Sports In Juneau

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2002

Saturday, April 13

Juneau Tornados Wrestling Club -- Juneau Invitational: Meet takes place at Riverbend Elementary School. Rosters and weigh-ins are due to David Zuniga by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at 790-2334 (fax) or bedouinz@gci.net (e-mail). All wrestlers must have current USA Wrestling card. Info: David Zuniga, 790-1920 (after 5 p.m.), or Steve Martin, 790-2206 or e-mail at Martins@gci.net.

Juneau Gun Club -- Meet at 9 a.m. at Juneau Gun Club range on Montana Creek Road for monthly trapshooting contest that starts promptly at 10 a.m. Event features 50 pairs of doubles and 100 handicap targets. Info: Juneau Gun Club hotline, 789-9844.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday ski/snowshoe/hike -- Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Spaulding Meadow Trailhead in Auke Bay for a ski/snowshoe to Auke Mountain via the Auke Nu Trail. This is a strenuous to difficult tour and hte group will decide the final length and destination. Bring cross-country skis and/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.

Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14

Eaglecrest Ski Area -- Spring Carnival and final weekend of the season: Events include the Bill Tugman Memorial Obstacle and Fun Race on Saturday, and the Third Annual Slush Cup and Costume Day on Sunday. Saturday's obstacle course takes place on Ego and features hoops of fire, zany tunnels and the dreaded pole forest for both skiers and snowboarders from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (runs are $1 each and multiple runs are allowed). Sunday's costume race and slush cup starts at 1 p.m. on the Lower Hilary's trail, and participants will be judged on their speed, costumes and jumps over or into the slush pond at the finish (preregistration required before noon on Sunday). Ski lifts open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and tubing hill open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 586-5284 or 790-2001.

Sunday, April 14

Juneau Alpine Club -- Benjamin Island Kayak Trip, this trek may be an overnighter for some people starting on Saturday, required equipment includes a kayak or a canoe. Info: Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Monday, April 15

Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Colony Knights at 5 p.m. (time tentative) at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Tuesday, April 16

Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Colony Knights at 2:30 p.m. (time tentative) at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Thursday, April 18

Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Wasilla Warriors at 7 p.m. (time tentative) at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau-Douglas High School dance/drill team annual community performance -- This special thank-you show is at 7 p.m. at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. The show is free. Info: Mandy Bixby, 789-0321.

Friday, April 19

Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Ferris Saxons of Spokane, Wash., at 5 p.m. for junior varsity and 8:30 p.m. for varsity (times tentative) at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Wasilla Warriors at at 6:45 p.m. (time tentative) at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Saturday, April 20

Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Ferris Saxons of Spokane, Wash., at 5 p.m. for junior varisty and 7 p.m. for varsity at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club -- Kluane training ride and race director training session, non-racing activity. Meet at 3 p.m. at Auke Rec. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Southeast Road Runners club -- KTOO Day One Run: Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the KTOO Building on Whittier Street, just off Egan Drive, for a race start at 11 a.m. Courses are a one-mile loop on Willoughby Avenue and a five-kilometer fun run down Willoughby, up Main, across 4th and up Basin Road, down The Flume and toward Juneau-Douglas High School and back to KTOO. The event is sponsored by KTOO and helps kick off the public radio/television station's spring pledge drive. Info: Phil Moritz, 586-6537.

Juneau Alpine Club -- Hawthorn Peak climb, this trek will last about 12 hours and cover about 11 miles with a high energy output level. Required technical gear includes an ice ax and crampons. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Juneau-Douglas High School dance team clinic -- Participants learn dance/drill team techniques and perform a routine at the end of the clinic held Saturday, April 13, at Juneau-Douglas High School gym. Half-day sessions are available for girls in grades K-1 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m. Girls in grades 2-12 and boys in grades 5-12 participate in a full-day session from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All participants get a t-shirt, certificate and lunch. The cost is $25 (half-day) and $30 (full-day session). Registration opens 30 minutes prior to each session. Info: Mandy Bixby, 789-0321.

Gastineau Channel Little League -- Preseason mandatory baseball coaches' school: A coaches' school for majors, juniors and senior division coaches and volunteers takes place from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at Marie Drake School gym. The session will be led by Juneau-Douglas High School coach Jim Ayers. All volunteer coaches for these levels are expected to attend, if possible, and minor division coaches are welcome to observe. A coaches' school for tee-ball, farm and minor league coaches and volunteers takes place from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Mike Lindsey, a longtime volunteer coach and GCLL VP of baseball, will lead the session, which is for all coaches and volunteers in the younger divisions. Info: GCLL Web site, http://www.juneau.com/littleleague/.

Juneau Soccer Club -- Competitive team tryouts: Youth player tryout sessions for single-year age groupings (players born from Aug. 1, 1984 through July 31, 1990) take place at various times on Sunday, April 14, and Sunday, April 21, at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. There is a $15 tryout fee for non-Juneau Soccer Club members. Shin guards are required and the tryouts will be outside (so dress warmly). A complete schedule of tryouts ran in ads in the Juneau Empire on Friday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 17, and it can be found on the Internet at http://www.juneausoccerclub.com. Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525, or by e-mail at shima@gci.net.

Gastineau Channel Little League -- Preseason mandatory softball coaches' school: A coaches' school for farm and minor softball division volunteers and coaches takes place from 6-7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 16, at the Riverbend Elementary School gym. Dave Massey, a longtime volunteer coach, will lead the session and all volunteer coaches for this level are expected to attend. A coaches' school for major, junior and senior league coaches and volunteers is from 7:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Riverbend Elementary School gym. Again, all coaches for these levels are encouraged to attend, if possible, and minor division coaches can observe. Info: GCLL Web site, http://www.juneau.com/littleleague/.

Juneau Rowing Club -- Open house: The newly formed club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Juneau Yacht Club near Aurora Harbor. On display will be various rowing shells, literature and other equipment. Peter McKay, who is known for his long-distance rowing adventures in Southeast Alaska, will present a slide show of highlights from trips around Baranof, Chichagof and Admiralty islands. The club is open to all rowers and wanna-be rowers in Juneau, and it plans rowing storage and launching space in Aurora Harbor. A $3 admission charge for adults (free for kids) will be charged. Info: Ron Flint, 789-0956, Matt Kirchhoff, 465-2328, Toy Campbell, 586-3388, or Karla Hunt, 465-5157.

Juneau-Douglas High School football team -- Chorebusters program: This community service/fund-raising program is going on now through Saturday, April 20. Local residents can call and reserve football players for yard work, moving, spring clean-up and other duties, with a donation going to help the JDHS football team fund its upcoming season. Info: JDHS coach Reilly Richey, 789-4361 (home) or 463-1857 (work).

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 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (April 12, last Friday session until August) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (April 14, last Sunday session until August) 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 (April 14, last session until August). 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 (April 12 and April 19) at Floyd Dryden Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (April 13 and April 20) 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 4-H spring running program -- The club meets weekly on Thursdays at various times and locations around the city. The club is for runners in grades 1-5 (no kindergarten students this year) and will be led by local runners John and Jamie Bursell. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. The club will meet at different locations each week through July 4 (a schedule is provided at the first meeting), and the season will end with the Governor's Cup Race on Saturday, July 6. A $6 fee to join 4-H will be charged and schedules are available. Info: John or Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, or the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8756.

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