Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2003

Today, 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.

Today-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 at

Saturday, Aug. 23

• Juneau Youth Football League - Round-robin jamboree: This is a season-opening jamboree for the lower divisions, with 30-minute mini-games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Pee-Wee Division games are Cowboys vs. Rams, 9 a.m.; Seahawks vs. Titans, 9:30 a.m.; Cowboys vs. Seahawks, 10 a.m.; Rams vs. Titans, 10:30 a.m.; Rams vs. Seahawks, 11 a.m.; and Cowboys vs. Titans, 11:30 a.m. Junior Division games are Broncos vs. Chiefs, noon; Steelers vs. Vikings, 12:30 p.m.; Broncos vs. Steelers, 1 p.m.; Chiefs vs. Vikings, 1:30 p.m.; Chiefs vs. Steelers, 2 p.m.; and Broncos vs. Vikings, 2:30 p.m. Senior Division game (each team gets 40 plays against the other) is Chargers vs. 49ers, 3 p.m.

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.



• 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

• Juneau Douglas Ice Association registration - The JDIA will hold registration for youth hockey, learn-to-skate and figure skating programs from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 and 13, at the Nugget Mall. Youth hockey is open for anyone ages 5-18. Learn-to-skate and figure skating programs are open to all skaters, including adults, older than 5 years old. Info: Jerry Nankervis, 789-0175, or Ken and Jeannette Collison, 790-2763.

• Juneau Waterfowlers' Fair and Shooting Clinic - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Juneau Gun Club will host a waterfowl hunting clinic at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Juneau Gun Club range on Montana Creek Road. This clinic costs $10 and will refresh hunters about waterfowl hunting regulations and hunting on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge, while explaining ethical hunting behavior. A shooting skills clinic also will take place. The fee covers the seminar, clay targets, patterning ammo and one box of steel ammo for clay target shooting. Shooters may bring additional ammo. Info: Neil Barten, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.

• Juneau Billiard Association registration - Registration is open now for the 2003-04 season and continues through Sept. 25 for the Thursday 8-Ball League. The 8-Ball season runs from October through April. There will be a Monday 9-Ball League and a Saturday Women's 8-Ball League with registration at a later date. Registration will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 and 25, at the Viking Lounge and at Marlintini's Lounge. Registration is $30, with those signing up after Sept. 25 paying a $5 late fee. Info: Ken Southerland, 723-5043, or Darcy Robinson, 723-9951, or on the Web 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.

• Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ration of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at

• Treadwell Arena summer programs - Through Friday, 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. The arena will be closed from Aug. 23 through Sept. 8, when it opens for winter programs. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at

• 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.

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