. Photo by Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire. ... Photo Right - Bailey Johnson leads a fast break Thursday against Kake in I-Bracket in Gold Medal Baskeball Tournment action. Photo by Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire. Bailey Johnson scores 23 for Angoon 79 in finals win over Juneau UAS 69 for the Intermediate Bracket Championship on Saturday.

Article - From one sacrifice to the next ... Angoon soldier goes straight from Kuwait to the hardwood. By EMIL WEST. FOR Juneau Empire.

Women's Bracket Final

Juneau Custom Electric 76, Metlakatla Git' Taquan 75

Juneau Custom Electric guard Tanya Nizich scored the game-winning basket as time expired to lift her team to a 76-75 win over the Metlakatla Git' Taquan.

Photo Left - Coming through: Juneau's Heather Clark soars in for a layup as Metlakatla's Ashley Hayward (23) defends during the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament women's bracket game Tuesday. ... Photo Center - Juneau Custom Electric player Deb Barry is fouled by Metlakatla player Martine Hayward in Tuesday Women? bracket action during the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. ... Photo Right - Jubilation: Juneau Custom Electric player Tanya Nizich, far left, is hugged by teammates Heather Clark, center, and Anya Carlson-Vandort after Nizich scored the winning basket as time expired Saturday in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Women's Bracket final. Photos by Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire

Tournament Awards

All Tournament team
Jennifer Thomassen, Petersburg
Martine Hayward, Metlakatla
Neely Humpherville, Metlakatla
Talia Marsden, Metlakatla
Kara Lockhart, Juneau
Heather Clark, Juneau


Sportsmanship Award
Anya Carlson-Vandort, Juneau

Tournament MVP
Tanya Nizich, Juneau

B bracket

B BRACKET FINAL

Haines Merchants103, Hydaburg 90

 



Photo Left - Haines' Jesse McGraw, right, and Hydaburg's Devin Edenshaw races for a loose ball. Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire ... Photo Center - Pump fake: Hydaburg's Matt Carle, right, goes up for a shot as Haines Merchants' Stewart DeWitt defends during Thursday's Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Mighty B Bracket contest at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire ... Photo Right - Heads up: Hydaburg's Charlie Frisby fights for a rebound with Haines' Will Egolf, left, Andrew Friske, center, and Stuart DeWitt during Saturday's Mighty B Bracket final. Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire

 

Mighty B bracket
Tournament Awards

All Tournament team

Matt Burrows, Sitka
Travis Dybdahl, Angoon
Curtis Lane, Angoon
Willie Hayward, Metlakatla
Cameron Cook, Metlakatla
Devin Edenshaw, Hydaburg
George Peratrovich, Hydaburg
Sid Edenshaw, Hydaburg
Will Egolf, Haines
Andrew Friske, Haines

Sportsmanship Award - Stan Johnson, Jr., Angoon

Tournament MVP - Ben Egolf, Haines


Legendary C Bracket Final

Kake 110, Metlakatla 82

Kake shoots its way to second Legendary C Bracket title


Swooping in for two: Kake's Rudy Bean scores two points while Metlakatla's Frank Hayward trails the play on Saturday in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Legendary C Bracket final. Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire

Legendary C bracket
Tournament Awards

All Tournament team

Sean Joslyn, Juneau
Jim Carson, Juneau
Al Tagaban, Juneau
Frank Hayward, Metlakatla
Trevan Walker, Metlakatla
Showalter Martin, Hoonah
Guy Tompkins, Klukwan
Wayne Friday, Kake
Kip Howard, Kake
Lloyd Davis, Kake

Sportsmanship Award

Stu Mills, Southeast Warriors

Tournament MVP

Rudy Bean, Kake


Masters Bracket

Juneau Green Team 78, Klawock 57

 

Photo Left - Masters of the game: Angoon's Alfred Jack tries to drive around Juneau Green Team player Phil Paramore in Tuesday's Masters Bracket game. Photos by Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire ... Photo Right - Klawock's Dewey Skan attempts a three point shot over Angoon's Joey George in inaugural Masters contest . Photo by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire.

 

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