Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, May 20, 2002

Thursday, May 23

• Juneau Alpine Club -- Mount Roberts Moonlight Hike: required technical gear includes ice ax and crampons. Info: Trip leader Bill Forrest, 321-3144.

Saturday, May 25

• Southeast Road Runners club/Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- False Outer Point Duathlon: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at False Outer Point parking lot for 9 a.m. race start. Course features two-mile run, 16-mile bike and another two-mile run. There will be both individual and team divisions. Info: Reed Stoops, 463-3223, or by e-mail at reeds@alaska.net.

• Third Annual Kat and Matt Skateboard and Roller-Blading Competition -- Competition starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Pipeline Skate Park. Motivational Revue and Animatronic Stage Show will be set up and ready to play at 5 p.m. for music lovers. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Ray Bradley Jr. Coed Benefit Softball Tournament -- This two-day tournament Saturday and Sunday at Dimond Park will help pay medical bills for local athlete/coach Ray Bradley Jr., who is awaiting a heart transplant. Registration for teams closed on May 17, but individual players might still be able to be assigned to a team. Info: Carrie McMullen at 465-5333 (work) or 789-1972 (home), or by e-mail at carriemcmullen@hotmail.com, or Michelle Tagaban at 790-2429.

• Juneau Alpine Club -- Around Douglas Island kayak trip, this is a three-day trip on Saturday-Monday, May 25-27, with required technical gear of a kayak and camping gear. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

• Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron -- Rum Cup Races, Round One: Races take place on Saturday and Monday, May 25 and 27, from Mayflower Island near Douglas Harbor to Taku Harbor and back. Races start at 10 a.m. each day and take all day for each leg. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or on the Web at http://www.juneausailingclub.org/events.html.

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.

• Marlintini's slow-pitch softball tournament registration -- Registration for the 19th annual tournament will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Marlintini's Lounge. The tournament is scheduled for June 7-9. Entry fee is $150 for coed teams and $225 for men's and women's teams. Info: Craig Kahklen, 789-5664 evenings; John Boucher, 789-0608 evenings; or Juneau Sports Association, 463-3633.

• 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.

• Juneau Youth Football League -- The JYFL seeks someone to fill the vacant cheerleading chair on its board of directors. The chair oversees all cheerleading actvities in the JYFL prgram. No cheerleading experience is required, just a desire to work with a valuable youth program. Info: JYFL president Karen Lawfer, 364-3642.

• 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 Friday (May 24) at Floyd Dryden Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday (May 25) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. These are the last youth open gyms until August. 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 the Wetlands Trail on May 23, the Riverbend Elementary School covered play area on May 30, Sandy Beach on June 6, Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track on June 13, the Wetlands Trail on June 20 and Perseverance Trail (lower) on June 27. The season will end with the Douglas Fourth of July two-mile race on July 4 and the Governor's Cup one-mile 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.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Weekly women's training rides take place on Wednesdays, with alternating weeks riding from downtown and the Valley. Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at either the downtown or Valley locations of the Juneau Racquet Club. Info: Betsy Fischer, 586-6780 work, or 789-2033 home, or foggymtn@alaska.net.

• 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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