Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2004


• Juneau-Douglas High School football team - The first practice for the varsity and junior varsity Crimson Bears takes place at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. All potential players must have an up-to-date physical exam form on file to participate. The annual JDHS Red & White scrimmage takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the football field. Admission is free. Info: JDHS head football coach Reilly Richey, 789-4361.



Saturday-Today, 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

Today, 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

Friday, July 30

• Juneau Freewheelers cycling club - Jack and Jill Time Trial: Meet at 6 p.m. at the False Outer Point parking lot for a 6:30 p.m. race start. This event is for two-person teams, with one male cyclist and one female. One team member will ride from False Outer Point to the Douglas Bridge, a distance of about 12 miles, while the other rider will return to False Outer Point. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138, or

Saturday, July 31

• Southeast Road Runners club - Eaglecrest Road Race and 1-Mile Run: Meet 8:15 a.m. at the starting line at Mile 1 Fish Creek Road (the road to Eaglecrest Ski Area) for a 9 a.m. race start. There is a 5-mile course to the Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge, plus a 1-mile course for kids that starts and finishes at the lodge. NOTE: This race was originally scheduled for Aug. 14, but this event and the Treadwell Twosome Traverse originally scheduled for July 31 were switched because of time conflicts with the two race directors. Info: Donna Hahnlen, 364-3376.



• Golf Club and Equipment Sale - A used golf club and equipment sale to benefit the Juneau Junior Golf Club will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, from 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 Brunton, 364-3547.

• Juneau Parks and Rec Summer Youth Swimming Lessons - The final session of the summer youth and preschool swimming lessons will be held from 8-11 a.m. Mondays through Fridays from Aug. 2-13 at Augustus Brown Pool. Lessons cost $47.25 for the first child, $42.00 for additional immediate family members. Registration will take place July 28-30, continuing through Aug. 2 on a space-available basis. Forms can be picked up at the pool, or can be accessed on the Web at Info: Augustus Brown pool, 586-5325.

• 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 (preferred), or by cell phone at 723-2879 (after 5 p.m. only).



• 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.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.

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