Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2003

Today, Aug. 3

• Juneau Disc Golf Association - "Second of the First" Open Tournament: Registration begins at 9 a.m., tee-off is at 10 a.m. at the Dimond Park Disc Golf Course. This is a flying disc (Frisbee) golf tournament where pro division players can win cash and amateurs can win prizes. There are seven divisions - pros, men's advanced amatuers; men's intermediate amateurs, men's amateur's, women's advanced amatuers, women's amateurs and junior amatuers (15 years old or younger). Pros and men's advanced divisions play two rounds; all other divisions play one. Entry fees are $20 for pros and $10 for all amateur divisions. Info: Juneau Disc Golf Association, 463-3353.

Monday, Aug. 4

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears' annual Red vs. White preseason scrimmage takes place at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Admission is free.


• Juneau Youth Football League tryouts and registration - Meet at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park on Saturday, Aug. 9, for these annual tryouts. Pee Wees (ages 8-10) will try out from 9-10 a.m., Juniors (ages 11-12) from 10-11 a.m. and Seniors (ages 13-14) from 11 a.m. to noon. Please come early to register for the tryouts. Tryouts will also take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: JYFL player personnel coordinator Renee Cox, 789-4908.

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - Registration for the 2003 early winter season opens on Friday, Aug. 1, and continues through the month of August for JAHA's coed recreational hockey leagues. The early winter season runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15. This is a two-tiered league - with a division for experienced hockey players and one for older players or those new to the game. Both divisions are coed, open to players age 18-older and are non-checking leagues. There will be a special registration open house from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, at the Egan Room in Centennial Hall. Players who register after Aug. 31 will have to pay a late fee, or risk not being able to get onto a team. Info: Christopher Mertl, 586-3232, or by e-mail at

• Pipeline Skateboard and In-line Skate Clinic - The Pipeline Skate Park (Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation) is putting on a skateboard and in-line skate skills clinic Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, with a best trick competition on Wednesday. Registration should be completed before noon on Monday, Aug. 4. The camp will help kids develop and refine their skating skills, as well as teach safety and skateboard maintenance. The camp is designed for kids age 6-14, and costs $15 with lunch provided each day at noon. Kids should bring their skateboard or skates (a limited number are available if requested in advance), helmet and safety pads, and a water bottle if they want. Info: See Norman Flood III or James Johnson at the skate park, or call Kristi West at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-0456.

• Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team tryouts - The Juneau Tennis Association/JDHS tennis team will be holding tryouts on Friday, Aug. 8, at 3 p.m. at JRC/The Alaska Club's Mendenhall Valley location. Info: Coach Hassan Bani Saaid, 789-2181.

• Glacier Swim Club Age 8-Younger team tryouts - A tryout clinic to introduce young athletes to competitive swimming takes place from 4:30-5:15 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, Aug. 11-21, for swimmers age 8-younger at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. There will be a time trial from 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The clinic cost is $25 if paid by July 31, or $30 after Aug. 1. This clinic is for young swimmers ages 6-8 who already know some swimming basics. Older Glacier Swim Club members will help team coaches so each swimmer will get lots of individual attention. Info: GSC coach David Maker, 523-0840, or on the Web at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball registration - Team manager packets are available at the Parks and Recs office, Room 218 of the municipal building downtown. Team registration takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Juneau Assembly Chambers, with late registration Friday, Aug. 8, in the Parks and Recs office. League play opens on Sept. 2. Online information can be found at Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Treadwell Arena summer programs - During July (August schedule hasn't been posted yet), the arena is available for drop-in basketball from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; drop-in in-line skating from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays, and from 3-5 p.m. on Fridays; drop-in tennis from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; and drop-in in-line hockey from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rental times also are available from 7:30-10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In-line skating and basketball fees are $4 for adults, $2 for youth, $1.90 for seniors. Hockey and tennis passes are $5 for adults, $4 for youth and $3 for seniors. Court rentals for tennis and basketball are $20 per hour. Facility rental is $75 per hour or $500 for seven or more hours. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at

• 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.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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