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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2003

Today, 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.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 21-22

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The Crimson Bears host the East Anchorage Thunderbirds in a pair of non-conference games at 8 p.m. each night at the JDHS main gym.

Saturday, Feb. 22

• Treadwell Ice Arena - Official Grand Opening: Join the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation and the Douglas Fourth of July Committee welcome people to the opening for the first community ice rink in town, at Savikko Park in Douglas. Festivities open with an exhibition hockey game with local teams at 9:30 a.m., the opening ceremony at 11 a.m., a figure skating exhibition by the Anchorage Figure Skating Association, a free skate (for the first 250 people) at 12:30 p.m., a youth hockey exhibition game with teams from the Whitehorse (Yukon Territory) Youth Hockey League at 2 p.m. and another free skate (for the first 250 people) at 3:30 p.m. There are a limited number of hockey and figure skates available for rent at $2 a pair. Door prizes will be awarded on the hour and at every half-hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Gastineau Channel Little League online registration - Online registration will be open through Sunday, 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, http://www.juneau.com/littleleague/. 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 mackinnon@gci.net.

• 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, http://www.hooptime-basketball.org. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436 (home), 321-8836 (cell) or by e-mail at hooptime@gci.net.

• Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska's Bowl for Kids' Sake - This 23rd annual fund-raising event takes place on Saturday, March 15, at Channel Bowl (registration closed on Feb. 15). Teams and individual participants can double-check bowling times by calling 586-3350, or on the Web at http://www.southeastbigs.org. 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-Douglas High School indoor soccer mini-camp - The sixth annual JDHS indoor soccer mini-camp takes place on Monday, Feb. 17, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. The camp is open for young soccer players ages 5-12 and costs $25. Registration for ages 5-8 is at 8:45 a.m., with the clinic from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration for ages 5-12 is at 12:45 p.m., with a session from 1-4 p.m. Proceeds from the camp go toward funding the 2003 Juneau-Douglas High School soccer season. Bring a snack and water bottle and be dressed to play indoor soccer. Please do not bring soccer balls. Info: Axel Thibodeau, 463-8442.

• 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.

• Treadwell Ice Arena special youth only open skate - A special youth only open skate takes place from 4:15-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the new Treadwell Ice Arena. Skating will take place from 4:15-5 p.m. and at 5:15-6 p.m., with a 15 minute break for ice resurfacing (no skaters allowed on the ice). This event is open to youth only, ages 18-younger. The cost is $3 per youth, and skates can be rented for $2 per pair. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Soccer Club annual social and auction - Meet from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Tlingit-Haida Center in Salmon Creek for a Hawaiian luau dinner and entertainment. Proceeds from the dinner will help send Juneau's three state championship teams to the U.S. Youth Soccer Western Regional Championships in Honolulu in Juneau. Tickets are $20 for adults age 12-older, or $10 for children age 5-12. Info: Sue Gullufsen, 586-6584 or 465-6620.

• 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.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Feb. 22 and March 1) 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. 21 and 28) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 16, 23 and March 2) 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. 21 and 28) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 16 and 23) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (Feb. 17 and 24) 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 jagdishy@attbi.com.

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