Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, March 15, 2002

Today, March 15

Juneau-Douglas High School basketball -- Southeast Championships: The Crimson Bears host the Region V-Class 4A and Region V-Class 3A tournaments at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. Region V-3A girls games: Consolation games, fifth place, 8 a.m. (Wrangell vs. Metlakatla) and third place, 11:45 a.m. (Haines vs. Craig); Championship game, 3:30 p.m. (Mount Edgecumbe vs. Petersburg). Region V-3A boys games: Consolation games, fifth place, 9:45 a.m. (Haines vs. Petersburg) and third place, 1:30 p.m. (Mount Edgecumbe vs. Wrangell); Championship game, 5:15 p.m. (Craig vs. Metlakatla). Region V-4A girls game: Championship game, Juneau-Douglas vs. Ketchikan, 7:30 p.m. Region V-4A boys game: Championship game, Juneau-Douglas vs. Ketchikan, 9:15 p.m.

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 at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. Crossover games: Region V-3A runners-up vs. Region V-4A third-place teams, girls 1:30 p.m., boys 3:15 p.m.; Southeast championship games: Region V-3A champion vs. Region V-4A champion, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7:15 p.m.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike/ski/snowshoe -- Meet at 10 a.m. at the Boy Scout Camp Trailhead, Mile 27.3 Glacier Highway, for a five-mile roundtrip trek along the Herbert River Beach area to Crow Point. Bring waterproof hiking or rubber boots, or cross-country skis or snowshoes. Wear warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water.No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

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.

Friday, March 22

MADD-Tiny Trotters basketball game -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosts the Tiny Trotters basketball game at 8 p.m. at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. The Tiny Trotters are the smallest team in the world, with players ranging in height from 2-foot-6 to 4-6. This is a fund-raising event for MADD. Info: MADD event office, 586-1422.

Saturday, March 23

Juneau Alpine Club -- Ice field practice session, time and location TBA. Required technical gear includes skis, ice ax and other items used for ice climbing. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

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-Douglas High School/Juneau Youth Football League chorebusters program -- This year's chorebusters program begins on Saturday, March 23. Register early to reserve local football players to help with your yard work, moving, spring cleaning and other grunt labor duties. The program is a fund-raiser to help the Crimson Bears pay for team travel during the season. Info: Juneau coach Reilly Richey, 789-4361 home or 463-1857 work.

Eaglecrest Ski Area Learn to Ski Weekend -- The 22nd annual Learn to Ski Weekend at Eaglecrest is March 23-24. The weekend features programs for students in grades 3-5 who have never skied before. A drawing has been set to pick 45 participants in the program and applications are available from all elementary schools, Capital Chevrolet, Foggy Mountain Shop, Nugget Alaska Outfitter and Eaglecrest Ski Area. Completed applications must be turned into elementary school offices or the Eaglecrest business office by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. The drawing results will be announced on KINY's Capital Chat show on Wednesday, March 20. Info: Jeffra Clough, Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School director, 790-2001.

HoopTime Basketball's inaugural Bill Tompkins Memorial 3-Man Jam -- This three-on-three tournament is for players in grades 5-12 and takes place March 25-29 at the National Guard Armory in Juneau. HoopTime Basketball is a new program for local middle school basketball players. Register on the Web at http://www.hooptime-basketball.org/3_Man_Jam/3_man_jam.html. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at the JAC headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters' Cabin off Montana Creek Road). Info: JAC headquarters, 789-7058.

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 15 and March 23) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (March 17 and March 24) 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 17 and March 24). Also, meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays (March 18 and March 25) 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 15 and March 22) and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (March 16 and March 23) 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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