Sports In Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2001

Friday, Aug. 24

Juneau-Douglas High School football -- The Crimson Bears junior varsity team hosts the West Anchorage Eagles JV team at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Southeast Alaska Singles Championships tennis tournament -- Registration is open now for this tennis tournament, which takes place Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Valley location of the Juneau Racquet Club. Registration closes at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, and the draw will be posted at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. Players are allowed to enter in up to two divisions at $15 each (for example, juniors and men's). Info: Hassan Bani Saaid, JRC tennis director, 789-2181.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running -- Juneau Invitational: This is the only event Crimson Bears host all season. Girls race starts at 10 a.m., boys start at 10:45 a.m. at Treadwell Trails at Sandy Beach in Douglas. Course is five kilometers (3.1 miles).

Sunday, Aug. 26

Southeast Road Runners Club -- Nifty Fifty Relay: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Sunshine Cove Parking Lot for 9 a.m. race start. This is a two- or three-person relay, or a challenge for solo runners, covering 50 kilometers (31 miles). The first leg of this three-leg course will start in the Sunshine Cove area, then heads to the Windfall Lake Trailhead, about 10 miles up a rarely used section of Veterans Memorial Highway. The second leg follows the Windfall Lake and Montana Creek trails to the Montana Creek Trailhead, about 10 miles on trails. The final leg follows Montana Creek Road to the Dredge Lake area, around the East Glacier Loop and an associated trail near Backloop Road, then finishes near Skaters' Cabin, about nine miles along trail and road. There will be aid stations en route, and a 2 p.m. cut-off time. A barbecue follows the race. Info: Bob Marshall, 789-0148, or on the Web at (a course map is on the Web site).

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA high power rifle event: Registration 9 a.m., shooting starts 10 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Mile 2, Montana Creek Road. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or on the Web at

Meetings / Clinics / Announcements

Juneau Parks and Recreation youth basketball -- Registration for the 2001 youth basketball season is Aug. 13-24 at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. The fee is $35 per player and the league is open to players ages 6-18 as of Oct. 1. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are also needed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at

Juneau Waterfowlers' Fair and Shooting Clinic -- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Juneau Gun Club cohost this waterfowl hunting clinic at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Juneau Gun Club (Montana Creek Road). The clinic features presentations on hunting in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge, plus there will be a shooting skills clinic. The $10 fee includes the seminars, clay targets, patterning ammunition, and one box of steel-shot ammunition. Participants are encouraged to bring additional ammunition for more clay target practice. Lunch will be at the club. Info: Neil Barten, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4267.

Juneau Parks and Recreation PeeWee basketball -- A coordinator is needed for the peewee basketball program for players ages 6-7 as of Oct. 1. The program is run on Saturday mornings in a clinic format. The coordinator is responsible for instructing players on 10 Saturdays from Oct. 6 through Dec. 8. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth sports supervisor Myiia Whistler at 586-5226, or by e-mail at

Thunder Mountain Sports Camps lost and found -- All the lost and found items from the July sports camps are currently stored at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office. To claim an item, stop by the office at 155 S. Seward St. between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Be prepared to describe the item you are missing. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at

Zach Gordon Youth Center free sports physicals -- Karl Bausler, a physician assistant with SEARHC, will provide free sports physicals for high school athletes from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 21 and Aug. 28, at Zach Gordon Youth Center. Students who will be attending grades 9-12 at Juneau-Douglas High School are encouraged to call the youth center and make an appointment now, so they beat the annual fall sports physicals rush. These physicals include medical diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, evaluation and treatment of skin conditions, and required immunizations for hepatitis A and B, tetanus and tuberculosis testing. Current immunizations are required for school entrance. Incoming freshmen and new students to JDHS will need a parental consent form signed, which is available at the youth center. Info and appointments: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

Volleyball and basketball court rentals -- Court time is available on Saturday mornings at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Credit card payments are accepted by phone or at the community schools office (in the Harborview Elementary School basement). Office hours are from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Info: Joyce Kitka at Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation gym rentals -- Rental reservations for Mount Jumbo Gymnasium and Terry Miller Gymnasium will be accepted by the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. Mount Jumbo will open Sept. 4, and Terry Miller is open now. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the home of Kim and Barb Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way. Info: Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058.

Open Gyms / Scrimmages / Ongoing

Adult open volleyball/basketball gym -- Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (Aug. 24, Aug. 31 and Sept. 7) and on Sundays (Aug. 26 and Sept. 2) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym fee is $4. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Aug. 25, Sept. 1 and Sept. 8) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Ultimate Frisbee pick-up games -- Pick-up games will take place at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park from 7-10 p.m. every Sunday in August and on Sept. 2 and 30. Additional times may be announced as they become available. Players should bring a light and a dark shirt. The fee is $20 for new players and $10 for members of the Ultimte Players of Southeast Alaska. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678, or by e-mail at

Open roller hockey scrimmages -- Regular open roller hockey scrimmages for high-school age players and adults this summer are from 8-10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Glacier Valley Elementary School's outdoor covered area. Bring your own skates and sticks. Extra equipment and sticks is available, but limited. Info: Ben White, 789-2841, or by e-mail at

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

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