SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-Saturday, May 16-17

• Region V Track and Field championships - The Region V Track and Field Championships for Class 1-2-3A and Class 4A will take place Friday and Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. Friday's events start at 1 p.m. while Saturday's events start at 10 a.m.

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer - The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team (10-0-2) conclude the regular season this weekend at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field against Ketchikan. Friday's varsity game starts at 8:15 p.m. with the JV playing at 7 p.m. On Saturday, varsity plays at 7 p.m. with JV playing at 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 24

• 18th annual Sea Coast Relay - The 18th annual Sea Coast Relay, presented by the Southeast Road Runners, will take place Saturday, May 24. This five-stage relay will being at the Lena Beach Picnic Area at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. depending on the speed of the team. The relay covers 23 miles along coastal roads, ending at University of Alaska Southeast admit the UAS Community Days festivities and Juneau Jazz and Classics music. One-to-five member teams can register at Pavitt Health and Fitness, either JRC/The Alaska Club location or the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter. Registration deadline is May 21. Info: Sherry Tamone, 321-8599, sherry.tamone@uas.alaska.edu.

• USTA Recreation Coach Workshop - There will be a United States Tennis Association Recreation Coach Workshop on Saturday, May 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. The on-court workshop is for anyone interested in learning to teach youth and adult tennis players at a recreational level. Tennis experience not required. Cost is $25 for online registration and $35 for same-day registration. Info: Mona Yarnall, 789-2181 x323, moyarnall@gmail.com, www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1578917

Friday-Sunday, June 6-8

• Minda Chamberlin Memorial Softball Tournament - The Minda Chamberlin memorial Softball Tournament will take place June 6-8 in Juneau. The registration deadline is Friday, May 16 and the cost is $250. Rules and regulations are available at www.juneausoftball.com. Info: Lorri, 463-3633.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Lowtide Ladies Golf Association - The Lowtide Ladies Golf Association will start its season on Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. The association is for women interested in playing golf. Beginners are welcome. Clubs and carts can be rented at the course. Play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. through August 28. Golfers should contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221, Donna Schultz, 789-3996 or Lynne Gregg, 790-1960.

• Tuesday Night Best Ball Golf League - This fun golf competition is for men and women of all skills. Every person is selected to a team to compete for points in a best-ball format. Players pay greens fees and a $5 weekly entry fee. Prizes are awarded at season's end. Register at Mendenhall Golf or just join on any Tuesday night. Start time is 6 p.m. Info: Mike Strasser, 463-1252.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth outdoor soccer, start smart and Thunder Mountain sports camps registration - Registration is underway at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office, online, fax, and at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us, www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php.

• 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, rockstar_andy@yahoo.com.

• Capital City Soccer League - The Capital City Soccer League will be hosting a number of leagues this season:

Open adult soccer - CCSL will hold open soccer on Sundays May 11, 18, 25 and June 8 and 15 from 5-7 p.m. On Wednesdays June 4 and 11 will be from 6-8 p.m. and from 7-9 pm. on June 18. Games will take place at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field.

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: CCSL, 523-9196, www.juneausoccer.com.

• 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.

• 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.

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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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