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SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Friday-Sunday, July 13-15

• Southeast Alaska Junior Olympic Girls Fast-pitch Softball Championships - The Midnight Suns will host the Southeast Alaska Junior Olympic Girls Fast-pitch Softball Championships this weekend at Melvin Park. The Suns 10-under, 12-under and 14-under teams will take on squads from Ketchikan and Sitka during the three-day tournament. Games will go on all all day with the championship games taking place Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 14

• McDowell Group Governor's Cup 5K and Kids' ½ and 1-mile runs - The McDowell Group Governor's Cup will take place Saturday at the Courthouse on 4th and Main. The 5K will start at 9 a.m., followed by the kids runs at 10 a.m. The 5K will end at the bike path just south of Hospital Drive. Info: Jim Grammel, 586-2991, james.grammel@mcdowellgroup.net.

Tuesday, July 17

• Major League Baseball tryouts in Anchorage - Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau will hold a no-charge camp Tuesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. These open tryout camps are held in hopes of finding new, talented baseball prospects for future drafts. All players between the ages of 15 and 23 are invivted to attend. Players are asked to bring their own gloves, spikes, wood bat, catcher's gear, etc. To participate, a liability waiver and release form must be signed by the player and parent or legal guardian. These forms can be obtained at the camp or off the Internet at MLB.com. Info: Tony Wylie, twylie@alaska.net or Walt Burrows at walt.burrows@mlb.com.

Wednesday, July 18

• East Glacier Trail Tangle - The Southeast Road Runners present the East Glacier Trail Tangle on Wednesday, June 18 at 6 p.m. The race starts at the trailhead past Garnet Street off Mendenhall Loop Road. A scenic 6-mile trail run on the East Glacier Trail ensues. Info: Dawn Walsh, jmwalsh@gci.net.

Saturday, July 21

• Juneau Volleyball Association Beach Volleyball Tournament - The Juneau Volleyball Association will host a 4-on-4 beach volleyball tournament on Saturday, July 7, at Sandy Beach. All skill levels are welcome. Signups begin at 9 a.m. Games begin at 10 a.m. If weather is poor, tournament will be moved indoors. Cost is $10 per person. Info: Glenn, 321-8982.

• Windfall Lake Challenge Trail Run - The Southeast Road Runners present the Windfall Lake Challenge Trail Run on Saturday, June 21, at 9 a.m. Meet at the Windfall Trail access road off Veteran's Memorial Highway at about Mile 27. Registration forms available at www.southeastroadrunners.org/forms.htm. Info: Dawn Walsh, jmwalsh@gci.net.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Volleyball - The Juneau Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available at the Parks and Recreation Office on the second floor of the municipal building, Room 218. Team registration will take place Thursday, August 9, at 5:15 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers. Late registration will be taken on Friday, August 10, at the Parks and Recreation office. League play begins September 4. Team registration information is available on the Parks and Recreation Web site at www.juneauempire.org/parksrec/adult/mwvolleyball.php. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

• Treadwell Arena ice reopening - Treadwell Arena will open August 1 with ice. Rentals for the month of August will begin at noon Friday, July 13, in person at Treadwell Arena. Two rental hours allowed per person and a wait list will be taken. Unrented ice will be made available to those on the wait list. The August ice schedule will be available online July 20. Look for open stakes, stick and puck sessions, learn to skate and play programs and 4-on-4 leagues. Treadwell Arena will be open on a Wednesday-Sunday basis August 1 through September 1. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Juneau Youth Football League registration - Registration for the Juneau Youth Football League begins Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field gear shed at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Registrations will be taken every Saturday through July at the gear shed. In order to register, the following documents must be provided: Completed and signed registration form, participant's sports physical signed by physician or physician's assistant and the registration fee. Registration forms can be found at www.juneaufootball.com. Info: JYFL, 635-4401.

• UAS Middle School Adventure Camp - The University of Alaska Southeast is offering a Middle School Adventure Camp for entering 6th to 8th graders at the UAS Student Recreation Center. Two camps will be offered: a half-day adventure camp on the week of July 9-13 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a full-day camp from July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The camp will feature a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, indoor climbing, gun safety, orienteering, mountain biking and fishing. Info: Shea, 796-6546, www.uas.alaska.edu/rec.

• Speed and agility camp - Pavitt Health and Fitness is holding a speed and agility camp for athletes ages 10-18 taught by Cassandra Hajicek, B.S. in Exercise Science/Sports. Each camp is Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon. Minicamps will run through August 2. Cost is $80 plus tax for the four-day session. The camp is open to the public. Register at Pavitt Health and Fitness, space is limited. Info: Pavitt Health and Fitness, 789-5556.

• Volunteer soccer coaches needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches for the upcoming Outdoor Soccer Program. The season will run from July 7 to September 15. Persons knowledgeable about soccer, who enjoy working with youth, are encouraged to call Parks and Rec or drop by the office for more information. The commitment is no more than four hours per week and you must be at least 15 years old. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

• JDHS turf field available - The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for non-profit youth groups, $10 per hour for non-profit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. To reserve the field, contact Community Schools at 523-1773.

• Treadwell Arena summer schedule - Treadwell Arena will re-open with the summer schedule Monday, June 4 through July 20. Monday-Friday Drop-In Gym 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Monday and Wednesday Facility rental 6 p.m-8 p.m, Friday Inline and Roller Skating under the disco ball 6 p.m-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Drop-In Youth Roller Hockey (ages 12 & under) 4 p.m-6 p.m, Tuesday Drop-In Roller Hockey 6 p.m-8 p.m (all ages), Thursday Drop-In Roller Hockey 6 p.m-8 p.m (ages 13 & up). Roller skates and inline skates will not be provided or available to rent. Treadwell Arena will open 15 minutes prior to the activity time. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink.

• Adult Soccer - The Capital City Soccer Leagues are currently starting for the summer. Info: CCSL, 523-9196 or www.juneausoccer.com.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Treadwell Summer Camp - The nature-based/non-competitive sports Treadwell Summer Day Camp will be based at Treadwell Arena in Douglas. There will be five weeks of camp beginning June 11 through July 20 for ages 7-11, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Fee is $73. Campers will have the opportunity to pan for gold, build volcanoes, plant trees, build sand castles at Sandy Beach and enjoy many other hands-on activities. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-0410, www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink.

• Tuesday Best Ball Golf League - The 2007 Tuesday Best Ball Golf League, a fun golf competition for men and women, starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. Teams of golfers will compete for points in a best-ball format with cash prizes at season's end. Players pay green fees and a $5 weekly entry fee. No registration is necessary. Games end by 8 p.m. Competition is open to new players throughout the season. Info: Doug Belknap, 780-8602.

• Kids Camp at JRC/The Alaska Club - The annual Kids Camp at the JRC/The Alaska Club will take place from June 4 to August 17 for kids ages 5-12. It is a multi-sport camp featuring tennis, basketball, racquetball, soccer, field hockey and other fun activities all day long. It is open to the public. Info: Gail O'Dell, 789-2181 x305

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League will play every Thursday, with a shotgun start at 6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. The league is looking for women interested in playing golf. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Clubs and carts can be rented at the course. League play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. through August 16. Golfers should contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221, Donna Shultz at 789-3996 or Lynne Gregg at 790-1960.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - 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.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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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