Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2003

Saturday, July 19

• Juneau Rowing Club - Inaugural regatta: Up to 12 rowers will compete on a 2,000-meter course in the Gastineau Channel that parallels Egan Drive. The starting line is at the two-mile green navigational marker and the finish line is at the Juneau Yacht Club parking lot. Three preliminary heats are scheduled for 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, with the finals at 5 p.m. Juneau Rowing Club members with local rowing experience are invited to participate and race fans are encouraged. If the weather is poor on Saturday, the event will be postponed to Sunday. Info: Matt Kirchhoff, 586-5816, or Toy Campbell, 586-3388.

• Gastineau Channel Little League baseball - Junior Division State Tournament: Opening ceremonies, 2:30 p.m.; Game 1: District 1 champion (Southcentral, Eagle River) vs. District 2 champion (Southeast, Ketchikan), 3 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park baseball diamond. District 3 champion (Interior, North Pole) has bye.

• Southeast Road Runners Club - JRC/The Alaska Club Governor's Cup 5K and Kids' Half- and One-Mile Runs: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the downtown court house for a 9 a.m. race start. The five-kilometer course winds through town and finishes behind the Red Cross office near Bartlett Hospital. There will be half-mile and one-mile races for kids at 10 a.m. near the finish line. Info: Caro Rosier-Polley or Heather Johnson-Smith, 789-2181, or by e-mail at caro@jrc.alaska.com.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Auke Rec to the End of the Road Bike Race: Meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Auke Recreation Area to register, then ride your bike to the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal for a 10 a.m. race start. This race will follow Glacier Highway from the ferry terminal to the end of the road (Echo Cove) and back with a finish line at the totem pole at Auke Recreation Area. The course is 52 miles and this is a preview of the Tour of Juneau road race. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138.

• Cowboy Action Shoot - Meet at 9 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, with shooting at 10 a.m. Side events for .22-caliber lever-action rifles and Derringer pistols after the main events. New shooters and townfolk welcome. Cowboy attire requested. Info: Evengood Guysmiss (John Barnett), 364-2514.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Sheep Creek to Mount Roberts traverse, bring your ice axe for this moderate challenge trek. Please RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

Sunday, July 20

• Gastineau Channel Little League baseball - Junior Division State Tournament: Game 2: District 3 champion (Interior, North Pole) vs. winner of Saturday's Game 1 between District 1 champion (Southcentral, Eagle River) and District 2 champion (Southeast, Ketchikan), 3 p.m.; Game 3: Loser of Saturday's Game 1 vs. loser of Sunday's Game 2, 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park baseball diamond.

• Gastineau Channel Little League softball - Senior Division State Tournament: Opening ceremonies, 1 p.m.; Game 1: District 1 champion (Southcentral, Kenai) vs. District 2 champion (Southeast, Juneau), 2:30 p.m. at Melvin Park softball diamond.

Monday, July 21

• Gastineau Channel Little League baseball - Junior Division State Tournament: Game 4: Winner of Sunday's Game 2 vs. winner of Sunday's Game 3, 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park baseball diamond.

• Gastineau Channel Little League softball - Senior Division State Tournament: Game 2: District 1 champion (Southcentral, Kenai) vs. District 2 champion (Southeast, Juneau), 6 p.m. at Melvin Park softball diamond.

Tuesday, July 22

• Gastineau Channel Little League baseball - Junior Division State Tournament: Game 5 (if necessary): Winner of Monday's Game 4 vs. loser of Monday's Game 4, 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park baseball diamond.

• Gastineau Channel Little League softball - Senior Division State Tournament: Game 3 (if necessary): District 1 champion (Southcentral, Kenai) vs. District 2 champion (Southeast, Juneau), 6 p.m. at Melvin Park softball diamond.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Southeast Football Camp - This camp is for high school age players interested in playing varsity or junior varsity football for the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears. The camp begins Monday, July 21, at Dimond Park, with registration at 4:30 p.m. and camp start at 5 p.m. The camp will include three overnights at the Eagle River Methodist Camp starting on Tuesday, July 22. The cost of the camp is $95, including meals, and checks are payable to Southeast Football Camp. Info: JDHS coach Reilly Richey, 789-4361.

• Juneau Youth Football League registration - JYFL representatives will be at Mendenhall Mall from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on two upcoming Saturdays - July 19 and 26 - for football and cheerleading registration. Registration is open to youths age 8-18. The sign-up table will be located across from Bullwinkle's Pizza. The JYFL also is looking for assistant coaches for the Junior and Senior age divisions. Football coaching experience and/or recent high school-college playing experience is preferred. Info: K. Renee Cox (for player registration) or Kurt Cox (for assistant coaches), 789-4908 or 321-3556.

• Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running team - The first practice of the season is at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28, in the Marie Drake Gym. All participants must have a current physical exam on file before they are allowed to practice. Summer running programs are in progress now, so prospective runners should contact the coaches as soon as possible. Runners must have 10 practices under their belts before they are allowed to compete. Info: JDHS coaches Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442, and Merry Ellefson, 586-1692.

• Juneau Youth Football League cheerleading clinic - This clinic is open to ages 5-17 and takes place Saturday, July 19, at Glacier Valley School. Ages 5-7 should be there from 9 a.m. to noon, while ages 8-17 will be in session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring gym shoes, a sack lunch and water bottle. The clinic costs $25. Registration for JYFL cheerleading and football also will take place. Info: Toni Petrie, 789-5983.

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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. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association weekly Wednesday doubles - Meet at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Dimond Park Disc Golf Course for this event. There is a random pick for doubles partners, and players use scramble-play format (play the best shot between the partners). There is a $2 entry fee, with 100 percent of that paid out to the top three teams. Info: J.D. Brown, JDGA founder, 463-3353.

• 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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