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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Today-Saturday, May 27-29

• Juneau-Douglas High School baseball - The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings, Prince of Wales and Wrangell Wolves in a series of regular-season-ending Region V games. On Thursday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, POW plays Wrangell at 11 a.m., the Juneau JV takes on Wrangell at 3:30 p.m. and the Juneau JV plays POW at 6:30 p.m. On Friday at Adair-Kennedy, the Juneau JV plays POW at 11 a.m., then the Juneau and Ketchikan varsity teams play a doubleheader at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. On Friday at Melvin Park, the Ketchikan JV and Wrangell play at 11 a.m. and POW plays Wrangell at 3 p.m. On Saturday at Adair-Kennedy, the Juneau JV plays Wrangell at 11 a.m., then the Juneau and Ketchikan varsity teams play another doubleheader at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. And, Saturday at Melvin Park, the Ketchikan JV plays POW at 11 a.m. and POW plays Wrangell at 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Auke Rec Long Course Road Race: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Auke Recreation Area for a 10 a.m. race start. Race course is 37.5 miles, with racers starting out as a group. Several Juneau Freewheelers events have shorter sport-division races. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at chiles@alaska.net.

• Southeast Road Runners club - Sea Coast Relay: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Mendenhall River Community School for race starts at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. (depending on predicted finish time). This relay race is for teams of 2-5 runners and race legs are between 3.5 and 5.5 miles long. The finish line is in Eagle Beach. Team applications are posted on the SERR Web site and they must be mailed to SERR at P.O. Box 22203, Juneau, Alaska, 99802, so they are postmarked by Wednesday, May 26, and received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. A mandatory captains' meeting takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 28, at the Mendenhall Mall library's conference room. Running apparel will be given to all competitors and a picnic takes place after the race. Info: Ken Maas, 789-5119 or by e-mail at kmaas@gci.net; Brian Goettler, 586-8799 or by e-mail at getinak@aol.com; or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/events.htm.

• Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska - Hat Tournament: Participants interested in this afternoon of Ultimate Frisbee will place their names in a hat, and teams will be randomly picked. Registration takes place at noon on Saturday, May 29, and games take place from 12:30-5 p.m. at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. Info: Joe Sears, 790-3311, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.

Saturday-Monday, May 29-31

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Rum Cup Races, Round One: Racing takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with a return on Monday. Course on Saturday is about 17 miles from the Douglas Harbor area near Mayflower Island to Taku Harbor, with a layover day on Sunday and a return trip on Monday. This four-round, eight-leg event is open to all single-hulled sailboats and a special handicapping system is used for liveaboards, boats with dogs, inexperienced crews and other cuising boat amenities. Info: JYC-SS Fleet Captain McKie Campbell, 586-5856, or JYC Commodore Del Carnes, 789-7301.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Taku Glacier Cabin trek: Get access to the cabin by sea or air, then climb up the glacier from the cabin on May 30. This is a moderate difficulty event. All interested participants should RSVP with the trip leader for complete details. Info: Trip leader Gerry Landry, 789-7058.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Kayak around Douglas Island trek: This is a moderate difficulty event. All interested participants should RSVP with the trip leader for complete details. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

• Prince of Wales International Marathon and Jeff Galloway's Running School - The Prince of Wales International Marathon takes place on Saturday, May 29, and U.S. Olympian Jeff Galloway will hold an all-day running school on Sunday, May 30. The certified 26.2-mile marathon course is a loop from Craig to Hollis and Klawock before returning to Craig. The race is open to solo runners, as well as two-, four- and eight-person teams. Entry fee information can be found on the race's Web site. Race info: Doug Rhodes at 1-907-828-3422, or by e-mail at racedirector@powmarathon.org, or on the Web at http://www.powmarathon.org. Running school info: On the Web at http://www.jeffgalloway.com.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, at the downtown library meeting room located above the parking garage. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• 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 Tuesday, 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 league takes 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. Registration for the women's classic league - a less-competitive league open to all ages and experience levels - lasts until June 15, with late registrations accepted on a space-available basis. Teams play one game a week, on Sundays or Mondays. Registration information available at Zach Gordon Youth Center or on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.com. Info: CCSL Hotline, 364-2503. For the women's classic league, call Chris, 586-6650.

• Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska - UPSEA will host a 4-week-long Ultimate Frisbee learning league for beginners and non-competitive athletes interested in the Frisbee football game. The league will meet at a time TBA on Tuesday nights during June, with skills drills to open each session followed by a scrimmage. The cost is $25 per person. Info: Joe Sears, 790-3311, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.

• 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.pelican.net. Info: Norm Carson, 1-907-735-2460.

• Curtis Menard II Memorial Race and USATF 5K State Championship - This 5-kilometer event, which takes place June 5 in Wasilla, will have prize money of $1,000 for the male and female winners, $500 for each second-place finisher and $250 for each third-place runner (winners must be USATF members to collect). There's also a $1,000 random drawing for anyone who preregisters for the race. Curtis Menard II lived in Juneau when his father, Curt, was a member of the State House and State Senate from Wasilla. Curtis was killed in a plane crash a few years ago. There is a 10K race held in conjunction with this race. Info: USATF-Alaska president Sven "Ole" Jordan, by e-mail at oledi@gci.net, or on the Web at http://www.menardrun.com.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season has started. The new course is at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. The next tournament is scheduled for June 5-6. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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 and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays 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.

• 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 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.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.

• 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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