Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2001

Today, April 29

Juneau Softball Association -- One-Pitch Tournament: Times, matchups and locations TBA, Friday through Sunday, April 27-29. Info: Bob Sims, 364-2316, or Sandy Williams, 364-2243.

April Bike Rides -- Meet at Resurrection Lutheran Church parking lot (off Willoughby) at 4 p.m. for a recreational ride to the end of Douglas Highway and back. Helmets are required. Info: Bill Johnson, 789-9095.

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA high-power rifle 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

Friday, May 4

Juneau-Douglas High School track and field -- The Crimson Bears host the Juneau Invitational, throws and jumps start at 2:30 p.m. with other events to follow at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track.

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- False Outer Point Time Trial: Meet at 6 p.m. at False Outer Point parking lot on North Douglas Highway for 10-plus-mile race starting at 6:30 p.m. Info: Betsy Fischer, 789-2033.

Saturday, May 5

Juneau-Douglas High School track and field -- The Crimson Bears host the Juneau Invitational, high jump starts at 8 a.m. with other events to follow at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track.

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Dimond Park Mountain Bike Race: Meet at time TBA at Dimond Park for race. Event contingent on construction project status at Dimond Park. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Sunday, May 6

May Bike Rides -- Meet at Lena Point picnic area at 4 p.m. for a recreational ride to the Amalga Harbor and back. Helmets are required. Info: Bill Johnson, 789-9095.


Juneau Soccer Club tryouts -- Tryouts for players ages 11-17 will be held on Sunday, April 29, for the 2001 JSC season. The following tryouts will take place at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park -- U12/U13 boys at 9:30-11 a.m., U16/U17 girls from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., U12/U13 girls at 12:30-2 p.m., U14/U15 girls at 2-3:30 p.m. and U14/U15 boys at 3:30-5 p.m. Tryouts for U16/U17 boys are 2-3:30 p.m. at Dimond Park. There is a $15 non-refundable tryout fee for non-JSC members. Info: Kerby Wright, 789-4693, or at

Gastineau Channel Little League safety training -- League safety officer Mike Lindsey and Juneau volunteer EMTs will lead a session from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the downtown fire station. Open to all league coaches and volunteers. Info: Mike Lindsey, 789-5140.

Juneau Alpine Club meeting -- Monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the home of Kim and Barb Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way. Info: Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058.

Juneau Racquet Club running group -- Meet at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on May 1 at the Valley location of Juneau Racquet Club for beginning running workouts. All participants must be able to walk/run for 30 minutes. Registration is necessary. Info: Caro Rosier-Polley, 789-2181.

4-H Youth Running Program Thursday runs -- Meet at 5 p.m. at location TBA each Thursday through the summer. The program is for runners in grades K-5. Meet at Sandy Beach picnic area on May 3, at Rotary Park on May 10, at Cope Park on May 17, at Mendenhall Glacier visitor's center on May 24 and at Riverbend covered play area on May 31. New members welcome and runners need to bring their own running shoes and bring their own water. Info: Jamie or John Bursell, 789-5997.

Gastineau Channel Little League scorekeepers' workshop -- Meet from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at location TBA. The workshop will be led by Cindy Fairchild and Bonnie Lanz. All teams should send a volunteer scorekeeper to the meeting. Info: GCLL president J. Allan MacKinnon, 789-0320 or by e-mail at

Juneau Racquet Club injury prevention and shoe selection workshop -- Meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Valley location of Juneau Racquet Club. Physical therapist Patrick Ripp will lead the workshop. Info: Caro Rosier-Polley, 789-2181.

Kluane-Chilkat International Bicycle Relay packets available -- Entry packets for the Ninth Annual Kluane to Chilkat International Bicycle Relay will be available in Juneau at Mountain Gears, Foggy Mountain Shop and the valley Juneau Racquet Club by April 20. The 156-mile relay is held on Saturday, June 16. It starts in Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, and ends in Haines, Alaska, and is for teams of one, two, four and eight riders. Application forms are also available on the Internet at The entry fee is $34 per rider, which includes a t-shirt, post-race dinner and awards breakfast. Entries must be postmarked by May 15 for early registration rates. Info: Juneau race contact Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Adult soccer scrimmages -- Open scrimmages for adults age 18 and older are being held from 5-7 p.m. every Sunday through June 24 at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. For more information, contact the Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

Only Fools Run at Night volunteers search -- Volunteers are needed to help with this Muscular Dystrophy Association of Alaska fund-raising event held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 22, at Centennial Hall. Help is needed setting up the course, with registration, monitoring runners, race timing and the event take-down after the race. Info: Nell Higginbotham of MDAA, 1-800-478-5683.

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms -- From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (5/5) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (5/4) 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 (4/29 and 5/6) and Fridays (5/4). 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.

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