Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2003

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-Saturday, May 30-31

• Juneau-Douglas High School softball - The Crimson Bears close out their regular season by hosting the Ketchikan Kings for three varsity games and three junior varsity games at Melvin Park. Varsity game times are 7 p.m. on Friday, and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. JV game times are 5 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. There also will be three middle school games between Juneau and Ketchikan, with game time on Friday 4 p.m. (at Lena Loop Field), and game times Saturday of 11 a.m. (at Lena Loop Field) and 6:30 p.m. (at Melvin Park).

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 6 p.m. 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 Soccer Club fund-raiser - A special benefit showing of the movie "Bend It Like Beckham" will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at the Goldtown Nickelodean Theatre in downtown Juneau. Proceeds from the movie will be used to fund uniforms for the Juneau Reign, the JSC's U13 boys team. Drawings for door prizes will start at 6:30 p.m., and home-baked treats will be sold. All ages of soccer players are encouraged to wear their jerseys at the movie. Tickets are $10 for ages 13-older and $7 for ages 12-younger. The movie is about an Indian immigrant girl growing up in England who dreams of being a professional soccer player like her hero, David Beckham of Manchester United. Info: Betsy Brenneman, 586-2817.

• Juneau Rowing Club open house - Meet from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 31, at the Juneau Rowing Club's new float at the north end of Aurora Harbor near the Juneau Yacht Club. Hot dogs, lemonade and cookies will be available, and people are invited to try their hands at rowing in a number of different racing shells. Info: Matt Kirchhoff, 586-5816 home, 465-4328 work.

• 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.

• 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).

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 (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 (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 (June 1, 8 and 15, from 7-9 p.m. on June 22) at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football-soccer field. There are open scrimmages from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays (June 4, 11, 18 and 25. There is an open scrimmage from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday (May 29) at Adair-Kennedy. There will be open scrimmages for women (age 18-older) from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (June 1, 8 and 15). There will be a seven-a-side coed tournament starting at noon on Saturday, May 31, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park (players must register by May 30). 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, the June 5 meeting at the covered picnic area at Auke Recreation Area, the June 12 meeting at the Mendenhall River Trail parking lot at the end of River Road, the June 19 meeting at Sandy Beach, the June 26 meeting at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track and the July 3 meeting at the outdoor covered play area at Riverbend School. 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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