Today, July 22
Gastineau Channel Little League - Alaska State Junior Division (age 13-14) All-Star Softball Tournament: Juneau takes on Nunaka Valley (Anchorage) at 6 p.m. in the opening game of the best-of-three series at Melvin Park.
Friday, July 23
Gastineau Channel Little League - Alaska State Major Division (age 11-12) All-Star Softball Tournament: Juneau takes on Nunaka Valley (Anchorage) at 4 p.m. in the opening game of the best-of-three series at Melvin Park.
Gastineau Channel Little League - Alaska State Junior Division (age 13-14) All-Star Softball Tournament: Juneau takes on Nunaka Valley (Anchorage) at 7 p.m. in the second game of the best-of-three series at Melvin Park.
Saturday, July 24
Gastineau Channel Little League - Alaska State Major Division (age 11-12) All-Star Softball Tournament: Juneau takes on Nunaka Valley (Anchorage) at 3 p.m. in the second game of the best-of-three series at Melvin Park.
Gastineau Channel Little League - Alaska State Junior Division (age 13-14) All-Star Softball Tournament: Juneau takes on Nunaka Valley (Anchorage) at 6 p.m. in the if-necessary game of the best-of-three series at Melvin Park.
Southeast Road Runners - Mount Roberts Tram Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the lower station of the Mount Roberts Tramway (490 S. Franklin St.) for a 9 a.m. race start. Runners will head up Franklin Street to Sixth Street and then pick up the Mount Roberts Trail to the cross above the upper station of the Mount Roberts Tramway. The course is approximately 3 miles and has an elevation gain of about 2,500 feet. Entry fee is $5 for pre-registration and $8 on the day of the race, and it includes a free ride down the tram after the race. Info: Paul Dick, 586-3469, or Dirk Miller, 463-6751.
Go The Distance 2004 Adventure Challenge - Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and the East Glacier Trailhead for a 9 a.m. event start. This non-competitive event is a fund-raiser for the American Liver Foundation. The course features a 3.5-mile hike along the East Glacier Trail, a 16-mile bike up to Lena Loop with a return by the Auke Recreation Area to Brotherhood Bridge, and a 5-mile run down the trail from Brotherhood Bridge back to the Mendenhall Glacier. This event is designed to accomodate all fitness levels and there is a alternate 10-mile run course available. There will be a post-race dinner party at the Baranof Hotel for all participants. Info: Melissa McCormick, Creativation Events, 790-3949 or 321-3094 (cell), or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freedom Comp 2004 Pals and Gals Skateboard Competition/Fund-raiser - Warmups start at noon at Pipeline Skateboard Park, with competition from 1-4 p.m. Entry fee is $10 and helmets are required. Divisions are for age 13-younger, age 14-17 and age 18-older (sponsored). Events include best trick and flat land competition. Some proceeds will help Tom Levage in his fight against a brain tumor. Info: Toni or Pat Fagg, 635-9021.
Saturday-Sunday, July 24-25
Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Juneau Cup Challenge Race, Round Four (Legs 8-9): Racing takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a run from Auke Bay to Funter Bay and a return race on Sunday, a distance of about 20. These are the eighth and ninth legs of the six-round, 13-leg summer point series, which replaced the Rum Cup racing series. This event is open to all single-hulled sailboats and it used a special handicapping system that factors in variables such as whether the boat is used as a liveaboard, has a dog on it, inexperienced crew, etc. Info: Juneau Cup coordinator Jim Mahan, 463-6470, JYC-SS fleet captain McKie Campbell, 586-5856, or JYC Commodore Del Carnes, 789-7301, or on the Web at http://www.juneauyachtclub.org/juneaucup.html.
Sunday, July 25
Gastineau Channel Little League - Alaska State Major Division (age 11-12) All-Star Softball Tournament: Juneau takes on Nunaka Valley (Anchorage) at 3 p.m. in the if-necessary game of the best-of-three series at Melvin Park.
