Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Feb. 19

• Middle school wrestling - Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School vs. Floyd Dryden Middle School, varsity 3:30-5:30 p.m., JV 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 20-21

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a pair of Region V-Class 4A games at the JDHS main gym. Game times are 8 p.m. for varsity, 6:15 p.m. for junior varsity and 4:15 p.m. for C team.

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 20-22

• Juneau Alpine Club - John Muir Cabin trip: Ski or snowshoe, depending on conditions, to this popular cabin. This is a moderate difficulty trek. Please RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Trip leader Don Larsen, 789-2036.

Friday, Feb. 27

• Fight Night Boxing - Doors open at 7 p.m. and boxing starts at 8 p.m. at Centennial Hall. Many bouts will feature Juneau Fight Club members vs. Ketchikan Fight Club members. Tickets are available at both Hearthside Book locations and at the Imperial Billiards & Bar. Alcohol will be served, but spectators younger than age 21 will be allowed if they are accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. Non-smoking venue. Tickets are $20 general admission and $30 for a ringside table seat if purchased early, with an extra $5 fee if bought at the door. Fighters are still needed. Info: Jamiann Stevens, Stevens Promotions, 780-IBOX (780-4269).

• Free community open skate: The Juneau Adult Hockey Association is hosting a free community open skate at Treadwell Arena from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. Open skating sessions will be limited from Feb. 27-29 due to a hockey tournament. In addition to the free session, the only other normal open skates that weekend will be from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 29. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 27-28

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball - The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves in a pair of Region V-Class 4A games at the JDHS main gym. Game times are 8 p.m. for varsity, 6:15 p.m. for junior varsity and 4:15 p.m. for C team.

Saturday, Feb. 28

• Juneau Alpine Club - Fish Creek Knob trek: Ski or snowshoe on this trek. An avalanche beacon refresher class is included. This is a moderate difficulty trek. Please RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

Sunday, Feb. 29

• Eaglecrest Ski Area - Sadie Hawkins Day Team Fun Race: This event for skiers and snowboarders takes place from 1-3 p.m. on Ego. Event requires three-person teams with at least one member of each gender. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 789-2001.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Kayak pool session: Come practice your self-rescue skills from 7:45-9:45 p.m. at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. The cost is $20 per person and bring your own very clean kayak. The class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Info: Gene Harrison, 523-0741.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Soccer clinic for women - The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team will host a soccer clinic for women from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Marie Drake gym. The cost is $25. The clinic is open to women of all skill levels. Info: Laura Flynn, JDHS girls soccer team captain, 364-3772.

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration - GCLL volunteers will be set up at Nugget Mall on Saturday, Feb. 21 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 22 and 29, from noon to 4 p.m. to register kids for teeball, softball and baseball. If a child is registering for the first time, bring a copy of their birth certificate. Tryouts begin on Saturday, March 6, for softball and Saturday, March 13, for baseball. Info: GCLL, 789-9803.

• Juneau Tornadoes Youth Wrestling - Registration for the new season opened Jan. 17 and continues through Feb. 21. The Tornadoes youth wrestling club teaches wrestling skills in a fun and safe environment, and new wrestlers are welcome. The season began Feb. 2 and continues through April 28 on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Juneau Gymnastics Academy. Practices are from 6-7 p.m. for grades K-6, and from 7-8:30 p.m. for grades 7-12. Registration fee is $65. Info: Joe Paddock, 789-8484, or Bob Koenitzer, 789-0874.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Open badminton gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gym, or from 7- 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gym in Douglas. Auke Bay gyms open to adults and teens; Gastineau gyms open to all ages. $3 fee per session. All abilities welcomed, bring a racquet if you own one. Info: Auke Bay: Theresa Walden, 790-2499; Gastineau: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598 or jagdishy@comcast.net.

• Gastineau Channel Little League baseball open gyms - GCLL baseball open gyms for kids ages 8-12 will be held at Auke Bay School from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sundays beginning Feb. 21. Bring tennis shoes and a baseball mitt. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.

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