Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2000

Friday,Jan. 14

Juneau-Douglas boys basketball hosts Wasilla: At Juneau-Douglas High School. Junior varsity teams play at 4:30 p.m.; varsity teams at 8 p.m.

Juneau-Douglas girls basketball hosts Sitka: At Juneau-Douglas High School. C-team game at 1 p.m.; junior varsity at 2:45 p.m.; varsity at 6:15 p.m.

Night skiing at Eaglecrest Ski Area: Skiers and snowboarders can ski under the lights from 4-9 p.m. on the the Hooter chairlift and the Pletter beginners' lift. Lift tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for children. The ski and snowboard school will offer special adult telemark and snowboard clinics on Friday nights, through mid-March depending on the snow. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 586-5284, or the mountain, 790-2000 Thursday through Sunday.

Saturday,Jan. 15

Juneau-Douglas boys basketball hosts Wasilla: At Juneau-Douglas High School. Junior varsity teams play at 4:30 p.m.; varsity teams at 8 p.m.

Juneau-Douglas girls basketball hosts Sitka: At Juneau-Douglas High School. C-team game at 1 p.m.; junior varsity at 2:45 p.m.; varsity at 6:15 p.m.

Juneau Parks and Recreation's Saturday hike: Meet at 10 a.m. at Glacier Visitors Center trail parking lot. Hike is a tour around the visitors center and the length of this easy ski/hike will be determined by the group. Wear cross-country skis or hiking boots, warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms please. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Sunday,Jan. 16

Winterfest Series Slalom Races: Two slalom races begin at 10 a.m. at Eaglecrest. Levels JI through JIII and Masters. Non-Juneau Ski Club members must call and register before race. Info: Bev Metzger, 789-1605.

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club NRA Sporting Rifle Match: At the Hank Harmon Rifle Range. Sign up at 9 a.m., match begins at 10 a.m. Info: 789-1717.

Gastineau Channel Little League winter baseball clinic: The first winter baseball clinic of the season, for players age 6-12 years old, will be held at Auke Bay School. The clinic for ages 6-8 is from noon to 1 p.m. and the clinic for ages 9-12 is from 1-3 p.m. Pitching practice will be from 3-4 p.m. For players age 13-older, the clinic will be at Marie Drake School from noon to 4 p.m. Players need to bring tennis shoes and a baseball mitt. Info: Avis Hayden, 789-5694.

Monday,Jan. 17

Third Annual indoor soccer mini camp: The Juneau-Douglas High School soccer program presents it third annual indoor soccer mini camp on Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, The clinic is for boys and girls ages 5-11 at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost is $20, which helps fund the 1999-2000 JDHS soccer program, Registration begins 15 minutes before each session. Sessions are 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-7 and 1-4 p.m. for ages 8-11. There will be an advanced session offered during the afternoon camp. Players should bring a snack, water bottle and come dressed to play indoor soccer. Please do not bring your soccer balls. Info: Troy at 780-8671 or Nathan at 780-4465.

Ongoing:

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UP: Juneau Parks and Recreation adult co-ed volleyball team managers packets available at Parks and Recreation office, second floor of the Municipal Building, room 218. Team registration is Thursday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. in the assembly chambers, located on main floor of Municipal Building 155 South Seward Street. Late registration will be taken Friday, Jan. 14 at the Parks and Recreation office. Info: 586-5226.

LITTLE LEAGUE UMPS NEEDED: The Gastineau Channel Little League is recruiting for umpires, coaches, and managers for the 2000 season. Info: Avis Hayden, 789-5694.

Open Gyms:

OPEN BADMINTON GYM: Mondays and Thursdays at Auke Bay School Gym from 8-10 p.m. Teens through adults welcome. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

YOUTH OPEN GYMS: Grades 5-12. Fridays, Jan. 14 and 21, from 8-11 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Saturday, Jan. 15 from 8-11 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Gym time is free.

ADULT BASKETBALL / VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYM: At Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Cost $4. Sundays Jan. 16 and 23 from 7-9 p.m.

ADULT INDOOR SOCCER OPEN GYM: At Floyd Dryden Middle School. Cost $4. Sunday, Jan. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 23 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Juneau Sports is a schedule of sports events and activities in and around Juneau. To include an event, call the Sports Desk at 586-3740 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (586-6766 on weekends.) Information can also be faxed to 586-3028, or e-mailed to news1@alaska.net.



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