Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, January 05, 2001

Today, 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 8 p.m. (broadcast on KINY, 800-AM).

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 8 p.m. (broadcast on KINY, 800-AM).

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.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Saturday hike: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area in front of the Herbert River Bridge for a hike in the Herbert River-Windfall Lake area. The group will decide the destination and duration of the hike. Wear waterproof hiking or rubber boots, warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.


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. 15 (postponed from Jan. 8 starting date because of lack of snow), 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.

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 Soccer Club meeting: Meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. The meeting agenda includes a discussion about the future direction of the club. Info: Ron Bressette, 789-9834, or at the Juneau Soccer Club Web site,

Juneau Parks and Recreation adult coed volleyball team registration: Meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Juneau Assembly Chambers (155 South Seward Street). Late registration will be taken at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 (a $10 late fee will be charged). League space is limited. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

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,

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.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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