SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2001

Today, 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: Keith Marshall, 789-0148 (home) or 789-8110 (work), or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/events.htm (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 http://go.to/jrpc/.

Saturday, Sept. 1

* Southeast Road Runners club -- Prostate Cancer Run for Men: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Mendenhall River Elementary School for 8 a.m. race start. Course is five kilometers (3.1 miles) and race is for men only (women see next entry). Race is a benefit for prostate cancer research. Info: Merry Ellefson, 586-1692, or John and Peggy McConnochie, 789-2181, or by e-mail at jpm@gci.net.

* Southeast Road Runners club -- 'Beat the Odds' Women's Race Against Breast Cancer: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Mendenhall River Elementary School for 9 a.m. start. Course is five kilometers (3.1 miles) or two miles for walkers, and race is for women only (men see previous entry). Race is to benefit breast cancer research. Info: George Elgee, 789-3178, or by e-mail at george@erfcpa.com.

* Juneau Yacht Club -- Rum Cup Challenge, Legs 7-8, Saturday and Monday: Final round of a four-round competition. Skippers' meeting 8 a.m. at Harbormaster's Office, Aurora Harbor, race starts 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mayflower Island, near Douglas Harbor. Saturday's leg finishes at Taku Harbor. Monday's leg starts at 10:30 a.m. at Taku Harbor and finishes near Sheep Creek. Info: John Stone, 364-4663, or on the Web at http://www.juneausailingclub.org.

Sunday, Sept. 2

* Juneau Alpine Club -- This week's trek is a 20-mile high-energy output overnight trip to Nugget Peak. Required gear includes ice ax, crampons and overnight campiing gear. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 789-9119.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

* Juneau Youth Football League -- A meeting for parents of all JYFL football players and cheerleaders who haven't already attended a parents' meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

* Juneau Parks and Recreation adult volleyball -- A meeting of team managers will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Commons. Each team must have one representative at the meeting to go over rules and scheduels, and each team with a representative will receive one victory in the standings. Officials for the 2001 men's and women's fall season are needed before league play starts on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Officials are paid $9.23 per match. 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.

* 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 Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

* 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 Tuesday, 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.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

* Adult open volleyball/basketball gym -- Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (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 (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 pvt@ak.net.

* 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 bengoalie11@aol.com.

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