Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Today, April 30

• Juneau-Douglas High School baseball - The Crimson Bears open their season by hosting the Ketchikan varsity team at 6 p.m., junior varsity at 2 p.m., both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Thursday, May 1

• Juneau-Douglas High School baseball - The Crimson Bears play the Sitka varsity at 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, while Juneau's JV team plays Ketchikan's JV at 2 p.m. at Melvin Park. In other high school games, the Ketchikan and Sitka JV teams play at 11 a.m. and the Ketchikan and Sitka varsity teams play at 3 p.m., both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Friday, May 2

• Juneau-Douglas High School baseball - The Crimson Bears play the Ketchikan varsity at 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, while Juneau's JV team plays the Prince of Wales varsity at 2 p.m. at Melvin Park. In other high school games, the Ketchikan and Sitka JV teams play at 11 a.m. and the Ketchikan and Sitka varsity teams play at 3 p.m., both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Juneau-Douglas High School track and field - The Crimson Bears host the Juneau Invitational meet, with events tentatively starting at 2 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. In addition to Juneau, other teams expected to compete are Nikiski, Sitka, Ketchikan, Haines, Petersburg and Mount Edgecumbe.

Saturday, May 3

• Juneau-Douglas High School baseball - The Crimson Bears play the Sitka varsity at 3 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, while Juneau's JV team plays Sitka's JV team at noon at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. In other high school games, the Ketchikan JV team plays the Prince of Wales varsity at 10 a.m. at Melvin Park, and the Ketchikan and Sitka varsity teams play at 6:30 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Juneau-Douglas High School track and field - The Crimson Bears host the Juneau Invitational meet, with events tentatively starting at 9 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. In addition to Juneau, other teams expected to compete are Nikiski, Sitka, Ketchikan, Haines, Petersburg and Mount Edgecumbe.

• Southeast Road Runners club - May Day Mud (and Mountain) Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the parking lot adjacent to the Fish Creek Bridge on North Douglas Highway for a 9 a.m. race start. There is a 3-mile short course that is an out-and-back jaunt across the Gastineau Channel wetlands, and a 7-mile long course that includes a run up the trails near Fish Creek Road (the road to Eaglecrest) before crossing the wetlands. Expect to get muddy during this race. Info: Clayton Hawkes, 789-4388, or by e-mail at pat-clayton@gci.net.

Sunday, May 4

• Southeast Road Runners club - Kids' Rotary Park Run: Meet at 12:30 p.m. at Rotary Park (off Riverside Drive) for 1 p.m. race start. The course includes one, two and three laps around the duck pond. This race is designed for younger runners and their parents, with an entry fee of $1. Info: Shelly Saviers, 790-2566, or by e-mail at saviers@gci.net.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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 10, and all registration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at the Sheldon Jackson College Hames Physical Education Center. The entry fee is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Adult athletes will cover a course with a 1,000-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and a 5-mile run. Youth athletes (age 12-younger) will have a course with a 500-meter swim, a 4-mile bike and a 2-mile run. All bikes must pass a prerace safety inspection and riders must wear helmets. 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.

• Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race registration - Registration for the 460-mile (740 kilometers) paddling marathon is due by May 31. The race starts in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, on Wednesday, June 25, and teams must reach the finish line in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, within 96 hours. Teams must reach the Carmacks checkpoint (200 miles, 315 kilometers into the course) within 40 hours. The race record is 52 hours, 9 minutes, with most teams finishing between 65 and 80 hours. Last year 36 teams entered, including one from Juneau and one from Skagway. Race categories include voyageur canoe, tandem canoe, tandem kayak and solo kayak. Prize money is $19,500 (Canadian dollars). Entry forms and race information can be found on the Web at http://www.polarcom.com/~riverquest. Info: Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association, by e-mail at riverquest@polarcom.com.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (May 3, 10, 17, 19 and 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 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (May 4, 11, 18 and 25) 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.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (May 4, 11, 18 and 25) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult outdoor soccer games - Open soccer scrimmages for adults age 18-older take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays (May 4, 11, 18 and 25) at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football-soccer field. There are open scrimmages from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays (May 1, 8 and 15) at Dimond Park, with sessions from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays (May 22 and 29). There will be a seven-a-side coed tournament on Saturday, May 31, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. 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 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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