Sports In Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Thursday, Jan. 31

Juneau Ski Club -- Alaska Marine Lines-USSA Junior Olympic Qualifying Race Series: The five-day meet at Eaglecrest Ski Area is part of a series of state qualifying meets for the national Junior Olympic races. Tentative schedule is Super G training on Jan. 31, two Super G races for age groups J4-M on Feb. 1, a giant slalom race on Feb. 2 and a slalom race on Feb. 3, with Feb. 4 set aside as a weather make-up day. Race start times are TBA. Info: Juneau Ski Club race line, 790-7223 (790-RACE), or on the Web at http://www.juneauskiracing.org.

Friday, Feb. 1

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball -- The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves for a pair of Region V-Class 4A games, varsity games start at 8 p.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Juneau Ski Club -- Alaska Marine Lines-USSA Junior Olympic Qualifying Race Series: The five-day meet at Eaglecrest Ski Area is part of a series of state qualifying meets for the national Junior Olympic races. Tentative schedule is Super G training on Jan. 31, two Super G races for age groups J4-M on Feb. 1, a giant slalom race on Feb. 2 and a slalom race on Feb. 3, with Feb. 4 set aside as a weather make-up day. Race start times are TBA. Info: Juneau Ski Club race line, 790-7223 (790-RACE), or on the Web at http://www.juneauskiracing.org.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball -- The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves for a pair of Region V-Class 4A games, varsity games start at 8 p.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Juneau Ski Club -- Alaska Marine Lines-USSA Junior Olympic Qualifying Race Series: The five-day meet at Eaglecrest Ski Area is part of a series of state qualifying meets for the national Junior Olympic races. Tentative schedule is Super G training on Jan. 31, two Super G races for age groups J4-M on Feb. 1, a giant slalom race on Feb. 2 and a slalom race on Feb. 3, with Feb. 4 set aside as a weather make-up day. Race start times are TBA. Info: Juneau Ski Club race line, 790-7223 (790-RACE), or on the Web at http://www.juneauskiracing.org.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Juneau Ski Club -- Alaska Marine Lines-USSA Junior Olympic Qualifying Race Series: The five-day meet at Eaglecrest Ski Area is part of a series of state qualifying meets for the national Junior Olympic races. Tentative schedule is Super G training on Jan. 31, two Super G races for age groups J4-M on Feb. 1, a giant slalom race on Feb. 2 and a slalom race on Feb. 3, with Feb. 4 set aside as a weather make-up day. Race start times are TBA. Info: Juneau Ski Club race line, 790-7223 (790-RACE), or on the Web at http://www.juneauskiracing.org.

Monday, Feb. 4

Juneau Ski Club -- Alaska Marine Lines-USSA Junior Olympic Qualifying Race Series: The five-day meet at Eaglecrest Ski Area is part of a series of state qualifying meets for the national Junior Olympic races. Tentative schedule is Super G training on Jan. 31, two Super G races for age groups J4-M on Feb. 1, a giant slalom race on Feb. 2 and a slalom race on Feb. 3, with Feb. 4 set aside as a weather make-up day. Race start times are TBA. Info: Juneau Ski Club race line, 790-7223 (790-RACE), or on the Web at http://www.juneauskiracing.org.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Juneau Tornados wrestling club registration -- The Tornados will hold registration from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, and from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Tornados' clubhouse at 8345 Old Dairy Road, next to Oliver's Trophies. This is a youth-oriented wrestling program for ages 5-18. This is a non-profit program that is partially sponsored by the City and Borough of Juneau's sales tax. Info: Bob Mahon, 789-3477.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the home of Kim and Barb Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way. This is the annual meeting and election of officers. Info: Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058.

Help send the state champion Juneau Jaguars to regionals -- The Juneau Soccer Club team for boys ages 12-13 is trying to raise money to represent Alaska at the Far West Regional Soccer Tournament that will be held in June 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The team needs to raise about $15,000 for the tournament, which is a qualifying event for the national championships. Info: Loren Domke, 789-4770, or mail tax-deductible contributions Juneau Jaguars, 2201 N. Jordan Ave., Juneau, Alaska, 99801.

Southeast Road Runners club event change -- The date of the Sweethearts' Relay has been changed to Sunday, Feb. 17, from Feb. 10. Runners need to meet at noon at the Douglas Fire Station on Feb. 17, with the race starting at 1 p.m. The first leg of the two-person relay is two miles long and the second leg is three miles. The race starts and ends at the Douglas Fire Station. The entry fee is $5 per person for those who preregister at either location of the Juneau Racquet Club, or $8 for day-of-race registration. Info: Race directors John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997.

Juneau Tornados wrestling club garage sale -- The local youth wrestling club is hosting a garage sale on Saturday, March 2. People are encouraged to donate items for the sale and the club members will even handle the hauling. Info: Joan Harvey, 789-5401, or contact her by e-mail at secs@gci.net.

Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center workshops -- Avalanche workshops will take place in Juneau, Petersburg, Haines and Ketchikan. Level I backcountry courses are March 1-4 in Juneau and March 15-18 in Haines, with the three-day intensive Level I classes costing $295 ($220 students/low income). Courses for all snow travelers, including snowmachiners, lasting 1 1/2 days take place in Petersburg on Jan. 31-Feb. 3 and in Ketchikan on a date TBA. There will also be special classes in Haines for the Alcan 50 and on Easter weekend. Info: Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center, 586-5699, or on the Web at http://www.avalanche.org/~seaac.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

Adult badminton open gym -- Meet from 8-10 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Auke Bay Elementary School. Teenagers and adults encouraged to attend. All skill levels welcome. Bring a racket if you have one. Shuttlecocks provided. Gym fee is $3. Info: Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

Adult volleyball/basketball open gym -- Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (Feb. 8, the open gym for Feb. 1 has been canceled) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 3 and Feb. 10) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym fee is $4. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Adult soccer open gym -- Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 3 and Feb. 10). Also, meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (Feb. 4 and Feb. 11) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Open gym fee is $4. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (Feb. 1 and Feb. 8) and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Feb. 9, the open gym for Feb. 2 has been canceled) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Juneau 4-H Nordic Ski program -- The club skis from 1:30-3 p.m. every Sunday starting on Jan. 6. Membership is $6 to join 4-H, plus club ski rental is $20 for the season. Students renting skis are expected to attend at least 80 percent of the club ski outings. Parents are encouraged to participate, but they must provide their own skis. The location of each week's ski outing will be announced on Fridays at the info number. Info: University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

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