Sports In Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 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

Southeast Road Runners club -- Windfall Lake Trail Challenge: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at West Glacier Trail parking lot (past Skaters Cabin, off Montana Creek Road) for 9 a.m. race start. Course is about 14 miles and 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 finish line. Info: Ben Haight, 780-4215, or by e-mail at 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.

Juneau Gold Rush Days mining and logging games -- Competitions start at 8 a.m. each day at the Dimond Park Gold Rush Pavillion, with Saturday's mining games lasting until about 4 p.m. and Sunday's logging events running until about 5 p.m. Info: Juneau Gold Rush hotline, 790-1998, or on the Web at http://www.juneaugoldrush.com.

Sunday, June 30

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Nick Frangos Memorial Race and Group Ride: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at parking lot just on the Douglas side of the Douglas Bridge for 10 a.m. race start. Race course is to end of North Douglas Highway and back. Group ride is to North Douglas boat launch and back. Info: Rob Welton, 364-2779.

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- Combined NRA high-power rifle (50 shots) and high-power hunter rifle (32 shots) match: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Hank Harmon Rifle Range off Montana Creek Road for 9:30 a.m. event start. Match course is 200-300 yards. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or Steve Bennett, 789-1717.

Tuesday, July 2

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA 100-yard, small-bore (.22 caliber) rifle match: Meet at 5 p.m. at Hank Harmon Rifle Range off Montana Creek Road for 5:45 p.m. event start. Course includes 20 shots with any sight and 20 shots with iron sights. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or Steve Bennett, 789-1717.

Wednesday, July 3

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA Alaska State High-Power, 300-Yard Prone Championship: Meet at 5 p.m. at Hank Harmon Rifle Range off Montana Creek Road for 5:45 p.m. event start. Course includes 20 shots with service rifle, 20 shots with iron sights and 40 shots with any sights. Enter one or all events. The best combined score is Alaska State Champion. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or Steve Bennett, 789-1717.

Douglas Fourth of July -- Capital City Fire/Rescue Softball Game: Game time is 7 p.m. at Savikko Park Field No. 4. Hosted by Juneau Fire District.

Thursday, July 4

Douglas Fourth of July -- Douglas Two-Mile Fun Run: Meet at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas side of Douglas Bridge for 2:30 p.m. race start. Finish line is near the Douglas Library. Info: Mary Ann Gosling, 789-9111, or by e-mail at mary_anngosling@hotmail.com.

Douglas Fourth of July -- Douglas Island Field Events: Events for kids (plus kids-parents sack races) start at 2 p.m. at Savikko Park Field No. 2.

Saturday, July 6

Southeast Road Runners Club -- JRC/The Alaska Club Governor's Cup 5K and Kids' Half- and One-Mile Runs: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the downtown court house (4th and Main) for 9 a.m. 5K race start. Race finishes at Hospice and Home Care near Bartlett Memorial Hospital. Kids' runs start at 10 a.m. at the finish line of the 5K race. Info: Caro Rosier-Polley or Heather Johnson-Smith, 789-2181, or by e-mail at caro@jrc.alaska.com.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation -- Beginning springboard diving class: Class meets from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 1-31 at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Call the pool for class costs. Class size limited to seven people. Course teaches basic stretching and strengthening exercises and basic competitive diving skills with front and back approaches. Students should be comfortable diving off the low diving board. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

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 places include 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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