JDHS spikers head to preseason warmup meet at Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball squad is in Ketchikan today and Saturday for the annual Jamboree, a final preseason warmup for Southeast squads.
The Crimson Bears will join host Kayhi at the meet, along with squads from Sitka, Haines, Metlakatla, Wrangell and Craig. No stats are kept at the Jamboree, where teams are able to test skills and lineups and get match experience before the regular season begins.
Juneau is coming off a 2003 season which saw a young varsity squad win the Region V-Class 4A title and finish fifth at state. That team featured a large group of first-year varsity players, who return in 2004 as varsity veterans.
The Crimson Bears open the regular season at home next weekend with Region V matches against Ketchikan. A full season preview will run in the Empire next week.
CCSL men's, women's soccer tournaments have started
The 2004 Capital City Soccer League outdoor season-ending men's and women's tournaments are underway.
The double-elimination tournaments started last week. The men's title game is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 29, at 5:15 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, with an if-necessary game on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. at Melvin Park.
Women's tourney play wraps up with the title game on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy. The if-necessary game would be on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m., also at Adair-Kennedy.
Complete schedules can be accessed on the Web at www.juneausoccer.com.
Peter's Two Steppers won the men's regular-season crown with a 10-3-1 record, good for 21 points. Pat's won the women's regular-season crown with an 11-3-1 record and 23 points. Complete standings can be found on the Scoreboard on this page.