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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Thursday-Saturday, March 20-22

• High school basketball - Region V-Class 2A Championships: Boys and girls teams from Skagway, Angoon, Hoonah, Kake, Klawock, Yakutat, Hydaburg and Thorne Bay compete for the right to represent Southeast Alaska at the Class 2A state tournament in Anchorage. All region tournament games and matchups are TBA at Juneau-Douglas High School. Games on Thursday are Skagway girls vs. Hoonah at 11:15 a.m., Yakutat boys vs. Klawock at 1 p.m., Klawock girls vs. Hydaburg at 3 p.m., Skagway boys vs. Hoonah at 4:45 p.m., Angoon girls vs. Yakutat at 6:45 p.m. and Kake boys vs. Angoon at 8:30 p.m. Games on Friday are Klawock-Hydaburg girls loser vs. Angoon-Yakutat loser at 11:15 a.m., Skagway-Hoonah boys loser vs. Kake-Angoon loser at 1 p.m., Kake girls vs. Skagway-Hoonah winner at 3 p.m., Hydaburg boys vs. Yakutat-Klawock winner at 4:45 p.m., Klawock-Hydaburg boys winner vs. Angoon-Yakutat winner at 6:45 p.m. and Skagway-Hoonah boys winner vs. Kake-Angoon winner, 8:30 p.m. Saturday's games start with the girls fourth-sixth place game at 8 a.m., the boys fourth-sixth place game at 9:45 p.m., the skills competitions at 11:30 a.m., the girls third-fifth place game at 2 p.m. and the boys third-fifth place game at 3:45 p.m. The girls championship game is at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday and the boys title game is at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 21

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - Doors open at 6 p.m. with bouts starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Main events include lightweights Scott "Kid Roo" Robinson of Sitka against Andrew "The Gun" Swanston of Juneau in one bout, with heavyweights Russ "Dirt" Stevens of Juneau vs. "Crazy" Eddie Cavett of Anchorage in the other. General admission seats are $20, with ringside table seats $30. Tickets available at Marlintini's Lounge and ANB Hall. Info: Joe Isturis, 723-0915, or Bob Haag of Anchorage-based Big H Promotions, 1-907-274-8575.

Saturday, March 22

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mount McGinnis trek, bring snowshoes, ice axe, crampons and safety gear to this high energy trek. An alternate trek will be scheduled if the March 15 Mount McGinnis event was successful. Always call the trip leader before the event to let them know you plan to participate. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Youth Football League annual meeting - Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. Topics include a wrap-up of the 2002 season, election of board members for the 2003 season and pre-registration for players for the 2003 season. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

• Gastineau Channel Little League monthly meeting - Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Planning for the upcoming season will be the main topic of discussion. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Rich Culver will show how to tie flies used to catch coho (or silver) salmon in saltwater. This meeting was originally scheduled for March 13, but was canceled due to the snow and wind storm. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Douglas Library community room. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• MS Walk or Run (5K) - Registration for this fund-raising event is going on now, and team registration forms can be picked up at JRC/The Alaska Club, Foggy Mountain Shop or Mendenhall Auto. This event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Brotherhood Bridge Parking Lot, with registration at 9 a.m. Groups of four or more can enter as teams. Info: PeggyAnn McConnochie, 586-3540, or Rick Anderson, 789-3678.

• Water Safety Instructor course - This WSI course, cosponsored by the American Red Cross and the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, takes place from April 22-May 17 at the pool and is for anybody wanting to be certified to teach swim lessons. All participants must be at least 17 years old and be able to pass a precourse skills test and possess a current FIT (Fundamentals of Instructor Training) certificate, although FIT classes will be offered in conjunction with the WSI course. There is a mandatory precourse session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, and you should bring a swimsuit to the class for work in the pool. Course times are 5:30-9 p.m. on April 22, 24, 29, May 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 26 and May 17. The course fees are $78.75 (payable to the City of Juneau), with a materials and certification fee of $56 (payable to the American Red Cross). Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

• Julie Hughes Triathlon volunteers - Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon in Sitka. The triathlon takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and all registration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Adult athletes will cover a course with a 1,000-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and a five-mile run. Youth athletes (age 12-younger) will have a course with a 500-meter swim, a four-mile bike and a two-mile run. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (March 22) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (times are 7-9 p.m. on March 21 and 28 due to spring break) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (March 23 and 30) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (times are 7-9 p.m. on March 21 and 28 due to spring break) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (March 23 and 30) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 24) at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Gastineau Channel Little League open gyms - Gym time for GCLL players is scheduled each Sunday through April from 1-4 p.m. at Auke Bay School. Players ages 8-9, as well as all new players, should arrive at 1 p.m. Players ages 10-12 should come at 2 p.m. Coaches will be available to supervise and assist players in a variety of activities and drills. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.

• Treadwell Arena public open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Sundays (March 23 and 30), meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sundays (March 23 and 30), meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (March 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 and 31), meet from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 24 and 31), meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday (March 19 and 26), meet from 8-9:30 p.m. on Fridays (March 21 and 28), meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays (March 22 and 29), and meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturdays (March 22 and 29) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Open skate costs are $4 adult (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rental available at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• Treadwell Arena adult only open skates - Meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 18, 20, 25 and 27) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• Treadwell Arena youth only open skates - Meet from 3:30-5 p.m. on Fridays (March 21, from 10-11:30 a.m. and 3:45-5:15 p.m. on March 28), at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Elementary school age only open skates are 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Thursdays (March 20 and 27), with a special open skate from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. Middle school and high school age only open skates are 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• Treadwell Arena pond hockey times - Meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 18, 20, 25 and 27) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• 4-H Nordic Ski Club - The fifth year of this club for youth and adult skiers will meet every Sunday afternoon through March 16 (or until the snow is melted) at various locations TBA with club leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant ($6 membership fee). The club has a limited number of pairs of classic and skating ski sets for rent for $20 for the entire winter season. Club leaders will help parents size skis for their children. The club only rents youth skis, adults must provide their own. If families couldn't attend the Dec. 14 registration meeting, they should call the 4-H office and enroll by phone. Info: Jim Douglas at the 4-H office, 465-8749.

• Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at jagdishy@attbi.com.

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