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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Thursday, July 12

Gastineau Channel Little League -- Senior baseball district tournament: Opening ceremonies 5 p.m., Juneau vs. Ketchikan, 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Tournament runs through Saturday, July 14.

Friday, July 13

Gastineau Channel Little League -- Senior baseball district tournament: Juneau vs. Ketchikan, 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Tournament runs through Saturday, July 14.

Saturday, July 14

Southeast Road Runners club -- Windfall Lake Trail Challenge Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Windfall Lake Trailhead (Mile 27.5 Glacier Highway) for 9 a.m. race start. This is a challenging trail and gravel road run of about 14 miles that circles Windfall Lake, ascends to lower Spaulding Meadow, descends to Montana Creek Trail, then connects with Montana Creek Road to pass Skater's Cabin before finishing near the West Glacier Trailhead (past campground on Montana Creek Road). Runners should bring their own snacks and water for while they're on the trail. The finish line will be dismantled at 12:30 p.m. Info: Ben Haight, 780-4215, or by e-mail at benpat@gci.net.

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Cope Park Mountain Bike Race: Meet at 7:45 a.m. at Cope Park for 8:15 a.m. race start. Race course is six laps for adults, with less-technical youth races after the adults finish. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Gastineau Channel Little League -- Senior baseball district tournament: Juneau vs. Ketchikan (if-necessary game), 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- Small-bore rifle silhouette shooting event: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Montana Creek rifle range for 9 a.m. event start. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or by e-mail at hoser@iname.com.

Sunday, July 15

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. Besides the race, there is also a recreational ride for non-competitive cyclists. This is make-up of July 7th's rained out event. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA sporting rifle shooting event: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Montana Creek rifle range for 9 a.m. event start. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or by e-mail at hoser@iname.com.

Meetings/Clinics/Announcements

Juneau-Douglas High School cheerleading clinics and tryouts -- Training clinics and tryouts for the JDHS junior varsity football cheerleading program will take place during the week of July 10-15 at the JDHS auxiliary gym. The training clinics are 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10; 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. Team tryouts are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. The JV team is open to all students entering grades 9-12 at JDHS (the varsity team has already been selected). The Juneau Youth Football League does not offer cheerleading for grades 9-12, except through the high school squads. Video tryouts and other information is available. Info: Christy Blair, 364-3171.

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.

Juneau Softball Association second season registration -- Team registration is due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, for the JSA's second season. Registration is first-come, first-served and team fees are $210 and new players have to pay a $23 player fee (first season players don't have the fee). The second season is eight games over five weeks, from July 25 to Aug. 18. Info: Dave Pusich, JSA executive director, 463-3633, or by e-mail at dave@jsaweb.org.

Zach Gordon Youth Center 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.

Juneau Youth Football League free sports physicals -- JYFL football players and cheerleaders participating in the 2001 fall season can obtain free sports physicals from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 14, at Valley Medical. All athletes must have a current physical before they can participate. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

Open Gyms/Scrimmages/Ongoing

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 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.

Ultimate Frisbee pick-up games -- Pick-up games will take place at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park from 8-10 p.m. every Sunday in July and from 7-10 p.m. every Sunday in August and on Sept. 2 and 30. Additional times may be announced as they become available. Players should bring a light and a dark shirt. The fee is $20 for new players and $10 for members of the Ultimte Players of Southeast Alaska. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678, or by e-mail at pvt@ak.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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