Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, June 11, 2001

Saturday, June 16

Juneau Sailing Club -- Around Admiralty Island Spirit of Adventure Sailing Race: Meet near Strauss Rock by South Shelter Island for noon race start. This 200-mile race circles Admiralty Island with a 24-hour mandatory layover at Baranof Warm Springs. Racers typically finish off Mayflower Island near Douglas Harbor on Wednesday through Saturday, June 20-23. Mandatory skippers' meeting at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at the Breakwater Inn. Race is open to single-hulled sailboats at least 20 feet long overall, with appropriate crew for the vessel's size. Skipper must be at least 21 years old. Info: Juneau Sailing Club president Damon Cruz, 790-4564, or by e-mail at info@juneausailingclub.org.

Sunday, June 17

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA sporting rifle event, registration 9 a.m., shooting starts 10 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or http://go.to/jrpc/.

Friday, June 22

Southeast Road Runners Club -- Only Fools Run at Midnight: Meet at 11:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall for this popular fund-raising run for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Alaska chapter, race starts at 11:59 p.m. Course is five kilometers for runners or 1 1/2 miles for walkers. Prizes for best costumes, including solo runners and centipede groups. Must raise pledges for MDA. Info: Nell Higgenbotham of MDA-Alaska, 1-907-276-2131.

Juneau Softball Association -- 26th Annual Rainball Invitational tournament: Times and matchups TBA at Savikko and Dimond Parks. Tournament runs Friday, June 22, through Sunday, June 24. Team registration deadline has past. Info: JSA office, 463-3633 or on the Web at http://www.jsaweb.org.

Saturday, June 23

Juneau Softball Association -- 26th Annual Rainball Invitational tournament: Times and matchups TBA at Savikko and Dimond Parks. Tournament runs Friday, June 22, through Sunday, June 24. Team registration deadline has past. Info: JSA office, 463-3633 or on the Web at http://www.jsaweb.org.

Sunday, June 24

Juneau Softball Association -- 26th Annual Rainball Invitational tournament: Times and matchups TBA at Savikko and Dimond Parks. Tournament runs Friday, June 22, through Sunday, June 24. Team registration deadline has past. Info: JSA office, 463-3633 or on the Web at http://www.jsaweb.org.

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA highpower rifle event, registration 9 a.m., shooting starts 10 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or http://go.to/jrpc/.

Meetings/Clinics/Announcements

Capital City Soccer League -- Women's Classic Soccer registration: Registration forms for this league are available at Zach Gordon Youth Center and are due by June 18. Teams will be organized and contacted after registration is complete. Info: CCSL, 364-2503.

Juneau Wrestling Camp -- This camp takes place June 11-15 at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and will cover all three basic wrestling styles -- folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman. Guest clinicians are former Team USA members Les Gutches and Randy Couture. The camp costs $220 if deposit received after May 18. Team discounts available. Housing with families or at the Juneau Tornadoes Wrestling Club's clubhouse is available $25 for out-of-town wrestlers. Info: Bob Mahon, 789-3477 work or 789-2791 home.

Open Gyms/Scrimmages/Ongoing

4-H youth running program Thursday runs -- Meet at 5 p.m. at location TBA each Thursday through the summer. The program is for runners in grades K-5. Meet at Perseverance Trail Head on June 14, at Sandy Beach picnic area on June 21, at Rotary Park on June 28 and at Cope Park on July 5. New members welcome and runners need to bring their own running shoes and bring their own water. Info: Jamie or John Bursell, 789-5997.

Summer Youth Open Gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym on Fridays through the summer. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Open gym dates are June 15 and 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; and Aug. 10 and 17; no open gyms on June 22, Aug. 3 or Aug. 24. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Adult open soccer scrimmages -- Open scrimmages for adults age 18 and older are being held from 5-7 p.m. every Sunday through June 24 at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. The field will be open for women's scrimmages from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays. Scrimmages will also occur from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays through the end of June at the Dimond Park soccer field. For more information, contact the Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

Over-35 coed competitive soccer scrimmages -- Competitive scrimmages for adults age 35-older will be held from 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday in June at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. There is a $15 registration fee and waiver required that will be collected at the field. Info: Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

Open roller hockey scrimmages -- Regular open roller hockey scrimmages for high-school age players and adults this summer are from 8-10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Glacier Valley Elementary School's outdoor covered area. Bring your own skates and sticks. Extra equipment and sticks is available, but limited. Info: Ben White, 789-2841, or by e-mail at bengoalie11@aol.com.

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