Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2003

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 8-9

• Gastineau Channel Bowling Association - 46th Annual City Championship - Entries closed at midnight on Friday, Jan. 31, at Channel Bowl. Event is for singles, doubles and five-person teams. Squad times are 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8; and 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. No squad times will be added after 10 a.m. on Feb. 9. Entry fee is $22 per bowler per event (singles, doubles and team), with an optional all-events entry fee of $5. This tournament is sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress. Info: Channel Bowl, 586-1165, or Jeff Jones, 789-1527.

Sunday, Feb. 9

• Juneau Alpine Club - This weekend's event is a Mendenhall Glacier Walk of moderate difficulty level. Bring crampons, ice ax and climbing harness. Info and meeting times: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 14-15

• Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball - The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves in a pair of Region V-Class 4A varsity games at 8 p.m. each night at the JDHS main gym. The C teams and junior varsity will also play each night, with C teams at 4 p.m. and JV teams at 6 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 16

• Southeast Road Runners club - Sweetheart's Relay: Meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Douglas Fire Hall for 1 p.m. race start. Two-person teams will run legs of two and three miles. Info: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997.

Monday, Feb. 17

• Juneau Alpine Club - Today's trek is a kayak trip of moderate difficulty. Bring a kayak and safety gear. Info and meeting times: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Friday, Feb. 21

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - The monthly show called "My Bloody Valentine" has been rescheduled from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21 due to problems with hall rental. Doors open at 6 p.m. with bouts starting at 7:30 p.m. at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. The feature bout pits Gabe "Steel" Duckworth of Ketchikan against Matt "The Goat" Coppick of Sitka in a middleweight fight. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $30 ringside and they are available at ANB Hall or Marlintini's Lounge. Info: Joe Isturis, 723-0915, or Bob Haag of Big H Promotions, 1-907-274-8575 in Anchorage.


• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation's Treadwell Ice Arena - The ice rink is now open. A complete facility schedule is available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office. People can reserve rental time at the arena, with reservations made at the arena. The rink's official opening ceremony will be on Saturday, Feb. 22. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association referee certification - A referee certification class takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, in Room 224 at the Juneau City Hall building and on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Treadwell Ice Arena. The cost is $35 and individuals must attend both sessions. Register in person before Friday's class at the City Hall building. Individuals who become certified are eligible to referee hockey at Treadwell Arena and receive payment for their services. Info: Christopher Mertl, 789-2841.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation adult coed volleyball officials needed - Volleyball officials are needed for the upcoming adult coed volleyball season, which opens play on Feb. 10. Officials are paid $9.36 per match. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau-Douglas Ice Association registration - The JDIA currently has 272 people registered for its hockey leagues and skating lessons, but the group is still accepting registrations through the start of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Coaches and instructors will be notifying athletes over the next few days about what to expect. Info: Ken or Jeannette Collison, 790-2763, or

• Gastineau Channel Little League online registration - Online registration will be open through Feb. 16 for early registration, through March 10 for regular registration and late registration after that at the Gastineau Channel Little League's Web site, The secure Web site went live this month and parents can now use it to pay for their children's registration by credit card. Regular registration will take place at the Nugget Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays during the weekends of Feb. 15-16, 22-23 and March 1-2. The GCLL is open to baseball and softball players ages 6-18. Players new to the league need birth certificates. Info: GCLL President J. Allan MacKinnon, 789-0320, or by e-mail at

• HoopTime youth basketball - Southeast Shootout: The inaugural Southeast Shootout takes place on Feb. 14-16 at several gyms around town. The finals on Sunday will be at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. Brackets are available for fifth- through eighth-graders for boys and girls, with three divisions for each gender. More information is available on HoopTime's Web site, Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436 (home), 321-8836 (cell) or by e-mail at

• Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska's Bowl for Kids' Sake - Registration is open for this 23rd annual fund-raising event through Saturday, Feb. 15, with the event taking place on Saturday, March 15, at Channel Bowl. Teams and individual participants can register by calling 586-3350, or on the Web at Info: Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska, 586-3350.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation adult coed volleyball skills clinic and officials clinic - Meet on Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Coed division 1, 2 and 3 players meet from 1:30-3:45 p.m., and coed division 4 and 5 players meet from 4-6:15 p.m. The clinic is free to all participants in the Parks and Rec adult coed volleyball league. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Tornadoes youth wrestling club registration - Meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, and on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Gottschalks end of the Mendenhall Mall. The club is open to young athletes ages 5-18 interested in learning wrestling skills (male and female wrestlers welcomed). The registration fee is $60 (grants are available), and a copy of each child's birth certificate is required. Info: Juneau Tornados coach Bob Mahon, 789-3477.

• Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course organizational meeting - Meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. This course is required for anyone wanting to teach swimming lessons. To participate, swimmers must be at least 17 years old and able to swim 50 yards each of front crawlstroke (freestyle in competitive swimming), back crawlstroke (backstroke), sidestroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke, and 10 yards of butterfly. Info: Augustus G. Brown Simming Pool, 586-5325.


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Feb. 15 and 22) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (Feb. 14 and 21) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 9, 16 and 23) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (Feb. 14) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 9 and 16) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (Feb. 10 and 17) at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Gastineau Channel Little League open gyms - Gym time for GCLL players is scheduled each Sunday through April from 1-4 p.m. at Auke Bay School. Players ages 8-9, as well as all new players, should arrive at 1 p.m. Players ages 10-12 should come at 2 p.m. Coaches will be available to supervise and assist players in a variety of activities and drills. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.

• 4-H Nordic Ski Club - The fifth year of this club for youth and adult skiers will meet every Sunday afternoon through March 16 at various locations TBA with club leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant ($6 membership fee). The club has a limited number of pairs of classic and skating ski sets for rent for $20 for the entire winter season. Club leaders will help parents size skis for their children. The club only rents youth skis, adults must provide their own. If families couldn't attend the Dec. 14 registration meeting, they should call the 4-H office and enroll by phone. Info: Jim Douglas at the 4-H office, 465-8749.

• Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at

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