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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, April 16

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls soccer - Spring Fever event: The Crimson Bear boys and girls host teams from Chugiak, Palmer and Pagosa Springs (Colo.) at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Chugiak boys play Palmer, 2:30 p.m.; Chugiak girls vs. Pagosa Springs, 4:15 p.m.; Juneau girls vs. Palmer, 6:15 p.m.; Juneau boys vs. Palmer, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 17

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls soccer - Spring Fever event: The Crimson Bear boys and girls host teams from Chugiak, Palmer and Pagosa Springs (Colo.) at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Juneau JV girls vs. All-Stars, 10 a.m.; Juneau boys vs. Chugiak, 1 p.m.; Palmer girls vs. Pagosa Springs, 2:45 p.m.; Juneau boys vs. Palmer/Chugiak, 4:45 p.m. (friendly match); Juneau girls vs. Chugiak, 6:30 p.m.

• JRC/The Alaska Club racquetball - After Tax Racquet Attack Party/Tourney: The entry deadline for this event is Wednesday, April 14, and the tournament takes place starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17. All players are guaranteed at least two matches in each division and they may play in a maximum of two events. Entry fee is $10 plus tax per event. All players must wear protective eyewear. A potluck dinner takes place after the tournament (see event flier for food assignments). Info: Eileen Wilson, 789-2181.

• Alaska Multiple Sclerosis Run/Walk - Meet at 9 a.m. at the Brotherhood Bridge Trail for a 10 a.m. event start. There is a 5-kilometer run and a 2-mile walk available. Info: Peggy Ann McConnochie, 586-3540.

Sunday, April 18

• Juneau Jumpers - Members of this competitive jump rope team will demonstrate their routines during a free show at 3 p.m. at the Glacier Valley Elementary School gym. The team is preparing for the U.S. World Team Qualifying Tournament, which takes place April 23-25 at Cleveland State University. Info: Scott Johnson, 789-6063.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Gastineau Channel Little League umpire training - Adult umpires are needed for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons. Umpires will officiate at various age levels, both behind the plate and on the bases. Flexible schedules exist with night and weekend games. The league season opens on Saturday, April 24. The last training clinic takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Mendenhall River Community School. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Help build a new public-use cabin north of Bridget Cove by loading and unloading materials from a landing craft on April 17. Info: Jack Manning (of Territorial Sportsmen), 789-5540.

• Juneau Soccer Club U12 girls competitive team tryout - Tryouts for the JSC U12 girls competitive team (born Aug. 1, 1992, through July 31, 1993) will be held on Sunday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The tryout fee is $25 per player with a signed JSC registration form. There is no fee for current JSC members. Registration forms are available at the tryout or online at http://www.juneausoccer.org. Tryouts for other teams were held earlier this month. Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Treadwell Arena programs - The ice arena is open seven days a week with a variety of public open skates, youth open skates, pond hockey and rental times available through Sunday, April 25 (see Treadwell Arena Web site for details). The rink is closed for ice maintenance from 7:45-10:45 a.m. on Mondays and from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Fees for open skates are $4 adults, $3 youths (age 17-younger) and $2 seniors (age 65-older). Fees for pond hockey are $5 adults, $4 youths and $3 seniors. Skate rental is $2 for adults and youths, and $1.90 for seniors. Passes are available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rental. Facility rental is $150 an hour. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.

• Gastineau Channel Little League baseball open gyms - GCLL baseball open gyms for kids ages 8-12 will be held at Auke Bay School from 3-5 p.m. on Sundays beginning Feb. 21. Bring tennis shoes and a baseball mitt. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.

• 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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