SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday-Friday, April 17-18

• Juneau-Douglas High School dance team community show - The Juneau-Douglas High School dance team will host its annual community show on Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18, at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. The show will feature this season's dance routines, the famous Dad's Drill team and many other terrific Juneau performers. The show is from 7-9:15 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door if available. Tickets are available at Hearthside Books, from JDHS dance team members and the JDHS activities office. Info: Leeann Cochrane, 321-1280, www.jdhsdance.com.

Friday-Saturday, April 18-19

• Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer - The Juneau-Douglas High School girls team will play Cheyenne, Wyo., at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The teams will play at 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. The Bears' JV will play at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday-Sunday, April 19-20

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer - The Juneau-Douglas High School boys team will host Mead, Wash., at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The teams will play at 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. The junior varsity will play an intersquad game at 5 p.m. Friday and against Mead at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 19

• Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swim team water show - The Juneau Aurora Knights synchronozied swim team will perform its annual water show at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. This show will feature the final performance of nationally-renowned duet, Sarah Felix and Kimiko "Koko" Urata. Info: Karen Lawfer, 723-2123.

Sunday, April 20

• Juneau Skating Club show - The Juneau Skating Club presents its year-end show, The Wild, Wild West: Goin' for Gold in the Last Frontier, at 3 p.m. Sunday at Treadwell Arena. Admission is free.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Capital City Soccer League - The Capital City Soccer League will be hosting a number of leagues this season:

Men's Competitive League - This division runs June through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Teams are sponsored by local businesses and there will be no draft this year.

Women's Competitive League - This league runs August through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Sponsor fee is $400 and player fee is $40.

Co-ed Masters - This is a pick-up league for players over 30. Experience varies. Games are played April through June and September through October. Fee is $20 and referees are not provided. Spring games will be played at the turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School.

Classic Women's League - This league is for new women players and experienced players who do not want to play in a competitive league. Games run from June to September. This is a great league for players who have never played before but want to learn. Fee is $50. For players ages 15 and up.

7-a-side Tournament - The annual 7-a-side tourney will take place in Juneau. This double-elimination tourney features 30-minute games. Individulas are placed randomly on teams with at least three members of each gender. Participation is open to players 16 and up of all skill levels. Games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Info: Troy Choquette, 957-1685, aksebastian25@hotmail.com.

• Juneau Soccer Club tryouts - The Juneau Soccer Club will be holding its annual tryouts on April 20, 26 and 27 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field and the turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School. Players should bring a ball, water and $25. More info can been seen at www.juneausoccer.org or by calling Jean Mischel at 789-5806 or Matt Dusenberry at 586-3053.

Under-12 (players born between 8-1-96 and 7-31-97). Girls tryouts on April 20 from 9-10:30 a.m. at turf field, April 26 from 10:30-12 p.m. at turf field and April 27 from noon-2 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy. Info: Andrea Carioti, 209-6006. Boys tryouts on April 20, 9-10:30 a.m. at turf field, April 26 noon-2 p.m. at turf field and April 27 2-3:30 p.m. at turf field. Info: Carl Ferlauto, 789-6319.

Under-13 (born between 8-1-95 and 7-31-96). Girls tryouts on April 20 from 10:30-noon at turf field, April 26 from 2-4 p.m. at turf field and April 27 9-10:30 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy. Info: Matt or Christi Odum, 523-8962. Boys tryouts on April 20 from 10:30-noon at turf field, April 26 from 9-10:30 a.m. at turf field and April 27 from 10:30-noon at Adair Kennedy. Info: Krista Heard, 503-507-2748.

Under-14 and 15 girls (U-14 born between 8-1-94 and 7-31-95, U-15 born between 8-1-93 and 7-31-94). Tryouts on April 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at turf field, April 26 from 10:30-noon at turf field, April 27 from noon-2 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy. Info: John Newell, 789-9893.

Under-14 boys (born between 8-1-94 and 7-31-95). Tryouts on April 20 from noon-1:30 p.m. at turf field, April 26 from 10:30-noon at turf field, April 27 from 10:30-noon at Adair-Kennedy. Info: Matt Dusenberry, 586-3053.

Under-15 boys (born between 8-1-93 and 7-31-94). Tryouts on April 20 from noon-1:30 p.m. at turf field, April 26 from noon-2 p.m. at turf field, April 27 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy. Info: Troy Choquette, 780-8671.

Under-16 and 17 girls (U-16 born between 8-1-92 and 7-31-93, U-17 born between 8-1-91 and 7-31-92). Tryouts TBA. Info: Nobu Koch, 789-9497.

Under-16 boys (born between 8-1-92 and 7-31-93). Tryouts TBA. Info: Moctar Diouf, 586-3256.

Under-17 boys (born between 8-1-91 and 7-31-92). Tryouts and info TBA.

• Juneau Sports Association rules clinic and manager's meeting - The Juneau Sports Association will hold its rules clinic and manager's meeting at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Riverbend Elementary School commons. This is a change of location from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. An update of current and changed rules, as well as a season schedule will be announced. Call 463-3633 for more information.

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration - The Gastineau Channel Little League is happy to announce that online registration is now available for those wishing to register their kids for the 2008 baseball, softball or teeball season. To register online, go to www.eteamz.com/gcllak or call 635-3416. Info: Gastineau Channel Little League, 635-3416.

• Mt. Jumbo Preschool open gym - Open gym will be held for youth up to age 6 with an adult. Cost is $1 per child and punchcards are available at the gym. Gym is open Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Toys, climbers, tricycles, building blocks, mats and balls will be provided. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Mt. Jumbo gym rental - Gym is available for $27 per hour. Soccer goals, balls, preschool play equipment, mats and basketball court are all available for use. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• JDHS turf field available - The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for non-profit youth groups, $10 per hour for non-profit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. Info: Community Schools at 523-1773.

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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.

• 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 and 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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