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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2004

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Cross-country ski race - There will be a 5-kilometer, 10K and 15K cross-country ski races on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 9 a.m. on the lower nordic loop at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the lower loop A-frame hut. Everyone is welcome - classic and skate-skiers, kids (able to complete 5K) and adults. All skiers must have a Juneau Nordic Ski Club season pass or a day pass to use the trails. Info: Jim Powell, 463-5440.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Jan. 29

• Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball - The Crimson Bears host the Dimond Lynx in a non-conference game at the JDHS main gym, varsity at 6:30 p.m., junior varsity at 4:45 p.m.

• Middle school wrestling - Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School vs. Floyd Dryden Middle School, varsity 3:30-5:30 p.m., JV 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Today-Monday, Jan. 29-Feb. 2

• Juneau Ski Club - Alaska Marine Lines Series Junior Olympic Qualifier Races: Lifts open 9:30 a.m., racing starts about 10 a.m. at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Thursday, Jan. 29, events include two Super-Gs for J3-J4 age group; Friday, Jan. 30, events include two Super-Gs for J2-M age groups; Saturday, Jan. 31, events include one giant slalom for J4-M age groups; Sunday, Feb. 1, events include one slalom for J4 age group and one slalom for J3-M age groups. Monday, Feb. 2, is a weather makeup day. Info: Juneau Ski Club race hotline, 790-RACE (790-7223); Eaglecrest Ski Area, 586-5284 downtown office, or 790-2001 on the mountain.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 30-31

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball - The Crimson Bear boys and girls teams host the Lathrop Malemutes in their annual homecoming games. Girls varsity games are at 6:15 p.m. each night, boys varsity games are 8 p.m. at the JDHS main gym.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Douglas Ice Association skating classes - Registration needs to be taken care of by Thursday, Jan. 29, for skating classes for begining youth and adult skaters age 5-older and pre-hockey skating lessons for ages 4-6. The classes start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Treadwell Ice Arena. Registration is taking place at Skater's Edge, 9421 Glacier Highway. Info: Ken Collison, 790-2763.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Douglas Library meeting room next to the Douglas Fire Hall. Annual elections take place and pizza will be served. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• 2004 Nordic Ski Workshop - The Juneau Nordic Ski Club and Eaglecrest Ski School will cohost this popular nordic ski clinic that takes place on Feb. 6-8 at Eaglecrest Ski Area. This year's guest instructor is former U.S. Ski Team member and top college skier/coach Alan Watson of Salt Lake City. The course opens on Friday, Feb. 6, with an advanced classical course from 9 a.m. to noon and an advanced freestyle/skating class from 1-4 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 7, novice skiers (skiers should be comfortable moving about on skis) can take a classical lesson from 9-10:30 a.m. with a freestyle/skating class from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An intermediate/advanced freestyle/skating class takes place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, Feb. 8, there is another intermediate/advanced classical class from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by an intermediate/advanced freestyle/skating session from 1-4 p.m. Classes are limited to 10 skiers each and the price is $25 for a 1 1/2-hour class and $35 for a 3-hour class. An all-day Friday special is $60. There will be a free ski waxing clinic from 6-7:30 p.m. on Saturday night, Feb. 7, at a venue TBA. Info: Jeffra Clough of Eaglecrest Ski School, 790-2001, or Bart Watson of the Juneau Nordic Ski Club, 586-4139.

• 4-H shotgun shooting program - The 4-H shooting sports program will be offering a nine-week shotgun shooting program for youths on Tuesdays starting Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Juneau Gun Club on Montana Creek Road. The program will be led by Tammy Kramer. The club is limited to 10 members; participants must be age 11 or older; and the cost for the program is $50. Before shooting, the leaders will take each youth through a safety program and a training session on how to hit their clays. Info: Tammy Kramer, 790-7273.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Juneau 4-H Cross-Country Ski Club - Regular ski sessions will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sundays through March 7, 2004, at various locations around Juneau. The club is run by Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant and is open for students in grades K-12, but parents are encouraged to ski with their children. Ski equipment is available for rent, but people renting equipment must participate in most of the club's events. A 4-H membership fee of $6 (good all year for all 4-H clubs) will be charged, and ski equipment can be rented for the season for $50 (with $20 refunded if you participate in seven 4-H ski days, scholarships available based on need). Info: Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant, 586-1453, or the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

• Eaglecrest Ski Area nordic ski lessons - Nordic ski lessons are available through the Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School. A 2-hour learn-to-classic-ski lesson or a learn-to-skate-ski lesson costs $17 each, while 2-hour intermediate and advanced clinics cost $20. Learn-to-Telemark-ski lessons are $17 and include and all-day surface lift ticket, while 2-hour intermediate and advanced classes cost $20. During the month of February, the Telemark series takes place from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays and costs $30 or $48 with a lift ticket. Info: Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays. Upcoming open gyms all are scheduled to be held at Floyd Dryden Middle School, but check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.

• Open badminton gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gym, or from 7- 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gym in Douglas. Auke Bay gyms open to adults and teens; Gastineau gyms open to all ages. $3 fee per session. All abilities welcomed, bring a racquet if you own one. Info: Auke Bay: Theresa Walden, 790-2499; Gastineau: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598 or jagdishy@comcast.net.

• Juneau Nordic Ski Club - The latest ski reports for local nordic skiers can be found on the club's Web site, http://home.gci.net/~jnordski.

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