Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, June 24, 2002

Friday-Sunday, June 28-30

• Juneau Sports Association -- Rainball Softball Tournament: Games for the 27th annual Rainball Invitational slow-pitch softball tournament. Games begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at Savikko Park in Douglas and Dimond Park in Juneau. Info and bracket on the Web at http://www.jsaweb.org.

Saturday, June 29

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• Southeast Road Runners club -- Windfall Lake Trail Challenge: Race begins at 9 a.m. The run of about 14 miles begins at the start of the West Glacier Trail, goes up Montana Creek Road and Trail to the head of Montana Creek, then descends past Windfall Lake to the Windfall Lake Trailhead. Meet at the West Glacier Trail parking lot (past Skaters Cabin, off Montana Creek Road). Info: Ben Haight, 780-4215, or benpat@gci.net.

Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30

• Juneau Golf Club -- Hole-in-One Tournament: Tournament held at Vintage Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Info: John Barnett, 364-2514.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• HoopTime Summer Basketball Camp -- HoopTime Basketball is offering summer basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 4-8, to be held at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. One session remaining -- June 24-29 -- with half- and full-day camps offered. Registration is limited to the first 60 kids to sign up. Fees are $100 for half-day camps and $175 for full-day camps. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436, by e-mail at eddogg@gci.net, or on the Web at www.hooptime-basketball.org.

• Juneau Youth Football League -- The JYFL seeks someone to fill the vacant cheerleading chair on its board of directors. The chair oversees all cheerleading actvities in the JYFL prgram. No cheerleading experience is required, just a desire to work with a valuable youth program. Info: JYFL president Karen Lawfer, 364-3642.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Juneau 4-H spring running program -- The club meets weekly at 5 p.m. on Thursdays at various locations around the city (please don't drop off children after 5 p.m. without speaking to leaders and be prepared to pick runner up at 5:45 p.m.). The club is for runners in grades 1-5 (no kindergarten students this year) and will be led by local runners John and Jamie Bursell. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. The club will meet at different locations each week through July 4. Upcoming run meeting place is Perseverance Trail (lower) on June 27. The season will end with the Douglas Fourth of July two-mile race on July 4 and the Governor's Cup one-mile race on Saturday, July 6. A $6 fee to join 4-H will be charged and updated schedules are available. Info: John or Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, or the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8756.

• Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (June 29; July 6, 13, 20 and 27; and Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School are on hiatus until the school year starts again in the fall. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Weekly women's training rides take place on Wednesdays, with alternating weeks riding from downtown and the Valley. Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at either the downtown or Valley locations of the Juneau Racquet Club. Info: Betsy Fischer, 586-6780 work, or 789-2033 home, or foggymtn@alaska.net.

• Capital City Soccer League -- Adult competitive soccer scrimmages: Meet from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, or meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Dimond Park through the summer. Info: Kurt West of the CCSL, 364-2503.

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