Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003

Today, 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.

Today-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.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday ski/snowshoe - Meet at 9:30 a.m. by the caretaker's cabin on the left side of the Eaglecrest Ski Area parking lot for a cross-country ski/snowshoe trip to Hilda Meadows. Bring cross-country skis or snowshoes, wear warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Gastineau Channel Little League online registration - Online registration will be open 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. 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.

• 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 Tornadoes youth wrestling club registration - Meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

• 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.

• Raincountry Flyfishers Annual Fly-Tying Workshop - The eighth annual workshop takes place from 7-9 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, March 3, 5, 10 and 12, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Learn to tie and fish the seven most-productive flies for Juneau waters. Materials will be provided and a few fly-tying kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The course will be taught by members of Raincountry Flyfishers. Register for the workshop through Juneau Community Schools at 463-1717. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159.

• Juneau Billiard Association's Capital City Classic - Mini-tournaments are taking place for free entries into the Capital City Classic, Juneau's premiere pool tournament which takes place March 6-9 at the Viking Lounge. Mini-tournaments for 9-ball are on Tuesdays and for 8-ball are on Wednesdays at the Viking. This year's Capital City Classic features 9-ball preliminaries on Thursday, March 6; 8-ball preliminaries on Friday, March 7; Scotch doubles preliminaries on Saturday, March 8; and all finals on Sunday, March 9. For those players who don't win an entry through a mini-tournament, each division costs $50 to enter. Info: Tournament director Campbell Jackson, 209-2678, JBA president Justin Kanouse, 723-9701, by e-mail at jba@juneaupool.com, or on the Web at http://www.juneaupool.com.

• Juneau, Alaska, Ice Hockey Tournament - The inaugural hockey tournament at the new Treadwell Ice Arena takes place on March 14-16. The tournament is for players age 32-older, although some exceptions for younger players will be considered if a waiver application is filed before the tournament. The tournament is expected to field four A level teams and six B level teams, with visiting teams from Whitehorse and Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Atlin, British Columbia, Anchorage and several combined-town teams. Info: Joe Geldhof, 586-8193, by fax at 586-8216, or by e-mail at joeg@alaska.com.

• Julie Hughes Triathlon volunteers - Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon in Sitka. The triathlon takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and all registration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Adult athletes will cover a course with a 1,000-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and a five-mile run. Youth athletes (age 12-younger) will have a course with a 500-meter swim, a four-mile bike and a two-mile run. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (March 8 and 15, the open gyms for Feb. 22 and March 1 have been canceled) 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, 28 and March 7) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 23, March 2 and 9) 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. 28, Feb. 21 is 7-9 p.m. for one-night only) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 23 and time TBA on March 2) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (Feb. 24 and March 3, the March 10 open gym is canceled) 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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