Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, May 03, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-Saturday, May 7-8

• Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball - The Crimson Bears host Prince of Wales - a combined team from Craig and Klawock - for Region V games at times TBA at Melvin Park.

Saturday, May 8

• Southeast Road Runners club - May Mud (and Mountain) Run: Meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Fish Creek parking lot off North Douglas Highway (outbound, turn right on gravel road just before Fish Creek Bridge) for a 10 a.m. race start. Courses are 3 and 7 miles, with both round-trip courses crossing the Gastineau Channel at low tide. Runners on the long course also will run up Fish Creek Trail toward Eaglecrest Ski Area before coming down Fish Creek Road and then crossing the Gastineau Channel. Info: Clayton Hawkes, 790-4388, Sandra Woods, 465-5318 or by e-mail at swoods060758@hotmail.com, or Rebecca Mass, by e-mail at aidans.mom@acsalaska.net.

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Spring Harbor Races, Round One: Racing takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Juneau Harbor Turning Basin. Info: JYC-SS Fleet Captain McKie Campbell, 586-5856, or JYC Commodore Del Carnes, 789-7301.

Monday-Tuesday, May 10-11

• Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball - The Crimson Bears host Ketchikan for Region V games at times TBA at Melvin Park.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, at the Mendenhall Valley Library in the Mendenhall Mall. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• Juneau Yacht Club meetings - This 2004 summer season meetings for the club are on Tuesday, May 4, at the Juneau Yacht Club building near Aurora Harbor. The power squadron meets at 5:30 p.m. and the sailing squadron meets at 7 p.m. Info: Del Carnes, 789-7301.

• 20th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon entries - Participants must register from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7, for this Sitka event that takes place starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 8. Adult athletes will complete a course with a 5-mile run, a 12-mile bike and a 1,000-meter swim. A short course of 2-mile run, 4-mile bike and 500-meter swim is available for athletes age 12-younger, and all bikers age 9-younger must be accompanied by an adult during their event. Several individual and team race categories are available, including family and corporate teams. The entry fee is $20 and it includes a t-shirt. All bikes must pass a safety inspection before the race, which is done by Yellow Jersey Bike Shop free of charge. Volunteers are needed. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024 or 747-3446, or by fax at 1-907-747-2616.

• Soccer referee certification - A three-day, 17-hour U.S. Soccer Federation referee certification course takes place Friday through Sunday, May 7-9, at the Douglas Library. The Friday session is 6-9 p.m., the Saturday session runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Sunday session is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The course fee is $75. Info: Tim Cottongim, 789-7924.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season has started. The new course is at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ratio of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Juneau 4-H Spring Running Club - This program is for runners in grades 1-5, with a separate club for runners in grades 6-8. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at various locations around town through the spring and summer, at least through the Douglas Two-Mile run on July 4. The grades 6-8 running club also will have runs at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the same location as that week's Thursday run. Bring a water bottle and be dressed to run. If you did not attend the first meeting on April 8, please contact the University of Alaska Extension Office to register. Upcoming meeting places are the Auke Rec large shelter on May 6, Cope Park on May 13, the Riverbend Community School covered play area on May 20, the Wetlands Trail on May 27, the Brotherhood Bridge Trailhead on June 3, Sandy Beach on June 10, Rotary Park on June 17, the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track on June 24, and Cope Park on July 1. Local runners John and Jamie Bursell lead the group for grades 1-5, while Craig Farrington leads the middle school group. Parents are encouraged to run with their kids. The cost to join this program is $6 with checks made out to Juneau 4-H. Info: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, Craig Farrington, 789-7963, or the UA Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays. 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.

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