Today, April 19
Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Ferris Saxons of Spokane, Wash., at 4:30 p.m. for junior varsity and 8 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 6:15 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 3 p.m. for junior varsity and 5 p.m. for varsity (times tentative) 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 Sandy Beach for a ride up the Douglas and North Douglas highways. This is a location change from the one previously announced on the club's schedule. 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
Gastineau Channel Little League -- Preseason mandatory baseball coaches' school: 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 mandatory 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 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 an ad in the Juneau Empire on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ultimate Frisbee resistration -- The Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska (UPSEA) is currently accepting registration for the Juneau Summer Ultimate League. The league opens play in early May and players of all skill levels can join. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.
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).
Ultimate Frisbee beginners' clinics -- These free clinics will take place from 9-11 p.m. on Monday, April 29, and Wednesday, May 1, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The clinics are designed to introduce new players to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, which is a version of Frisbee touch football. Rules, individual skills, team strategies and the spirit of the game will be covered. The clinics will help prepare players for the upcoming Juneau Summer Ultimate League, which starts play in early May. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.
Hank Harmon Rifle Range construction -- The construction of safety barriers for the short range and the long range will begin on or about Thursday, April 18. One or both of the ranges will be closed to shooting during the contractor's working hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) six days a week for a period of up to six weeks. The range is located off Montana Creek Road. Info: Malcolm Menzies, member Hank Harmon Rifle Range board of directors, email@example.com (e-mail).
Kluane-Chilkat International Bicycle Relay registration -- Forms for the annual 160-mile race from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska, are now available online at http://www.hainesak.com/bikerelay/. Cyclists compete as solo riders or teams of two, four or eight riders. This year's race takes place on Saturday, June 15. This year the rules have been produced in booklet form, and copies will be available soon in Juneau at both Juneau Racquet Club-Alaska Club locations, the Foggy Mountain Shoppe and at Mountain Gears. The early registration deadline is May 15 and the entry fee jumps from $34 (U.S.) to $49 per rider after May 15. Only 1,200 riders are allowed in the race. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (April 19) at Floyd Dryden Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (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 was 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.
Capital City Soccer League -- Adult competitive soccer scrimmages: Meet at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. On Sundays, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26, meet from 5-7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: Kurt West of the CCSL, 364-2503.
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