Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2003

Friday-Today, 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

Today, 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.

Friday, Aug. 29

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears host the Dimond Lynx in a Cook Inlet Football Conference game, varsity at 8 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park (the JV team plays at Ketchikan on Saturday afternoon).

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 29-30

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - Jamboree: The Crimson Bears host the season-opening Jamboree, a mini-tournament featuring teams from around Southeast Alaska. Times are TBA at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Saturday, Aug. 30

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Eighth Annual Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: Meet at 7 a.m. at Mendenhall River School for an 8 a.m. race start. There is a 5-kilometer run course, or a 2-mile walk. This is an event for men and it is held in conjunction with the 'Beat the Odds' Run/Walk against breast cancer (see below). This race promotes education, awareness and prevention of prostate cancer. In conjunction with the race, a three-day men's health forum takes place from 5:15-6 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 26-28, at Centennial Hall. Tuesday's presentation is on halting alcohol, drug and tobacco use, abuse and addiction. Wednesday's presentation is on losing weight the healthy way. Thursday's presentation is about prostate cancer. Door prizes will be given out at these free seminar presentations. Info: John McConnochie, 789-2181 work, 586-3641 home, or PeggyAnn McConnochie, 586-3540 work, 586-3641 home.

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Twelfth Annual 'Beat the Odds' Run/Walk, a women's race against breast cancer: Meet at 8 a.m. at Mendenhall River School for a 9 a.m. race start. There is a 5-kilometer run course, or a 2-mile walk. This is an event for women and it is held in conjunction with the Prostate Cancer Run/Walk (see above). This race promotes education, awareness and prevention of breast cancer. Long-sleeve t-shirts are available for the first 500 women to register for the race. Info: George Elgee, 789-3178.

Saturday-Monday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Rum Cup Challenge, Round Four: The seventh and eighth legs of this eight-leg event take place on Saturday and Monday, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. This weekend's trip goes from Mayflower Island (by Douglas Harbor) to Taku Harbor on Saturday with a return trip on Monday. This is a distance of about 17 miles each way, and there will be a layover day on Sunday with games at Taku Harbor. This event is open to all single-hulled sailboats at least 20 feet long, including liveaboards, and a handicapping system is used to equalize the field. A mandatory skippers' meeting takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Aurora Harbormaster's office, with the race start about 10-10:30 a.m. from near Mayflower Island. Info: Damon Cruz, 790-4564, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

Sunday, Aug. 31

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - High-Power Rifle and Sporting Rifle: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road for a 9:30 a.m. shoot start. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or by e-mail at


• 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

• Capital City Soccer League women's indoor classic league registration - Sign up now through Sept. 20 for the CCSL's women's indoor classic soccer league, which opens play on Sept. 30. No experience is necessary and older women and new players are encouraged to join. Teams play one game a week on Tuesdays at the Mount Jumbo Gym in Douglas. Registration forms are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office, or on the Web at Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827.

• 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 programs - Treadwell Arena will be closed from Aug. 23 through Sept. 8, when it opens with ice 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.

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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