Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2007

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Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14

• JDHS Spring Fever Soccer Tournament - The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball teams will host the fourth annual Spring Fever Soccer Tournament at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park from April 12-14. The Crimson Bears girls team will take on Colony High School and Wheat Ridge from Colorado while the JDHS boys face defending Alaska state champs, South Anchorage, and defending Wyoming state champs, Central. Cost is $5 per day for adults and free for seniors and kids ages 18-and-under.

THURSDAY: Colony varsity girls vs. Wheat Ridge, Col. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: South varsity vs. Central, Wyo., 3:30 p.m.; JDHS boys JV vs. South, 5:30 p.m.; JDHS girls varsity vs. Colony, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: JDHS boys varsity vs. South, 1 p.m.; JDHS boys JV vs. South, 3 p.m.; JDHS girls varsity vs. Wheat Ridge, Col., 5 p.m.; JDHS boys varsity vs. Central, Wyo., 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 14

• Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team clinic - The Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team is hosting its annual clinic Saturday, April 14, at JDHS. The cost is $35. Registration is available at JDHS on teh day of the clinic only. Kindergarten through 3rd grade registers at 7:45 a.m. and the clinic ends with a parent show from 11-11:45 p.m. The 4th-high school dancers register at 12:15 p.m. and the clinic ends with a parent show from 4-4:45 p.m. Participants will learn a fun hip-hop routine and will receive a t-shirt with certificate. Light snack is also included. Info: Beni Laliberte, 789-1096 or www.jdhsdance.com.

Thursday, April19

• Juneau Sports Association softball rules clinic - The JSA Rules Clinic will be held Thursday, April 19 at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Commons at 6 p.m. Season schedules, league manager's packets and registration for the Lynn Cox Memorial One-Pitch Tournament and information on new and changed rules will be available. All teams should have at least one representative available to receive season information. Info: Mark Potts, 463-3633 or www.juneausoftball.com.

Tuesday, April 24

• Hot Shots versus Young Guns hockey - The High School Hot Shots will play the Young Guns in a fundraising game for the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey program on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:45 p.m. at Treadwell Arena. The Hot Shots feature players from the 2006-07 hockey season. They'll take on the Young Guns, a group of top Tier A players under 30-years-old. Cost is $5 per adult with kids 12-and-under free.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Soccer Club 2007 club team tryouts - The Juneau Soccer Club invites all youth, grades 6-10, to participate in their competitive team tryouts for summer tournament play. All tryouts are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Bring cleats, ball and water bottle to the time and date that fits your birthdate. Tryout fee is $25 with a signed JSC registration form. No fee for JSC members. Registration forms will be available at the tryout or at www.juneausoccer.org: Info: Jean Mischel, 789-5806 or Amy Skilbred, 780-4649.

U12: players born between 8/1/95-7/31/96. Girls: 4/21@ 6-7:30p 4/29 @ 9-10:30a.

Matt or Christi Odum 523-8962. Boys: 4/21@ 6-7:30p 4/29 @ 9-1030a Michele Powdrill 465-3541

U13: players born between 8/1/94-7/31/95. Girls: 4/21 @ 7:30-9p 4/29 @ 10:30-12p

(recruitment only; tryouts TBA). Krista Heard 789-9627 John Newell 789-9893

Boys: 4/21 @ 7:30-9p. 4/29 @ 10:30-12p. Mike Sigler 780-6359.

U14: players born between 8/1/93-7/31/94. Girls: 4/22 @ 9-10:30a. 4/29 @ 10:30-12p.

John Newell 789-9893. Boys: 4/22 @ 9-10:30a. 4/29 @ 12-1:30p. Troy Choquette 780-8671.

U15: players born between 8/1/92-7/31/93. Girls: 4/22 @ 10:30-12p. 4/29 @ 1:30-3p. Joann Quigg 586-2100. Boys: 4/22 @ 12-1:30p. 4/29 @ 1:30-3p. Moctar Diouf 586-3256.

U16: players born between 8/1/91-7/31/92. Girls: 4/22 @10:30-12p. 4/29 @12-1:30p. Noel Shima 789-1525. Boys: 4/22 @ 12-1:30p. 4/29 3-4:30p. Matt Dusenberry 586-3053.

U17: players born between 8/1/90-7/31/91 Boys: 4/29 @ 3-4:30p Doug Badilla 789-5751.

• Ulitmate Frisbee skills clinic - The University of Alaska Southeast Ultimate Club and Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska are holding a skills clinic on April 14 and 21 at the UAS Rec Center from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $3 each night for non-UAS Rec Center members. Info: Mona Yarnall, 789-0263.

• Juneau Sports Association sofftball registration - The Juneau Sports Association are registering teams for the 2007 Juneau Adult Softball season. Softball season starts May 7. Men's or women's league is $660 per team for a 20-game season. Co-ed league is $420 per team for a 14-game season. There is a $40 player's fee. A rules clinic will be held on Thursday, April 19 at Dzantik'i Heeni. There will be season schedules available and sign-up for the Lynn Cox Memorial One-Pitch Tournament. Info: Mark Potts, 463-3633 and www.juneausoftball.com.

• April 2007 Events at Eaglecrest - Here is a listing of events for this April at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

April 14-15 - Spring madness. Come in costume

April 14 - Downhill Dummy Competition, dolly varden on Platter, 4:15 p.m.

April 15 - Season finale. Slush Cup at 1 p.m.

Info on all events can be found at www.skijuneau.org or 790-2000 x211.

• Co-ed Master's Indoor Soccer Sunday - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer Sundays is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Games take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays at Floyd Dryden. Info: www.juneausoccer.com or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256, keemane31@aol.com.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• Open Badminton Gym - There will be open badminton at Auke Bay School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring a racquet if you have one. Birdies will be provided. Cost is $3 per person. Info: Theresa, 790-2499.

• Treadwell Arena ice time and activities - The Treadwell Arena is taking ice rental reservations. Log on to www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/ for the arena schedule, ice times and different programs Treadwell Arena offers. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - The Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon for all children ages 1-6. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ration of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats are provided. There is a $1 per child cost for the program. Punchcards are available at the gym or the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. Cash or check payment can be made at the gym - no bills over $20 please. Info: 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - 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.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• 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.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

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