SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Saturday, August 4

Frank Maier Memorial Marathon and Douglas Island Half Marathon: The annual marathon and half-marathon will take place on Douglas Island at Savikko Park. The marathon will start at 7 a.m. while the half-marathon will kick off at 9 a.m. There will be starts an hour earlier for slower runners. This is a USTAC-certified marathon. Shirts, custom awards for winners in the open and masters divisions for both races and a free BBQ are all part of the event. Info: Bob Marshall, 586-6200, runjuneau@gci.net.

Friday-Saturday, August 10-11

DHS Football: The Juneau-Douglas High School varsity and junior varsity football teams will open the 2007 season at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The junior varsity will play the Sitka Wolves at 7 p.m. Friday, August 10. It's Fan Appreciation Night so admittance is free. The Crimson Bears varsity team will open the regular season at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 11 against last year's small-school finalists Kodiak. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids.

Friday-Sunday, August 17-19

UAS High School Basketball Clinic: The University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center is offering a high school basketball clinic. The girls session will be held from 8 a.m. to noon with the boys session taking place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is for athletes entering grades 9-12. Instructors will feature Director of Basketball Operations at Gonzaga University Jerry Krause, former JDHS boys coach George Houston and UAS Recreation Manager Phil Paramore. Maximum player to coach ratio will be 8-to-1. Each session will include scrimmage games and players will receive individual skill assessments from coaches. Fee is $50. Info: Phil Paramore, 796-6545, phillip.paramore@uas.alaska.edu.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

JDHS cross country team practice: The Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team will start its season Monday, July 30, at 3 p.m. The team will meet at the high school's auxiliary gym. A physical is required to participate. Info: Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442 or Merry Ellefson, 586-1692.

JDHS swimming and diving practice: The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team will hold a meeting for all high school students interested in joining the team on Monday, August 6 at 2 p.m. in the JDHS commons. Swim practice will be 3 p.m. that Monday while diving practice will be at 6:30 p.m. Students should bring completed physical screening forms. Info: Swimming coach John Wray, 789-1759 (evenings), Diving coach Jamie Miller, 723-9792.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Volleyball: The Juneau Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available at the Parks and Recreation Office on the second floor of the municipal building, Room 218. Team registration will take place Thursday, August 9, at 5:15 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers. Late registration will be taken on Friday, August 10, at the Parks and Recreation office. League play begins September 4. Team registration information is available by calling Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

Treadwell Arena ice reopening: Treadwell Arena will open August 1 with ice. Rentals for the month of August will begin at noon Friday, July 13, in person at Treadwell Arena. Two rental hours allowed per person and a wait list will be taken. Unrented ice will be made available to those on the wait list. The August ice schedule will be available online July 20. Look for open stakes, stick and puck sessions, learn to skate and play programs and 4-on-4 leagues. Treadwell Arena will be open on a Wednesday-Sunday basis August 1 through September 1. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

Juneau Youth Football League registration: Registration for the Juneau Youth Football League begins Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field gear shed at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Registrations will be taken every Saturday through July at the gear shed. In order to register, the following documents must be provided: Completed and signed registration form, participant's sports physical signed by physician or physician's assistant and the registration fee. Registration forms can be found at www.juneaufootball.com. Info: JYFL, 635-4401.

Volunteer soccer coaches needed: Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches for the upcoming Outdoor Soccer Program. The season will run from July 7 to September 15. Persons knowledgeable about soccer, who enjoy working with youth, are encouraged to call Parks and Rec or drop by the office for more information. The commitment is no more than four hours per week and you must be at least 15 years old. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

JDHS turf field available: The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for non-profit youth groups, $10 per hour for non-profit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. To reserve the field, contact Community Schools at 523-1773.

Adult Soccer: The Capital City Soccer Leagues are currently starting for the summer. Info: CCSL, 523-9196 or www.juneausoccer.com.

Tuesday Best Ball Golf League: The 2007 Tuesday Best Ball Golf League, a fun golf competition for men and women, starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. Teams of golfers will compete for points in a best-ball format with cash prizes at season's end. Players pay green fees and a $5 weekly entry fee. No registration is necessary. Games end by 8 p.m. Competition is open to new players throughout the season. Info: Doug Belknap, 780-8602.

Kids Camp at JRC/The Alaska Club: The annual Kids Camp at the JRC/The Alaska Club will take place from June 4 to August 17 for kids ages 5-12. It is a multi-sport camp featuring tennis, basketball, racquetball, soccer, field hockey and other fun activities all day long. It is open to the public. Info: Gail O'Dell, 789-2181 x305

Juneau Women's Golf League: The Juneau Women's Golf League will play every Thursday, with a shotgun start at 6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. The league is looking for women interested in playing golf. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Clubs and carts can be rented at the course. League play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. through August 16. Golfers should contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221, Donna Shultz at 789-3996 or Lynne Gregg at 790-1960.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

Dzantik'i Heeni open gym: Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

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.

Evening masters swimming program: The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

Basketball/volleyball court rentals available: The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

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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