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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, June 01, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-Sunday, June 4-6

• 21st annual Marlintini's/Coca-Cola Softball Tournament: More than a dozen teams are scheduled to play in this combination round-robin/double-elimination tournament. There are three divisions; most games will be held at Dimond Park, with some possibly played at Savikko Park. For schedules and more information, look on the Internet at www.jsaweb.org.

Saturday, June 5

• Southeast Road Runners - Wes Coyner Memorial Duathlon: Registration at 8:30 a.m., race start at 9 a.m. for a 2-mile run/16-mile bike/2-mile run event beginning and ending at the False Outer Point parking lot on North Douglas Highway. The race is held in memory of local duathlete Wes Coyner. There will be individual and team competitions. Info: Reed Stoops, 463-3223.

• Juneau Freewheelers - Team Time Trial: A 25-mile team time trial, with a 14.5-mile sport class event, will begin at 10 a.m. at the North Douglas side of the bridge. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at chiles@alaska.net.

Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mount Robert Barron climb: A high-difficulty trip on Admiralty Island. Contact trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152, for more information.

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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.

• 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.

• Soccer referee clinic - A soccer referee clinic will be held on Wednesday, June 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Riverbend Elementary School commons. A visiting Grade 5 soccer referee from Northern California will cover topics including game management, positioning and using linespeople. There will be a presentation on general techniques, a review of World Cup games and - weather permitting - some outdoor demonstrations. The clinic of open to all. No registration or fee is required, though small donations are welcomed. Info: Tim Cottongim, 789-7924.

• 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.

• Treadwell Arena inline hockey leagues - Juneau Parks and Recreation/Treadwell Arena will be running inline hockey leagues for youths and adults from June 11 through August 13. Registration forms are available at the arena, the Parks and Rec office at City Hall and at Skater's Edge. Forms are due by 4:30 p.m. on June 11. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410.

• 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

• 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 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.

• 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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