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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Today-Saturday, May 20-22

• Juneau-Douglas High School baseball - The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves in a four-game Region V series and Juneau's first home games of the year. Varsity game times are 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. There also are four junior varsity games starting with a doubleheader at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, noon on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Friday-Saturday, May 21-22

• Juneau-Douglas High School softball - The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves in a three-game Region V series that closes out the regular season for Juneau. Varsity game times are 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, with all games at Melvin Park. The junior varsity teams play at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday and at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, May 22

• Southeast Road Runners club - Douglas Treadwell Ditch Run: Meet at 8:15 a.m. at Sandy Beach for a 9 a.m. race start. The course follows trails from Sandy Beach to the Mount Jumbo Trailhead, then follows the Treadwell Ditch Trail to the snowmachine access trail above Blueberry Hill. Runners age 13-younger are required to have partners. Info: Steve Davis, 586-9099.

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - 40-Kilometer Individual Time Trial: Meet at 9 a.m. on the North Douglas side of the Douglas Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. Event is 40 kilometers (about 24 miles) against the clock, with racers starting out at different times. Several Juneau Freewheelers events have shorter sport-division races. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at chiles@alaska.net.

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Spring Harbor Races, Round Three: Racing takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Juneau Harbor Turning Basin. Info: JYC-SS Fleet Captain McKie Campbell, 586-5856, or JYC Commodore Del Carnes, 789-7301.

Sunday, May 23

• Southeast Road Runners club - Kids' Rotary Park Run: This event is for ages 2-16. Registration is at 11:15 a.m. at Rotary Park with a noon start. Courses are one, two and three laps around the duck pond. The entry fee is $1. Info: Shelly Saviers, 790-2566 or by e-mail at saviers@gci.net; or Sandy Pahlke, 789-1799 or by e-mail at pahlkes@jsd.k12.ak.us.

• Rock Dump indoor climbing competition - This event takes place at 5 p.m. at the Rock Dump Indoor Climbing Gym, 1310 Eastaugh Way, near Alaska Marine Lines and Alaska Litho. There is no entry fee for Rock Dump members, and a $5 entry fee for non-members. There are prizes for the top finishers in each division, and door prizes. The skill level is 5.10/5.11. Pre-register by calling the Rock Dump. Rules are posted on the Web at http://www.rockdump.com. Info: Rock Dump Indoor Climbing Gym, 586-4982.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Sports Association - Marlintini's/Coca-Cola Softball Tournament: Registration for this June 4-6 event takes place from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, at Marlintini's Lounge. The entry fee for all divisions is $250 per team. There are three men's divisions and at least one women's division in this three-day tourney. There also is a new coed free-for-all division. There are no roster limits and all JSA players are allowed in this round-robin and double-elimination, one-day coed tournament. Entry forms and information is available on the Web at http://www.jsaweb.org. Event organizers will try to schedule all games for Dimond Park. Info: Craig Kahklen, 789-5664, or Joun Boucher, 789-0608.

• Harborview Elementary School fun run - The Department of Transportation will close off Glacier Highway from the Breakwater Hotel to the dead end from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Friday, May 21, for this event involving about 500 students and adults. Info: Dave Haas at Harborview, 463-1875.

• Juneau Youth Football League cheerleading clinic - This clinic takes place on Saturday, May 22, at the Riverbend Community School gym and costs $20. Session One is for grades K-3, with registration at 8:30 a.m., the clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and a noon show. Session Two is for grades 4-12, with registration at 12:30 p.m., the clinic from 1-4 p.m. and a show at 4 p.m. Cheerleaders should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes and no jewelry. They should bring a water bottle. Info: Becky Weimer, 780-4292, or Lorice Bolde, 789-5832.

• Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay registration - Registration is open for this year's event, which will be held on June 19. Applications can be found on the Web at http://www.kcibr.org. Early registration lasts through May 21. Fees vary, depending on race division. Info: KCIBR, 1-867-633-2579.

• Juneau Youth Football League registration - Sign-up for the 2004 JYFL football and cheerleading programs takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, at the Nugget Mall. Lower division tryouts begin July 31 with games starting Aug. 21. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

• Capital City Soccer League - The men's league implements its player draft this month and all new players and those who played last year need to complete a player agreement and mail it to the CCSL office by June 1. Managers will pick teams in early June using the player agreements. Player agreements are available on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.com, at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, or by calling the CCSL Hotline at 364-2503. Team registration for the women's competitive and classic leagues take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, at the downtown library conference room. League play begins on Thursday, July 1. Info: CCSL Hotline, 364-2503.

• Inaugural Pelican King Salmon Derby - The inaugural derby runs from May 28 through June 6 and has a $2,500 first prize and total prizes worth more than $10,000. Tickets are $30 each. Derby rules can be found on the Web at http://www.www.pelican.net. Info: Norm Carson, 1-907-735-2460.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Juneau 4-H Spring Running Club - This program is for runners in grades 1-5, with a separate club for runners in grades 6-8. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at various locations around town through the spring and summer, at least through the Douglas Two-Mile run on July 4. The grades 6-8 running club also will have runs at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the same location as that week's Thursday run. Bring a water bottle and be dressed to run. If you haven't been to one of the weekly runs, please contact the University of Alaska Extension Office to register. Upcoming meeting places are the Riverbend Community School covered play area on May 20, the Wetlands Trail on May 27, the Brotherhood Bridge Trailhead on June 3, Sandy Beach on June 10, Rotary Park on June 17, the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track on June 24, and Cope Park on July 1. Local runners John and Jamie Bursell lead the group for grades 1-5, while Craig Farrington leads the middle school group. Parents are encouraged to run with their kids. The cost to join this program is $6 with checks made out to Juneau 4-H. Info: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, Craig Farrington, 789-7963, or the UA Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays. 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.

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