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SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, Aug. 23

• Healing Hand Golf Tournament - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is hosting an inaugural Healing Hand Foundation golf tournament at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at Mount Fairweather Golf Course in Gustavus. Golfers will meet for registration, auction tickets and breakfast at 6 a.m. at Don T. Statter harbor in Auke Bay. The catamaran will depart at 7 a.m. and arrive in Gustavus at 11:30 a.m. for first tee time. The catamaran will return to Auke Bay at 6 p.m., with dinner, an awards banquet and silent auction on the boat ride. Cost is $130 for golfers using their own equipment (range balls will be provided) and $150 for golfers needing rental clubs. Nongolfing guests pay $60 for the travel and meals. Registration is required by Aug. 15. For more information, contact Alan Travasso at 364-4458 or alan.travasso@searhc.org.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 23-24

• Annual Fireweed Classic Horse Show - The 2008 Fireweed Classic Horse Show, open to all breeds and abilities, will be held Aug. 23-24 at Fairweather Stables. Walk/Trot, English/Western Pleasure/Equitation, Reining and Trail classes will be offered. Championship Awards will be handed out for Halter, English and Western Pleasure. Registration deadline is Aug. 15. Register at www.hoofpicks.com or pick up an entry form at Fairweather Stables, 10012 Crazy Horse Drive. For more information, visit www.fairweatherstables.wetpaint.com, e-mail skyhigh426@yahoo.com or contact Jennifer High at 723-9700.

Sunday, Aug. 24

• Charity disc golf tournament - The Juneau Disc Golf Association will host a disc golf tournament fundraiser for the Gastineau Humane Society at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Aant'iyeik Park, past the ferry terminal, at the fields on the top of the hill across from Auke Village Recreation Area. Registration will be at 9 a.m. Tee off at 10 a.m. $20 entry fee with Mulligan's availabel for purchase. 36 holes will be played. For details, call 463-3353.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

• High school tennis team - High school students are invited to come out for tennis. All levels - beginners through tournament players - welcome. Practice will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at JRC The Alaska Club until school starts. Make sure your physicals are up to date. Call Amy at 780-4649 or e-mail askilbred@gci.net with any questions or work conflicts.

• High school cross country team - High school cross country teams from both schools practice 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Juneau-Douglas HIgh School commons until school starts. Make sure your physicals are up to date. For more information, call Merry at 586-1692 or Guy at 463-8442.

• High school swim, dive - High school students interested in joining the Juneau-Douglas High School swim and dive team can attend the first meeting at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the JDHS commons. Swim practice will be at 3 p.m. and dive practice will be at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Students should bring their completed physical screening form. All swim team questions can be directed to Jason Wilson at 723-7354 or Kathy Millhorn at 723-8075. Dive questions may be sent to Jamie Miller at 723-9792.

• Lowtide Ladies Golf Association - The Lowtide Ladies Golf Association is for women interested in playing golf. Beginners are welcome. Clubs and carts can be rented at the course. Play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. until Aug. 28. Golfers should contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221, Donna Schultz, 789-3996 or Lynne Gregg, 790-1960.

• Tuesday Night Best Ball Golf League - This fun golf competition is for men and women of all skills. Every person is selected to a team to compete for points in a best-ball format. Players pay greens fees and a $5 weekly entry fee. Prizes are awarded at season's end. Register at Mendenhall Golf or just join on any Tuesday night. Start time is 6 p.m. Info: Mike Strasser, 463-1252.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth outdoor soccer, start smart and Thunder Mountain sports camps registration - Registration is underway at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office, online, fax, and at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us, www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation men's & women's volleyball team sign-ups - men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available at the Parks & Rec office, on the second floor of the municipal building, Room 218. Team registration will be at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 7. in the Assembly Chambers. Late registration will be taken on Aug. 8 at the Parks & Rec office. League play begins Sept. 2, and 2008 team registration information is also available at www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/mwvolleyball.php. For more information, contact Parks & Rec at 586-5226.

• Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska - The Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska will hold league play will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. The league is open to players off all ages and ability levels. Info: David Job, 586-3845 or Andy White, 957-2985, rockstar_andy@yahoo.com.

• Capital City Soccer League - The Capital City Soccer League will be hosting a number of leagues this season:

Men's Competitive League - This division runs June through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Teams are sponsored by local businesses and there will be no draft this year.

Women's Competitive League - This league runs August through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Sponsor fee is $400 and player fee is $40.

Co-ed Masters - This is a pick-up league for players over 30. Experience varies. Games are played September through October. Fee is $20 and referees are not provided. Spring games will be played at the turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School.

Classic Women's League - This league is for new women players and experienced players who do not want to play in a competitive league. Games run from June to September. This is a great league for players who have never played before but want to learn. Fee is $50. For players ages 15 and up.

7-a-side Tournament - The annual 7-a-side tourney will take place in Juneau. This double-elimination tourney features 30-minute games. Individuals are placed randomly on teams with at least three members of each gender. Participation is open to players 16 and up of all skill levels. Games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Info: CCSL, 523-9196, www.juneausoccer.com.

• JDHS turf field available - The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for nonprofit youth groups, $10 per hour for nonprofit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. Info: Community Schools at 523-1773.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19 and older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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.

• JRC The Alaska Club Kids Camps - For ages 5-12, the camps are held all summer. There are one-week day camps for multi-sport: basketball, tennis, racball, soccer, games and outdoor activities. Open to the Public. The price with be 25 percent off starting June 23. Packets are available at www.thealaskaclub.com or either location. Info: 789-2181 ext 305.

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