Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2001

Saturday, Feb. 3

Juneau Alpine Club Cowee Meadows ski trip: This is a low-level energy trip lasting about six hours and going about six miles. Bring skis or snowshoes. Info: Ellen Pavitt, 790-2976.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball: The Service Cougars play the Crimson Bears at Juneau-Douglas High School gym, varsity game at 7 p.m. (broadcast on KINY, 800-AM).

Sunday, Feb. 11

Southeast Road Runners 18th Annual Sweethearts Relay: Meet at 1 p.m. at the Douglas Firehall for this two-person relay. The first runner completes a two-mile leg, and the second runner covers three miles. Info: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997.


Juneau Tornadoes youth wrestling club registration: Meet from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Juneau Tornadoes clubhouse, 8345 Old Dairy Road (next to Oliver's Trophies). The wrestling club is open to all children ages 5-17 interested in wrestling. Practices start on Thursday, Feb. 1, with elementary school age wrestlers meeting from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and high school age wrestlers meeting from 7-8:15 p.m. The club is also looking for interested adults to help coach the kids. Info: Bob Mahon, 789-3477.

Juneau 4-H cross-country ski program: Meet from 1:30-3 p.m. every Sunday at locations TBA (call the University of Alaska Southeast Cooperative Extension Service for the location of that week's outing). The program is open to skiers in grades K-12, and parents are invited to participate. Membership fee for 4-H program is $6. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting: Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Turley home, 1136 Slim Williams Way. Info: Kim Turley, 789-7058.

Juneau Parks and Recreation coed volleyball officials needed: Officials are needed for the Juneau Parks and Recreation coed volleyball season, which starts play Feb. 12. Officials are paid $9.23 per match. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Avalanche awareness classes: Upcoming avalanche awareness classes from the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center are Juneau Level II, March 2-5. 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 Parks and Recreation summer shelter reservations: Reservations may be made starting on Thursday, Feb. 1, for the summer use of the shelters at Twin Lakes and Cope Park and the use of the shelters and volleyball courts at Sandy Beach/Savikko Park. The shelters and courts can be reserved from April 20 through Sept. 16. Twin Lakes rents for $10 an hour, while Cope Park and the Sandy Beach/Savikko Park shelters rent for $15 an hour. There is no charge to reserve the volleyball courts. Reservations must be made in person at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office in City Hall and payment must be made with the reservation. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms: From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (2/3) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (2/2) 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 (2/4, no open gym will be held on 1/28) and Fridays (2/9, no open gym will be held on 2/2). Volleyball/basketball court rentals available Saturday mornings. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Gastineau Channel Little League open gyms: Open gyms are on Sundays through March 18. Softball: At Riverbend Elementary School: ages 10-younger meet noon to 2 p.m., ages 11-12 meet 2-4 p.m., ages 13-14 meet 4-5 p.m., ages 15-16 meet 6-8 p.m. Info: MaryLou Bavard, 789-7458. Baseball: At Auke Bay Elementary School: ages 6-8 meet noon to 1 p.m., ages 9-12 meet 1-3 p.m., all ages pitching meet 3-4 p.m. At Harborview Elementary School: ages 13-16 meet noon to 2 p.m. Info: Chip Mixson, 789-9806.

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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