Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2002

Today, 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. at Melvin Park. 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. at Melvin Park. Teams play a best-two-out-of-three-games series.

Saturday, July 27

• Southeast Road Runners - Mount Roberts Tram Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the lower station of the Mount Roberts Tram for 9 a.m. race start. Runners will run from the lower tram station up South Franklin Street to 6th Street, where they will access the Mount Roberts Trail and run to the cross. This run is about three miles long and features 1,800 feet in elevation gain with some steep inclines. Bring warm clothing (race officials will carry extra clothing to the top of the tram). Runners will receive a free ride down the tram. Info: Dirk Miller, 463-6751, or Paul Dick, 586-3469, or by e-mail at


• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration is now open for these popular youth sports camps run by the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. 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

• Juneau Youth Football League - Registration for the 2002 season will be held on July 21, from noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, July 2,8 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Nugget Mall. Info: JYFL, 463-3001.

• 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. on Monday, 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.


• Youth open gym - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (July 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

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