Border-spanning soccer

Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2003

Dozens of indoor soccer players from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and Ketchikan have joined their Juneau counterparts this weekend for the annual Whitehorse Exchange tournament.

The tournament started as a city-sponsored activity in 1989 as part of a sister-city exchange with Whitehorse; Juneau Soccer Club took the reins starting in 1995 and coordinates the tourney with the Yukon Soccer Association.

This year the girls are playing in Juneau, while the Juneau boys flew north to play a weekend of games in Whitehorse.

This year also marks the first time that a Southeast team other than Juneau has played in the tourney, since Ketchikan sent up a squad.

Games started Friday in the gyms at the Marie Drake building and Floyd Dryden and Dzantik'i Heeni Middle Schools, and continued all day Saturday. Championship games will be held today in three divisions - U13, U14 and U17. Look for results later this week in the Empire.

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