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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thur, Feb. 2

• Raincountry Flyfishers meeting - The Raincountry Flyfisthers will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mendenhall River School library. There will be a video presentation on sight fishing for desert bonefish in the Eastern Washington scab lands. Tony Soltys will also speak. Info: Mark Vinsel, 586-3424.

Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 9-12

• JRC/The Alaska Club Cabin Fever Doubles Tennis Tournament - The JRC/The Alaska Club will hold men's, women's and mixed doubles tournaments on Feb. 9-12. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 7. The cost for members is $20 plus tax for one event and $30 plus tax for two events. For non-menbers, the cost is $30 plus tax for one event and $40 plus tax for two events. Info: Mona Yarnall, 789-0263.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 10-11

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The JDHS boys will host two games against Southeast Conference rivals Sitka on Feb. 10 and 11 at the JDHS gym. Both games tip off at 8 p.m.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth basketball players and coaches needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation departmetn is looking for players to compete in the 10-11 year old boys division and 12-18 girls division. Juneau Parks and Rec also needs one or two coaches in the boys division and one coach in the girls division. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Coed Classic Soccer League - The Coed Classic Soccer League is designed for soccer players ages 30 and older who wish to continue their glory days of playing in an exclusively non-competitive but fun and enjoyable environment. Games take place every Sunday at the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is a $50 fee to join up for the season. Info: Moctar Diouf, 586-3256.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation volleyball officals needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volleyball officials for Divisions 2-5 for the 2006 coed volleyball season. League play begins Feb. 13. Officials are paid $9.36/match. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration - The Gastineau Channel Little League is happy to annouce that on-line registration is now available for those wishing to register their kids for the 2006 baseball, softball or tee-ball season. Early registration rates will be in effect until Jan. 30. To register on-line, go to www.eteamz.com/gcllak. Info: 789-9803.

• Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration - The Tornados Youth Wrestling Club will be starting its season on Jan. 9. Registration for the club will run through Feb. 27. Tornados Wrestling is for boys and girls ages 5-18 who are interested in learning wrestling skills. New wrestlers will learn basic skills while veteran wrestlers will building on their basic skills and prepare for competition. The club teaches teamwork, goal setting and self control while promoting physical fitness in a fun and structured environment. Info: Bob Koenitzer, 789-0874.

• Community Schools Open Adult Gym time - There will be open adult gym at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for soccer on Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For basketball and volleyball, there will be open gym time on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 fee and players should bring their own soccer balls, basketballs or volleyballs. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• Yukon River Quest - registration - Registration has begun for the 2006 Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race. The 460-mile race spans the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Yukon Territory, Canada. Deadline for entry is May 26. There is a limit of 70 canoe and kayak teams and only 25 solo kayak teams. Entry fees are $700 (Canadian) for tandem canoes and kayaks, $400 for solo kayaks and $200 for voyager teams. Info: info@yukonriverquest.com or 867-33FLOAT

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Badminton open gym - There will be badminton open gym on Mondays and Thursday at the Auke Bay School gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring a racquet if you have one. Birdies provided. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - People can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. Treadwell Arena can rent private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

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