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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2003

Friday-Today, Jan. 24-26

• Third Annual Cabin Fever Tennis Tournament - Tournament opens play on Friday night and continues through Sunday afternoon at the Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. This tourney features play in men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles events. The entry fees are $15 per event. There will be a juniors division. Proceeds benefit the Juneau Tennis Association, a non-profit organization promoting tennis in town. The JTA is working with the high school to establish a tennis team. Info: JRC/The Alaska Club director of tennis Hassan Bani Saaid, 789-3701, or by e-mail at HBSaaid@TheAlaskaClub.com.

Saturday-Today, 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 http://www.juneauskiracing.org.

Thursday-Monday, Jan. 30-Feb. 3

• Juneau Ski Club - Alaska Marine Lines Series: This weekend of skiing at Eaglecrest Ski Area opens (weather permitting) with Super-G training for J1-J2 skiers and two unscored races for J3-J4 races on Thursday, Jan. 30; two scored Super-G races for J1-J2-Masters skiers on Friday, Jan. 31; one scored giant slalom race for J4-M skiers on Saturday, Feb. 1; one scored slalom race for J3-M skiers on Sunday, Feb. 2; one unscored slalom race for J4 skiers on Sunday, Feb. 2; and a weather day for makeup races on Monday, Feb. 3. This is one of the two Alaska Division Junior Olympic qualifying events for the J1-J4 age groups. Info: JSC Hotline, 790-7223 (790-RACE), Jayme Johns, 789-1556, or on the Web at http://www.juneauskiracing.org.

Saturday, Feb. 1

• Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling - Region V-Class 4A Championships: The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves and Ketchikan Kings at the JDHS main gym. The first round starts at 10 a.m., championship semifinals are at noon, consolation finals are at 5 p.m. and the championship finals take place at 7 p.m. Tournament passes are $8 for adults and $5 for students. The top two wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the Class 4A state tournament on Feb. 7-8 in Ketchikan, the first state tournament of any sort to take place in Southeast Alaska since 1991.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 7-8

• Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball - Homecoming games: The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings for a pair of Region V-Class 4A games at 6 p.m. each night at the JDHS main gym. The Juneau and Ketchikan girls JV teams play at 2 p.m. each day.

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - Homecoming games: The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves for a pair of Region V-Class 4A games at 8 p.m. each night at the JDHS main gym. The Juneau and Sitka boys JV teams play at 4 p.m. each day.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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 Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Douglas Library for the club's annual meeting. Pizza will be provided and participants are welcome to bring desserts to share with the group. Info: Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.

• 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, http://www.juneau.com/littleleague/. 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 mackinnon@gci.net.

• 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, http://www.hooptime-basketball.org. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436 (home), 321-8836 (cell) or by e-mail at hooptime@gci.net.

• Juneau Tornados youth wrestling club registration - Meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, and on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Gottschalks end of the Mendenhall Mall. The club is open to young athletes ages 5-18 interested in learning wrestling skills (male and female wrestlers welcomed). The registration fee is $60 (grants are available), and a copy of each child's birth certificate is required. Info: Juneau Tornados coach Bob Mahon, 789-3477.

• Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course organizational meeting - Meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. This course is required for anyone wanting to teach swimming lessons. To participate, swimmers must be at least 17 years old and able to swim 50 yards each of front crawlstroke (freestyle in competitive swimming), back crawlstroke (backstroke), sidestroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke, and 10 yards of butterfly. Info: Augustus G. Brown Simming Pool, 586-5325.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22) 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) 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 (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. 27, Feb. 2, 9 and 16) at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. 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 jagdishy@attbi.com.

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