Sports In Juneau

Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2001

Today, 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

Solstice Invitational Soccer Tournament -- The Juneau Soccer Club sponsors this tournament for middle-school age teams from June 22-24. A total of 12 teams will compete in three divisions, with three teams from Ketchikan, two from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and seven from Juneau. The games will take place all day at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park and Dimond Park on Friday and Saturday, with the championship bracket on Sunday. Info: John Wray, 789-1759 or on the Web at

Gastineau Channel Little League golf tournament -- This GCLL fundraiser takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for golfers younger than 21 years old. Sign up at Mendenhall Golf or call 789-1221. Several prizes available, with proceeds benefitting GCLL. Info: Chris Morrow, 789-1288, or Jim O'Donnell, 789-7400.

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 on the Web at

Saturday, June 30

Southeast Road Runners club -- Ben Blackgoat Memorial Perseverance Trail Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Gold Creek Bridge on Basin Road for 9 a.m. race start. Race distances are two miles, four miles and seven miles along Perseverance Trail. Info: Chuck or Charity Platt, 789-6346, or by e-mail at

Juneau Alpine Club -- Grandchild Peaks Climb: This is a high-energy output event lasting a long day or overnight, about 18 miles. Equipment needed includes ice ax and crampons. Info: Kim Turley, 789-7058.

Juneau Golf Club -- Annual Hole-in-One Golf Tournament, meet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 1, at Vintage Park. Prizes for closest to the pin. Info: John Barnett, 364-2514.

Sunday, July 1

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- Alaska State 300-yard Prone Championship: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Mile 2, Montana Creek Road, for 9:15 a.m. safety meeting and 9:30 a.m. event start. Three separate events will take place for various rifles and sights, with an overall and event champions crowned. Entry fee is $20 for all three events, or $15 for one event. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or on the Web at

Tuesday, July 3

Douglas Fourth of July softball game -- Douglas Firemen vs. Juneau Firemen, 7 p.m. at Savikko Park Field No. 4. Groundbreaking for Treadwell Arena is 6:30 p.m. at Savikko Park Tennis/Basketball Court.

Wednesday, July 4

Southeast Road Runners club -- Douglas Two-Mile Fun Run: Meet at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas Bridge "Y" for 2:30 p.m. race start. Race finishes at Douglas Fire Station. No entry fee. Other Douglas Fourth of July events include a children's track meet at 2 p.m. at Savikko Park Field No. 2. Info on fun run: Bob Marshall, 586-6200, or John Stone or Nicki Germain, 364-4663.

Saturday, July 7

Southeast Road Runners club -- Governor's Cup Race/Fun Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Dimond Court House at Fourth and Main for 9 a.m. race start. Course is five kilometers. Info: Heather Johnson-Smith or Caro Rosier-Polley, 789-2181, or by e-mail at

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Nick Frangos Memorial Group Ride and Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Douglas Bridge "Y" for 10 a.m. race start. Course is 24 miles to North Douglas and back. Info: Rob Welton, 364-2779.

Juneau Sailing Club -- Rum Cup Challenge, Legs 3-4: Captains' meeting at 8 a.m. at Aurora Harbormaster's Office, race starts at 10 a.m. near Mayflower Island by Douglas Harbor. Leg Three heads to Admiralty Cove for overnight, come back on Sunday for Leg Four. Info: John Barnett, 364-2848.

Sunday, July 8

Southeast Road Runners club -- Mount Juneau Ridge Run: Meet at time TBA (probably about 6:30-7 a.m.) at Perseverance Trailhead parking lot for an adventure run of about 15 miles up Perseverance Trail, up Mount Juneau to its peak, along the ridgeline and back down via Granite Creek and Perseverance Trail. Due to the race distance and trail hazards, participants must be adequately conditioned to participate and should be able to complete a half-marathon (13.1 miles) in under two hours. The run may be postponed due to weather conditions. Info: Paul Pusich, 364-3585, by e-mail at


Gustavus golf clinic for girls -- The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council is holding a golf camp in Gustavus with golf pro Suzie Cary. The camp is June 25-29 and is open to girls in grades six and older. Registration costs are $50 for Girls Scouts and $57 for new members. Info: Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council, 586-1710.

Runner's World columnist speaks -- John "The Penguin" Bingham, who writes a monthly column for Runner's World magazine and is the author of "The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life," will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at the Valley location of the Juneau Racquet Club. Bingham was a 43-year-old couch potato with the bad habits of smoking and drinking when he started running. Since then he has completed 19 marathons and hundreds of 5K and 10K races. Bingham's talk costs $15 per person or $25 for couples. Info: JRC's Valley location, Caro Rosier-Polley, 789-2181, or by e-mail at

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, at the home of Kim and Barb Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way. This month's meeting is one week later than normal. Info: Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058.

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 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 throughout the summer. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Open gym dates are June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; and Aug. 10 and 17; no open gyms on 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

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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