Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009


Feb. 6 & 7

• JDHS boys basketball hosts Eagle River - Both varsity contests tip off at 8 p.m.

Feb. 6-8

• Hoops for Charity - The 2nd annual invitational basketball tournament will continue today beginning at 6 p.m. with four games for both the men's and women's bracket. The men will be pla ying at Thunder Mountain High School, while the women will play at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The games are scheduled for 75 minute intervals. A donation fee will be charged for admission or, in lieu of a monetary donation, non-perishable food items will also be accepted.

Saturday morning games begin at 9 a.m. at TMHS and end at approximately 5 p.m. Games will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Floyd Dryden and end at approximately 4 p.m.

Championship games for the women will start at 9 a.m. Sunday at TMHS, and the men's will begin in THMS at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration - Volunteers will be at the Nugget Mall to register kids aged 5-16 from noon to 4 p.m. Online registration is available at Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Feb. 23-March 7

• Soccer referee course - USSF referee certification for new referees with soccer knowledge, and recertification for referee's certified in 2007 or 2008 will be offered in six sessions at the Mendenhall Library beginning Feb. 23 from 6-9 p.m. Additional sessions: Feb. 25, 26, 28, Mar. 4 and 7. For course times, books and questions, contact Tim Cottongim at or call 789-7924.

Feb. 24 & 26

• Learn to fly fish - Learn fly casting, how to tie a very effective fly for Juneau, and where and when to fish roadside waters. Flyfishers 101 will be held both evenings in Floyd Dryden Middle School's library and gym. Free evaluation of equipment by instructor Tony Soltys. Call Community Schools at 780-2074 to register. The cost of classes is $21.



• Region V Basketball in Ketchikan - Tickets for the Region V Basketball Tournament held March 4-8 in Ketchikan are now on sale at the Juneau-Douglas High School Activities Office. Reserved balcony guaranteed seating and adult/student bleacher seating is available. Passes must be reserved by Feb. 12. Info: 523-1607 or 523-1614.

• Juneau Cheer Club offers elite snow removal - As long as there is snow, the Juneau Cheer Club will offer elite snow removal anywhere in Juneau from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. These hard-working young athletes are trying to raise money for uniforms and competition travel. Info: Monica Casipit, 790-3099.

• Classic Women's Soccer - Friday nights 6-7:30 pm beginning January 9th. 14 games. Cost $49. Bring a light and dark shirt. Coed Masters Soccer will be 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays beginning Jan. 9. There will be 14 games. Cost is $49. Male players must be over 30 years of age. Bring a light and dark shirt. Open soccer is 9-10 p.m. Tuesday nights, which began Jan. 6. Cost is $4. New this winter is Competitive Coed Soccer, held 6-8 p.m. Saturday nights, beginning Jan. 10. There will be eight games, and games may be added if enough players register to cover costs. Cost $35. This will be run in the same format as Coed Masters. It will be played in a pick-up format. Bring a light and dark shirt. Registrations available at and at the field house. Info: e-mail

• Tornados Youth Wrestling Club registration - Registration for Tornados' wrestling, for boys and girls age 5-18 interested in learning wrestling skills, is now through March 15. Practice for age 5-18 will begin Jan. 12. Adult wrestlers and coaches are welcome and encouraged to participate. Practices will be 6:15-7:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday for ages 5-12, and 7:15-8:30 p.m. for older wrestlers. Information and registration packets are available online at Or call Bob at 789-0874 or Lee at 723-2879. Registration fee is $65. Visit for a guide of the benefits of youth wrestling.

• Youth referees needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for referees for the upcoming youth basketball season. If you have any knowledge of the game of basketball, or have any experience playing or reffing, we would love to have your help. You will get paid for each game you referee. The season runs from January 17-March 14. For more information, please contact Cody Anderson at 586-5226.

• Adult soccer - The Capital City Soccer League is offering adult soccer at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse. Classic Women League for beginning players is from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday nights. Cost is $35. Games played October-December. Masters Co-ed League for men over 30 and skilled women players is 7:30-9 p.m. Friday nights. Cost is $35. Games played October-December. Open Adult Soccer is 9-11 p.m. Tuesday nights. Cost is $4. Games played October-December. For registration forms and more information, visit or call 523-9196 (voice mail only).

• Court rentals - Community Schools has court rentals available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Cost is $30 per hour, per court. To reserve time, call 780-2075.

• Juneau Skating Club - The Juneau Skating Club's third session of the year began Jan. 16. Classes meet one time per week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either Friday nights, 6:30-7:30 p.m., or Saturday mornings, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Hockey skills classes started Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Registration forms and other information are available at or at the rink. Questions can be directed to JSC coaches at or 523-9115.

The club also started its second session of Learn to Ice Skate on Nov. 7. Classes meet one time per week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday nights or 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Saturday mornings. Hockey skills classes started Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Registration forms and other information are available at or at the rink. Questions can be directed to JSC Coaches at or 523-9115.

• Mount Jumbo Gym pre-school open gym - Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult, at a maximum ratio of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats available. This program is open to parents or caregivers of youth age 1-6, Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Bring clean dry shoes and a snack. Closed on all city holidays. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or

• Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska - The Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska will hold league play will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. The league is open to players off all ages and ability levels. Info: David Job, 586-3845 or Andy White, 957-2985,



• Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School court rentals - Community Schools has court rental times available, starting at 9 a.m., on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Cost is $20 per hour, per court, which must be paid at the time of rental. Info: 780-2075.

• Basketball and volleyball open gyms - Community Schools is sponsoring open gyms a Thunder Mountain High School for basketball and volleyball Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays through October. Time is 6:30-8:30 p.m. and cost is $3 per person, per session. Participants are asked to bring their own basketball or volleyball. For more information, call 780-2075.

• 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 and older. Participants must be able to swim crawl stroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• 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 Rec Hikes Hotline. Bring plenty of food and water, and wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms 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: Hotline, 586-0428.

• Mount Jumbo Gym rentals - Parks and Recreation is accepting reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gym. The gym is open for rental from until Dec. 30. Rentals can be made noon-1 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-10 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $30 per hour. Terry Miller gym also is available for rent. Info: 586-5226.

• 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.

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