Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2003

Today, Aug. 10

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Tour of Juneau-Stage 3: Auke Rec Long Course Road Race: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Auke Recreation Area parking lot, then ride to the Auke Bay Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal for a 10 a.m. race start. This is a 52-mile road race that follows an out-and-back course along Glacier Highway to a turnaround near Echo Cove. This is a mass-start event that finishes by the totem pole at the Auke Rec picnic area. Info: Lou Edwards, 789-3345.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

• Juneau Alpine Club - Echo Cove Loop Trail Run, this is a moderate challenge trek. Call the trip leader for details and to RSVP. Info: Gerry Landry, 789-7058.

Friday, Aug. 15

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears host the East Anchorage Thunderbirds in their Cook Inlet Football Conference opener, junior varsity at 5 p.m. and varsity at 8 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Due to construction projects at Floyd Dryden Middle School, there is extremely limited parking at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The Juneau Youth Football League will be running a shuttle van from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. so people can park at the Church of Christ on Trinity Drive, Glacier Valley School, the Church of the Nazarene on Mendenhall Loop Road, or at St. Brendan's Episcopal Church on Mendenhall Loop Road.

Saturday, Aug. 16

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Eaglecrest Road Race and 1-mile: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Mile 0.5 Fish Creek Road (the road to Eaglecrest Ski Area) for a 9 a.m. race start. There is a 5-mile run (for runners age 14-older only) from the base of the hill to Eaglecrest Ski Area. There also is a 1-mile run (for younger runners, parents and speedsters) that starts in the Eaglecrest Ski Area parking lot. Info: Donna Hahnlen, 364-3376, or by e-mail at dhahnlen@gci.net.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Observation Peak climb, this is a high challenge trek and the group may camp on Saturday night. Call the trip leader for details and to RSVP. Info: Bill Scheding, 780-6894.

• Juneau Gold Miners' Posse/Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - Cowboy Action Shoot: Registration opens at 9 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road and shooting starts at 10 a.m. There will be long range rifle and Derringer sidematches after the main shoot on the main stages. New shooters and townfolk welcome, cowboy attire requested. Info: "Buckskin John" Barnett, 321-4032, or by e-mail at buckskin_john@yahoo.com.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 16-17

• Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska - Juneau Disc Games: This two-day event features individual and two-person team flying disc events (disc golf, distance and accuracy games) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Dimond Park. It also features an Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Sunday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, with registration at 10 a.m. Saturday's events are free. Sunday's Ultimate tournament costs $10 for Ultimate Players of Alaska/UPSEA members and $20 for non-UPA/UPSEA members. Info: Joe Sears, 790-3311, or by e-mail at joe@upsea.org.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau-Douglas High School swim team mandatory meeting and first practice - There will be a mandatory meeting for all JDHS students interested in joining the swimming and diving teams at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in Room 242 of the Marie Drake Building. The first swim practice of the school year is at 3 p.m. that day, and the first dive practice is at 7 p.m. Bring workout clothes and a completed school physical form. Info: JDHS coach John Wray, 789-1759.

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team first practice - Meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Bring workout clothes, a water bottle and a completed school physical form. Info: JDHS co-coach Sandi Wagner, 523-1580 (office) or 789-3421 (home), or JDHS co-coach Dale Bontrager, 586-3182 (home).

• HoopTime Basketball new gym meeting - HoopTime Basketball, a Juneau youth basketball program, is sponsoring a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Marlintini's Lounge to discuss fund-raising efforts for a private basketball gym in Juneau. This gym would be available to HoopTime Basketball, adult players and coaches. HoopTime Basketball has an option on a building that can serve as a potential gym, but needs to raise funds. The program has applied to the city for a facility construction permit and is waiting for word from the Planning Commission. A local video production company plans to film the gym construction for a documentary about the HoopTime Basketball program. Info: Edd Webb, 321-8836 (cell) or by e-mail at hooptime@gci.net.

• 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 http://www.gsc-swim.org.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration - Sign-up for youths age 6-18 will run Aug. 11-22. The season runs from early October through mid-December. The fee is $40 per player, with discounts for families with three or more children signing up. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are also needed. Info: Recreation supervisor Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - 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. Registration for the 2003 early winter season opened 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. 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 chris@jensenyorbalott.com.

• Meet NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek - Alaska residents can help raise money for two Sitka brothers seeking kidney transplants and meet NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek at the same time. Nemechek and his 2003 Monte Carlo will take part in a tour sponsored by Cellular One Alaska and the Children's Organ Transplant Association that includes a visit to the the Juneau Cellular One office (in the Nugget Mall) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. For a $1 donation, Alaska residents can buy raffle tickets with a chance to win a grand prize drawing for a trip for two to the NASCAR race in Phoenix on Nov. 1. The tour is raising funds to help cover transplant-related expenses for Zachary Swanson, 12, and his younger brother Joseph, 4, who have both been diagnosed with chronic renal failure and are awaiting kidney transplants at Seattle Children's Hospital. The brothers are the sons of Patrick and Jean Swanson of Sitka. Transplant expenses for the brothers are estimated at $150,000.

• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps lost and found - Lost and found items from the four Thunder Mountain Sports Camps held in July can be claimed at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office in City Hall through Aug. 31. If you think you lost something, contact Myiia Whistler at 586-5226.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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.

• Treadwell Arena summer programs - Through August 22, 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 (17 and under), $1.90 for seniors (65 and older). 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 http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Youth Football League cheerleading practice - Practice for peewee (age 8-9), junior (age 10-11) and senior divisions (sixth through eighth grade girls) is from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Glacier Valley School covered play area. Wear sweats (pants or shorts without zippers) and tennis shoes with good support. Bring a water bottle. Slots are still available but are filling fast. Sign-up is available at practice, or on the Web at www.juneau.com/jyfl/. Info: Senior Division cheer coach Michelle Workman, 789-1661.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association's Wednesday Doubles and Sunday Singles mini-tournaments - A weekly Wednesday Doubles and a Sunday Singles disc golf mini-tournament takes place at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday and 4 p.m. each Sunday (except when there are big JDGA tournaments) at the Dimond Park disc golf course. The cost is $2 per person, with a 100-percent payout. The Wednesday and Sunday mini-tournaments are open to all players. Partners for the Wednesday Doubles tournaments are chosen by a random draw. Info: J.D. Brown II, Juneau Disc Golf Association founder, 463-3353.

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