Sports In Juneau

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2001

Today, April 13

Juneau-Douglas High School soccer -- The Crimson Bear girls host the Wasilla Warriors, 6 p.m., and the Colony Knights, 8 p.m., both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

'Southeast Showdown' roughhouse boxing -- Event finals start at 7 p.m. at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Info: Jamiann Stevens, 586-9732.

Saturday, April 14

Juneau-Douglas High School soccer -- The Crimson Bear girls host the Wasilla Warriors, 11:30 a.m., and the Colony Knights, 3:15 p.m., both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The Crimson Bear boys host a local adult all-star team, 1:15 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Southeast Roadrunners -- Glacier 10K Run: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Mendenhall Glacier parking lot, race starts 10 a.m. Courses are one mile and 10 kilometers. The 10K race is certified, flat and fast. Race starts and finishes at the foot of Mendenhall Glacier. Info: Laura Lee Nelson, 789-7920 or

Juneau Alpine Club -- Benjamin Island Sea Lion Visit: This is a one-mile, three- or four-hour, low-energy output trip. Use your own kayak or boat, or arrange for a boat ride with the Turleys. This trip is in conjunction with another activity at Benjamin Island being run by Kim Turley that weekend. Info: Kim Turley, 789-7058.

Eaglecrest skiing -- Juneau Ski Club Eaglecrest Spring Carnival: Times TBA on April 14-15 at Eaglecrest Ski Area, Costume Race and Slush Cup events are at 1 p.m. Sunday. Info: Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001.

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA smallbore rifle silhouette shooting event, registration 9 a.m., shooting starts 10 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or

Sunday, April 15

April Bike Rides -- Meet at the Douglas Harbor parking lot at 4 p.m. for a recreational ride to Alaska Litho on Thane Road via 12th Street. Helmets are required. Info: Bill Johnson, 789-9095.

Eaglecrest skiing -- Juneau Ski Club Eaglecrest Spring Carnival: Times TBA on April 14-15 at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001.


Juneau Parks and Recreation summer fields registration -- On Monday, April 9, the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation will begin accepting reservations for the sportsfields at Dimond Park and Savikko Park for the period starting Friday, April 13, and continuing through the summer. The cost of the fields is $15 per hour and the price goes down for increased hours of usage. Reservations must be made at the Parks and Recreation office at City Hall and payment is needed at the time of the reservation. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Juneau Parks and Recreation springboard diving clinic -- This course teaches competitive springboard diving skills and concentrates on front and back approaches. It takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from April 12 through May 3, at Augustus G. Brown Pool. The cost of the clinic is $36.75. Info: Augustus G. Brown Pool, 586-5325.

Gear Head's Swap and Shop -- Event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Glacier Valley Elementary School, with a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. (for $5). Admission to the used sporting goods sale costs $3 for adults and children, $10 for families. For people with gear to sell, a table and two admission tickets costs $35. Other events include a kids' bike rodeo, a scooter challenge, an adventure course and bike contests. Event benefits Glacier Valley fifth graders and Alaska's Riders for the Montana AIDS Ride. Info: Jessica Menendez, 586-2246 or 790-2252.

Juneau-Douglas High School dance-drill team clinic -- This is the annual clinic for girls in grades kindergarten on up, and boys sixth grade and older. Cost is $30. Meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym for second graders and older. Two sessions are available for girls in kindergarten and first grade, from 8-11:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Info: Judy Nyman, 789-5920, or coach Jodi Barnes, 586-1772.

Gastineau Channel Little League baseball/softball clinic -- Al Herback will present this clinic, designed for all managers and coaches of GCLL teams. It is the first time this clinic has been available in Southeast Alaska, and all GCLL coaches and managers (tee-ball through majors, baseball and softball) are expected to attend. The clinic takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Previously scheduled practices for April 14 will not take place for these age groups. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

Juneau Sports Association/Juneau-Douglas Officials Association softball rules clinic -- Men's and women's team meet at 6 p.m., coed teams meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at the Juneau-Douglas High School library. The rules clinic will recap general JSA rules and regulations, plus introduce new American Softball Association rules for the 2001 season. All teams must have a manager or team representative at the clinic. Season schedules will also be made available at this meeting. Info: Juneau Sports Association, 463-3633.

Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska league registration -- Registration is open for the first coed ultimate Frisbee summer league in Juneau, with games scheduled in May and June. A table will be set up at the Nugget Mall on Saturday, April 14, and Saturday, April 21, for more information. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park's football field, with a final tournament set for a Saturday in late June. The artificial turf field will also be reserved on Sunday nights for pick-up games and team practices. Fee is $20 to cover insurance and field rentals. Info: Adrian Berg, 789-4665, or Peter Van Tamelen, 790-6678, or on the Web at

Gastineau Channel Little League -- Registration is still being accepted for tee-ball and farm league players, ages 6-9. Little League registration packets are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, downtown Union 76 and Hummingbird Gifts at the airport. Players must be at least 6 years old on July 31 to play this year. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms -- From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (4/14) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (4/13) at Floyd Dryden Middle School. No cost for students grades 5-12. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms -- at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, Cost is $4. From 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (4/15 and 4/22) and Fridays (4/13 and 4/20). Volleyball/basketball court rentals available Saturday mornings. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Badminton open gym -- From 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Auke Bay School gym. All skill levels encouraged to attend. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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