Juneau football, other teams name new mascot

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - High school athletic teams here in Juneau are getting a new mascot for three sports.

    The football, wrestling and tennis teams draw athletes from all three Juneau high schools.

    Students chose Huskies as the mascot for combined teams. They also considered the Ravens, Miners or Phoenix.

    Huskies has local historical roots. Athletic teams at Douglas High School were the Huskies before the school was combined with Juneau High School in the 1950s.

    Team colors will be black, silver and white.

    Juneau-Douglas High School will remain the Crimson Bears for all other sports. Likewise, Thunder Mountain High School will retain its Falcons mascot for sports other than football, wrestling and tennis.

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