Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, May 07, 2001

Friday, May 11

Juneau-Douglas High School softball -- The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves and the Ketchikan Kings at Melvin Park softball field, matchups and times TBA.

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Tee Harbor short course road race: Meet at 6 p.m. at Tee Harbor turn-off (fire station) for 6:30 p.m. race start. Course is 22 miles out and back. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Saturday, May 12

Juneau-Douglas High School softball -- The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves and the Ketchikan Kings at Melvin Park softball field, matchups and times TBA.

Southeast Road Runners Club -- Mendenhall Mud Puddle Meet: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Alaska Southeast main parking lot for 9 a.m. race start. Course distance is 10 miles. Info: Glenn Frick, 789-7279.

Juneau Alpine Club -- Mount Jumbo or Mount Bradley climb, a six-mile, four-hour, medium-energy output climb requiring an ice ax. Info: Trip leader Dave Lefebvre, 586-6672 or 465-5552.

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA smallbore rifle silhouette 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

Sunday, May 13

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


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 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. More dates in June. 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 umpires' workshop -- Meet from 6-9:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7, and from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Riverbend Elementary School gym. Gary Eldred, a longtime official and volunteer in California, will lead the sessions. All adults and older youth interested in becoming a Little League baseball or softball umpire are encouraged to attend one or both sessions. Info: Jim Douglas, 790-3378, or by e-mail at

Augustus G. Brown Pool springboard diving clinic -- This class meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 8-22, at the Augustus G. Brown Pool. The clinic teaches basic competitive springboard diving skills, concentrating on front and back approaches. Students must be comfortable diving off the low diving board. Info: Augustus G. Brown Pool, 586-5325.

Juneau Racquet Club heart rate and running workshop -- Meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at the Valley location of Juneau Racquet Club. Certified personal trainer Jessica Menendez 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 22 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.

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms -- From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (5/12 and 5/19) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (5/11 and 5/18) at Floyd Dryden Middle School. No cost for students grades 5-12. Last open gyms of the school year are May 18-19 weekend. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms -- at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School have ended for the school year and will begin again in August. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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