Sports In Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002

Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10

Juneau Billiard Association -- Capital City Classic: This is the JBA's major tournament of the year. There is a nine-ball tourney on Thursday, an eight-ball tourney on Friday, a Scotch doubles eight-ball tourney on Saturday, and all finals take place on Sunday. All games take place at the Viking Lounge, downtown, and play starts at 9 a.m. Pool players are expected from Juneau, Sitka, Haines, Petersburg, Hoonah, Anchorage and possibly California. Entry fees are $50 per tournament. Info: Ken Southerland, 723-5043, by e-mail at jba@juneaupool.com, or on the Web at http://www.juneaupool.com.

Saturday, March 9

Juneau Gun Club -- The Juneau Gun Club hosts its next American Trapshooters Association registered shoot at the JGC's location on Montana Creek Road. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and shooting starts at 10 a.m. The event will feature 100 singles, 100 handicap and 50 pairs or doubles shoots. Info: Juneau Gun Club, 789-9844.

Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10

Juneau Alpine Club -- Ice field practice will take place either Saturday or Sunday. Required technical gear includes ice ax, snowshoes and/or skis. Info: Trip leaders Tim Arness, 209-2589, or Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Wednesday, March 13

Juneau-Douglas High School basketball -- Southeast Championships: The Crimson Bears host the Region V-Class 4A and Region V-Class 3A tournaments, games and matchups TBA at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Thursday, March 14

Juneau-Douglas High School basketball -- Southeast Championships: The Crimson Bears host the Region V-Class 4A and Region V-Class 3A tournaments, games and matchups TBA at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Friday, March 15

Juneau-Douglas High School basketball -- Southeast Championships: The Crimson Bears host the Region V-Class 4A and Region V-Class 3A tournaments, games and matchups TBA at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Saturday, March 16

Juneau-Douglas High School basketball -- Southeast Championships: The Crimson Bears host the Region V-Class 4A and Region V-Class 3A tournaments, games and matchups TBA at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Juneau Alpine Club -- Mount McGuinnes Climb, this trek will last about nine hours and has a 7.5-mile roundtrip distance with a high energy output level. Required technical gear includes ice ax, snowshoes or crampons (depends on conditions). Info: Trip leaders Greg Bledsoe, 463-3122, or Bill Forrest, 321-3144.

Sunday, March 17

Southeast Road Runners club -- 19th Annual Flannagan's Run: Meet at the Douglas Firehall at 1:30 p.m. for 2 p.m. race start. Courses are one or five miles. Info: Tom McLaughlin, 586-5620, or by e-mail at mclaughlin@gci.net.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Radical Racquetball classes -- This series of group lessons for players ages 6-12 takes place from 2-4 p.m. on four Saturdays in March (March 2, 16, 23 and 30, no class on March 9) at the Juneau Racquet Club's Valley location. Learn a new racquetball skill each week. Racquets, balls and eyeguards are provided. A small fee is involved. Info: Russ Stevens, 789-2181.

Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club meeting -- Due to confusion over room assignments, the Juneau Freewheelers meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, has been moved to the Udder Culture cafe across the hall from the Mendenhall Public Library. Agenda items include recruiting race directors or reducing the race schedule, youth cycling programs and safety presentations, Kluane-Chilkat race preparations, road permits and regulations, and celebrate cycling month and bike-to-work day plans. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249, or by e-mail at dvringle@ptialaska.net.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Juneau Bowl for Kids' Sake registration -- Families, organizations, businesses and friends are invited to sign up their bowling team from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Nugget Mall. This year's annual fund-raising event takes place on Saturday, April 27, at Channel Bowl. Team captains participating in the early registration period March 9 can get a free lunch. Info: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska, 586-3350.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation hike program meeting -- The annual hike program meeting will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Hike leaders, co-leaders and members of the public interested in the hike program are encouraged to attend. Info: Kristi West, 586-0456.

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 (March 8 and March 15) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (March 10 and March 17) 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 (March 10 and March 17). Also, meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (March 11 and March 18) 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 (March 8 and March 15) and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (March 9 and March 16) 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 Erik Lundquist, 789-3508.

Juneau 4-H Nordic Ski program -- The club skis from 1:30-3 p.m. every Sunday starting in January. 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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