Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2005


• Youth track and field training camp - The Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team will conduct a training camp for kids in grades 2-8 on Thursday, March 24 (during spring break) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp will start at the Glacier Valley Elementary School gym, and will guide participants through fun and motivating techniques important to a variety of track and field discliplines. The camp costs $30. Registration forms can be found at school offices, or by contacting JDHS track coach Scott May, phone 463-1899 or e-mail



Wednesday-Saturday, March 16-19

• Southeast Conference-Class 3A/4A basketball tournament: Juneau-Douglas High School hosts the 2005 Southeast Tournament, featuring boys and girls basketball teams, dance teams, cheerleaders and pep bands from Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Petersburg, Wrangell, Mount Edgecumbe, Craig and Metlakatla. A full game and performance schedule appeared in Wednesday's papers; some game times appear in stories elsewhere in this section.

Sunday, March 20

• Juneau Lions Club 59th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament: Opening-day games are: B Bracket: Kake Tlingit Heat vs. Yakutat, 11:30 a.m.; Metlakatla vs. Haines ANB, 2:30 p.m.; Haines Merchants vs. Klawock, 6 p.m.; Hydaburg Haida vs. Angoon ANB, 9 p.m. C Bracket: Juneau Native vs. Yakutat, 10 a.m.; Huna Totem vs. Klawock, 1 p.m.; Klukwan Chilkats vs. Juneau #2, 4 p.m.; Kake LAB vs. Angoon, 7:30 p.m. All games at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Monday, March 21

• Juneau Lions Club 59th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament: Monday's games are: B Bracket: Winners' bracket games at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. C Bracket: Winners' bracket games at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Women's Bracket: Juneau #2 vs. TBA, 1 p.m. (tentative); Juneau Imperial vs. Sitka #2, 2:30 p.m. All games at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Monday-Friday, March 21-25

• 2005 Southeast Shootout Basketball Tournament - This middle-school basketball tournament, sponsored by Juneau HoopTime and featuring boys and girls teams from across Southeast, will be held at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Games will also be held at Riverbend Elementary School on Wednesday and Thursday, March 23-24. For additional information and game schedules, look on the Web at Info: Brian Goettler, 790-4504.

Tuesday, March 22

• Juneau Lions Club 59th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament: Tuesday's games are: B Bracket: Losers' bracket games at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. C Bracket: Losers' bracket games at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Women's Bracket: Prince of Wales vs. Juneau #2-TBA winner, 1 p.m.; Sitka-"The Cellar" vs. Juneau Imperial-Sitka #2 winner, 2:30 p.m. All games at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.



• Eaglecrest Ski Area March events - It's March Madness time at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Events include: the ORCA Ski-a-thon on March 19; a variety of ski and snowboard camps over Spring Break, March 21-25; Alaska Youth Ski League state championships from March 24-27; and an Easter celebration with a purple bunny chase, egg hunt and bonnet contest on March 27. For more details on all these events, look on the Web at

• Raincountry Flyfishers meeting/fly-tying session - Raincountry Flyfishers will hold a semi-monthly fly-tying session on Thursday, March 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Mendenhall River Community School library. Ron Hulstein will lead the group in the tying of patterns for Dolly Varden. The public is invited; materials are provided. Info: Mark Vinsel, 586-3424.

• Wells Fargo Tennis & Recquetball Tournament - JRC/The Alaska Club will host this tournament from March 17-20 at its Mendenhall Valley location. Players of all levels are invited to enter the tournament in men's, women's, mixed or junior singles and doubles divisions. The registration deadline is Friday, March 11. Tournament fees are $35+tax for JRC members, $45+tax for non-members and $15+tax for juniors; there is a flat fee of $15 to enter a second event. Fees include court time, balls, tourney T-shirt, lunch on the weekend and prizes for top finishers. Info: Gail O'Dell, 789-2181.

• Fly Fishing 101 class - Fly Fishing 101 will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday, March 29 and 31, from 7-9 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The class has been taught for the past 10 years and is suggested for beginners wishing to learn enough to pursue the sport. The class includes unbiased recommendations for equipment, techniques and fishing spots. Class cost is $14. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717, or Tony Soltys, 789-9159.



• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New 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.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - An ice rink schedule is posted on the arena's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• Juneau Archery Club youth shooting - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1, and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at

• ADF&G Indoor Shooting Range closure - Due to a turnover of staff at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's indoor shooting range, the range has suspended normal public shooting hours. The department's Division of Wildlife Conservation is working to fill staff vacancies and hopes to reopen the range to public shooting in a few weeks. Additional information about range activities may be found on the Web at Info: Alaska Department of Fish & Game Indoor Shooting Range, 586-4101.

• Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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.

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