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Posted: August 2, 2013 - 12:03am
Thunder Mountain High School Falcons football players go through drills during a Safety Camp at TMHS Field on Thursday. The first official practice for the Falcons and the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears is on Monday. Interested players/parents should contact TMHS coach Jeep Rice at 723-0867 or JDHS coach Rich Sjoroos at 780-6943. A player must have 10 practices completed to play in a game. JDHS and North Pole High School have left the Railbelt League and will be playing in the medium school Southeastern Conference with TMHS, Ketchikan and Sitka. See a story in Sports soon.  KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Thunder Mountain High School Falcons football players go through drills during a Safety Camp at TMHS Field on Thursday. The first official practice for the Falcons and the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears is on Monday. Interested players/parents should contact TMHS coach Jeep Rice at 723-0867 or JDHS coach Rich Sjoroos at 780-6943. A player must have 10 practices completed to play in a game. JDHS and North Pole High School have left the Railbelt League and will be playing in the medium school Southeastern Conference with TMHS, Ketchikan and Sitka. See a story in Sports soon.

Happening Now, Registration for the Juneau Youth Football League is continuing online only at juneaufootball.com. Football gear can be picked up at Adair Kennedy Fiield on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Lots of spots are open in all age divisions from flag up to tackle. For more information contact Ann Lind at (907) 209-2504 or info@juneaufootball.com.

Please contact Sports@juneauempire.com for any athletic events or activities you would like posted in the daily Local Sports Calendar. Submit times, dates, facts and contact information.

Saturday, August 3

SPRINT TRIATHLON

Home, 7 a.m., Sprint Triathlon at Auke Lake. 750 meter swim, 19K bike, 5K run. Contact John Bursell at 789-5997, jbursell@gci.net or Tracy Rivera at 463-1529, tracyrivera0@gmail.com.

Monday, August 5

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING

4 p.m., JDHS first practice of season, interested Crimson Bears runners/parents contact Tristan (723-1772) or Merry (500-8112) or JDHS Cross Country on Facebook. Runners will meet 4 p.m. M-F at the JDHS Auxiliary Gym and Saturday monrings at 9:30 a.m. (location TBA).

5 p.m., TMHS first practice of season, Interested Falcons runners/parents contact Scott (723-8138) or smay21@mac.com. TMHS practices start at front of school’s main entrance M-F 5-6:30 p.m. until school starts. Then 4-5 p.m.

FOOTBALL

5 -8 p.m., JDHS and TMHS opening day of football practice. Interested players can still contact Crimson Bears head coach Rich Sjoroos (780-6943) or Falcons head coach Jeep Rice (723-0867). Players cannot be elgible without 10 practices.

August 5-9

JUMP ROPING

Home, 8 a.m.-Noon, Juneau Jumpers Summer Camp at Glacier Valley Elementary School. Open to all students grades 1-12. Cost is $125. The camp will help to develop jump roping skills at all levels. Call Karen at 321-8987 to register. Jump roping benefits all sports and activities.

August 6-11

SOCCER

Away, Juneau Soccer Club Girls 01 “Xtratuffs” at Alaska State Cup in Anchorage.

August 9-11

SOCCER

Away, Juneau Soccer Club Boys 99 “Capital City Strikers” at Mt. Hood Challenge in Portland, Oregon.

Saturday, August 10

RUNNING

Home, 9 a.m., Nifty 50. Start at end of Basin Road. 50K solo or 3-leg relay. $6 pre-register at www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=19042. Contact Keith Levy at 586-1427, keithblevy@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 13

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING

Home, 6:30 p.m., Toilsome Twosome 5K at Sandy Beach shelters. Race is fundraiser for and hosted by JDHS/TMHS cross country teams. Teams of two run the same course in opposite directions, combined times win. Event is pay-as-you-can, open to all ages and abilities.

Friday, Aug.16-Sun. Aug.18

CYCLING

TOUR OF JUNEAU

Home, TBA, Tour Of Juneau cycling race, Friday is Prologue, Saturday Eaglecrest Hill Climb & Time Trial, Sunday Ferry Terminal to End of Road and back to Auke Rec.

Saturday, August 17

RUNNING

Home, 8 a.m., Prostate Cancer 5K Run (men only). Start at Riverbend Elementary School Covered Playground. Contact SEAR as RACE DIRECTOR NEEDED. Fundraiser for prevention of prostate cancer.

Home, 9 a.m., Beat the Odds (women only) 5K run or 2 Mile walk. Start at Riverbend Elementary School Covered Playground. Contact Ruth Johnson, 796-2273, admin@cancerconnectionak.org. Fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

Saturday, August 24

RUNNING

Home, 9 a.m., Eaglecrest Road Race (Empire Cup). Start at 0.9 miles up Eaglecrest Road. Distances of 10, 5 and 1 Mile road/trail options. Contact Anne Johnson, 523-9336, annelj0206@gci.net.

Saturday, August 24

BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRIATHLON

Home, 9 a.m., Second Annual Race Back To School Kid’s Triathlon. Starts in Dimond Park pool and ends at Dimond Park Fieldhouse. Competitors will be students from grades 1-5. Triathlon’s include a 50-yard swim/1-mile bike/half-mile run and a 100-yard swim/1.5-mile bike/three-quarter-mile run. Registration starts Aug. 19. Participants/parents can sign up at Dimond Park Aquatic Center during normal operating hours: Monday 6 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; Tuesday-Friday 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday Noon-6 p.m. For more info contact Dimond Park at 586-2782.

Saturday, August 31

XC RUNNING

Away, TBD, JDHS and TMHS at Ketchikan High School Invitational cross-country running meet.

Saturday, September 7

XC RUNNING

Away, TBD, JDHS and TMHS at Haines or Klawock Invitationals.

Saturday, September 14

XC RUNNING

Away, TBD, JDHS and TMHS at Wrangell High School Invitational.

Saturday, September 21

XC RUNNING

Home, TBD, JDHS and TMHS host various Southeast high school teams at Sandy Beach.

Saturday, September 28

XC RUNNING

REGION V CHAMPIONSHIPS

Away, TBD, JDHS and TMHS in Region V Championships at Sitka.

Saturday, October 5

XC RUNNING

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Away, TBD, JDHS and TMHS in State Championships at Anchorage’s Bartlett High School.

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