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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, July 07, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, July 10

• Southeast Road Runners - Eagle River Scout Trail 6K: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Eagle River Scout Trail parking lot for a 9 a.m. race start. This out-and-back 6-kilometer course features a new trail that parallels Eagle River on the way out, crosses a meadow then makes a loop around the flag pole at the main lodge of the scout camp, then returns through a "funnel of trees" to rejoin the main trail back to the finish line. Info: Zane Clark, 789-2583 or by e-mail at zaneak@yahoo.com, or Mike McKrill, 789-9116.

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - End of the Road Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Auke Recreation Area for a 10 a.m. race start. The course is 52 miles out to the end of Glacier Highway and back for the race division and 31.6 miles for the sport class. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at Chiles@alaska.net.

• Gastineau Channel Little League - District II Majors All-Star Baseball Tournament: Today's round-robin games are Wrangell vs. Sitka at noon, Ketchikan vs. Prince of Wales at 3 p.m. and Juneau East vs. Petersburg at 6 p.m., with all games at Miller Field behind Glacier Valley School. Opening ceremonies are 5 p.m. today at Miller Field. The round-robin portion of the tournament continues through July 16, with semifinals on July 17 and the championship game on July 18.

Saturday-Sunday, July 10-11

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Juneau Cup Challenge Race, Round Three (Legs 6-7): Racing takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a run from Auke Bay to Admiralty Cove and a return race on Sunday, a distance of about 19 miles on the north side of Admiralty Island. These are the sixth and seventh legs of the six-round, 13-leg summer point series, which replaced the Rum Cup racing series. This event is open to all single-hulled sailboats and it used a special handicapping system that factors in variables such as whether the boat is used as a liveaboard, has a dog on it, inexperienced crew, etc. Info: Juneau Cup coordinator Jim Mahan, 463-6470, JYC-SS fleet captain McKie Campbell, 586-5856, or JYC Commodore Del Carnes, 789-7301, or on the Web at http://www.juneauyachtclub.org/juneaucup.html.

Sunday, July 11

• Southeast Road Runners - Tom Casey Memorial Mount Juneau Ridge Run: Meet at 7 a.m. at the Perseverance Trailhead parking lot at the end of Basin Road for a 7:30 a.m. race start. The course follows Perseverance Trail, then the follows the Mount Juneau Trail (about 3,000 vertical feet) to the peak, before following a rolling ridgeline until coming back down via Granite Creek and back onto the Perseverance Trail. This is an extremely difficult run of about 15 miles, with very strenuous climbs, and all participants must run with partners and be able to complete a half-marathon race (13.1 miles) in two hours or faster. Participants must bring proper clothing (no cotton), a hat, gloves, light windbreaker, etc., and have plenty of fluids and snacks. Contact the race director with any questions about conditioning and gear. The run will be postponed if weather/snow conditions are judged to be poor. Route and safety issues will be discussed before the run starts. Info: Dave Pusich, 780-4525 or by e-mail at dpusich@gci.net.

• Gastineau Channel Little League - District II Majors All-Star Baseball Tournament: Today's round-robin games are Wrangell vs. Juneau West at noon, Prince of Wales vs. Petersburg at 3 p.m. and Juneau East vs. Sitka at 6 p.m., with all games at Miller Field behind Glacier Valley School. The round-robin portion of the tournament continues through July 16, with semifinals on July 17 and the championship game on July 18.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Rowing Club open house - This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, at the Juneau Rowing Club floats in Aurora Harbor. Club members will be available to teach novice rowers the basics of the sport and a few sculls will be available for people wanting to give the sport a try. Info: Matt Kirchhoff, 586-5816, or by e-mail at kirchhoff@gci.net.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season has started. The new course is at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• 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.

• Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center guided hikes - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center offers twice-daily, one-hour guided hikes on the Trail of Time. The free hikes, led by a naturalist from the visitor center, meet at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the flagpoles in the first parking lot. Info: Wayne Ward, 789-6640.

• 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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