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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Friday-Sunday, April 25-27

• Youth American Bowling Alliance state tournament - The second session of the 22nd annual YABA state tournament takes place this weekend at Channel Bowl, with bowlers from Juneau and Eagle River finishing out the tournament that started the weekend of April 3-6. Bowling times are TBA. Info: Channel Bowl, 586-1165.

Saturday, April 26

• Gastineau Channel Little League opening day - This year's GCLL Opening Day celebration takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park baseball field. The snack bar will open at 9 a.m. and teams will begin assembling at 9:30 a.m. Games for competitive divisions will start at 12:30 p.m. at various fields around Juneau and Douglas. Info: GCLL Hotline (coaches leave a message only if you are unable to attend the volunteer session), 789-9803.

• Alaska Youth Choir Table Tennis Tournament - This open table tennis tournament starts at noon at the Terry Miller Building gymnasium. The entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for youth age 16-younger, with all proceeds benefitting the Alaska Youth Choir. All participants will play a minimum of six games in round-robin pool play, followed by a double-elimination playoff bracket. Paddles and balls will be provided. Preregistration takes place in Room 101 of the Alaska State Capitol Building. Info: Richard Schmitz, 209-5245.

• Juneau Archery Club 3D/Turkey Shoot - Meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Juneau Archery Club's range at the end of Montana Creek Road, beyond the rifle range. All Juneau archers are invited and you may use traditional or compound bows. Prizes will be awarded and lunch will be provided. Info: Erik Lundquist, 789-3508.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Golf Club annual meeting - Meet on Thursday, April 24, at the Elks Lodge downtown, 109 South Franklin Street. A social hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the meeting follows. A $10 donation will be collected at the door and new members are welcome. Info: Tom Koester, Juneau Golf Club president, 789-0581, or by e-mail at GTKOESTER@aol.com.

• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library as Warren Van Sickle demonstrates how to tie a shrimp pattern for steelhead. Materials will be provided. Bring three flies you've tied or something flyfishing related to get into Bob's drawing. New members are welcome. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.

• Gastineau Channel Little League registration for younger players - GCLL registration continues for younger players, with age 5-7 players signing up for Tee Ball and age 8-9 players registering for Farm League baseball or softball. A player's age is determined by the player's age on July 31, 2003. Practices and play for these age groups opens on GCLL Opening Day, Saturday, April 26 (at 10 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park). To register on the Web, go to http://www.juneau.com/littleleague, or pick up registration packets at the Nugget Outfitter in the Nugget Mall or at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown at city hall. Late registration for other age groups will also be taken, but players might be wait-listed. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

• Juneau Soccer Club tryouts - The Juneau Soccer Club will be holding outdoor competitive team tryouts for all boys and girls ages 11-14 starting Sunday, April 27, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. A $20 tryout fee will be collected at the field. Tryout times for each age group can be found on the Web at www.juneausoccer.org, or by calling Noel Shima at 789-1525.

• Treadwell Arena closing - The last day for ice at the Treadwell Arena will be Sunday, April 27. The rink will be closed to skating during the summer, but will be used for other purposes. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• Ultimate Frisbee registration - The Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska (UPSEA) are accepting registrations for their 2003 summer league, which runs from May 4 through August. It is a coed league of all ages. New players are encouraged to join, and weekly instructional clinics will be held in May and June. Games are held weekly. The cost is $35 for the season. More information and on-line registration and payment can be found at www.upsea.org. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678.

• Juneau-Douglas High School Swim Team/Glacier Swim Club wildlife cruise - This three-hour wildlife viewing cruise departs from the Allen Marine Tours dock at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and returns at 5 p.m. The cruise costs $50 per person, and the price includes food and refreshments. Tickets are available from GSC senior swimmers and JDHS team members. Make checks payable to "Glacier Swim Club." All proceeds go to help fund the two swim programs. Info: John Wray, 789-1759, or Cyndy Guylas, 586-2955.

• Julie Hughes Triathlon volunteers - Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon in Sitka. The triathlon takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and all registration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Adult athletes will cover a course with a 1,000-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and a five-mile run. Youth athletes (age 12-younger) will have a course with a 500-meter swim, a four-mile bike and a two-mile run. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024.

• Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay registration - Registration is open for the 2003 race, which takes place on Saturday, June 21, from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska. This year team captains need to enter their team in its proper category and pay the fees as soon as possible, with the final team roster being submitted by June 10. The early registration deadline is May 20, and there is a limit of 1,200 riders in the relay race. The categories are for eight, four, two and solo riders, with men's, women's and mixed divisions. All team members must be registered by 3 p.m. ADT, on June 10. Race information is available on the Internet at http://www.kcibr.org, or by contacting Sport Yukon in Whitehorse, Y.T., or the Haines Chamber of Commerce in Haines. Info: Sport Yukon, 1-867-633-2579, or by e-mail at info@kcibr.org.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (April 26) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (April 25) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (April 27) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (April 25, May 2, 9 and 16) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Treadwell Arena public open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Sundays (April 27), meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sundays (April 27), meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays (April 23 and 25), meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesdays (April 23), meet from 8-9:30 p.m. on Fridays (April 25), meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays (April 26), and meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturdays (April 26) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Open skate costs are $4 adult (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rental available at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• Treadwell Arena adult only open skates - Meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays (April 24) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• Treadwell Arena youth only open skates - Youth only open skates are from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Thursdays (April 24). Open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• Treadwell Arena pond hockey times - Meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Thursdays (April 24) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.

• Adult open soccer games - Open soccer scrimmages for adults age 18-older take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (May 4, 11, 18 and 25, and from 5-7 p.m. on April 27) at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football/soccer field. Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

• 4-H cross-country running program - This year's program will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. The upcoming schedule has the April 24 meeting at Sandy Beach, the May 1 meeting at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track, the May 8 meeting at the Wetlands Trail (at the end of Radcliff Road), the May 15 meeting at Perseverance Trail (end of Basin Road), the May 22 meeting at Riverbend School (for the 4-H Outdoor Olympics) and the May 29 meeting at Cope Park. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Auke Bay open gyms are done for the year. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of April at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at jagdishy@attbi.com.

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