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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Friday-Sunday, July 28-30

• Singles Summer Slam Tennis Tournament - This singles tennis tournament is organized by adult players and hosted by the JRC/The Alaska Club to benefit the Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team. There will be men's and women's singles tournaments with three different skills division. Cost is $10 for JRC/The Alaska Club members and $15 for non-members. Registration deadline is July 25 at the JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. Info: Mona Yarnall, 789-0263.

• Alaska Little League Junior Softball State Championship - This best-of-three state championship tournament between Juneau and Nunaka Valley will take place Friday through Sunday at Melvin Park. On Friday, opening ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. with the game starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday, first pitch is 2 p.m. while Sunday's game, if necessary, will take place at 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 29

• Dimond Park Short Course Mountain Bike Race - The Juneau Freewheelers are sponsoring the Dimond Park Short Course Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 and the race takes place at Dimond Park. Info: Scott Yarnall, 789-0263.

• Juneau One Club Championship and Used Golf Equipment Sale - The Juneau One Club Championship and Used Golf Equipment Sale will be held Saturday, July 29, at the Mendenhall Golf Course from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prizes for first, second and third place, closest to the pin and a drawing for a round trip flight to Gustavus or Haines or Wings of Alaska. Bring used golf equipment that is no long used to the sale. Info: Gordon Brunton, 364-3547.

• Sequence Skateboarding Competition - The Pipeline Skate Park and Sequence Board Shops present a skateboarding competition on Saturday, July 29. Warm-ups at 1 p.m. with the competition beginning at 2 p.m. To sign up, pick up a waiver at Sequence Board Shops at either location. Registration accepted at Sequence Board Shops through July 28 or until 1 p.m. at the Skate Park the day of the event. Helmet use is required. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-0463 or Sequence Board Shop, 586-4800 or 789-0770.

Saturday, Aug. 5

• Frank Maier Marathon and Douglas Island Half-Marathon - The 15th annual Frank Maier Memorial Marathon and Douglas Island Half Marathon will take place Saturday. The marathon starts at 7 a.m. while the half-marathon starts at 9 a.m. There are earlier start time available for slower runnrs. Cost is $30 for the marathon or $15 for the half-marathon. Race day registration for the half-marathon is $18. Info: Bob Marshall, 586-6200, runjuneau@gci.net.

August 8-15

• Chilkoot Trail Hike - SAGA's Eagle Valley Center will be leading a hike of the historic gold rush trail of 1898 for youth and teens ages 14-16. The cost is $395 per person and includes meals, supervision, trail permits, ferry north and south, shuttle to trailhead, White Pass and Yukon Route train rides. Info: 789-7035 evally@servealaska.org.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Alaska Wrestling Camp of Champions - The Juneau Youth Wrestling Club is sponsoring the Alaskan Camp of Champions with Ken Ramsey, Jr., head coach at Embry-Riddle University at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Aug. 3-5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Ramsey was an assistant coach at Ohio State for 11 years, coached more than 20 All-Americans and helped the team rank fifth in all-time wins and earn the most takedowns in a single season. Camp will focus on toss, turn and pin, intensive technique and competition and intensive leg attacks and takedowns. Wrestlers in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. Cost is $20. Please bring a sack lunch. Wrestlers younger than grade 6 must have an adult accompany them for all the sessions. Info: Lee Kadinger, 723-2879, kadingerl@hotmail.com.

• JDHS swimming and diving meeting - There will be a mandatory meeting for all high school students interested in joining the JDHS swimming and diving team on Monday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. All students should meet at the front door of the JDHS commons at 2 p.m. Swim practice is at 3 p.m. on that Monday while diving practice will be at 7 p.m. Swimmers should bring dry land and swim workout clothes and a completed physical screening form. Info: John Wray (evenings), 789-1759.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation volleybal packets available - Juneau Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available at the Parks and Recreation office, located on the second floor of the municipal building, Room 218. Team registration will be conducted on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 5:15 p.m. in the assembly chambers. Late registration will be taken Friday, Aug. 11, at the Parks and Recreation office. League play begins Sept. 5. Registration information can be found at www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/mwvolleyball.php. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• JDHS tennis team practice - The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team will begin practice on Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to noon at JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. Attending each practice is important to be considered for travel to the Fairbanks Invitational on Aug. 25. JRC/The Alaska Club membership is not required, however, a sports physical is required. Info: Amy Skilbred, 780-4649.

