Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, August 05, 2002

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.


• 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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