Following is this weekend’s athletic events, including todays wrestling matches between Floyd Dryden and Dzantik’i Heeni, and Juneau-Douglas High School against Thunder Mountain. To submit events to the Sports In Juneau calendar, please go online to events.juneauempire.com.
Today, Jan. 17
3:30 p.m., Floyd Dryden at Dzantik’i Heeni.
5 p.m., Juneau-Douglas vs. Thunder Mountain at Dzantik’i Heeni.
Big wrestling showdown. The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons and the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears will battle 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.
Friday, Jan. 18
8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears host Colony Knights at Treadwell Ice Arena.
8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas girls host Thunder Mountain at JDHS (JV 6:15).
6 p.m., G.S.C. Open, 14-older and masters swim meet at Dimond Park Aquatics Center (4:30 p.m. warm-ups).
Glacier Swim Club Open masters swim meet. 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. Fri. warm-ups 4:30 p.m., races start 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19
10:30 a.m., Juneau Ski Club, Kombi giant slalom/slalom, open to all USSA licensed skiers. At Eaglecrest. Course inspection 9:30-10 a.m. Lower Hilary’s.
Juneau Ski Club Youth Racing Kombi event, women and men U12-U21 and seniors, open to all USSA licensed alpine skiers. Kombi (giant slalom/slalom) consists of mixture of standard turns and gates that test the skiers ability to react and adapt to changing rhythm and turn radius. Two runs on Lower Hilary’s. First run at 10:30 a.m., second run immediately after, should be completed by noon. Bib pick up at 9 a.m. in Race Room. Course inspection 9:30-10 a.m. $30 per Kombi.
9 a.m., G.S.C. Open, 14-older and masters swim meet at Dimond Park Aquatics Center (7:30 a.m. warm-ups).
4:30 p.m., G.S.C. Open (3 p.m. warm-ups).
Glacier Swim Club Open masters swim meet. 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. Sat. 7:30 a.m. warm-ups, races start 9 a.m. / Sat. Eve. warm-ups 3 p.m., races start 4:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m., at Juneau’s Southeast Alaska Gymnasitcs Academy. The first qualifying meet for the State Championship held in Anchorage in March. Gymnasts obtaining qualifying scores in this USAG sanctioned meet and during the regular season are elgible to compete at state. Guest judges Hannah Collins and Kaitlin Tallman, from Anchorage will judge the 12:30 p.m. level 3 and 4 girls and 3 p.m. girls level 5 and up. Juneau’s Beth landvatter will judge the boys competition included at 3 p.m. A second qualifying session will be held on March 2.
7 p.m., JDHS vs. Colony at Treadwell Ice Arena.
8 p.m., JDHS girls host TMHS at JDHS (JV 6:15 p.m., JD C vs. Hooptime 4 p.m.)
Sunday, Jan. 20
12:30 p.m., 2013 Juneau Nordic Cup Race Series, 5 or 10 kilometer Freestyle Frenzie, at Eaglecrest A-Frame Lower Nordic Loop. 2013 Juneau Nordic Cup Race Series. The Freestyle Frenzie, 12:30 p.m., a freestyle race of 5 or 10 kilometers starting at the Eaglecrest A-Frame and moving along the Lower Nordic Loop. Open to the public. Must register. For more information contact Merry at 500-8112 or Jeannie at 463-3783.
Saturday, Jan. 19
• 1 p.m., Cycle Alaska 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
• 2013 Juneau Nordic Cup Race Series. The Freestyle Frenzie, 12:30 p.m., a freestyle race of 5 or 10 kilometers starting at the Eaglecrest A-Frame and moving along the Lower Nordic Loop. Open to the public. Must register. For more information contact Merry at 500-8112 or Jeannie at 463-3783.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
• 32nd Annual Learn To Ski Weekend at Eaglecrest. Eaglecrest will be hosting the 32nd Annual Learn to Ski Weekend Jan. 26-27, aimed at offering free lessons to Juneau youth who have never skied before. A total of 45 youngsters from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will receive a free weekend of first-time ski instruction sponsored by Mendenhall Auto Subaru. Winners will be selected through a random drawing to receive free bus transportation, ski rentals, lift tickets, ski lessons and lunch at Eaglecrest. Applications are available at all Juneau Public Elementary School offices, or online at Skijuneau.com (www.skijuneau.com). Completed applications must be returned to the elementary school office, or to Eaglecrest, by 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.
“It is great to see these youngsters develop their skills, and their excitement is contagious,” Said Eaglecrest Snowsports School Director Jeffra Clough.
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. For more information on Learn to Ski and Snowboard programs and specials visit www.skijuneau.com. Children and adults are encouraged to learn from a professional instructor.
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, email@example.com 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.