• JDHS cross country practice - The Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team will begin practice on July 31. Practices are 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays. A current physical is needed to practice. Info: Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442, or Merry Ellefson, 586-1692

• Juneau Youth Football League registration - Registration to play in the Juneau Youth Football League will take place on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field gear shed at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Only completed registrations will be accepted. Completed registrations include form, fee and physical. Info: JYFL, 209-8437.

• Ultimate Frisbee pickup games - On Sundays in August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be ultimate frisbee pickup games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Beginners are welcome. Info: Cody Bennett, 790-2639, 790cody@gmail.com, or Mona Yarnall, 789-0263, moyarnall@gmail.com.

• Football officials needed - The Juneau-Douglas Officials Association is looking for individuals to be football officials. Officiating is a great way to not just watch the games, but to become an active participant in them. Officials are responsible for both Juneau Youth Football Association games and the Juneau-Douglas High School games. The first meeting for the year is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, at the large conference room in the downtown library. Info: Juneau-Douglas Officials Association, 789-3852.

• High School Volleyball Clinic - The high school volleyball clinic for students in grades 9-12 will take place July 28-30 at the University of Alaska Southeast recreation center. All sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is July 19 and forms can be printed at www.uas.alaska.edu/rec/ or mailed and faxed in. Fee is $100. Info: Phil Paramore, 796-6545, phil.paramore@uas.alaska.edu.

• Kids' Camps at JRC/The Alaska Club valley location - Camps will be going on through August 18 at the JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. Day camps for youth ages 6-12 include different activities such as tennis, racquetball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, frisbee golf, step aerobics and more. Info: 789-2181 x305.

• Women's Classic Soccer League - The Women's Classic Soccer League, sponsored by the Capital City Soccer League, will start in early July. No previous soccer experience is necessary while new and older players are welcome to join. Games are once a week and usually on Sundays or Mondays. Info: CCSL, 523-9196 or admin@juneausoccer.com.

• Treadwell Arena Summer Schedule - Treadwell Arena will host a variety of summer activities this season, which will run from June 5 to August 11. There will be open gym Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be drop-in lacrosse from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Drop in roller hockey for kids 12 and under will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by roller hockey for athletes 13 and older from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every Friday night, there will be disco roller rink form 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Info: 586-0410 or www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink.

• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration has begun for Thunder Mountain Sports Camps. Thunder Mountain Sports Camps have put on soccer and baseball camps for Juneau Parks and Recreation for the last 16 years. The camps feature a positive environment along with instruction from local coaches, along with high school and college coaches from the Lower 48. There is the Regular soccer camp on July 31-August 4. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Volunteer soccer coaches needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is looking for people who are knowledgeable about soccer and enjoy working with youth to be soccer coaches. Interested coaches need to file a volunteer application and a copy of an Interested Persons Report. Coaches may be at least 15 years old. The season runs from July 8 to September 16. The commitment is no more than four hours per week. Teams usually have one weekday practice and one Saturday game. Info: Andrea Carioti, 586-5226.

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for women interested in playing golf. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Clubs and carts can be rented at the Mendenhall Golf Course. League play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. Golfers may want to contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221; Donna Schultz, 789-3996; Lynne Gregg, 790-1960.

• Juneau Youth Football League volunteers needed - The Juneau Youth Football League is looking for volunteers to fill coaching and board vacancies. If you are interested in working with some of Juneau's young athletes or help shape youth football in Juneau, this would be the position for you. Info: Robyn Holloway, 209-8437.

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