Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, June 04, 2004

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Juneau Soccer Club - Tiffeny Milbrett & Christine Sinclair soccer camp and clinics: JSC is sponsoring a camp for club members on June 8-10, featuring U.S. National Team member Tiffeny Milbrett and Canadian National Team member Christine Sinclair. The camp runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day, and the cost is $100. Registration information on the Web at www.juneausoccer.org. Milbrett and Sinclair will also host two community clinics - for boys and girls ages 6-12 on Thursday, June 10 from 3 to 5 p.m.; and for women of all ages on Thursday, June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost for each clinic is $25, with on-site registration. All events will be at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: 789-5421.

• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps: Registration is underway for Thunder Mountain youth soccer and baseball camps, which will feature local coaches along with high school and college coaches from the Lower 48. Four camps are available: "wee" soccer, July 5-9, $75; regular soccer, July 12-16, $100; advanced soccer, July 19-23, $100; baseball, July 19-23, $75. For registration information, contact the Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today-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 - men's, women's and coed. Most games will be held at Dimond Park, with some possibly played at Savikko Park. Info and schedules: On the Web at http://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.

Continuing through June 11

• Juneau Soccer Club - Fourth annual GCI-JSC 6v6 tournament: The tournament features five divisions - boys' and girls' elementary and middle school, and coed high school - with all games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. For schedules and more information, look on the Web at www.juneausoccer.org.

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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. Fees vary, depending on race division. Info: KCIBR, 1-867-633-2579.

• Capital City Soccer League - Men's league managers will pick teams in early June using player agreements, which were due June 1. Team registration for the women's competitive league was held June 1. 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.

• Doyle Academy Baseball School - Gastineau Channel Little League will host its ninth annual Spring Players' School on June 7-11 at Miller Field, located next to Glacier Valley Elementary School. Camps run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, with separate programs for ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-older. Cost is $250 for full days, $150 for half days. Make checks out to GCLL. Partial scholarships may be available. Info: Ron Wolfe, 789-3353, or Ricki Stewart, 780-6266, or on the Web at http://www.doylebaseball.com.

• 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.

• 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.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.

• 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 Sandy Beach on June 10 and Rotary Park on June 17. 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.

• 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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