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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2003

Friday, April 11

• Southeast Showdown roughhouse boxing - The top fighters from Southeast Alaska compete in three weight classes with an eight-man bracket for each weight. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, with boxing starting about 7 p.m. for a total of 15-20 fights in one night. Ringside table seats are $37, with general admission $27. Tickets are available at Marlintini's Lounge and at ANB Hall. Info: Joe Isturis, 723-0915, or Bob Haag of Anchorage-based Big H Promotions, 1-907-274-8575.

Friday-Saturday, April 11-12

• Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer - The Crimson Bears play their first home games of the season against the Colony Knights at Adair-Kennedy Field. Varsity games will be played at 6 p.m. on Friday and 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, with a JV scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, April 12

• Juneau Tornadoes Wrestling Club - The youth wrestling club hosts its annual tournament from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverbend Elementary School. The tournament features athletes from Juneau, Sitka, Wrangell and Klawock. There is a $1 admission fee. Info: Steve Martin, 790-2206.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Benjamin Island kayaking trip, bring your kayak and safety gear for this moderate trek. All participants need to RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Gastineau Channel Little League preseason sessions for volunteers - A coaches' clinic for Minors and Farm League baseball division volunteers takes place from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Mendenhall River Community School. The session will be led by Rod Baker and Ron Flint, who are longtime GCLL managers, with assistance from other coaches. All volunteer coaches for these divisions are expected to attend. This year's GCLL Opening Day celebration takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park baseball field. The snack bar will open at 9 a.m. and teams will begin assembling at 9:30 a.m. Games for competitive divisions will start at 12:30 p.m. at various fields around Juneau and Douglas. Info: GCLL Hotline (coaches leave a message only if you are unable to attend the volunteer session), 789-9803.

• Gastineau Channel Little League board meeting - The GCLL board will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Floyd Dryden Middle School Room 101. The meeting will cover planning for the 2003 season, and is open to the public. Info: Leave a message on the GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration for younger players - GCLL registration continues for younger players, with age 5-7 players signing up for Tee Ball and age 8-9 players registering for Farm League baseball or softball. A player's age is determined by the player's age on July 31, 2003. Practices and play for these age groups opens on GCLL Opening Day, Saturday, April 26 (at 10 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park). To register on the Web, go to http://www.juneau.com/littleleague, or pick up registration packets at the Nugget Outfitter in the Nugget Mall or at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown at city hall. Late registration for other age groups will also be taken, but players might be wait-listed. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

• Juneau Archery Club garage sale fundraiser - The Juneau Archery Club will be holding a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 19, starting at 8 a.m. on the corner of Riverside and Long Run Drives in the Mendenhall Valley. Proceeds will go toward the new archery addition at the hunter education facility on Montana Creek Road. Info: JAC president Erik Lundquist, 789-3508.

• 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. The run is untimed. Info: PeggyAnn McConnochie, 586-3540, or Rick Anderson, 789-3678.

• HoopTime basketball shooting clinic - Former Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball coach Jim Hamey will be teaching basketball players ages 10-18 various types of shots on Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. The fee for this two-day clinic is $50 for members of the Amateur Athletic Union (all HoopTime players that have paid their fees are AAU members) or $62 for non-AAU members. There is a small fee for online registration. The clinic is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and only 80 players will be accepted. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436, by e-mail at hooptime@gci.net, or on the Web at http://www.hooptime-basketball.org.

• 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.

• Treadwell Arena closing - The last day for ice at the Treadwell Arena will be Sunday, April 27. The rink will be closed to skating during the summer, but will be used for other purposes. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• Juneau-Douglas High School Swim Team/Glacier Swim Club wildlife cruise - This three-hour wildlife viewing cruise departs from the Allen Marine Tours dock at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and returns at 5 p.m. The cruise costs $50 per person, and the price includes food and refreshments. Tickets are available from GSC senior swimmers and JDHS team members. Make checks payable to "Glacier Swim Club." All proceeds go to help fund the two swim programs. Info: John Wray, 789-1759, or Cyndy Guylas, 586-2955.

• 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 (April 12) 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 (April 11) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (April 13) 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 (April 18, 25, May 2, 9 and 16, no open gym on April 11) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Treadwell Arena public open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Sundays (April 13, 20 and 27), meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sundays (April 20 and 27, no open skate on April 13), meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (April 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25), meet from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays (April 14 and 21), meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesdays (April 16 and 23), meet from 8-9:30 p.m. on Fridays (April 11, 18 and 25), meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays (April 12, 19 and 26), and meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturdays (April 12, 19 and 26) 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 (April 15, 17, 22 and 24) 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 - Youth only open skates are from 3:15-4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays (April 15 and 22) and from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Thursdays (April 17 and 24). 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 (April 15, 17, 22 and 24) 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.

• Adult open soccer games - Open soccer scrimmages for adults age 18-older take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (April 13 and 20, and from 5-7 p.m. on April 27) at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football/soccer field. Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

• 4-H cross-country running program - This year's program starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the Mendenhall River School covered play area and will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club, and registration will take place at the April 17 meeting. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation sports field-use registration - The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation on Monday, April 7, will begin accepting reservations to use Dimond Park and Savikko Park during the summer. Reservations can be made to being using the fields starting on Friday, April 11, with a cost of $15 per hour, plus tax. Until April 21, reservations can only be made in person at the Parks and Rec office downtown at City Hall. Faxed and mailed reservation requests won't be taken until after April 21. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• 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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