Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2003

Today, May 25

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Dredge Lake Mountain Bike Race: Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Dredge Lake Trail west parking lot for a race start at 11 a.m. Course will be six laps, about 17 miles total. There will be a three-lap race for novice riders. Info: Dennis Travis, 789-7050.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - High-power rifle and sporting rifle shoot: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range off Montana Creek Road for a 9:30 a.m. start of shooting. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or by e-mail at mmenzies@ptialaska.net.

Saturday-Monday, May 24-26

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Ninth Annual Rum Cup Challenge, Round One: The first leg of this four-weekend series features a mandatory pre-race captains' meeting at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Aurora Harbormaster's Office, with sailing to start about 10 a.m. with a leg from Juneau to Taku Harbor. The return leg takes place on Monday. Races are open to any single-hulled sailboat, including liveaboards. A handicapping system is used to help even out the field. Info: John Barnett, 364-2514, or John Stone, 364-4663, or by e-mail at info@juneauyachtclub.org.

Friday, May 30

• Juneau Alpine Club - Watch the solar eclipse on Mount Jumbo (evening). This moderate difficulty trek is dependent on the weather. Bring your headlamp and a solar filter. Please RSVP with trip leader. Info: Trip leader Jim Smith, 789-3984.

Friday-Sunday, May 30-June 1

• Juneau Sports Association - Marlintini's-Coca-Cola Softball Tournament: Registration for this tournament took place on Thursday, May 15. 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 http://www.jsaweb.org.

Saturday, May 31

• Juneau-Douglas High School baseball - The defending state champion Crimson Bears will play an exhibition game against a JDHS alumni team at time TBA at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Southeast Road Runners club - 13th Annual Sea Coast Relay: 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) on Saturday, May 31, 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.

Sunday, June 1

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Auke Rec Long Course Road Race: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Auke Recreational Area for a race start at 10 a.m. Course is 37.5 miles out and back along Glacier Highway. Info: Scott and Betsy Fischer, 789-2033.

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Spring Harbor Races, Round Four: 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 dcruz@gci.net.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club bike maintenance clinics - Meet from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, and Saturday, June 7, at the new location of Road and Mountain Gears, 2221 Dunn Street (across from Frontier Suites hotel and behind Skaters Edge). Each class costs $10, or $15 for both, and there is a class size limit of 15 people. The instructor will be Hans Moser. Bring your bike and a stand (if you have one). Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance. Please dress to get dirty. Info: for questions about the clinics, call Hans Moser, 789-4327, and to register, contact Cheryl Levitt by e-mail at cheryl@ktoo.org (don't expect a response until she returns to town on May 27).

• Capital City Soccer League adult soccer registration - Team registration for the summer men's and women's leagues will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the conference room of the downtown Juneau Public Library, 292 Marine Way. Women's Classic League registration forms also will be available at this time. Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the Juneau Yacht Club's Graham Room. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or Damon Cruz, by e-mail at dcruz@gci.net.

• 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.

• Doyle Baseball School - The Gastineau Channel Little League hosts this event on June 9-13, with Ron Wolfe serving as coordinator. Registration can take place on the Web at http://www.eteamz.com/gcllak/, then click the Register for Our Events link on the left of the page. There are half-day and full-day rates and the school is open to the following age groups - age 6-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-older. This is the eighth year GCLL has hosted the school and partial scholarships are available on a limited basis. Info: Ron Wolfe, 789-3353 (evenings) or Ricki Stewart, 780-6266 (evenings).

• 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.

• Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay registration - Registration is open for the 2003 race, which takes place on Saturday, June 21, from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska. This year team captains need to enter their team in its proper category and pay the fees as soon as possible, with the final team roster being submitted by June 10. The early registration deadline is May 20, and there is a limit of 1,200 riders in the relay race. The categories are for eight, four, two and solo riders, with men's, women's and mixed divisions. All team members must be registered by 3 p.m. ADT, on June 10. Race information is available on the Internet at http://www.kcibr.org, or by contacting Sport Yukon in Whitehorse, Y.T., or the Haines Chamber of Commerce in Haines. Info: Sport Yukon, 1-867-633-2579, or by e-mail at info@kcibr.org.

• Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race registration - Registration for the 460-mile (740 kilometers) paddling marathon is due by May 31. The race starts in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, on Wednesday, June 25, and teams must reach the finish line in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, within 96 hours. Teams must reach the Carmacks checkpoint (200 miles, 315 kilometers into the course) within 40 hours. The race record is 52 hours, 9 minutes, with most teams finishing between 65 and 80 hours. Last year 36 teams entered, including one from Juneau and one from Skagway. Race categories include voyageur canoe, tandem canoe, tandem kayak and solo kayak. Prize money is $19,500 (Canadian dollars). Entry forms and race information can be found on the Web at http://www.polarcom.com/~riverquest. Info: Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association, by e-mail at riverquest@polarcom.com.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (May 31) 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 30) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (May 25 and June 1) 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 30) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (May 25 and June 1) 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 25 and June 1) at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football-soccer field. There are open scrimmages from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays (May 29) at Dimond Park. 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 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 http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• 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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