Juneau Junior Golf Club - One Club Championship Golf Tournament: The annual One-Club tournament will be held at Mendenhall Golf Course from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with awards around 5 p.m. Advance registration is available through the course, 789-1221; mention the tourney when you call. Some same-day spots should be available; the registration table will open at 9:45 a.m. Entrants must play the entire course with one club, and golfers of all abilities are welcome. There will be men's and women's divisions, with prizes for the top three finishers in each. There will also be Closest to the Pin Awards on most holes and a random drawing for two roundtrip tickets to Gustavus on Wings of Alaska. The tourney fee of $25 includes greens fees, and all proceeds benefit junior golf. Info: Gary Murdoch, 789-5798 (days), or Laura Beason at LKBeason@gci.net.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Golf Club and Equipment Sale: A used golf club and equipment sale to benefit the Juneau Junior Golf Club will be held on Sunday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mendenhall Golf Course. The sale will be patterned after the fall ski sale, with a percentage of sale prices will go toward junior golf. Sale items can be brought to the course Sunday at 8 a.m. for check-in. The event is held in coordination with the annual One-Club tourney. Info: Gordon, 364-3547.
Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration is underway for Thunder Mountain youth soccer and baseball camps, which will feature local coaches along with high school and college coaches from the Lower 48. Two camps remain: advanced soccer, July 19-23, $100; and baseball, July 19-23, $75. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
JRC-The Alaska Club sports camps - Beginning the first Monday of summer break, JRC-The Alaska Club will offer a series of nine week-long sports camps for kids ages 5-12. The camps offer instruction and play for racquetball, basketball, wallyball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, tennis and more. Dates are July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16-20. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each camp costs $140, plus tax for members, $160, plus tax for non-members. Before- and after-care available for an additional fee. Info: Program Director Eileen Wilson, 789-2181.
International Bowhunter Education Program - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will conduct this course that is required of all hunters who is to participate in "Archery only" hunts this year. All bow hunters must complete an ADF&G-approved bow hunter education course, such as this one, before they are allowed to hunt. This course takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at 2760 Sherwood Lane, Suite 2C. All participants should bring their own bow, arrows, and target or filled points for the shooting portion of the course. The course includes classroom training, a written test, and bow and arrow shooting with target and filled points. Advance registration is required, and archers can register at the Douglas office of ADF&G. Info Denise Wolvin, ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation, 465-4265.
Juneau Parks and Rec men's and women's volleyball registration - Team manager packets are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office, located in Room 218 of the municipal building downtown. Team registration takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, in the Juneau Assembly Chambers. Late registration takes place during business hours on Friday, Aug. 6, at the Parks and Rec office. Men's and women's leagues start play on Monday, Aug. 30. Team registration information is available on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/mwvolleyball.php. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226.
Alaskan Camp of Champions wrestling clinic - The Juneau Youth Wrestling Club is sponsoring this wrestling clinic that takes place from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 5-7, at the Marie Drake Gym. Registration before Tuesday, Aug. 3, costs $20. Leading the camp are Ohio State assistant coach Ken Ramsey, Lakeland College head coach and former all-American wrestler Peter Rogers, Ohio State wrestler and national qualifier Jesse Leng, North Carolina undefeated wrestler Vincent Ramirez and Juneau-Douglas High School assistant coach and former all-American wrestler Lee Kadinger. Info: Lee Kadinger, by e-mail at kadingerL@hotmail.com (preferred), or by cell phone at 723-2879 (after 5 p.m. only).
Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season is underway. The new course is at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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.
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New 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.
Treadwell Arena summer schedule - Events through Friday, Aug. 13, include court rentals from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, open in-line skating at 4-6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, drop-in basketball at 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, drop-in roller hockey for ages 8-16 at 6-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights, drop-in roller hockey for ages 17-older at 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and open in-line skating and roller rink nights from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays. On Saturday and Sunday, the rink is open for rentals only from noon to 6 p.m. Helmets, hockey gloves, shin pads and in-line skates are mandatory for in-line hockey games, and full face masks and mouth guards are required for players age 18-younger. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center guided hikes - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center offers twice-daily, one-hour guided hikes on the Trail of Time. The free hikes, led by a naturalist from the visitor center, meet at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the flagpoles in the first parking lot. Info: Wayne Ward, 789-6640.
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.