Thursday-Sunday, May 1-4
Juneau-Douglas High School softball - The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team (3-0) will host defending small-school state champions Ketchikan, Sitka and North Pole for games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Melvin Park. The games between the Crimson Bears and Patriots will be a rematch of last year's state title game. On Thursday, JDHS will play Ketchikan in a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. On Friday, JDHS will take on North Pole and 5 p.m. and Ketchikan at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Juneau plays North Pole at 11 a.m. and Sitka at 3 p.m. On Sunday, JDHS hosts Sitka at 1 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, May 2-3
Juneau-Douglas High School baseball - The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team will make its home debut this weekend at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. On Friday, JDHS will take on three-time defending state champions Sitka at 3 p.m. and North Pole at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Juneau plays North Pole at 3 p.m. followed by Sitka at 6 p.m.
Juneau Invitational track and field meet - The Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team will host its annual home meet on Friday and Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. Friday's action starts with field events at 1:30 p.m. and running at 3 p.m. On Saturday, finals start at 9 a.m.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska - The Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska will hold league play will take place 9-11 p.m. Wednesdays and 7-9 p.m. Sundays in May at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field at 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays in June. The league is open to players off all ages and ability levels. Info: David Job, 586-3845 or Andy White, 957-2985, email@example.com.
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. Individuals 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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