Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2002

Friday, May 17

Juneau-Douglas High School track and field -- Region V Championships: Finals in the shot put, long jump, high jump and 3,200 meters, preliminaries in the other running events, all events start at 2 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a Region V game, 6:30 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a Region V game, 8:15 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Informal Time Trial Training: Meet at 6 p.m. at False Outer Point for 6:30 p.m. ride, time trial course is 10.08 miles. Friday is Bike to Work Day. Info: Joe Sorenson, 790-2252, or Terry Ward, 586-2563.

Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy -- SAGA hosts teams from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan and Whitehorse (Yukon Territory) in the team's largest meet ever in Juneau. Boys competition is 4 p.m. on Friday. Beginning level girls are 9 a.m. on Saturday, intermediate (Levels 5-6) girls are 1 p.m. Saturday and advanced (Levels 7-8) girls are 5 p.m. Seating is extremely limited at the gym, located at 3009 Tongass Blvd., so competitors and their families will be seated before members of the general public. Info: Beth Landvatter, 789-7440.

Saturday, May 18

Juneau-Douglas High School track and field -- Region V Championships: Finals in the discus, triple jump and all running events except the 3,200 meters, all events start at 10 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a Region V game, 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer -- The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a Region V game, 5 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Southeast Road Runners club -- Nugget Alaskan Outfitters Lena Loop Run and Kids' Kilometer Fun Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Lena Beach Picnic Area for 9 a.m. race start. Walk or jog with your kids in the 1K fun run, then run in the 5K race. A picnic follows the race. Info: Sandy Pahlke, 789-1799 or by e-mail at pahlkes@mail.jsd.k12.ak.us, or Nancy Potts, 789-5119 or by e-mail at kmaas@gci.net.

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Bike to Hike (formerly the Tour de Cure) Metric Centrury Ride: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Twin Lakes Parking Lot for 100-kilometer ride. Info: Jessica Menendez, 586-2246.

Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron -- Spring Harbor Races, Round Three: Races take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Juneau Harbor to Turning Basin. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or on the Web at http://www.juneausailingclub.org/events.html.

Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy -- SAGA hosts teams from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan and Whitehorse (Yukon Territory) in the team's largest meet ever in Juneau. Boys competition is 4 p.m. on Friday. Beginning level girls are 9 a.m. on Saturday, intermediate (Levels 5-6) girls are 1 p.m. Saturday and advanced (Levels 7-8) girls are 5 p.m. Seating is extremely limited at the gym, located at 3009 Tongass Blvd., so competitors and their families will be seated before members of the general public. Info: Beth Landvatter, 789-7440.

Juneau Alpine Club -- Boy Scout Trail hike, a three-mile, four-hour hike starting at 10 a.m. Adults with children welcome. Info: Trip leader Ellen Pavitt, 790-2976.

Sunday, May 19

Hershey's track meet -- Meet takes place from 1-4:30 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Meet is open for athletes ages 9-14 and registration is free. Early registration takes place at Zach Gordon Youth Center and must be completed by 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Late registration will be accepted from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Sunday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, but participants may not switch events after Saturday. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635, or register by fax, 586-2186.

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Dimond Park Mountain Bike Race: Meet at 2:30 p.m. at Dimond Park parking lot for 3 p.m. race. Course is two or four laps around the edges of the park. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Juneau Alpine Club -- Mount Bullard climb, this trek requires ice ax and crampons. Info: Trip leader Bill Forrest, 321-3144.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Juneau Yacht Club monthly meeting -- Meeting and dinner takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the Juneau Yacht Club. Info: Carl Rosier, 789-9117.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth soccer registration -- Youth Outdoor Soccer League registration runs through Friday, May 17, for this league for players ages 6-18 (as of July 1, 2002). The registration fee is $35 per player, with a $5 late fee for space-available registration after May 17. The season for players ages 6-13 runs from July 13 to Sept. 21, while the season for players ages 14-18 is Aug. 13 through Sept. 21. Volunteer coaches are also needed. Registration forms can be found online at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/youinfo.htm, and volunteer information is online at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/coach.htm. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

Kluane-Chilkat International Bicycle Relay registration -- Forms for the annual 160-mile race from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska, are now available online at http://www.hainesak.com/bikerelay/. Cyclists compete as solo riders or teams of two, four or eight riders. This year's race takes place on Saturday, June 15. This year the rules have been produced in booklet form, and copies will be available soon in Juneau at both Juneau Racquet Club-Alaska Club locations, the Foggy Mountain Shoppe and at Mountain Gears. The early registration deadline is May 15 and the entry fee jumps from $34 (U.S.) to $49 per rider after May 15. Only 1,200 riders are allowed in the race. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Hank Harmon Rifle Range construction -- The construction of safety barriers for the short range and the long range began on or about Thursday, April 18. One or both of the ranges will be closed to shooting during the contractor's working hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) six days a week for a period of up to six weeks. The range is located off Montana Creek Road. Info: Malcolm Menzies, member Hank Harmon Rifle Range board of directors, mmenzies@rmjuneau.com (e-mail).

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (May 24, open gym on May 17 is canceled) at Floyd Dryden Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (May 18 and May 25) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Juneau 4-H spring running program -- The club meets weekly at 5 p.m. on Thursdays at various locations around the city (please don't drop off children after 5 p.m. without speaking to leaders and be prepared to pick runner up at 5:45 p.m.). The club is for runners in grades 1-5 (no kindergarten students this year) and will be led by local runners John and Jamie Bursell. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. The club will meet at different locations each week through July 4. Upcoming run meeting places include Cope Park on May 16, Wetlands Trail on May 23 and Riverbend Elementary School covered play area on May 30. The season will end with the Governor's Cup Race on Saturday, July 6. A $6 fee to join 4-H will be charged and updated schedules are available. Info: John or Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, or the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8756.

Capital City Soccer League -- Adult competitive soccer scrimmages: Meet from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, or meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Dimond Park through the summer. Info: Kurt West of the CCSL, 364-2503.

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