Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, May 19

• JDHS Softball Team Dinner and Auction: The Juneau Douglas High School Softball Team is hosting their annual Spaghetti Feed Dinner and Dessert Auction on Thursday, May 19. It will take place at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. It will be all you can eat with a dessert auction. It will be $7.50 for adulats, $5 for children 6-to-12 and $22.50 for a whole family. Tickets are avbailable from the team or at the door. Come out and support our reigning state champs. Info: Dave Massey, 789-9896.

Thursday, May 19

• Glacier Swim Club Try-outs: The Glacier Swim Club will offer tryouts for swimmers ages 6-18 years old who can complete 25 yards on their stomach and back. The tryouts will take place Thursday, May 19 at 5:15 p.m. at Augustus Brown Pool. Info: coach Scott Griffith, 523-0840 or on the web at http://www.gsc-swim.org.

Saturday, May 28

• Seacost Relay Race: This five-person relay race features leags between 3.5 and 5.8 miles long between Mendenhall River School and the Eagle Beach Recreation Area. Road construction activities between Tee Harbor and Amalga Harbor will be postponed on race day. Race entry forms are available at the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter and both locations of the Alaska Club, as well as SERR's website at http://www.juneau.com/serr. Race entry deadline is Thursday, May 26. A mandatory captain's meeting will be held on Friday, May 27, at 6 p.m. at the Valley Library conference room located in Mendenhall Mall. Race times on the 28th are staggered between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Info: Ken Maas, 789-5119.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska registration - The Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska (UPSEA) invites everyone to register for the spring coed hat league. Players of all abilities are welcome. League play begins on Wednesday, May 11, and runs through June. Registration should be completed by May 11 for particpants to compete in the entire season. The cost is $25 and includes game and pickup play twice weekly and an end of season tournament and BBQ. There will also be opportunities to play throughout the summer and fall. Info: Peter van Tamelen at 790-6678, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth outdoor soccer sign-up - Registration continues via fax, mail or walk-in registration at the P&R office, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, May 9 to May 20. Registration forms will also be accepted at the Zach Gordon Youth Center form 11 a.m. to closing through May 20. Forms can be printed off the CBJ Web site, http://www.juneau.org/parksrec, and follow the lings to Youth Sports/Outdoor Soccer, one can be faxed to you or you can pick them up in person at the P&R office. The season will be split into two, 5-week sessions. Players can sign up for one or both sesions. Session I is July 9 to Aug. 6. Session II is Aug. 13 to Sept. 10. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are needed. Training is available. Info: 586-5226 or email Myiia Whistler at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 2005 Julie Hughes Triathlon registration - The 21st Annual Julie Hughes Triathlon will take place starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, in Sitka. Participants must register on Friday, May 20, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Sheldon Jackson Hames P.E. Center. Entry fees are $20 and include a t-shirt specially designed by D.J. Robidou. Adult athletes will race a course of a five-mile run, 12-mile bike and 1,000 meter swim. A short course for 12 & under athletes will consist of a two-mile run, four-mile bike and 500 meter swim. Bikers under the age of nine must be accompanied by an adult during their event. Race catagories for individula men and women include: 12 & under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 & over. Relay catagories include: family, corporate, mixed (male/female), 12 & under girls, 12 & under boys, 12 & under mixed, 13-18 women, 13-18 men, 13-18 mixed, masters women (40 & over), masters men (40 & over), open women and open men. Bikers should be inspected for safety prior to the race. This may be done free of charge at the Yellow Jersey Bike Shop. All 8 & under bikers must accompanied by an adult. All swimmer in every age group will be required to have their own counter on the pool deck prior to starting their swim. Info and volunteers: Kristy Totten at 747-3024 or Susan Suarez at 747-0519 or see our listing at http://www.active.com.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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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