Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003

Friday, Aug. 22

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears host the Palmer Moose in a nonconference game, junior varsity at 5 p.m. and varsity at 8 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 22-24

• Golden North Salmon Derby - The 57th annual salmon derby runs from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, with some validation stations open during the morning only. The derbies weigh-in stations are at Amalga Harbor, Auke Bay, Douglas Harbor, Tee Harbor and a packer boat anchored near South Shelter Island. All fish must be weighed in by 6 p.m. on Sunday, and the packer boat must be back to Auke Bay by that time. Derby tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children age 12-younger. Complete rules and more derby information can be found on the Web at or on the Juneau Empire's salmon derby page

Sunday, Aug. 24

• Southeast Road Runners club - Nifty Fifty Relay: This 50-kilometer relay race for two or three runners has been canceled for the 2003 running season. It will return in 2004 with a revamped route.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association - 'Third of the First' open disc golf tournament: Pro, advanced amateur and intermediate amateur players meet at 9 a.m. at the Dimond Park Disc Golf Course for a 10 a.m. tee-off, while men, women and junior amateurs meet at 12:30 p.m. for a 1 p.m. tee-off. The second round for pro, advanced amateur and intermediate amateur players also tees off at 1 p.m. Pros will complete two rounds with a $20 entry fee. Advanced amateur and intermediate amateur players will play two rounds with a $10 entry fee. Men, women and junior (age 15-younger) amateurs will do one round with a $10 entry fee. The pros will win cash and the amateurs will win prizes. Info: J.D. Brown, founder Juneau Disc Golf Association, 463-3353.


• 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

• 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

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - 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. New this year is a women's league, designed for novice and intermediate players who don't want to compete in the coed 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

• 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.

• Klondike 'Trail of '98' International Road Relay - Local runners who haven't found a Klondike team or local teams seeking Klondike runners can contact the Southeast Road Runners Club for a match. The race starts Sept. 5 in Skagway and finishes Sept. 6 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The SERR Web master will post messages about Klondike teams and runners on the social page of the SERR Web site. Info: SERR Web master Doug Jones, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• Juneau Youth Football League seeking equipment volunteer - The JYFL is seeking a volunteer to assist the Chair of Equipment. The assistant will be part of a three-person crew that will issue gear, keep track of inventory and procure equipment necessary to the program. Info: Janette Brakes, 789-2192 or


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• 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 Aug. 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

• Juneau Parks and Recreation - Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym - An open gym for young children (age 1-6) and their parents or caregivers, held every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Mt. Jumbo Gym, 909 4th Street in Douglas. Balls, mats, tricycles, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system available to use. A ratio of four children to one adult must be met. There is a $1 per child per day participation fee, and "buy 10/get one free" punchcards will be available. Payment can be made with cash or check at the gym. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• 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.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association's Sunday Singles mini-tournaments - A weekly Sunday Singles disc golf mini-tournament takes place at 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 Sunday mini-tournaments are open to all players. Info: J.D. Brown, Juneau Disc Golf Association founder, 463-3353.

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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