Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2003

Today, May 16

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Informal time trial: Meet at 6 p.m. at the False Outer Point parking lot for a 10-mile out-and-back ride along the North Douglas Highway starting at 6:30 p.m. Info: Chris Chiles, 780-5138.

Today-Saturday, May 16-17

• Juneau-Douglas High School track and field - Region V Championships: The Crimson Bears host the annual Southeast championship meet, with events starting at 2 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track. Besides Juneau, schools sending teams to the meet are Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Petersburg, Metlakatla, Mount Edgecumbe, Gustavus and Yakutat.

• Juneau-Douglas High School softball - The Crimson Bears host their first home games of the season, against Craig-Prince of Wales. Game times each day are 1 and 3 p.m. for junior varsity and 6 p.m. for varsity. All games are at Melvin Park, near the end of Riverside Drive.

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls soccer - The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a pair of Region V counters for each team, with state tournament berths at stake. The boys varsity will face Kayhi at 6:15 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday. The girls varsity will play Kayhi at 8 p.m. Friday and 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The boys junior varsity will play the Ketchikan JV at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. All games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club and Juneau Gold Miners Posse - Cowboy Action Shoot "Spring Avalanche Stampede": Events take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and all day starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Juneau Gun Club range on Montana Creek Road. Competition is open to the public, but they must become members of the Single-Action Shooting Society. Events are for old-style pistols, rifles and shotguns, plus there are tomahawk and knife throwing events. There is a cowboy breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and a barbecue after Friday's competitions. Entry fee is $25 and a list of eligible weapons can be found at Info: Buckskin John (John Barnett), 321-4032, or by e-mail at

Today-Sunday, May 16-18

• Juneau Alpine Club - Robert Barron Peak trek, this will be either a Friday-Saturday or a Saturday-Sunday two-day trip with a high degree of difficulty. Bring a kayak, climbing gear and camping gear. Please RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Saturday, May 17

• Bike-N-Hike, Tour de Cure century ride - Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club members will meet at 7 a.m. at Twin Lakes for starting times of 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. on this 100-kilometer ride (63 miles) to Mendenhall Glacier and back (along various routes). There might be a 100-mile ride starting earlier, and a Boy Scout troop is doing a 50-miler. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

• 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 starts. The Lena Loop Run has a 5-kilometer course, while the kids run is 1 kilometer. There will be a family picnic after the races. Info: Sandy Pahlke, 789-1799, or by e-mail at, or Nancy Potts, 789-5119, or by e-mail at

Sunday, May 18

• Hershey's Invitational youth track and field meet - This track meet for ages 9-14 runs from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Track. The meet is free and preregistration takes place at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier Street, through midnight on Saturday, May 17. Registration forms also can be faxed to the center at 586-2186. Late registration takes place from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Sunday at the track. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center after 11 a.m., 586-2635.

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Spring Harbor Races, Round Three: Races take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Juneau Harbor Turning Basin. Races are open to any single-hulled sailboat, including liveaboards. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or Damon Cruz, by e-mail at



• Bike to Work Day - This national event takes place on Friday, May 16, and there will be a local mass ride that morning. Meet from 6:30-7 a.m. at Super Bear for a free continental breakfast (riders be there by 6:45 a.m. to participate in the mass ride to downtown). Join the mass ride en route from 7-7:15 a.m. at Fred Meyer, Western Auto and along Twin Lakes. At 7:15 a.m., riders from North Douglas will meet at the entrance to Bonnie Brae Subdivision while riders from Douglas will meet at the Douglas Library. The groups will converge at the downtown courthouse at 7:45 a.m. for food and drinks provided by the Silverbow Bagels. There will be an additional ride leaving Foodland at 6:45 a.m., heading out to Lemon Creek and points beyond. The Alaskan Brewery will have coffee and food available at its facility for riders from the Lemon Creek vicinity. This event is sponsored by the Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club, Silverbow Bagels and Super Bear Supermarkets. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

• Juneau Youth Football League registration - JYFL coaches and board members will conduct registration for kids for all levels of football in Juneau - from Pee Wee through Varsity - from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Nugget Mall. Info: Renee Cox, JYFL player personnel chair, 789-4908.

