Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2003

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1

• 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. These are Juneau's final home games of the season. Varsity teams play at 8 p.m. each night, with junior varsity at 6:15 p.m. and C teams at 4:15 p.m.


• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Bob Moultrie will show how to tie his pink leech, a "go-to" fly to use when no other flies seem to be working in local freshwater streams. Members can bring in three flies of an early season smolt type for this month's fly raffle, or they can donate fly fishing-related items with a $5 value. New members are welcome. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.

• Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course organizational meeting - Meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 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.

• Gastineau Channel Little League online registration - Online registration will be open at the Gastineau Channel Little League's Web site, 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 Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday during the weekend of 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

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Mendenhall Valley Library in the Mendenhall Mall. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• 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, or on the Web at

• Eaglecrest Ski School nordic ski workshop - Former U.S. Olympic Ski Team member Adam Verrier of Anchorage will be in town March 7-9 to give a nordic ski workshop at Eaglecrest Ski Area. The tentative schedule for Friday includes an advanced skating or freestyle class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by an advanced diagonal or classic session from 1:30-4:30 p.m., both with an emphasis on racing. On Saturday, the schedule calls for a beginning skating class from 9-10:45 a.m., a beginning classic class from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and an intermediate/advanced classic session from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday's schedule features a beginning classic class from 9-10:45 a.m., a beginning skating class from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and an intermediate/advanced skating class from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sessions are possible on Monday if there's enough interest. Each class will be limited to 10 students, with a fee of $25 for the morning classes on Saturday and Sunday and $35 for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon classes and the Friday classes. Juneau Nordic Ski Club members can register before the general public, by calling the Eaglecrest Ski School on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27-28. Registration opens to the general public on Saturday, March 1, and payment is required to hold a spot in a class. Eaglecrest needs to be notified at least 24 hours in advance of the class of any cancellations in order to qualify for a refund. Info: Eaglecrest Ski School, 790-2001.

• 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 Info: Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska, 586-3350.

• 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

• 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.


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (March 8 and 15, the open gym for March 1 has 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. 28 and March 7) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (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) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (time TBA on March 2) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (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

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