Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 24-25

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The Crimson Bears host the Service Cougars in a pair of non-conference varsity games at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the JDHS main gymnasium.

Saturday, Jan. 25

• TNT Coed Volleyball Tournament - The 2003 version of the TNT takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Juneau-Douglas High School auxiliary gym. The 10th-year non-competitive tournament is held in the memory of Ted "Norman" Dornbirer, a longtime coach and player in Juneau. Proceeds from this year's tourney will help pay the medical expenses of Ray Bradley Jr., who is awaiting a heart transplant, and Juneau Youth Volleyball programs. The tournament is open to players of all levels and costs $15 per player. Please preregister so balanced teams can be created. Info: Cecilia Miller, 364-2261, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mount Jumbo trek, this is a high-difficulty trek, bring snowshoes and safety gear, weather permitting. Info: Bob Sylvester, 586-1407.

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 25-26

• Juneau Ski Club - Ptarmigan Series - Training for Sunday's two Super-G races takes place on Saturday, with racing on Sunday, depending upon the snow, at Eaglecrest Ski Area for age groups J4 through Masters. Info: JSC Hotline, 790-7223 (790-RACE), Jayme Johns, 789-1556, or on the Web at


• Raincountry Flyfishers fly tying meeting - Raincountry Flyfishers will hold its monthly fly tying meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Tony Soltys will demonstrate a fly for very early season Dolly Varden fishing in Echo Cove. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and new members are welcome. Bring tying equipment; materials will be provided. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159 or Roger Harding, 789-3911

• Raincountry Flyfishers classes - The info about the "Fly Fishing 101: Learn to fly fish" classes listed in the Community Schools newsletter was incorrect. The three-day course will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 22, 27 and 29 at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Learn which rods, reels, lines, knots, flies and other equipment are appropriate for Juneau. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159.

• Juneau Golf Club's Alaskan Open registration - Registration is open for the Juneau Golf Club's annual Alaskan Open golf tournament that takes place March 3-7 in Casa Grande, Ariz. Events will take place at the Francisco Grande Resort and Golf Club near Casa Grande. Highlights include golf clinics, a best-ball tournament, putting competition and banquets. The event is open to non-tournament golfers, too. Lodging packages for seven days and six nights are available starting at $863 for a patio-level single to $1,360 for a tower-level double. Airport-hotel transportation is $40 single and $50 couple. There is a tournament fee of $125, plus Juneau Golf Club dues of $20 and fees for extra people at the banquets. Registration forms are available at Channel Bowl and the deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 22. Info: Sandy Sturrock, 789-4702, or on the Web at

• Gastineau Channel Little League online registration - Online registration will be open through Feb. 10 for early registration, through March 10 for regular registration and late registration after that at the Gastineau Channel Little League's Web site, The secure Web site went live this month and parents can now use it to pay for their children's registration by credit card. Regular registration will take place at the Nugget Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays during the weekends of Feb. 15-16, 22-23 and March 1-2. The GCLL is open to baseball and softball players ages 6-18. Players new to the league can register, with birth certificates, during the GCLL's spaghetti feed at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Info: GCLL President J. Allan MacKinnon, 789-0320, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation/American Red Cross lifeguard training - Course will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 19, 20, 24 and 26. A mandatory pre-course session will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Augustus Brown Pool. Participants should bring a swimming suit and be prepared to take the required pre-course swimming test. Participants must be 15 years of age before the end of the course. A $52.50 registration fee must be paid to Juneau Parks & Rec, and a $46.95 materials and certification fee must be paid to the Red Cross. Info: Augustus Brown Pool, 586-5325.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation adult coed volleyball officials needed - Volleyball officials are needed for the upcoming adult coed volleyball season, which opens play on Feb. 10. Officials are paid $9.36 per match. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• HoopTime youth basketball - Southeast Shootout: The inaugural Southeast Shootout takes place on Feb. 14-16 at several gyms around town. The finals on Sunday will be at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. Brackets are available for fifth- through eighth-graders for boys and girls, with three divisions for each gender. More information is available on HoopTime's Web site, Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436 (home), 321-8836 (cell) or by e-mail at


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, the Jan. 25 open gym is canceled) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14 and 21, the Jan. 24 open gym is canceled) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and 14, the Jan. 31 open gym is from 7-9 p.m.) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 and 16) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 and 16) at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Volleyball/basketball court rentals available - Saturday morning court rentals are available at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Courts are available starting Jan. 4, 2003. Rates and scheduling info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• 4-H Nordic Ski Club - The fifth year of this club for youth and adult skiers will meet every Sunday afternoon through March 16 at various locations TBA with club leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant ($6 membership fee). The club has a limited number of pairs of classic and skating ski sets for rent for $20 for the entire winter season. Club leaders will help parents size skis for their children. The club only rents youth skis, adults must provide their own. If families couldn't attend the Dec. 14 registration meeting, they should call the 4-H office and enroll by phone. Info: Jim Douglas at the 4-H office, 465-8749.

• Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at

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