Sports fans have multiple venues to cheer at this weekend including hoops and hockey, as well as wrestlers, Nordic skiers and enthusiastic swimmers.
The Thunder Mountain Falcons boy’s basketball team has the weekend off. The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears boy’s basketball team is playing at Colony High School on Wednesday and at the Dimond High School Tournament in Anchorage Thursday through Saturday.
On the home front, action begins with grappling.
On Thursday, Jan. 17:
At 3:30 p.m. a big wrestling showdown between the Thunder Mountain High School Falcons and the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears will take place on the mats at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School. The preliminary matches will be a contest between Floyd Dryden and DZ. Middle school start is 3:30 p.m. with high school following directly after. A chance for former Eagles and Wolverines to see what their middle schools will be sending up to the Crimson Bears and Falcons in the coming years, and a chance for current Eagles and Wolverines to see what lies ahead in the high school ranks.
On Friday, Jan. 18 through Saturday, Jan. 19:
The Glacier Swim Club Open masters swim meet at Dimond Park Aquatic Center. A USA Swimming and USA Masters Swimming sanctioned meet for ages 14 through adult. Watch local masters swimmers competing for the first time, seasoned masters looking to improve times and current G.S.C swimmers zeroing in on club records or personal best times. Friday swim times begin with warm-ups at 4:30 p.m. and meet beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday’s morning session begins with warm-ups at 7:30 a.m. and meet starting at 9 a.m. The Saturday afternoon session begins with warm-ups at 3 p.m., meet start at 4:30 p.m.
On Friday, Jan. 18:
At 8 p.m. the JDHS Crimson Bears hockey team hosts the Colony Knights at Treadwell Ice Arena.
At 8 p.m. the JDHS Crimson Bears girl’s basketball team hosts crosstown rivals Thunder Mountain, with junior varsity action starting at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19:
At 7 p.m. the JDHS Crimson Bears hockey team hosts the Colony Knights at Treadwell Ice Arena.
At 8 p.m. the JDHS Crimson Bears girl’s basketball team hosts the TMHS Falcons girls (JV 6:15 p.m., JDHS C team vs. Hooptime 4 p.m.).
At 1 p.m., Cycle Alaska hosts a clinic at Cycle Alaska. Learn how to install a gear cable. In Juneau with the wet weather conditions this is somethign every rider should know. Free.
Sunday, Jan. 20:
At 12:30 p.m. the second Juneau Nordic Cup Race Series event will take place. The Freestyle Frenzie, a freestyle race of 5 or 10 kilometers, starting at the Eaglecrest A-Frame and along the Lower Nordic Loop.
Saturday, Jan. 26:
• Coaches needed. Girls On The Run is looking for volunteer coaches. All new coaches must attend a one day coaches training workshop, commit to coaching 1-2 times a week for 12 weeks and have a desire to work with girls 8-14 years old. Training for new coaches will be held on Jan. 26. The Spring season starts up the first week in Feb. and will be in five elementary schools and both middle schools in Juneau. Girls On The Run is a 12-week, 24-lesson afterschool program that combines an interactive curriculum and running to provide girls with the tools they need to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors. For more information contact Julie Walker at AWARE, 586-6623, firstname.lastname@example.org and to learn more about Girls On The Run go to www.girlsontherun.org.
Saturday, Feb. 16:
• Juneau Rollergirls welcome back the Yukon Rollergirls for a rematch bout called “A Love/Skate Relationship,” on February 16th at Centennial Hall, doors open at 6:15 p.m. and wheels roll at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 1 online (juneaurollergirls.com & jahc.org) and at Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books an the JACC. Adult tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Children’s tickets available for (12 and under) $15 in advance, $17 at door. Must be 21 or older or with a guardian to attend. The league will be donating five percent of proceeds to the Front Street Clinic. No-host bar provided by the Rendezvous.