Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2003

Thursday, July 3

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Fourth of July fireworks raft-up Gastineau Channel: Bring your boats to the Juneau Harbor end of Gastineau Channel at 9 p.m. to watch this year's fireworks display. Info: Damon Cruz, by e-mail at dcruz@gci.net.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - NRA-registered 2003 high-power rifle Alaska 300-Yard Prone Championship: Registration at 4:15 p.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road, shooting starts at 5:15 p.m. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or by e-mail at mmenzies@ptialaska.net.

Friday, July 4

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Douglas Two-Mile Fun Run: Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Douglas Island side of the Douglas Bridge for a 2:30 p.m. race start. The course for this low-key race finishes in front of the Douglas Fire Station and Douglas Library. This event is held in conjunction with the Douglas Fourth-of-July celebration. Info: Paul Voelckers, 364-3265, or by e-mail at paul@mrvarchitects.com, or Neil Slotnick, 586-5767, or by e-mail at slotnick@acsalaska.net.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club and Juneau Gun Club - Third Annual Fourth of July Fun Shoot: This is a combined event for both clubs, with details TBA. There will be a grill-your-own barbecue (bring your own meat) and a potluck (side dishes) dinner at the Juneau Gun Club range on Montana Creek Road. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or by e-mail at mmenzies@ptialaska.net.

Saturday, July 5

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Nick Frangos Memorial Road Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Douglas side of the Douglas Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. This race features a 25-mile course to False Outer Point and back. Info: John McConnochie, 586-3641.

• Red Cross Benefit Golf Tournament: Best Ball and Hole-in-One Tournament sponsored by Shattuck and Grummett Insurance. Info: 723-8095.

Tuesday, July 8

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Midsummer Night 10K and 1-mile Runs: Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the False Outer Point Recreation Area in North Douglas for a 6 p.m. race start. The 10-kilometer course is restricted to runners age 14-older, but the 1-mile race is open to all ages. Info: Chris Wilkens, 586-2443, or by e-mail at cwilkens@lycos.com.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Capital City Soccer League - Women's Classic Soccer League registration: The CCSL women's classic soccer league begins play on June 30. No experience is necessary; older women and new players are encouraged to participate. Teams play one game per week, on Sundays or Mondays. Registration forms are available at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, or on the Internet at http://home.gci.net/~ccsl/page3.html. Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at the Mendenhall Library in the Mendenhall Mall. This meeting will include a brief knot-tying workshop in preparation for the Mount Stroller White trek on July 12-13. Info: Dave Duntley, 789-5961.

• Juneau Youth Football League football skills clinics - All are welcome to attend clinics on July 8 and 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Dimond Park. Learn about techniques, terminology and equipment, and meet the high school coaches and players. Info: Kurt Cox, 789-4908.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• 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.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult outdoor soccer games - Open soccer scrimmages for adults age 18-older take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football-soccer field. There are open scrimmages from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at Adair-Kennedy. There will be open scrimmages for women (age 18-older) from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays. Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

• 4-H cross-country running program - This year's program will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. The upcoming schedule has the June 26 meeting at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track and the July 3 meeting at the outdoor covered play area at Riverbend School. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Juneau Youth Football League cheerleading conditioning sessions - The JYFL cheerleading program is holding conditioning sessions for all girls interested in becoming varsity or junior varsity high school cheerleaders. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glacier Valley School gym. Tryouts for the cheerleading squad will be held on July 28. Info: Toni Petrie, 789-5983.

• Treadwell Arena summer programs - During June, the arena is available for drop-in basketball from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays and from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; drop-in in-line skating from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays, and from 3-5 p.m. on Fridays; drop-in tennis from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays; and drop-in in-line hockey from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rental times also are available from 7:30-10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In-line skating and basketball fees are $4 for adults, $2 for youth, $1.90 for seniors. Hockey and tennis passes are $5 for adults, $4 for youth and $3 for seniors. Court rentals for tennis and basketball are $20 per hour. Facility rental is $75 per hour or $500 for seven or more hours. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

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