Sports In Juneau

Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2002

Today, June 30

Juneau Sports Association -- 27th annual Rainball Invitational Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament: Today's games in the final day of the three-day tournament begin at 8 a.m., with championship games starting at 11 a.m. All games are at Dimond Park today. Info and bracket on the Web at

Juneau Gold Rush Days mining and logging games -- Competition in the last day of the two-day exhibition starts at 8 a.m. at the Dimond Park Gold Rush Pavillion, with today's logging events running until about 5 p.m. Info: Juneau Gold Rush hotline, 790-1998, or on the Web at

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 Golf Club -- Hole-in-One Tournament: Last day of two-day tournament held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vintage Park. Info: John Barnett, 364-2514.

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 the 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

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.

Friday-Sunday, July 5-7

Juneau Alpine Club -- Mount Wrather climb: This three-day trek requires an ice ax, crampons and camping gear. Info: Trip leader Dave Lefebvre, 789-4099.

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. race start for 5K runners. 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

Gathering of the Tribes Pow Wow -- Tlingit war canoe races: Racing starts at 10 a.m. at Twin Lakes. Info: Juneau Pow Wow Club, Dianne Fleegal, 790-2964, or Garfield Katasse, by e-mail at

Saturday-Sunday, July 6-7

Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron -- Rum Cup Challenge races, Round 2: Two-day event features at 19-mile run from Auke Bay to Admiralty Cove on Saturday with return race on Sunday. Racing starts at 10 a.m. each day and is open to any single-hulled sailboat at least 21 feet long. A handicapping system is used so liveaboards can compete with racing sailboats. Sailboats must complete at least four of the eight legs of the series in order to be ranked in the final point standings. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or on the Web at (then click Sailing Squadron link).


Juneau Alpine Club -- Arctic Odyssey slide show and potluck: Meet at 5:30 p.m. on today, June 30, at JAC Headquarters (1136 Slim Williams Way, near Skaters' Cabin off Montana Creek Road). Bring a potluck dinner item to share. Info: Barb and Kim Turley, 789-7058.

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 Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at the JAC Headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters' Cabin, off Montana Creek Road). Info: Barb and Kim Turley, 789-7058.

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.


Juneau 4-H spring running program -- The club is for runners in grades 1-5 (no kindergarten students this year) and is led by local runners John and Jamie Bursell. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. 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 (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

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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