Sports In Juneau

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2002

Today, Feb. 22

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball -- The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a pair of Region V-Class 4A games Friday and Saturday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. Varsity games are at 8 p.m., with junior varsity at 6 p.m. and C team at 4 p.m. These are the team's final regular-season home games for the year.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball -- The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a pair of Region V-Class 4A games Friday and Saturday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. Varsity games are at 8 p.m., with junior varsity at 6 p.m. and C team at 4 p.m. These are the team's final regular-season home games for the year.

Juneau Alpine Club -- Ice ax practice near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center takes place time TBA for about one or two hours today. Required technical gear includes an ice ax. Info: Trip leader Kathy Landry, 789-7058.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Juneau Archery Club -- An indoor archery event takes place from 3-9 p.m. in the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Archers will shoot at animal silhouette targets and trophies will be awarded. Info: JAC President Erik Lundquist, 789-3508.

Friday, March 1

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball -- The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves in a pair of Region V-Class 4A games Friday and Saturday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. Varsity games are 8 p.m., with junior varsity at 6 p.m. and C team at 4 p.m. These are the team's final regular-season home games for the year.

Roughhouse Fridays boxing -- Boxing starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Tickets are $20 and $30 each and are available at ANB Hall and Marlintini's Lounge. Info: Bob Haag of Big H Promotions, 1-907-274-8575 in Anchorage.

Saturday, March 2

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball -- The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves in a pair of Region V-Class 4A games Friday and Saturday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. Varsity games are 8 p.m., with junior varsity at 6 p.m. and C team at 4 p.m. These are the team's final regular-season home games for the year.

Juneau Alpine Club -- Mount McGuiness climb, a nine-hour, 7.5-mile trek with a high energy level output. Required technical gear includes ice ax, snow shoes and crampons (depending on conditions). Info: Trip leader Bill Forrest, 321-3144.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gastineau Channel Little League registration -- Registration for this summer's GCLL baseball and softball seasons takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 and March 2, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 and March 3, at the Nugget Mall. Returning players need to register now. Players new to the league must provide birth certificates and must be between the ages of 5-16 as of July 31, 2002. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

Juneau Nordic Ski Club -- The JNSC and Eaglecrest Ski School will host a series of clinics in the skating (freestyle) and classical (diagonal) styles of Nordic skiing on Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24. Adam Verrier of Anchorage, a member of the 1998 U.S. Olympic Nordic Ski Team, will lead the clinics, which will be for skiers of all skill levels. On Friday the clinics include a skating class at 1 p.m. and a classical class at 3 p.m. On Saturday, the clinics are beginning classic at 8:30 a.m., advanced classic at 10:30 a.m., beginning skate at 1 p.m. and advanced skate at 3 p.m. On Sunday, the clinics are beginning skate at 8:30 a.m., advanced skate at 10:30 a.m., beginning classic at 1 p.m. and advanced classic at 3 p.m. Each class will be limited to 10 participants and the cost is $20 per class, with the money going to JNSC and Eaglecrest for expenses (Verrier is donating his time). Info: Eaglecrest Ski School, 790-2001 or 586-5284.

Help send the state champion Juneau Jaguars to regionals -- The Juneau Soccer Club team for boys ages 12-13 is trying to raise money to represent Alaska at the Far West Regional Soccer Tournament that will be held in June 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The team needs to raise about $15,000 for the tournament, which is a qualifying event for the national championships. Info: Loren Domke, 789-4770, or mail tax-deductible contributions Juneau Jaguars, 2201 N. Jordan Ave., Juneau, Alaska, 99801.

Juneau Tornados wrestling club garage sale -- The local youth wrestling club is hosting a garage sale on Saturday, March 2. People are encouraged to donate items for the sale and the club members will even handle the hauling. Info: Joan Harvey, 789-5401, or contact her by e-mail at secs@gci.net.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the Juneau Alpine Club headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way. Info: Kathy Landry, 789-7058.

Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center workshops -- Avalanche workshops will take place in Juneau, Petersburg, Haines and Ketchikan. Level I backcountry courses are March 1-4 in Juneau and March 15-18 in Haines, with the three-day intensive Level I classes costing $295 ($220 students/low income). Courses for all snow travelers, including snowmachiners, lasting 1 1/2 days take place in Ketchikan on a date TBA. There will also be special classes in Haines on Easter weekend. Info: Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center, 586-5699, or on the Web at http://www.avalanche.org/~seaac.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

Adult badminton open gym -- Meet from 8-10 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Auke Bay Elementary School. Teenagers and adults encouraged to attend. All skill levels welcome. Bring a racket if you have one. Shuttlecocks provided. Gym fee is $3. Info: Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

Adult volleyball/basketball open gym -- Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (Feb. 22 and March 1) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 24 and March 3) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym fee is $4. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Adult soccer open gym -- Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Feb. 24 and March 3). Also, meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (Feb. 25 and March 4) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Open gym fee is $4. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (Feb. 22 and March 1) and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Feb. 23 and March 2) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Juneau Archery Club winter indoor shooting -- Meet from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 7-10 a.m. on Saturdays at the Floyd Dryden Middle School commons until April. All archers welcome. Info: JAC President, 789-3508.

Juneau 4-H Nordic Ski program -- The club skis from 1:30-3 p.m. every Sunday starting on Jan. 6. Membership is $6 to join 4-H, plus club ski rental is $20 for the season. Students renting skis are expected to attend at least 80 percent of the club ski outings. Parents are encouraged to participate, but they must provide their own skis. The location of each week's ski outing will be announced on Fridays at the info number. Info: University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

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