Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, March 02, 2001

Today, March 2

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball: The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves, varsity game at 8 p.m. at JDHS main gym (game broadcast live on KJNO, 630-AM).

Saturday, March 3

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball: The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves in the final home game of the season, varsity game at 8 p.m. at JDHS main gym (game broadcast live on KJNO, 630-AM).

Juneau Ski Club: Hooter's Run giant slalom for Junior-4 through Junior-6 age groups (ages 12-younger), time TBA at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: Pat Harmon, 586-9532, or

Sunday, March 4

Eaglecrest skiing: Spring Telemark Series Race No. 1, time TBA at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001.

Juneau Ski Club: Giant slalom race for Masters through Junior-4 age groups, time TBA at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: Pat Harmon, 586-9532, or


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.

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.

Gastineau Channel Little League tryouts: Tryouts for GCLL teams will take place on Sunday and Monday, March 4-5. Baseball tryouts will take place at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Sunday and Glacier Valley Elementary School on Monday. Softball tryouts are at Auke Bay Elementary School on Sunday and at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday. On Sunday, baseball and softball tryouts will be on the following time schedule: age 9-10 meet at noon, age 11-12 at 1:30 p.m., age 13-14 at 3 p.m. and age 15-16 at 4:30 p.m. On Monday, tryouts for all ages are at 6 p.m. for both sports. All players must attend one of the tryout sessions, with a limited number of exceptions. Info: Jim O'Donnell, 789-7400, or Mary Lou Bavard, 789-7458.

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.

Water safety instructor aide course: Meet at 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays, March 3 through April 28 (no class March 24) for a two-hour class. This course is designed for swimmers age 10-older who exhibit a strong sense of maturity and responsibility. Water safety instructor aide candidates must be able to demonstrate all the skills listed as requirements for Level IV of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

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.

Aurora Knights synchronized swimming lessons: Free intro to synchro class, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Also, beginning synchro lessons at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 13, 20 and 27; and again at 8:45 a.m. on Saturdays, March 10, 17 and 31. Both lesson series cost $15, plus tax, each. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325, or at

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.

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.

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms: From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (3/3 and 3/10) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (3/2 and 3/9) 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 (3/4 and 3/11) and Fridays (3/2 and 3/9). 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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