Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006


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Friday, July 21

• District 2 Junior Baseball Tournament - Juneau will take on Sitka in Game 2 of a best of three championship series at 6 p.m. today at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The winner of the series will represent District 2 at the state tournament in Anchorage.

Saturday-Monday, July 22-24

• District 1 Major Softball Tournament - Juneau will face Nunaka Valley Little League from Anchorage in the District 1 Major Softball Tournament. This best-of-three series will feature one game a day at Melvin Park. Saturday's opening ceremonies start at 5 p.m. with first pitch at 6 p.m. Sunday's game starts at 2 p.m. while Monday's game, if necessary, will take place at 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 22

• Mt. Roberts Tram Run - The Mt. Roberts Tram Run will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. The start is at the Lower Mt. Roberts Tram. The runners will then ascend 1,800 feet along the trail. Info: Paul Dick, 586-3469, Dirk Miller, 463-6751.

Friday-Sunday, July 28-30

• Singles Summer Slam Tennis Tournament - This singles tennis tournament is organized by adult players and hosted by the JRC/The Alaska Club to benefit the Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team. There will be men's and women's singles tournaments with three different skills division. Cost is $10 for JRC/The Alaska Club members and $15 for non-members. Registration deadline is July 25 at the JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. Info: Mona Yarnall, 789-0263.

August 8-15

• Chilkoot Trail Hike - SAGA's Eagle Valley Center will be leading a hike of the historic gold rush trail of 1898 for youth and teens ages 14-16. The cost is $395 per person and includes meals, supervision, trail permits, ferry north and south, shuttle to trailhead, White Pass and Yukon Route train rides. Info: 789-7035



• JDHS tennis team practice - The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team will begin practice on Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to noon at JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. Attending each practice is important to be considered for travel to the Fairbanks Invitational on Aug. 25. JRC/The Alaska Club membership is not required, however, a sports physical is required. Info: Amy Skilbred, 780-4649.

• JDHS cross country practice - The Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team will begin practice on July 31. Practices are 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays. A current physical is needed to practice. Info: Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442, or Merry Ellefson, 586-1692

• Juneau Youth Football League registration - Registration to play in the Juneau Youth Football League will take place on July 22 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field gear shed at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Only completed registrations will be accepted. Completed registrations include form, fee and physical. Info: JYFL, 209-8437.

• Ultimate Frisbee pickup games - On Sundays in August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be ultimate frisbee pickup games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Beginners are welcome. Info: Cody Bennett, 790-2639,, or Mona Yarnall, 789-0263,

• Football officials needed - The Juneau-Douglas Officials Association is looking for individuals to be football officials. Officiating is a great way to not just watch the games, but to become an active participant in them. Officials are responsible for both Juneau Youth Football Association games and the Juneau-Douglas High School games. The first meeting for the year is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, at the large conference room in the downtown library. Info: Juneau-Douglas Officials Association, 789-3852.

• High School Volleyball Clinic - The high school volleyball clinic for students in grades 9-12 will take place July 28-30 at the University of Alaska Southeast recreation center. All sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is July 19 and forms can be printed at or mailed and faxed in. Fee is $100. Info: Phil Paramore, 796-6545,

• Kids' Camps at JRC/The Alaska Club valley location - Camps will be going on through August 18 at the JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. Day camps for youth ages 6-12 include different activities such as tennis, racquetball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, frisbee golf, step aerobics and more. Info: 789-2181 x305.

• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration has begun for Thunder Mountain Sports Camps. Thunder Mountain Sports Camps have put on soccer and baseball camps for Juneau Parks and Recreation for the last 16 years. The camps feature a positive environment along with instruction from local coaches, along with high school and college coaches from the Lower 48. There is the Regular soccer camp on July 31-August 4, the Advanced Soccer Camp on July 24-28 and the Baseball Camp on July 24-28. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Volunteer soccer coaches needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is looking for people who are knowledgeable about soccer and enjoy working with youth to be soccer coaches. Interested coaches need to file a volunteer application and a copy of an Interested Persons Report. Coaches may be at least 15 years old. The season runs from July 8 to September 16. The commitment is no more than four hours per week. Teams usually have one weekday practice and one Saturday game. Info: Andrea Carioti, 586-5226.

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for women interested in playing golf. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Clubs and carts can be rented at the Mendenhall Golf Course. League play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. Golfers may want to contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221; Donna Schultz, 789-3996; Lynne Gregg, 790-1960.

• Juneau Youth Football League volunteers needed - The Juneau Youth Football League is looking for volunteers to fill coaching and board vacancies. If you are interested in working with some of Juneau's young athletes or help shape youth football in Juneau, this would be the position for you. Info: Robyn Holloway, 209-8437.



• 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.

• 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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