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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2002

Today, July 18

• Gastineau Channel Little League - Major (age 11-12) League Softball state tournament: Opening ceremonies 5:30 p.m. at Melvin Park. GCLL (Juneau) All-Stars vs. Abbott-O-Rabbit (Anchorage) All-Stars, Game 1, 6:30 p.m. Teams play a best-two-out-of-three-games series.

Friday, July 19

• Gastineau Channel Little League - Major (age 11-12) League Softball state tournament: GCLL (Juneau) All-Stars vs. Abbott-O-Rabbit (Anchorage) All-Stars, Game 2, 6 p.m. Teams play a best-two-out-of-three-games series.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Informal time trial: Meet at 6 p.m. at False Outer Point for a 10-mile informal time trial starting at 6:30 p.m. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Saturday, July 20

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Ben Blackgoat Memorial Perseverance Trail Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Perseverance Trailhead parking lot at the end of Basin Road for 9 a.m. race start. This event features three courses - two miles, four miles and seven miles. The race is in the memory of a former Juneau-Douglas High School runner who was killed on a training run and proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for JDHS runners. Info: Stan and Marge Ridgeway, 789-1937 or by e-mail at ridgeway@gci.net.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Echo Cove Challenge mountain bike ride: Meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. fun ride on the Cowee Creek Trail to Echo Ranch and back to the Cowee Creek Bridge along Echo Cove. Info: Dennis Travis, 789-7546.

• Gastineau Channel Little League - Major (age 11-12) League Softball state tournament: Opening ceremonies 5:30 p.m. at Melvin Park. GCLL (Juneau) All-Stars vs. Abbott-O-Rabbit (Anchorage) All-Stars, Game 3 (if necessary), 2 p.m. Teams play a best-two-out-of-three-games series.

• Gastineau Channel Little League - Junior (age 13-14) League Softball state tournament: Opening ceremonies 5 p.m. at Melvin Park. GCLL (Juneau) All-Stars vs. Knik (Eagle River-Chugiak) All-Stars, Game 1, 6 p.m. Teams play a best-two-out-of-three-games series.

• Juneau Alpine Club - East Glacier Trail hike, meet at 1 p.m. at the East Glacier Trailhead far parking lot for this easy hike. Children with parents are welcome. Info: Trip leader Steve Kocsis, 790-3175.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Robert Barron Peak/Mount Golub trek, details TBA for this moderate climb. Contact the trip leader for boat transportation arrangements. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Sunday, July 21

• Gastineau Channel Little League - Junior (age 13-14) League Softball state tournament: GCLL (Juneau) All-Stars vs. Knik (Eagle River-Chugiak) All-Stars, Game 2, 6 p.m. Teams play a best-two-out-of-three-games series.

Monday, July 22

• Gastineau Channel Little League - Junior (age 13-14) League Softball state tournament: GCLL (Juneau) All-Stars vs. Knik (Eagle River-Chugiak) All-Stars, Game 3 (if necessary), 6 p.m. Teams play a best-two-out-of-three-games series.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration is now open for these popular youth sports camps run by the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. The Wee Soccer Camp, for ages 5-7, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 15-19 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park (registration fee $65). The Baseball Camp, for ages 6-13, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 22-26 at Dimond Park (fee $70). The Advanced Soccer Camp, for ages 11-18, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 22-26 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park (fee $90). The Basic Soccer Camp, for ages 7-12, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 29 to Aug. 2 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park (fee $90). Registration forms are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown and at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Local memorials for Wes Coyner - Three memorial events will be held to remember the life of local duathlete Wes Coyner, 74, who collapsed and died July 14 just short of the finish line at the Duathlon National Championships in Carlsbad, Calif. From 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, an informal wake/reception will be held at the Juneau Yacht Club. At 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, a five-kilometer memory run/bike/walk takes place at False Outer Point. And, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, the Coyner family will scatter Wes' ashes in a brief ceremony at Granite Creek Basin, about four miles up Perseverance Trail (allow enough time to hike to the site). Info: John McConnochie, 789-2181.

• Southeast Football Camp - This camp for high school age students starts at 5 p.m. July 22 at Dimond Park and runs through July 27. The camp features two overnights at the Eagle River Boy Scout Camp. The cost is $90. Info: Reilly Richey, 789-4361.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball registration - Team manager packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building downtown. Team registration takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Assembly Chambers. Late registration takes place on Friday, Aug. 9, in the Parks and Rec office. Teams will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Summer physicals for Juneau-Douglas High School athletes - Sports physicals for high school athletes are available at Zach Gordon Youth Center from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting on July 16. Carl Bausler, who works at the Juneau-Douglas High School Teen Health Center during the school year, gives the free physicals during the summers at Zach Gordon. The service is available to incoming freshmen and returning high school students only. Parents or guardians need to sign a consent form before the physical, which is available at Zach Gordon. All high school athletes need to have current physicals on file before being allowed to participate in team practices. Appointments are needed for each physical. Info and/or appointments: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Juneau-Douglas High School football practice - The first football practice of the season takes place at 12:01 a.m. on Monday morning, July 29, at the Lena Point upper field. This practice is for varsity and junior varsity players. Other Crimson Bear practice times TBA. All players must have a current physical and registration form on file. Info: JDHS head coach Reilly Richey, 789-4361.

• Juneau Youth Football League - The JYFL seeks someone to fill the vacant cheerleading chair on its board of directors. The chair oversees all cheerleading actvities in the JYFL prgram. No cheerleading experience is required, just a desire to work with a valuable youth program. Info: JYFL president Karen Lawfer, 364-3642.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gym - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (July 20 and 27; and Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School are on hiatus until the school year starts again in the fall. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Weekly women's training rides take place on Wednesdays, with alternating weeks riding from downtown and the Valley. Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at either the downtown or Valley locations of the Juneau Racquet Club. Info: Betsy Fischer, 586-6780 work, or 789-2033 home, or foggymtn@alaska.net.

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