Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25

Juneau Tennis Association Cabin Fever doubles tennis tournament: The JTA's inaugural event takes place Feb. 23-25 at the Valley location of the Juneau Racquet Club. Times and matchups TBA. Info: JRC-Valley location, 789-2181.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club high-power rifle meet: Registration opens 9 a.m. at Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road, shooting starts 10 a.m. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717.


Gastineau Channel Little League rules forum meetings: Meet on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Floyd Dryden Middle School library for a pair of forums on rules changes before the 2001 season. The baseball forum starts at 5:30 p.m. and the softball forum is at 7:15 p.m. All managers, coaches, volunteers and parents are urged to attend. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting: The monthly meeting and flytying session is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Favorite flies for the Juneau area will be demonstrated and materials will be provided (but bring a flytying kit if you have one). Info: Brent Pristas, 586-1454.

Juneau Youth Football League Crimson Bears chorebusters: The Juneau Youth Football League's Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears annual chorebusters service is now taking reservations. Reserve early for yard work, general cleaning and other small jobs. Info and for chorebusters requests: coach Reilly Richey, 789-4361.

Gastineau Channel Little League registration: Register your child for softball or baseball at the Nugget Mall. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday the weekend of March 3-4. Players new to the league must provide birth certificates. Early registration rates apply. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

4-H Air Rifle Club meetings: The club will hold six Thursday night meetings, from 6:50-8 p.m. starting March 1, at the Boys and Girls Club on Mallard Street behind Nugget Mall. The club will teach youngsters shooting safety as well as basic rifle shooting skills. The club is open to children at least 10 years old, and it costs $6 to join with the club providing all air rifles and pellets. Bruce Bowler will lead the group of instructors. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

Juneau Alpine Club ice axe training: Meet for four-hour session at time and location TBA on Saturday, March 3. Bring an ice axe, if you have one. Info: Kim Turley, 789-7058.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting: Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, at the home of Kim and Barb Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way. Info: Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058.

Juneau Ski Club monthly board meeting: Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Info: JSC Hotline, 586-5740.

Capital City Classic pool tournament: Juneau's biggest pool tournament is March 8-11 at two downtown locations, the Imperial Billiards and Bar and the Viking Lounge. The tournament costs $50 per player per event to enter. Nine-ball starts at 9 a.m. on March 8, 8-ball is 9 a.m. on March 9, 8-ball Scotch doubles is 9 a.m. on March 10, and all finals start at 9 a.m. on March 11. Info: Rob Daniels, Imperial Billiards and Bar, 586-1960.

Juneau 4-H cross-country ski program: Meet from 1:30-3 p.m. every Sunday at locations TBA (call the University of Alaska Southeast Cooperative Extension Service for the location of that week's outing). The program is open to skiers in grades K-12, and parents are invited to participate. Membership fee for 4-H program is $6. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

Avalanche awareness classes: Upcoming avalanche awareness classes from the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center are Juneau Level II, March 2-5. Mini-workshop for snowmachiners, Haines Snowmachine/Level I, March 16-18. Special snowmachiner discount this year. Info: Bill Glude, 586-5606.

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms: From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (2/24) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (2/23) at Floyd Dryden Middle School. No cost for students grades 5-12. Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms: at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, Cost is $4. From 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (2/25) and Fridays (2/23). Volleyball/basketball court rentals available Saturday mornings. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Gastineau Channel Little League open gyms: Open gyms are on Sundays through March 18. Softball: At Riverbend Elementary School: ages 10-younger meet noon to 2 p.m., ages 11-12 meet 2-4 p.m., ages 13-14 meet 4-5 p.m., ages 15-16 meet 6-8 p.m. Info: MaryLou Bavard, 789-7458. Baseball: At Auke Bay Elementary School: ages 6-8 meet noon to 1 p.m., ages 9-12 meet 1-3 p.m., all ages pitching meet 3-4 p.m. At Harborview Elementary School: ages 13-16 meet noon to 2 p.m. Info: Chip Mixson, 789-9806.

Open Badminton Gym: From 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Auke Bay School gym. All skill levels encouraged to attend. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

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