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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, January 19, 2007

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Friday-Saturday, Jan. 19-20

• JDHS boys basketball - The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team will host Ketchikan for two key games this weekend. Both varsity game tip off at 8 p.m.

• JDHS hockey - The Crimson Bears (9-9) will host two games with Delta Junction at Tredwell Arena. Friday's faceoff is 8 p.m. while Saturday's game starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 20

• Southeast Road Runners Annual Potluck - The Southeast Road Runners will hold its annual potluck, Empire Cup Awards ceremony, the debut of the JDHS running video and a membership meeting on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DIPAC. Please bring a dish to share. Info: Jan, 586-1984, janmark@gci.net.

Sunday, Jan. 21

• JSD staff versus JDHS hockey game - The Juneau School District will take on the Crimson Bears at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Treadwell Arena. There will be door and raffle prizes for fans along with awards for not only the winning team, but elementary and middle schools as well. Points will be awarded to schools for goals scored as well as how many fans attend the game. There will be a puck shoot by fans and a dessert auction. All proceed benefit the JDHS hockey team.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• January 2007 Events at Eaglecrest - It's not too late to sign up for the Juneau Ski Club's "Mighty Mites" program. Young skiers ages 7 to 12 get an introduction to ski racing in small groups with Eaglecrest instructors, with the objectives of learning to ski and having fun. Program choices are from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays or Sundays, or all day Saturdays - runs until mid-March. More information and registration forms available at www.juneauskiracing.org. Registration can be done at Eaglecrest. Info: 789-5761 and www.skijuneau.com.

Jan. 20: Nordic Skate Skiers Power & Conditioning Program

Jan 21: Reach the Peak, 1-3 p.m. for women snowboarders and skiers.

Jan 25: Senior's Edge, noon to 3 p.m.

Jan 27: Nordic Skate Skiers Power & Conditioning Program.

Jan 27-28: Mendenhall Auto Subaru Learn to Ski Weekend for 45 lucky third, fourth and fifth graders. The drawing will be Jan. 25.

Info: 790-2000 x211.

• Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration - The Juneau Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration is now though Feb. 28. Tornados wrestling is for boys and girls ages 5-18 interested in learning wrestling skills. Practice for ages 5-12 will begin Jan. 8. Wrestlers 13-and-older should contact coach Bob Koenitzer for times. Adult wrestlers and coaches are welcome and encouraged to participate. The sports of wrestling teaches youth teammwork, goal-setting and self control, as well as promoting physical fitness in a fun and structured environment. Practices will be Monday-Wednesday 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for ages 5-12 and 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. for older wrestlers. Registration fee is $65. Info: Bob, 789-0874 or Lee, 723-2879.

• Juneau Youth Hockey second season - Juneau Douglas Ice Association youth hockey is opening registration for the second season. The season runs from January to March for the following ages: Mites, 5-8 years old (birth years 1998-2002) and intro to hockey, 4-and-older who are first time players. Info: Michelle Kaelke, 789-5550.

• Juneau Golf Club Alaska Open 2007 - The Juneau Golf Club will hold the Alaska Open 2007 on March 6-9 at Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. Four day/three night packages and week-long packages are available. Info: Steven or Cindy Schlaffman, 360-452-7955.

• Co-ed Master's Indoor Soccer Sunday - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer Sundays is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Games take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays at Floyd Dryden. Info: www.juneausoccer.com or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256, keemane31@aol.com.

• Start Smart Basketball Program - The Start Smart Basketball Program is for boys and girls ages 4-5. It helps develop the basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children and their parents skills in dribbling/ball handling, passing/catching, shooting and running/agility without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. The program is held once a week for six weeks with the exercises becoming increasingly more difficult as the classes progress and the children improve. The sessions will be held weekly on Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Feb. 21, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mendenhall River School Gym. Fee is $25 and each child will receive a t-shirt, workbook and participant manual. Register at www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Open Badminton Gym - There will be open badminton at Auke Bay School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring a racquet if you have one. Birdies will be provided. Cost is $3 per person. Info: Theresa, 790-2499.

• Treadwell Arena ice time and activities - The Treadwell Arena is taking ice rental reservations. Log on to www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/ for the arena schedule, ice times and different programs Treadwell Arena offers. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - The Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon for all children ages 1-6. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ration of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats are provided. There is a $1 per child cost for the program. Punchcards are available at the gym or the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. Cash or chek payment can be made at the gym - no bills over $20 please. Info: 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

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