Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2007

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sunday, March 4

• 5th Annual Rainforest Hockey Tournament - The finals of the fifth annual Rainforest Classic "Oldtimers" Ice Hockey Tournament will take place Sunday, March 4, at Treadwell Arena. About 120 players ages 35-and-older, including former professional players from the Alaska Aces and other leagues, will compete at the tournament. Three Juneau teams will take on squads from Anchorage, Petersburg, Whitehorse and Dawson City. The championship games take place Sunday morning at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Admission is free.

Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10

• Southeast Region Class 2A Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament - Juneau-Douglas High School will host the Class 2A boys and girls regional tournaments this week. Teams from Yakutat, Kake, Angoon, Hoonah, Klawock, Skagway, Thorne Bay and Hydaburg will come to Juneau to battle for the regional title and a place in the state tournament in Anchorage. Thursday and Friday's action runs from 9:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with eight games each day. Saturday's action starts at 8 p.m. with championship games taking place at 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Passes are on sale at the JDHS activities office. Info: JDHS activities office at 586-1614 or 586-1607.

Friday-Sunday, March 9-11

• Alaska Hockey Bantam D state championships - The Juneau Douglas Ice Association will host the Bantam D Alaska Hockey State Championships at Treadwell Arena. Juneau will battle five teams for the state title. Games start 9 a.m. Friday with the championship game taking place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• March 2007 Events at Eaglecrest - Here is a listing of events for this March at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

March 4 - Women's All Day Ski Workshop "Yes You Can!". This is a specially designed workshop for skiers of all abilities, taught by PSIA certified women instructors. Info: 790-2000 x211.

March 8 - Seniors' Edge from noon to 3 p.m.

March 9-11 - Mighty Mite State Championships. This is the state skiing championships for competitors ages 9-12.

March 11 - "You Go Girl!" Women's half-day snowboard workshop.

March 15 - Seniors' Edge from noon to 3 p.m.

March 17 - Pepsi Day. Dual slalom, obstacle course for kids on Platter and tubing Pepsi surprise. Free Pepsi products will be available.

March 18 - "Get Out of Your Rut!" All-day ski workshops for adults who ski Hooter and Ptarmigan. Also, day two of Nordic clinics with Steve Hindman, featuring classic and skate ski styles.

March 22 - Seniors' Edge from noon to 3:30 p.m.

March 24 - "Ski for All" ORCA annual fundraiser at Eaglecrest.

March 26-30 - Spring Break Ski/Snowboard Camps for all ages and all abilities for skiers and boarders.

Info on all events can be found at www.skijuneau.org or 790-2000 x211.

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration - The Gastineau Channel LIttle League announces that online registration is available for those wanting to register their kids for baseball, softball or tee-ball in 2007. Register at www.eteamz.com/gcllak. A print registration packet can be found on the Web site. Info: Arlene, 635-3416.

• Juneau Golf Club Alaska Open 2007 - The Juneau Golf Club will hold the Alaska Open 2007 on March 6-9 at Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. Four day/three night packages and week-long packages are available. Info: Steven or Cindy Schlaffman, 360-452-7955.

• Co-ed Master's Indoor Soccer Sunday - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer Sundays is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Games take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays at Floyd Dryden. Info: www.juneausoccer.com or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256, keemane31@aol.com.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• Open Badminton Gym - There will be open badminton at Auke Bay School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring a racquet if you have one. Birdies will be provided. Cost is $3 per person. Info: Theresa, 790-2499.

• Treadwell Arena ice time and activities - The Treadwell Arena is taking ice rental reservations. Log on to www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/ for the arena schedule, ice times and different programs Treadwell Arena offers. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

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