Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, June 27

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road for a 9:15 a.m. safety meeting and 9:30 a.m. event start. The event today is the monthly match/service-rifle 50-shot event combined with a 32-shot sporter/hunting rifle event. Shooters will fire from four positions - standing, sitting-rapid, prone-rapid and prone-slow. All JRPC matches are NRA approved or registered. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025 or by e-mail at mmenzies@rmjuneau.com.

Friday, July 2

• Southeast Road Runners - Only Fools Run at Midnight: Meet at 11:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall for an 11:59 p.m. race start. Courses are 5 kilometers and 1 mile. This race will not be individually timed, but a large display clock will be at the finish line for those runners wanting to note their times. This event is a fund-raiser for SAIL (Southeast Alaska Independent Living), and other similar midnight runs are taking place in Ketchikan and Sitka. Door prizes include a chance to win two tickets on Alaska Airlines, plus there are prizes for the best individual and (team) centipede costumes. Glow-in-the-dark t-shirts will be available to runners paying the entry fee. A dance will take place after the run is over. Info: Don Eagle, 321-8321, or by e-mail at eagledon@hotmail.com, or Joan O'Keeffe, 586-4920.

• Senior Softball - An exhibition game between Senior Softball USA and the First National Caps takes place at noon and an exhibition game between Senior Softball USA and Pat's Douglas Inn takes place at 1:30 p.m., with both games at the Savikko Park softball fields in Douglas.

Saturday, July 3

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Nick Frangos Memorial Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. on the Douglas Island side of the Douglas Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. Course is 24 miles to False Outer Point and back for the race division, with a sport division course of 14.5 miles. Both events start and finish near Kowee Creek. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at Chiles@alaska.net.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road for a 9:15 a.m. safety meeting and 9:30 a.m. event start. The event today is the Alaska State High-Power Prone Championships, a 300-yard, three-rifle event. Shooters will fire 20 shots each from an open/metal-sight rifle, a scoped rifle and a service rifle. Shooters may enter in one or all divisions. All JRPC matches are NRA approved or registered. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025 or by e-mail at mmenzies@rmjuneau.com.

Sunday, July 4

• Southeast Road Runners - Douglas 2-Mile Fun Run: Meet at 1:30 p.m. on the Douglas Island side of the Douglas Bridge for a 2:30 p.m. race start. The finish line for this event is in front of the Douglas Fire Hall and Douglas Library. Info: Paul Voelckers, 364-3265, or by e-mail at paul@mrvarchitects.com.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club and Juneau Gun Club - Meet at 11 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road for a 11:45 a.m. safety meeting and noon event start. The event today is a Fourth of July fun shoot. All JRPC matches are NRA approved or registered. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025 or by e-mail at mmenzies@rmjuneau.com.

Tuesday, July 6

• Southeast Road Runners - Midsummer Night 10-Kilometer and 1-Mile Runs: Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the False Outer Point Recreational Area parking lot for a 6 p.m. race start. Races starts and finishes at the False Outer Point parking area. Info: Neil Slotnick, 586-5767, or by e-mail at slotnick@acsalaska.net.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration is underway for Thunder Mountain youth soccer and baseball camps, which will feature local coaches along with high school and college coaches from the Lower 48. Four camps are available: "wee" soccer, July 5-9, $75; regular soccer, July 12-16, $100; advanced soccer, July 19-23, $100; baseball, July 19-23, $75. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Juneau 4-H Spring Running Club - This program is for runners in grades 1-5, with a separate club for runners in grades 6-8. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at various locations around town through the spring and summer, at least through the Douglas Two-Mile run on July 4. The grades 6-8 running club also will have runs at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the same location as that week's Thursday run. Bring a water bottle and be dressed to run. If you haven't been to one of the weekly runs, please contact the University of Alaska Extension Office to register. Upcoming meeting place is Cope Park on July 1. Local runners John and Jamie Bursell lead the group for grades 1-5, while Craig Farrington leads the middle school group. Parents are encouraged to run with their kids. The cost to join this program is $6 with checks made out to Juneau 4-H. Info: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, Craig Farrington, 789-7963, or the UA Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Treadwell Arena summer schedule - Events through July 16 include court rentals from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, open in-line skating at 4-6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, drop-in basketball at 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, drop-in roller hockey for ages 8-16 at 6-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights, drop-in roller hockey for ages 17-older at 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and open in-line skating and roller rink nights from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays. On Saturday and Sunday, the rink is open for rentals only from noon to 6 p.m. Helmets, hockey gloves, shin pads and in-line skates are mandatory for in-line hockey games, and full face masks and mouth guards are required for players age 18-younger. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.



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