Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, Aug. 20

• Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears football: The Crimson Bears (1-0) will host the Lathrop Malemutes (1-0) in a Railbelt Conference showdown this Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The junior varsity will take the field at noon with the varsity following at 3 p.m. Season ticket passes will be honored.

• Southeast Road Runners - Nifty Fifty Relay: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Cowee Creek, about 1 mile before Echo Cove boat ramp, for a 9 a.m. race start. The race is 50 kilometers (31 miles) over three legs, finishing near Skaters Cabin. This is a two- or three-person relay or an endurance race for one person. Info: Shawn Miller, 523-3035 or by e-mail at millersh@hotmail.com.

• Juneau Freewheelers cycling club - Dredge Lake mountain bike race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Dredge Lake Trails in the Mendenhall Valley for a 10 a.m. race start. Course is TBA. Info: Glacier Cycles, 789-7050.

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 26-27

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - The Crimson Bears host a Jamboree, featuring most of the Class 4A and Class 3A varsity, junior varsity and C teams from the Southeast Conference. Times and matchups are TBA at the JDHS main and auxiliary gyms.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Mudball Classic softball transportation - Softball teams and their fans planning to attend the Mudball Classic softball tournament Sept. 2-5 in Sitka should know there will be an Allen Marine charter from Juneau to Sitka that weekend. The boat will leave Juneau at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, and return to Juneau Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per person round trip. Payment is due by Aug. 24. Info: Kelly, 747-4700.

• Juneau Youth Hockey registration - Registration is underway for hockey players ages 4-18. Sign up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Treadwell Arena on Aug. 20, or online at http://www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglas ice at "Forms". The fall season starts Oct. 3. Info: Becky Perez, 790-2955 or 796-8828 or by e-mail at perez4@acsalaska.net.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer registration - Registration for this fall's season takes place from Aug. 13 to Sept. 3 via fax, mail or drop-off. Forms will be available starting Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Parks and Rec office, Zach Gordon Youth Center at http://www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are needed, training is available. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5227.

• Glacier Swim Club swimming clinic - Glacier Swim Club is offering a swimming clinic for children ages 6-11. The clinic takes place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Aug. 15, 17 and 19 at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Registration is $25 and forms are available at the pool. Info: Scott Griffith, 523-0840, or by e-mail at glacierswimclub@gci.net.

• Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running practice - Practice starts at 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, with Aug. 1 being the first day. Practices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be at Juneau-Douglas High School, while Tuesday and Thursday practices will be on various trails around town. Please contact coaches Guy Thibodeau and Merry Ellefson for practice sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All athletes must have a current physical to practice and all athletes must have 10 practices before they can participate in a meet. Info: Guy Thibodeau, 463-8442, and Merry Ellefson, 586-1692.

• Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving practice - There will be a mandatory meeting for all JDHS students interesting in joining the swimming and diving team at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. All students should meet at the front door of JDHS at 2:15 p.m. Swim practice will be at 3 p.m., while diving practice will be at 6:30 p.m. Swimmers should bring dryland, swim workout clothes and completed physical screening form. Any student interested in springboard diving is encouraged to attend a meeting at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. Info: Swim coach John Wray, 789-1759, and dive coach Cathy Tide, 789-2815.

• Juneau-Douglas High School tennis practice - The Crimson Bears practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays on Aug. 1-23 and at 3-4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. The second practice time will be offered first to those students who work during the day. All incoming JDHS 9th-12th grade boys and girls are invited. Experienced and new players are welcome. Info: Amy Skilbred, 780-4649, or by e-mail at askilbred@gci.net.

• JRC/The Alaska Club kids sports camps - Three kids sports camps take place on Mondays through Fridays in August. Volleyball and wallyball plays from Aug. 15-19. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are open for children ages 5-12. These all-day camps take place at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club.. They are for kids ages 5-12 and space is still available. They are open to the public. Info: Jodee Goldsberry, 789-2181, or by e-mail at jgoldsberry@thealaskaclub.com.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The Treadwell Arena will be opening up with Ice on Sept. 6. On Aug. 20 from noon to 4 p.m., people can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. On Sept. 1, Treadwell Arena will begin renting private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Adult Recreation Hockey - The Juneau Adult Hockey Association is currently accepting registrations through Aug. 26 of its fall season starting in September and running through mid-December. The JAHA offers leagues based on experience ranging from co-ed introductory to advanced and women's leagues. All play is non-contract and open to players 18-and-up regardless of experience. Registration instructions and forms are available at www.juneauhockey.org or at Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Info: www.juneauhockey.org.

• Juneau box lacrosse practice - Meet from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at Treadwell Arena in Douglas to learn about this version of lacrosse that is played inside a hockey rink. NHL greats Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux used to play box lacrosse in the summer and credit the game with sharpening their passing skills. The game is played on a concrete or artificial turf floor, and about 20 players are expected during each Wednesday's drop-in lacrosse session. Info: Jim Craig, 364-2393 (home) or 465-4236 (work).

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for experience and new players interested in playing golf. The league meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Mendenhall Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start. Golf club rentals are available and cost is $9.45 per round, plus tax. Please call ahead at 789-1221 at Mendenhall Golf Course. Info: Molly Wheeler, 780-5163; Donna Schultz, 789-3996.

• 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-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Juneau Archery Club youth shooting - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1, and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at jcooper@gci.net.

• 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.

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