Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2004


• Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running team - The team's first meeting takes place at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, at the JDHS commons. Runners must have an up-to-date physical exam form on file to practice, but all interested students should attend for an informational meeting. Info: coach Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442.

• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps lost and found - Items left at the field during July's Thunder Mountain Sports Camps can be picked up Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office in downtown Juneau at 155 S. Seward Street. For more information or to identify an item, call 586-5226.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Department survey - Juneau Parks and Rec invites sports participants and parents to complete an Internet survey about P&R sports programs. To combat declining participation the department is considering changing when sports are offered through the year, and it is seeking public feedback. The survey can be found on the Web at Hard copies can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office in City Hall or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Recreation supervisor Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or



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.



• 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 Monday, Aug. 9 (Note new day and time), at the football field. Admission is free. Info: JDHS head football coach Reilly Richey, 789-4361.

• 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 takes 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.

• Juneau Youth Football League cheerleading - Summer conditioning for the JYFL cheerleading program takes place from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday at the Riverbend Elementary School gym. Tryouts for the Juneau-Douglas High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleading teams take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Riverbend. Info: JYFL cheerleading coach Michelle Workman, 789-1661.

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

• Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team - A mandatory meeting for athletes hoping to compete for the Crimson Bears this year takes place at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, at the JDHS Commons. All students must bring an up-to-date physical exam form to the meeting, and the team's first practice starts at 3 p.m. on Aug. 9. Info: JDHS swim coach John Wray, 789-1759 (nights).

• 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.



• 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

• 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.

• 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.

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