• Southeast Road Runners club - 13th Annual Sea Coast Relay registration: This two- to five-person relay race has start times of 9 a.m. (slow teams), 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. (fast teams) and covers a course that starts at Eagle Beach and finishes at Skater's Cabin off Montana Creek Road. The stage lengths are 5.39 miles, 5.81 miles, 3.47 miles, 3.5 miles and 3.42 miles. Exchange points are the Shrine of St. Therese, Lena Beach Recreation Area, Auke Bay Recreation Area and the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library. A potluck follows the race with SERR providing barbecue items and teams bringing in salads, desserts, fruit, chips and drinks. A mandatory captains' meeting takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at the Mendenhall Mall Library's conference room. Mail registration is due in hand by Thursday, May 29, at SERR, P.O. Box 22203, Juneau, Alaska, 99802. Entries can be hand-delivered to Ken Maas through the end of the captains' meeting. Info: Ken Maas, 789-5119, or Brian Goettler, 790-4504.

• Juneau Sports Association - Marlintini's-Coca-Cola Softball Tournament registration: Registration for this tournament takes place from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at Marlintini's Lounge. The tournament will be held on Friday, May 30, through Sunday, June 1, with all games taking place at Dimond Park. There will be three men's divisions and a coed free-for-all division (new this year). The team fee is $225 and teams are guaranteed at least four games. All JSA-registered coed players are eligible to play on any team in the coed division. Info: John Boucher, 789-0608, or Craig Kahklen, 789-5664, or registration forms can be found on the Web at

• Houston's Hoop Camp 2003 registration - The 29th annual version of this event will feature three separate camps during June. Camp One is for students entering grades 2-6 and takes place June 9-13. Camp Two is for those entering grades 6-9 and is June 15-21. Camp Three is for those entering grades 9-12 and takes place June 22-28. The fee is $85 per player for Camp One and $175 for Camps Two and Three. Each camp is limited to 125 athletes on a first-come, first-seved basis. Families with more than one child will receive a one-time discount of $25. Sixth-graders wanting to participate in both Camps One and Two will pay $225, while ninth-graders wanting to do both Camps Two and Three will pay $300. There is a special price of $150 per player for teams of seven or more players. All instruction will take place at gyms at the Marie Drake Annex, Harborview Elementary School, Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School or the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. Instructors will be college and high school coaches and players from Alaska, Washington and Oregon, and there may be a special appearance by JDHS grad Carlos Boozer, who plays for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Proceeds from the camps help fund the Juneau-Douglas High School basketball program. Info: JDHS boys head coach George Houston, 586-2450 home, 523-1537 school.

• Juneau Tennis Association - Second Annual Outdoor Tennis Tournament registration: Dates for this tournament have changed. Entry forms now are due by Wednesday, June 11, at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC-The Alaska Club. The tournament draw takes place on Thursday, June 12. This tournament will take place at Cope Park on Friday, June 13, through Sunday, June 15 (if it rains, matches will move to JRC-The Alaska Club). There will be men's, women's and mixed doubles divisions, and a junior singles division. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be available on Saturday and Sunday. Info: Hassan Bani Saaid, 789-2181.



• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (May 17, 19 and 26) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (May 16, 23 and 30) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (May 18 and 25) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (May 16, 23 and 30) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (May 18 and 25) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult outdoor soccer games - Open soccer scrimmages for adults age 18-older take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays (May 18 and 25) at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football-soccer field. There are open scrimmages from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays (May 15) at Dimond Park, with sessions from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays (May 22 and 29). There will be a seven-a-side coed tournament on Saturday, May 31, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

• 4-H cross-country running program - This year's program will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. The upcoming schedule has the May 22 meeting at Riverbend School (for the 4-H Outdoor Olympics) and the May 29 meeting at Cope Park. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Treadwell Arena summer programs - During the summer, the arena is available for drop-in basketball from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; drop-in in-line skating from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; drop-in tennis from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays; drop-in in-line hockey from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays; drop-in basketball from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; and drop-in in-line skating from 4-7 p.m. on Thursdays. Rental times also are available. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at

• 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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