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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.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau Sports Association sofftball registration - The Juneau Sports Association will begin registering teams for the 2007 Juneau Adult Softball season on Wednesday, March 21, in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons. Co-ed sign-up is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Men's and women's leagues are from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Softball season starts May 7. Men's or women's league is $660 per team for a 20-game season. Co-ed league is $420 per team for a 14-game season. There is a $40 player's fee. A rules clinic will be held on Thursday, April 19 at Dzantik'i Heeni. There will be season schedules available and sign-up for the Lynn Cox Memorial One-Pitch Tournament. Info: Mark Potts, 463-3633 and www.juneausoftball.com.
March 2007 Events at Eaglecrest - Here is a listing of events for this March at Eaglecrest Ski Area.
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 tryouts and registration - The Gastineau Channel LIttle League will hold tryouts on Saturday, March 10 and will continue through Monday evening, March 12. The locations vary and times are staggered throughout the day ofr the different age groups. 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - The Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon for all children ages 1-6. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ration of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats are provided. There is a $1 per child cost for the program. Punchcards are available at the gym or the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. Cash or check payment can be made at the gym - no bills over $20 please. Info: 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
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.
Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.
Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.
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