Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2002

Saturday-Today, Aug. 3-4

• Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron - Rum Cup Challenge races, Round 3: Two-day event features a run from Mayflower Island (Douglas Harbor) to Point Hilda on Saturday and a run from Point Young to Sheep Creek on Sunday. There will be a beach bonfire Saturday night at the anchorage due west of Admiralty Cove in Young's Bay. Racing starts at 10 a.m. each day and is open to any single-hulled sailboat at least 21 feet long. A handicapping system is used so liveaboards can compete with racing sailboats. Sailboats must complete at least four of the eight legs of the series in order to be ranked in the final point standings. There is a mandatory pre-race captain's meeting at 8 a.m. at the Aurora Harbormaster's office. Info: John Stone, 364-4663, Chris Miller, 789-3546, or on the Web at (then click Sailing Squadron link).

• Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska - UPSEA Invitational Tournament has been canceled: Instead of the tournament, there will be a two-day gathering of local Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The tourney was supposed to features teams from Juneau and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, but the Whitehorse squad canceled at the last minute. There will be pick-up games on both days, along with instruction in the sport, which is like Frisbee football. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-4468 (fax) or by e-mail at or on the Web at

Friday, Aug. 9

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Tour of Juneau-Blueberry Hill Climb: Meet at 5:30 p.m. on Douglas side of Douglas Bridge for a 6:30 p.m. race start. Course is to the top of Blueberry Hill (distance TBA). This has been a mass-start hill climb in past years, but may be run with an interval start this year. This is a location change from the usual Eaglecrest Hill Climb due to road construction. Info: Lou Edwards, 789-3345, or Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Saturday, Aug. 10

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears open their season against the Kenai Central Kardinals in a non-conference game, junior varsity 5 p.m. and varsity 8 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Tour of Juneau-False Outer Point Time Trial: Meet at 9 a.m. at the False Outer Point parking lot for a 10 a.m. race start. Course is 9.9 miles along North Douglas Highway, with riders leaving in 30-second intervals. Info: Lou Edwards, 789-3345, or Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Treadwell Twosome Traverse: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Savikko Park in Douglas for a 9 a.m. race start. This two-person relay is a fund-raiser for the Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running teams. Runners will complete a five-kilometer course (3.1 miles) along the Historic Treadwell Gold Mine Trails, with partners heading in opposite directions around the same loop. Individual times will be kept for Empire Cup points, but the team times will be used for awards. Categories are for male, female and mixed teams. Info: Paul DeSloover, 586-6709, or Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Trail maintenance day on the Granite Creek Basin Trail in conjunction with Trail Mix. Info: Group leader Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211, or on the Web at

Sunday, Aug. 11

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Tour of Juneau-Auke Rec Long Course Road Race: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Auke Village Recreation Area parking lot for 10 a.m. race start. Course is 37.5 miles to the end of Glacier Highway and back. Tour of Juneau awards to be presented after the race. Info: Lou Edwards, 789-3345, or Dave Ringle, 790-7249.


• JYFL registration and tryouts - Registration and tryouts for the Juneau Youth Football League will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, or at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, for all divisions. Players only need to attend one of the three sessions. If you are a returning player and wish to stay on the same team please call 789-3001 and inform JYFL of your decision. You must have a current physical, the registration form and registration fee. If you are new to the JYFL, a copy of your birth certificate is needed at time of registration. If you are unable to attend tryouts you can still register by mail and you will be placed on a team. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Web site, Info: JYFL, 463-3001.

• Juneau-Douglas High School Swimming & Diving first practice - All JDHS students, grades 9-12, who are interested in participating in the swimming and diving program should report to Room 300 in Marie Drake at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, for a meeting. Swim practice will be held afterward, with diving practice at 7:15 p.m. the same day. The 2:30 p.m. meeting is for all swimmers and divers. Prospective swimmers and divers must have a current physical examination on file in order to participate. Info: coach John Wray, 789-1759.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Monthly meeting, meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the JAC Headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters Cabin). Info: JAC HQ, 789-7058, 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 Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building downtown. Team registration takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Assembly Chambers. Late registration takes place on Friday, Aug. 9, in the Parks and Rec office. Teams will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Summer physicals for Juneau-Douglas High School athletes - Sports physicals for high school athletes are available at Zach Gordon Youth Center from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting on July 16. Carl Bausler, who works at the Juneau-Douglas High School Teen Health Center during the school year, gives the free physicals during the summers at Zach Gordon. The service is available to incoming freshmen and returning high school students only. Parents or guardians need to sign a consent form before the physical, which is available at Zach Gordon. All high school athletes need to have current physicals on file before being allowed to participate in team practices. Appointments are needed for each physical. Info and/or appointments: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay: Team packets and race finisher certificates for Juneau riders have been delivered to the Foggy Mountain Shop. Contact the shop to see if your team's packet from the June 15 race has been picked up. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.


• Youth open gym - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Aug. 10, 17 and 24) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School are on hiatus until the school year starts again in the fall. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Weekly women's training rides take place on Wednesdays, with alternating weeks riding from downtown and the Valley. Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at either the downtown or Valley locations of the Juneau Racquet Club. Info: Betsy Fischer, 586-6780 work, or 789-2033 home, or

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