Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 2

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears host the Palmer Moose in Railbelt Conference action at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The varsity game is at 8 p.m., with the junior varsity playing at 5 p.m. on the Reilly Richey Memorial Football Field.

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 2-3

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves in a two-day Southeast Conference series at the JDHS main gym. Times are TBA for the varsity, junior varsity and C team matches each day.

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Dimond Park Long Course mountain bike race: Course and times are TBA for this race near Riverbend Elementary School and Dimond Park. Info: Glacier Cycles, 789-7050, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/freewheel/.

Saturday, Sept. 3

• Southeast Road Runners club - Prostate Cancer Run and Walk for Men: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Riverbend Elementary School for an 8 a.m. race start. This event is a companion event to the "Beat the Odds" Women's Race Against Breast Cancer that takes place at 9 a.m. Courses include a 5-kilometer run and a 2-mile walk. Info: John and Peggy Ann McConnochie, 586-3641, by e-mail at jpm@gci.net, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

• Southeast Road Runners club - "Beat the Odds:" A Women's Race Against Breast Cancer: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Riverbend Elementary School for an 9 a.m. race start. This event is a companion event to the Prostate Cancer Run and Walk for Men that takes place at 8 a.m. Courses include a 5-kilometer run and a 2-mile walk. Info: George Elgee, 789-3178, by e-mail at george@ermcpa.com, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• UAS-HoopTime Basketball Coaching Clinic - The University of Alaska-Southeast and HoopTime are presenting a middle school and high school coaching clinic featuring Gonzaga University coach Jerry Krause on Friday, Sept. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The clinic will take place at the Lake Room, Mourant Building at the UAS campus. Cost is $15 and preregistration is required. Info: 796-6416 or rsvp@uas.alaska.edu.

• Juneau Billiard Association 8-ball League - The Juneau Billiard Association's 8-ball league is starting soon. The JBA is looking for pool players of all skill levels. Players can register beginning Sept. 15, 7 p.m. at either the Viking Lounge or Marlintini's Lounge. A second registration will be held Sept. 22 at the same time and locations. The 8-ball league will begin play on Oct. 6. Info: www.juneaupool.com.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation: volleyball referees needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for volleyball officials for the 2005 Men's and Women's fall seasons. League play begins Sept. 6. Officials are paid $9.36 per match. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226.

• Mudball Classic softball transportation - Softball teams and their fans planning to attend the Mudball Classic softball tournament Sept. 2-5 in Sitka should know there will be an Allen Marine charter from Juneau to Sitka that weekend. The boat will leave Juneau at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, and return to Juneau Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per person round trip. Payment is due by Aug. 24. Info: Kelly, 747-4700.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer registration - Registration for this fall's season takes place from Aug. 13 to Sept. 3 via fax, mail or drop-off. Forms will be available starting Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Parks and Rec office, Zach Gordon Youth Center at http://www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are needed, training is available. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5227.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The Treadwell Arena will be opening up with ice on Sept. 6. Beginning Aug. 20, people can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. On Sept. 1, Treadwell Arena will begin renting private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau-Douglas Ice Association youth hockey - JDIA registration is underway for hockey players ages 4-18 on the Web at http://www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice/. The fall season starts Oct. 3. Info: Becky Perez, 790-2955 or 796-8828 or by e-mail at perez4@acsalaska.net.

• Juneau box lacrosse practice - Meet from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays through the end of August at Treadwell Arena in Douglas to learn about this version of lacrosse that is played inside a hockey rink. NHL greats Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux used to play box lacrosse in the summer and credit the game with sharpening their passing skills. The game is played on a concrete or artificial turf floor, and about 20 players are expected during each Wednesday's drop-in lacrosse session. Info: Jim Craig, 364-2393 (home) or 465-4236 (work).

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for experience and new players interested in playing golf. The league meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Mendenhall Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start. Golf club rentals are available and cost is $9.45 per round, plus tax. Please call ahead at 789-1221 at Mendenhall Golf Course. Info: Molly Wheeler, 780-5163; Donna Schultz, 789-3996.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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.



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