Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, June 21

• Ben Blackgoal Memorial Race - The Ben Blackgoat Memorial Race will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at the end of Basin Road. There will be races of 2, 4 and 7 miles. Info: Dianne DeSloover, 586-6709, dianedesloover@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 28

• Only Fools Run at Midnight - The annual Only Fools Run at Midnight event will take place at 11:59 P.M. at Centennial Hall. There will be a 5K run and a 1 mile walk. Runners are encouraged to dress up for the event. Procedes benefit Southeast Alaska Independent Living. Info: SAIL, 586-4920.

Saturday, July 5

• Nick Frangos Bicyling Road Race - The Nick Frangos Road Race will take place at 10 a.m. at Mike Hatch Jeep on North Douglas. This 24-mmile event will go north toward the end of North Douglas, turn around and finish at the bridge before the roundabout. Info: Janice Sheufelt, 463-1237.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Soccer referee clinic - Certification for USSF entry-level soccer referees will be offered each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. with review and test on Saturday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants must attend all classes. Registration fee is $75. Open to all ages and experience levels. Books will be provided. Class locations will vary. Info: Tim Cottongim, 789-7924, tdcottongim@gci.net.

• Juneau Douglas Ice Association girls division - Girls ages 6-12 with an interest in playing in an all-female hockey division of the Juneau Douglas Ice Association are encouraged to email the JDIA with their intentions. Please leave child's name, age, contact info, e-mail address and phone number by June 30. Info: jdiamail@gmail.com, usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice/.

• Lowtide Ladies Golf Association - The Lowtide Ladies Golf Association is for women interested in playing golf. Beginners are welcome. Clubs and carts can be rented at the course. Play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. through August 28. Golfers should contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221, Donna Schultz, 789-3996 or Lynne Gregg, 790-1960.

• Tuesday Night Best Ball Golf League - This fun golf competition is for men and women of all skills. Every person is selected to a team to compete for points in a best-ball format. Players pay greens fees and a $5 weekly entry fee. Prizes are awarded at season's end. Register at Mendenhall Golf or just join on any Tuesday night. Start time is 6 p.m. Info: Mike Strasser, 463-1252.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth outdoor soccer, start smart and Thunder Mountain sports camps registration - Registration is underway at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office, online, fax, and at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us, www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php.

• Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska - The Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska will hold league play will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. The league is open to players off all ages and ability levels. Info: David Job, 586-3845 or Andy White, 957-2985, rockstar_andy@yahoo.com.

• Capital City Soccer League - The Capital City Soccer League will be hosting a number of leagues this season:

Open adult soccer - CCSL will hold open soccer on June 15 from 5-7 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. on June 18. Games will take place at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field.

Men's Competitive League - This division runs June through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Teams are sponsored by local businesses and there will be no draft this year.

Women's Competitive League - This league runs August through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Sponsor fee is $400 and player fee is $40.

Co-ed Masters - This is a pick-up league for players over 30. Experience varies. Games are played April through June and September through October. Fee is $20 and referees are not provided. Spring games will be played at the turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School.

Classic Women's League - This league is for new women players and experienced players who do not want to play in a competitive league. Games run from June to September. This is a great league for players who have never played before but want to learn. Fee is $50. For players ages 15 and up.

7-a-side Tournament - The annual 7-a-side tourney will take place in Juneau. This double-elimination tourney features 30-minute games. Individuals are placed randomly on teams with at least three members of each gender. Participation is open to players 16 and up of all skill levels. Games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Info: CCSL, 523-9196, www.juneausoccer.com.

• JDHS turf field available - The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for non-profit youth groups, $10 per hour for non-profit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. Info: Community Schools at 523-1773.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 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.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19 and older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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.

• JRC The Alaska Club Kids Camps - For ages 5-12, the camps are held all summer. There are one-week day camps for multi-sport: basketball, tennis, racball, soccer, games and outdoor activities. Open to the Public. The price with be 25 percent off starting June 23. Packets are available at www.thealaskaclub.com or either location. Info: 789-2181 ext 305.

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