Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2001

Thursday, Jan. 4

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball: The Dimond Lynx play the Crimson Bears at Juneau-Douglas High School gym, varsity game at 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 5

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball: The East Anchorage Thunderbirds play the Crimson Bears at Juneau-Douglas High School gym, varsity game at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 6

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball: The East Anchorage Thunderbirds play the Crimson Bears at Juneau-Douglas High School gym, varsity game at 7 p.m.

Juneau Alpine Club ice climbing at the Flume: A low-energy ice climbing trip where folks will share the ice climbing equipment. Info: Tim Arness, 789-9119.

Ongoing/Meetings

Mighty Mite youth ski team registration: Registration is open for this winter's Mighty Mite ski team program for skiers ages 6-12 years old. The lessons at Eaglecrest Ski School focus on skier technique and introduce the children to racing. The 10-week program features Saturday lessons from 9:30 a.m. until noon starting on Jan. 8, and includes four optional race days. The cost is $105 for the lessons, plus $25 for a United States Ski Association membership and $20 per family for Juneau Ski Club membership. Info: Mike Mauseth at 780-4353 (home) or 789-0555 (work), or Jeffra Clough at the Eaglecrest Ski Area ski school office, 790-2001.

Juneau Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer: Coaches are needed for the 2001 Youth Indoor Soccer League, which begins in early January and continues through mid-March. Each team receives three preseason practices, plus one practice and one Saturday game each week during the season. Game and practice schedules vary depending on the division. Coaching opportunities are available in nearly every division, age 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17. Also, player spots are available for age 8-9 town, age 8-9 valley and age 10-11 town leagues. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

Avalanche awareness classes: Upcoming avalanche awareness classes from the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center are Juneau Level I, Jan. 12-15; Juneau Level II, March 2-5; and Juneau Snowmachine, Jan. 5 classroom and Jan. 6-7 in the field. Mini-workshops for snowmachiners are Haines Snowmachine/Level I, March 16-18, and Petersburg Snowmachine/Level I, Feb. 2-4. Special snowmachiner discount this year. Info: Bill Glude, 586-5606.

Juneau Ski Club meeting: Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Info: JSC Hotline, 586-5740.

Juneau Sailing Club meeting: Meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, in the Captain's Room at the Breakwater Inn. Agenda includes Juneau port director Joe Graham speaking about plans for Douglas expansion project and future plans for Juneau's harbors. Info: Commodore Damon Cruz, 790-4564.

Southeast Roadrunners potluck and membership meeting: Meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Douglas Island Pink and Chum (DIPAC) hatchery. Empire Cup prizes to be awarded, a slideshow of the last season and food. Bring a food dish (no red beverages since they stain carpets when spilled). Info: SERR Web site, http://www.juneau.com/serr.

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms: From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (1/6) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (1/5) at Floyd Dryden Middle School. No cost for students grades 5-12. Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms: at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, Cost is $4. From 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (1/7 and 1/14) and Fridays (1/5 and 1/12). Volleyball/basketball court rentals available Saturday mornings. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Open Badminton Gym: From 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Auke Bay School gym. All skill levels encouraged to attend. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

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