Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2000

Today Aug. 4

Juneau Freewheelers' Association-Tour of Juneau stage race: Stage Three: 12-mile North Douglas Highway Time Trial. Meet at junction of Douglas and North Douglas highways (this is a change from previous announcements), race starts 6:30 p.m. at Kowee Creek Bridge. Entrants must be JFA members ($10 individuals, $15 family), and there is a $5 race fee. Racers must also have USCF membership (day passes available). Info: Dennis Travis, 789-7564.

Saturday Aug. 5

Juneau Freewheelers' Association-Tour of Juneau stage race: Stage Four: 35-mile Tee Harbor Road Race. Park at Lena Point Picnic Area (finish line) and ride bike to Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal Employee Parking Lot for race start at 10 a.m. Entrants must be JFA members ($10 individuals, $15 family), and there is a $5 race fee. Racers must also have USCF membership (day passes available). Info: Lou Edwards, 789-3345.

Southeast Road Runners-Frank Maier Marathon/Douglas Island Half-Marathon: Meet at Savikko Park in Douglas, marathon starts at 8 a.m. (7 a.m. early start for slower runners and walkers), half-marathon starts at 9 a.m. Marathon is a 26.2-mile USTAC-certified course following the Douglas and North Douglas highways to past False Outer Point and back to Douglas. Marathon entry fee is $20, with t-shirts and medals to all participants. Half-marathon is 13.1-mile course along Douglas and North Douglas highways. Half-marathon entry fee is $5 pre-registration and $8 day of race. Barbecue at the Sandy Beach finish line for all runners, post-marathon social at 6 p.m. at downtown Bullwinkles. Info: Ben Van Alen, 586-8322.

Doubles Beach Volleyball Tournament: Registration opens 9-9:30 a.m. at Sandy Beach, play begins at 10 a.m. Men's and women's divisions. Tournament entry fee $10 per person, event is fund-raiser for Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team. Info: Grace Gorman, 789-4658.

Juneau Sailing Club-2000 Rum Cup Challenge: Third round of four-round sailing event starts 10:30 a.m. Saturday near Mayflower Island in Douglas for an 18-mile sail to Admiralty Cove. Return of two-day event is Sunday with finish line at Sheep Creek, south of Juneau. Mandatory skippers' meeting at 8 a.m. at the Harbormaster's Office at Aurora Harbor. Handicapping system is used to equalize sailboat types and crew experience levels. Info: John Barnett, 364-2514.

All-Comers Track and Field Meet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Track. Register at 11:30. Events to be determined by participants. Info: Larry Atkinson, 789-5458 or 463-4876.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Saturday Hike: Meet at Eaglecrest Ski Area Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m. for a difficult 7-mile one-way hike to Naked Man lake, Mount Troy Ridge and Dan Moller Trail. Hike features 3,005 feet in elevation gain. Wear waterproof hiking boots, warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms, please. Info: 586-5226.


Juneau Youth Football League `draft' The tryouts and team draft for the Juneau Youth Football League's peewee, junior and senior divisions will take place for football players ages 8-15 on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The peewee division draft is at 10 a.m., junior division draft is noon and senior division draft is at 2 p.m. Players can register at 9 a.m. on Saturday (parents need to bring a copy of the player's birth certificate and a current physical is needed). Forms are available from 5-6 p.m. at the Adair-Kennedy football gear shed or at any branch of Alaska Pacific Bank. Additional tryout sessions are 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and noon on Saturday, Aug. 12. Info: Craig Dahl, 789-2286.

Juneau Youth Football League seeking coaches The JYFL is seeking both football and cheerleading coaches. Info: 463-1562.

JDHS swim/dive team practice The first day of practice for the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team will be on Monday, Aug. 14. The team is open to any JDHS student interested in swimming or learning springboard diving should have a physical before the first practice. Info: John Wray, 789-1759 (nights).

Adair-Kennedy field reservations open The improvements to the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park soccer/football field are complete and the new surface is available for reservations. The field is in high demand, so reservations are needed for rental time. Info: 586-5226.

Thunder Mountain Soccer Camp moved The Thunder Mountain Soccer Camp that earlier in the week had been taking place at Dimond Park has been moved. It is now taking place at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the new artificial turf. Info: 586-5226.

JDHS sports physicals available Sports physicals for Juneau-Douglas High School activities will be given at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons area. Info: Sandi Wagner, 463-1916.

SEARHC school physicals Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium physician's assistant Karl Bausler will provide free sports physicals for students planning on participating in Juneau-Douglas High School sports programs. The physicals will take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10; Tuesday, Aug. 15 and Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Before making an appointment, parents and guardians need to sign a waiver available at the center. Info: Wendie, 586-5305.

Men's and women's volleyball Juneau Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available now at the Juneau Parks and Recreation Office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building. Team registration will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Assembly Chambers, with late registration Aug. 11 at the office. Teams will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Info: 586-5226.

JYSF Commodore's Cup registration Registration forms are due by mail or phone on Wednesday, Aug. 9, for the Juneau Youth Sailing Foundation's 2000 Commodore's Cup races, nautical games and barbecue scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 13. Commodore's Cup sailing races open to youth Level 3 graduates only. Open races open Level 3 graduates, instructors and adult sailers. Info: Dan O'Connor, 364-3492.

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