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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2001

Saturday, July 7

Post 25 Midnight Suns American Legion baseball -- The Midnight Suns play an alumni team at 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Southeast Road Runners club -- Governor's Cup Race/Fun Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Dimond Court House at Fourth and Main for 9 a.m. race start. Course is five kilometers. There is also a kids' half-mile and one-mile course, starting at 10 a.m. Info: Heather Johnson-Smith or Caro Rosier-Polley, 789-2181, or by e-mail at rosier-polley@gci.net.

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Nick Frangos Memorial Group Ride and Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Douglas Bridge "Y" for 10 a.m. race start. Course is 24 miles to North Douglas and back. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Juneau Sailing Club -- Rum Cup Challenge, Legs 3-4: Captains' meeting at 8 a.m. at Aurora Harbormaster's Office, race starts at 10:30 a.m. near Mayflower Island by Douglas Harbor. Leg Three heads to Admiralty Cove for overnight, come back on Sunday for Leg Four. Open to all sailboats, including liveaboards. Info: John Barnett, 364-2514.

Sunday, July 8

Post 25 Midnight Suns American Legion baseball -- The Midnight Suns play an alumni team at 3 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Southeast Road Runners club -- Mount Juneau Ridge Run: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Perseverance Trailhead parking lot for 8 a.m. race start. This is an adventure run of about 15 miles up Perseverance Trail, up Mount Juneau to its peak (about 3,000 feet elevation gain), along the ridgeline and back down via Granite Creek and Perseverance Trail. Due to the race distance and trail hazards, participants must be adequately conditioned to participate and should be able to complete a half-marathon (13.1 miles) in under two hours. The run may be postponed due to weather conditions. Entry fee is $8. Info: Bob Marshall, 586-6200, or by e-mail at bobm@gci.net.

Meetings/Clinics/Announcements

Women's Classic Outdoor Soccer -- League play begins July 9 and more players are needed. Players can register at Zach Gordon Youth Center or on the Web at http://www.capitalcitysoccer.com. Women's Classic Soccer is a low-key competitive league for women of all ages, especially older players. Info: Capital City Soccer hotline, 364-2503.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, at the home of Kim and Barb Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way. This month's meeting is one week later than normal. Info: Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058.

Thunder Mountain Sports Camps -- Registration is open for this year's Thunder Mountain soccer and baseball camps, which are sponsored by the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. Last year over 500 young Juneau athletes participated in the camps, which are in their 10th year. The camps feature local coaches, in addition to high school and collegiate coaches from the Lower 48. This year's "Wee" Soccer Camp is July 16-20 and costs $65; the Regular Soccer Camp is July 30-Aug. 3 and costs $90; the Advanced Soccer Camp is July 23-27 and costs $90; and the Baseball Camp is July 23-27 and costs $70. Info, brochures and registration: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Free sports physicals -- Karl Bausler, a physician assistant with SEARHC, will provide free sports physicals for high school athletes from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Zach Gordon Youth Center. Students who will be attending grades 9-12 at Juneau-Douglas High School are encouraged to call the youth center and make an appointment now, so they beat the annual fall sports physicals rush. These physicals include medical diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, evaluation and treatment of skin conditions, and required immunizations for hepatitis A and B, tetanus and tuberculosis testing. Current immunizations are required for school entrance. Incoming freshmen and new students to JDHS will need a parental consent form signed, which is available at the youth center. Info and appointments: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

Open Gyms/Scrimmages/Ongoing

4-H youth running program Thursday runs -- Meet at 5 p.m. at location TBA each Thursday through the summer. The program is for runners in grades K-5. Last meeting of summer at Cope Park on July 5. New members welcome and runners need to bring their own running shoes and bring their own water. Info: Jamie or John Bursell, 789-5997.

Summer Youth Open Gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym on Fridays throughout the summer. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Open gym dates are July 6, 13, 20, 27; and Aug. 10 and 17; no open gyms on June 22, Aug. 3 or Aug. 24. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club weekly women's rides -- Women's training rides are held at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday through the summer. Meet at the Downtown location of the Juneau Racquet Club on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, and at the Valley location of the Juneau Racquet Club on the second and fourth Wednesdays. All women cyclists are welcome. Emphasis is on learning paceline riding technique, and rides last about 60-90 minutes. Helmets are required. Info: Betsy Fischer, 789-2033 home, 586-6780 work or by e-mail at foggymtn@alaska.net.

Open roller hockey scrimmages -- Regular open roller hockey scrimmages for high-school age players and adults this summer are from 8-10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Glacier Valley Elementary School's outdoor covered area. Bring your own skates and sticks. Extra equipment and sticks is available, but limited. Info: Ben White, 789-2841, or by e-mail at bengoalie11@aol.com.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com.



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