Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Wednesday, July 23

• Gastineau Channel Little League baseball - Junior Division State Tournament: Game 5 (decides the state champion): Game 4 winner (Ketchikan) vs. Game 4 loser (Knik), 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park baseball diamond.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike - This week's hike is the Thunder Mountain Traverse. It is a difficult tour trip, recommended for experienced hikers only. Meet at the East Glacier parking lot at 9:15 a.m., and the group will carpool to the trailhead behind Glacier Valley School. Wear sturdy hiking or rubber boots (there are bound to be muddy patches) and warm layers of clothing, and be sure to bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

Saturday, July 26

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Mount Roberts Tram Race: 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 follow a course of about three miles that follows S. Franklin St. to Sixth St. and the Mount Roberts Trailhead, then up the Mount Roberts Trail to the cross above the upper station of the tram. The course has an elevation gain of about 1,800 feet from sea level with some steep inclines. Bring warm clothing (race officials will carry it to the top for you). Runners will receive a free tram ride down the mountain after the race. Info: Paul Dick, 586-3469, or Dirk Miller, 463-6751, or by e-mail at


• Juneau Youth Football League registration - JYFL representatives will be at Mendenhall Mall from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 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 board of directors vacancies - The JYFL needs to fill two spots on its board - a vice president and the Senior Division representative. Info: Janette Brakes, 789-2192, or by e-mail at

• Glacier Swim Club Age 8-Younger team tryouts - A tryout clinic to introduce young athletes to competitive swimming takes place from 4:30-5:15 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, Aug. 11-21, for swimmers age 8-younger at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. There will be a time trial from 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The clinic cost is $25 if paid by July 31, or $30 after Aug. 1. This clinic is for young swimmers ages 6-8 who already know some swimming basics. Older Glacier Swim Club members will help team coaches so each swimmer will get lots of individual attention. Info: GSC coach David Maker, 523-0840, or on the Web at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball registration - Team manager packets are available at the Parks and Recs office, Room 218 of the municipal building downtown. Team registration takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Juneau Assembly Chambers, with late registration Friday, Aug. 8, in the Parks and Recs office. League play opens on Sept. 2. Online information can be found at Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.


• 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 Youth Football League cheerleading conditioning sessions - The JYFL cheerleading program is holding conditioning sessions for all girls grades 9-12 interested in becoming varsity or junior varsity high school cheerleaders. Sessions are held from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Glacier Valley School gym. Tryouts for the cheerleading squad will be held on July 28. Info: Toni Petrie, 789-5983.

• 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.

• Treadwell Arena summer programs - During July, the arena is available for drop-in basketball from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; drop-in in-line skating from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays, and from 3-5 p.m. on Fridays; drop-in tennis from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; and drop-in in-line hockey from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rental times also are available from 7:30-10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In-line skating and basketball fees are $4 for adults, $2 for youth, $1.90 for seniors. Hockey and tennis passes are $5 for adults, $4 for youth and $3 for seniors. Court rentals for tennis and basketball are $20 per hour. Facility rental is $75 per hour or $500 for seven or more hours. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at

• 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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