Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, July 22, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 22

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Informal time trial: Meet at 6 p.m. at the False Outer Point Recreation Area parking lot for a 6:30 p.m. race start. This informal event features a 10.2-mile course along the North Douglas Highway. Info: Dave Walker, 586-1958.

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24

• Little League Senior Softball State Tournament - Gastineau Channel Little League hosts the Alaska State Senior Softball Tournament this weekend. It'll be a best-of-three series between two teams. Game one will be Friday at 5 p.m., game two will be Saturday at 1 p.m. and game three, if necessary, will be Sunday at 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 23

• Southeast Road Runners club - Mount Roberts Tram Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the lower station of the Mount Roberts Tramway for a 9 a.m. race start. The course is about 3 miles, with a climb of about 1,800 feet on the Mount Roberts Trail. After running up the mountain, there are tram tickets to get back down. Info: Paul Dick, 586-3469, or Dirk Miller, 463-6751, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

Sunday, July 24

• Juneau Junior Golf Club - One Club Championship Golf Tournament: The Juneau Junior Golf Club is hosting a one club tournament at Mendenhall Golf Course on July 24. There will be men's and women's divisions with prizes awarded for first through third place in each division. There will also be closest to the pin awards and a random drawing for roundtrip air tickets to Gustavus or Haines. Also a 2005 Ford Ranger Supercab 4x4 will be awarded for the first hole in one on the 9th hole. The fee is $30 and will benefit junior golf. Tee times are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: Gary Murdoch, 789-5789 or email Laura Beason at LKBeason@gci.net.

Saturday, July 30

• Southeast Road Runners club - Wes Coyner Memorial Duathlon: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the False Outer Point Recreational Area parking lot for a 9 a.m. race start. This three-stage event along the North Douglas Highway features a 2-mile run, a 16-mile bike and another 2-mile run. There are competitions for both individuals and teams. Info: Reed Stoops, 463-3223, by e-mail at reeds@alaska.net, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Frank Shorter Running Clinic - Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic marathon champion, will be hosting a running clinic at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at JRC/The Alaska Club. The fee is $5 for all Southeast Road Runners or JRC members or $10 for non-members. Info: Jamie Bursell, 789-5997.

• Cheerleading conditioning - Meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights during July at Glacier Valley School. Conditioning will begin for all girls interested in tryout out to be a Crimson Bears JV or Varsity high school football cheerleader. Team tryouts will be in early August for the upcoming season.

• Major League Baseball - Open tryouts: Major League Baseball will be conducting free open tryouts in Anchorage on July 30 at 9 a.m. at Mulcahy Stadium for players ages 15 to 23. Players are required to bring their own gloves, spikes, wooden bats, catcher's gear, etc. To participate, a liability waiver and release form must be signed by the player and parent or legal guardian. These forms can be obtained at the camp or on MLB.com. Info: Tony Wiley, twylie@alaska.net, or Walt Burrows, walt.burrows@mlb.com.

• Mendenhall Golf Course - Equipment sale and One Club Tournament: A used golf club and equipment sale will be held starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, to benefit the junior golf program. Please bring clubs, bags, apparel and balls to the Mendenhall Golf Course to have items checked in for the sale. The One Club Tournament will also take place this day. Info: Gordon Brunton, 364-3547.

• LIFE On The Move Volleyball - Registration is still being accepted for the July 25th-28th camp for middle school students and the Aug. 1-2 camp for high school students. The middle school camp will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. each day at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. The high school camp will take place from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. each day at the Dzantik'i Heeni gym. These free camps will focus on fundamental skills of passing, setting and hitting through drills and scrimmages. Info: Nikki Mealiff, 463-1700, Ext. 298.

• Alaska Department of Fish and Game hunter education course - This course takes place Tuesday through Thursday, July 26-28, and includes instruction on firearms safety and handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulation, hunter ethics and hunter responsibility. Successful graduates will be awarded a lifetime hunter education certification recognized throughout North America. This course is required to hunt in several Game Management Units throughout Alaska, especially for anyone age 16 or younger who wishes to hunt waterfoul on the Mendenhall Wetlands Game Refuge without adult supervision. It will take place at the Juneau Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range adjacent to the Juneau Gun Club from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day. All persons interested must purchace at $10 packet of study materials at the Douglas office of ADF&G or at the JHEF. The workbook must be complete prior to the start of the course. Info: ADF&G, 465-4265, or JHEF at 586-4101.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Thunder Mountain sports camps - Thunder Mountain sports camps feature a positive and fun environment and coaching from local coaches, high school coach and college coaches from throughout the country. The wee soccer camp runs July 11-15 for $75, the regular soccer camp runs July 18-22 for $100, the advanced soccer camp runs July 25-29 for $100 and the baseball camp runs July 25-29 for $75. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• 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 Archery Club youth shooting - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1, and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at jcooper@gci.net.

• 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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