Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, February 05, 2007

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Wednesday, Feb. 7

• JDHS hockey - The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team (15-3) looks to extend its eight-game winning streak Wednesday against visiting Kenai Central. Varsity is schedule to tip off at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10

• Sweethearts Relay Run - The Southeast Road Runners are holding the Sweethearts Relay Run on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. This is a two-person, two and three mile course on Douglas Highway beginning at the Douglas Fire Hall. Entrants may pre-register at either location of the JRC/The Alaska Club, Pavitt Health and Fitness or the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter until noon on Friday, Feb. 9. Race-day registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the race start at Douglas Fire Hall. Info: John Kern, 789-0903.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration - The Gastineau Channel LIttle League annouces that online registration is availbake for those wanting to register their kids for baseball, softball or tee-ball in 2007. Early registration rates are in effect until Feb. 11. Register at www.eteamz.com/gcllak. A print registration packet can be found on the Web site or go to the Nugget Mall on Saturday, Feb. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. or attend the annual Taco Feed on Feb. 11 at the Moose Lodge from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to register. Info: Laurie, 790-4768.

• Volleyball officials needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for officials for divisions 2-6 for the 2007 Co-ed volleyball season. League play begins Feb. 12. Officals are paid $9.52 per match. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• February 2007 Events at Eaglecrest - It's not too late to sign up for the Juneau Ski Club's "Mighty Mites" program. Young skiers ages 7 to 12 get an introduction to ski racing in small groups with Eaglecrest instructors, with the objectives of learning to ski and having fun. Program choices are from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays or Sundays, or all day Saturdays - runs until mid-March. More information and registration forms available at www.juneauskiracing.org. Registration can be done at Eaglecrest. Info: 789-5761 and www.skijuneau.com.

Feb. 8 - Seniors' Edge.

Feb. 10 - Reach the Peak.

Feb. 11 - 1-2-3 Skate Away.

Feb. 15 - Seniors' Edge.

Feb. 17 - Reach the Peak. Also, session two of the Wee Ski Session for kids 3-5 and the second session of Mountain Explorer for kids 6-17. Also, youth alpine ski league race snowman slalom.

Feb. 18 - Wee Ski session two and Mountain Explorers 2. Also, 1-2-3 women's nordic skate skiing. Also, KINY/KSUP Coldwell Banker/Race Realty Winter Fireworks Spectacular at 4 p.m.

Feb. 19 - Eaglecrest is open on President's Day.

Feb. 22 - Senior's Edge.

Feb. 21-24 - The Kensington Junior Olympic Alpine Qualifying Race Series with two super-G races, one giant slalom and one slalmon.

Feb. 24 - Reach the Peak.

Feb. 25 - E Racing Center, controlling the fall and learning to glide. Public Dual Fun Race for all ages, skiers and boarders. Also 1-2-3 Skate Skiing for women.

Info: 790-2000 x211.

• Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration - The Juneau Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration is now though Feb. 28. Tornados wrestling is for boys and girls ages 5-18 interested in learning wrestling skills. Practice for ages 5-12 will begin Jan. 8. Wrestlers 13-and-older should contact coach Bob Koenitzer for times. Adult wrestlers and coaches are welcome and encouraged to participate. The sports of wrestling teaches youth teammwork, goal-setting and self control, as well as promoting physical fitness in a fun and structured environment. Practices will be Monday-Wednesday 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for ages 5-12 and 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. for older wrestlers. Registration fee is $65. Info: Bob, 789-0874 or Lee, 723-2879.

• Juneau Golf Club Alaska Open 2007 - The Juneau Golf Club will hold the Alaska Open 2007 on March 6-9 at Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. Four day/three night packages and week-long packages are available. Info: Steven or Cindy Schlaffman, 360-452-7955.

• Co-ed Master's Indoor Soccer Sunday - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer Sundays is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Games take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays at Floyd Dryden. Info: www.juneausoccer.com or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256, keemane31@aol.com.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• Open Badminton Gym - There will be open badminton at Auke Bay School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring a racquet if you have one. Birdies will be provided. Cost is $3 per person. Info: Theresa, 790-2499.

• Treadwell Arena ice time and activities - The Treadwell Arena is taking ice rental reservations. Log on to www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/ for the arena schedule, ice times and different programs Treadwell Arena offers. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - The Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon for all children ages 1-6. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ration of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats are provided. There is a $1 per child cost for the program. Punchcards are available at the gym or the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. Cash or chek payment can be made at the gym - no bills over $20 please. Info: 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 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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