Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7

• Juneau Freewheelers cycling club - Tour of Juneau: This annual three-day stage race includes the 5-mile Eaglecrest Hill Climb on Friday night, a 40-kilometer (25-mile) time trial on Saturday and the Auke Rec. Circuit Course Road Race on Sunday. An expert and a sport division is available for each race. For Friday's stage, meet at 6 p.m. one mile up Fish Creek Road (the road to Eaglecrest Ski Area) for a 6:30 p.m. mass start. For Saturday's stage, meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Douglas Bridge end of the North Douglas Highway for a staggered start that begins at 1 p.m. For Sunday's stage, meet at 9:30 a.m. at the totem pole at the Auke Recreation Area for a 10 a.m. race start (expert division course is eight laps for 48 miles total). Info: Dave Bartlett, 723-2973, or Jim Sheufelt, 463-1237, or on the Web at

• Territorial Sportsmen, Inc. - 59th Annual Golden North Salmon Derby: The derby weigh-in stations are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Amalga Harbor, Auke Bay and Douglas Harbor, with the packer open in the mid-morning through late-afternoon on the fishing grounds north of town. Derby tickets are available at several locations around town and they must be validated before you can fish. The derby raises money for college scholarships. Info: On the Web at

Saturday, Aug. 6

• Southeast Road Runners club - Frank Maier Marathon and Douglas Island Half-Marathon: Races start at Savikko Park in Douglas and follow an out-and-back course along the North Douglas Highway. The marathon (26.2 miles) starts at 7 a.m. with a 6 a.m. start for slower runners and a 6:45 a.m. start for wheelchair racers. The half-marathon (13.1 miles) starts at 9 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start for slower runners and an 8:45 a.m. start for wheelchair racers. Info: Bob Marshall, 586-6200, by e-mail at, or Deborah Craig, 586-6200, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

Saturday, Aug. 13

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears varsity hosts the Kenai Kardinals for a non-conference game in their season-opener at 8 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The Crimson Bears JV team hosts the Ketchikan King Salmon at a time TBA at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Southeast Road Runners club - Toilsome Twosome Traverse: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Sandy Beach in Douglas for a 9 a.m. race start. This is a two-person relay where teammates run the 5-kilometer Treadwell mine trails course in opposite directions. This fundraiser for the Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running team. Individual times will be kept, but awards are for male, female and mixed-gender teams. Info: Paul DeSloover, 586-6709, or by e-mail at, or JDHS cross country coach Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442, or on the Web at



• Juneau Youth Wrestling Club wrestling camp - This camp takes place Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4-6, at the Marie Drake gym. The camp will be led by Ohio State University assistant coach Ken Ramsey. There will also be other accomplished wrestlers from throughout the country at the camp. All sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a 30-45 minute lunch break at noon. Please bring a sack lunch. Total cost of the three-day camp is $20. Info: Eva, 789-9195.

• Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running practice - Practice starts at 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, with Aug. 1 being the first day. Practices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be at Juneau-Douglas High School, while Tuesday and Thursday practices will be on various trails around town. Please contact coaches Guy Thibodeau and Merry Ellefson for practice sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All athletes must have a current physical to practice and all athletes must have 10 practices before they can participate in a meet. Info: Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442, and Merry Ellefson, 586-1692.

• Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving practice - There will be a mandatory meeting for all JDHS students interesting in joining the swimming and diving team at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. All students should meet at the front door of JDHS at 2:15 p.m. Swim practice will be at 3 p.m., while diving practice will be at 7 p.m. Swimmers should bring dryland, swim workout clothes and completed physical screening form. Any student interested in springboard diving is encouraged to attend a meeting at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. Info: Swim coach John Wray, 789-1759, and dive coach Cathy Tide, 789-2815.

• Juneau-Douglas High School tennis practice - The Crimson Bears practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays on Aug. 1-23 and at 3-4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. The second practice time will be offered first to those students who work during the day. All incoming JDHS 9th-12th grade boys and girls are invited. Experienced and new players are welcome. Info: Amy Skilbred, 780-4649, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Youth Football League player and cheerleading registration and tryouts - Registration and tryouts take place on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. PeeWees (ages 8-10) registration is 9-10 a.m. and tryouts are 10 a.m.-noon. Juniors (ages 11-12) registration is 11 a.m.-noon and tryouts are noon-2 p.m. Seniors (ages 13-14) registration is 1-2 p.m. and tryouts are 2-4 p.m. Info: Robyn Holloway, 209-8473, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• JFYL cheerleading tryouts- Tryout clinics take place in August for girls interested in being Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears varsity or JV football cheerleaders. There is a parent meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Glacier Valley Elementary School gym. Tryout clinics take place from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 2-4, at Glacier Valley. Tryouts take place from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at Glacier Valley. Assessment clinics are 6-7 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 8-10, at the Riverbend School covered area. Late registration ends Aug. 10, team assignments are due August 14. Info: Julie, 789-7979, or Becky, 780-4292 or 957-2298.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation adult volleyball registration - The Juneau Parks and Recreation team registration takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, in the Assembly Chambers. Men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, located on the second floor of the municiple building, room 218. Late registration will be taken Friday, Aug. 12, at the Parks and Rec office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a $10 late fee charge. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

• JRC/The Alaska Club kids sports camps - Three kids sports camps take place on Mondays through Fridays in August. Soccer takes place Aug. 1-5, basketball goes form Aug. 8-12, and volleyball and wallyball plays from Aug. 15-19. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are open for children ages 5-12. These all-day camps take place at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club.. They are for kids ages 5-12 and space is still available. They are open to the public. Info: Jodee Goldsberry, 789-2181, or by e-mail at



• Juneau box lacrosse practice - Meet from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at Treadwell Arena in Douglas to learn about this version of lacrosse that is played inside a hockey rink. NHL greats Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux used to play box lacrosse in the summer and credit the game with sharpening their passing skills. The game is played on a concrete or artificial turf floor, and about 20 players are expected during each Wednesday's drop-in lacrosse session. Info: Jim Craig, 364-2393 (home) or 465-4236 (work).

• Thunder Mountain sports camps - Thunder Mountain sports camps feature a positive and fun environment and coaching from local coaches, high school coacesh and college coaches from throughout the country. The advanced soccer camp runs July 25-29 for $100 and the baseball camp runs July 25-29 for $75. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for experience and new players interested in playing golf. The league meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Mendenhall Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start. Golf club rentals are available and cost is $9.45 per round, plus tax. Please call ahead at 789-1221 at Mendenhall Golf Course. Info: Molly Wheeler, 780-5163; Donna Schultz, 789-3996.

• 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.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The Treadwell Arena will have summer drop-in activities will be as follows: Drop-in gym is Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drop-in Floor Hockey/Gym is Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., and Drop-in Roller Hockey is Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Schedules for summer drop-in activities are also available on our Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• Juneau Archery Club youth shooting - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1, and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at

• 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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