Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, February 29, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-Today, Feb. 27-29

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association - Rainforest Classic Old-Timers Hockey Tournament: Times and matchups are TBA on Friday through Sunday at Treadwell Arena in Douglas. See JAHA teams take on squads from Yukon Territory, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Southeast Alaska. Games start at 5 p.m. on Friday night, take place all day on Saturday (starting at 8 a.m. and running late into the night), with the championship games at 8:30 a.m. (B game) and 10 a.m. (A game) on Sunday. Info: Joe Geldhof, 364-3281, or Christopher Mertl, 586-3232.

• Valley Darts League - 13th Annual Sister City Classic: Tournament takes place Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday night at Squire's Rest in Auke Bay. Info: Phil Wheeler, 780-4466.

Today, 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. Also, there is the Leap Year Jam with live music from 2-5 p.m. 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.

Monday-Tuesday, March 1-2

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls junior varsity basketball - The Crimson Bears girls and boys JV teams take on the Hoonah varsity teams. Game times are 5:30 p.m. girls and 7 p.m. boys each night at the JDHS main gym.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gastineau Channel Little League registration - GCLL volunteers will be set up from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 29, at Nugget Mall to register kids for t-ball, 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 Hotline, 789-9803.

• Alaska Youth Soccer Association coaching classes - The AYSA will host a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) "E" Level coaching certification course on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28-29, in Juneau. The Feb. 28 session takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverbend Community School library, while the Feb. 29 session runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harborview Elementary School gymnasium. The emphasis on the "E" license is teaching players ages 6-12 and the course requires 18 hours of instruction on tactics, technique, principles, goalkeeping, fitness and nutrition, injuries, and running functional and appropriate practices. The successful candidates will be awarded their national "E" coaching license. AYSA coaching director Frank Trovato will lead the classes and there is a course fee of $100. Info: ASYSA Southeast District Commissioner Leslie Houston, 364-2657.

• UAS Ultimate Frisbee Club/Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska video night and league meeting - These two local Ultimate Frisbee organizations will host a meeting from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 29, at a location TBA. Highlights of the free meeting include a video from the 2003 North American Championship Series and information about the upcoming league seasons. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 465-6129, or Joseph Sears, 465-8571.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, at the downtown library meeting room, located above the parking garage. Please note the meeting time is different than normal. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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.

• Juneau 4-H Cross-Country Ski Club - Regular ski sessions will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sundays through March 7, 2004, at various locations around Juneau. The club is run by Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant and is open for students in grades K-12, but parents are encouraged to ski with their children. Ski equipment is available for rent, but people renting equipment must participate in most of the club's events. A 4-H membership fee of $6 (good all year for all 4-H clubs) will be charged, and ski equipment can be rented for the season for $50 (with $20 refunded if you participate in seven 4-H ski days, scholarships available based on need). Info: Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant, 586-1453, or the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.

• 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.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com.



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