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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2004

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

• National Trails Day: Join Trail Mix at 1 p.m. on the Boy Scout Trail for the dedication of the Herb Jaenicke Memorial Bench. The new bench, located about one mile down the trail overlooking Eagle Beach, was built as an Eagle Scout project by local scout Tom Josephson; it honors longtime Juneau resident and Trail Mix co-founder Herb Jaenicke. After the ceremony there will be a trash pick-up along the trail and beach, and at 2 p.m. there will be a potluck picnic at Eagle Beach State Park. The Boy Scout trailhead is located on a side road off Glacier Highway at about Mile 27. Info: Trail Mix, 790-6406.

• 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. Volunteers are needed to help run the race. 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

• Soccer referee clinic - A soccer referee clinic will be held on Wednesday, June 2, from 6-10 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• JRC-The Alaska Club sports camps: Beginning the first Monday of summer break, JRC-The Alaska Club will offer a series of nine week-long sports camps for kids ages 5-12. The camps offer instruction and play for racquetball, basketball, wallyball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, tennis and more. Dates are June 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16-20. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each camp costs $140, plus tax for members, $160, plus tax for non-members. Before- and after-care available for an additional fee. Info: Program Director Eileen Wilson, 789-2181.

• 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 Saturday, 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.

• 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

• 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 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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