Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2002

• 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.

Saturday, Aug. 17

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Eaglecrest Road Race canceled: This event, which is on the club's master schedule, has been canceled due to road construction on Fish Creek Road (the road to Eaglecrest Ski Area). Info: SERR president Ken Maas, 789-5119.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - Cowboy Action Shoot: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road for 10 a.m. shoot start. New shooters are welcome, cowboy attire requested. Info: Buckskin John, 321-4032, or by e-mail at buckskin_john@yahoo.com.

Sunday, Aug. 18

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mendenhall Glacier Walk, this is a trek of moderate difficulty requiring ice ax, crampons and harness. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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 Department of Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration - Registration for Parks & Rec Youth Basketball League teams runs from Aug. 12-23 for players ages 6-18 (as of Oct. 1, 2002). The season features three preseason practices, a weekly practice and Saturday games from Sept. 30 through Dec. 14. Registration takes place at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, the Parks & Rec office on the second floor of the City Hall building downtown, or online at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/youinfo. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are needed for the season. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Mount Jumbo Gym rentals - The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation will take reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gymnasium starting on Monday, Aug. 12. The gym is open for rentals beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The cost is $27 per hour. The Mount Jumbo Gym is also open for preschool open gyms starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Preschool open gyms take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and they are open for children age 6 and younger. The preschool open gyms are free and parents need to stay at the gym with their children at all times. The Terry Miller Gym is currently open and available for rent. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Waterfowlers' Fair and Shooting Clinic - Meet at 9 a.m. at the Juneau Gun Club, off Montana Creek Road. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Juneau Gun Club cohost this annual event to help prepare local hunters for the upcoming waterfowl hunting seasons. Presentations will be on using decoys, how to prepare waterfowl for dinner, local hunting regulations, hunting on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge and practicing ethical hunting behavior. The event costs $10 and the fee covers the seminar, clay targets, patterning ammunition and one box of steel ammo for clay target shooting. Hunters may bring additional ammo. Info: Neil Barten of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4267.

• 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.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gym - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Aug. 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 foggymtn@alaska.net.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com.



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