Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, August 30, 2002

Saturday, Aug. 31

• Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running - Juneau Invitational: See the top high school runners in Southeast Alaska. Girls start at noon, boys at 12:45 p.m., with both five-kilometer races taking place at the Treadwell Mine Trails course at Sandy Beach.

• Southeast Road Runners club - Seventh Annual Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: Meet at 7 a.m. at Mendenhall River Elementary School for 8 a.m. race start. This race is for men only and promotes education, awareness and prevention of prostate cancer. Courses are five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. Entry fees are $12 for adults and $8 for boys age 12-younger. This race is held in conjunction with the "Beat the Odds" breast cancer run for women. Info: John McConnochie, 586-3641 home, 789-2181 work, or Peggy Ann McConnochie, 586-3641 home, 586-3540 work, or by e-mail at jpm@gci.net.

• Southeast Road Runners club - 11th Annual "Beat the Odds" women's race against breast cancer: Meet at 8 a.m. at Mendenhall River Elementary School for 9 a.m. race start. This race is for women only and promotes education, awareness and prevention of breast cancer. Courses are five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. Entry fees are $18 for adults and $14 for girls age 13-younger, with long-sleeved shirts going to the first 600 entered in the race. This race is held in conjunction with the Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. Info: George Elgee of Glacier Valley Rotary Club, 789-3178, or by e-mail at george@erfcpa.com.

• Juneau Youth Football League - PeeWee Division: Seahawks vs. Cowboys, 9 a.m. Junior Division: Steelers vs. Broncos, 9 a.m.; Chiefs vs. Vikings, 11 a.m. Senior Division: 49ers vs. Chargers, 1 p.m.; Sitka Storm vs. Buccaneers, 3:30 p.m. All JYFL games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park fields (some games are on the baseball field). Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike - Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Salmon Creek Trailhead, near the Alaska Electric Light and Power Company powerhouse off Egan Drive about 2.5 miles north of downtown Juneau, for a hike along the Salmon Creek Trail to the Salmon Creek Dam. The trailhead is only accessible from the northbound lanes of Egan Drive. This is a moderate hike of seven miles round trip with an 1,100-foot elevation gain. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Saturday-Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - 2002 Rum Cup Challenge, Round 4 of 4: This is the final round of the summer series, and there is a wide-open race for some of the top places in the series standings due to earlier-race DNFs. Sailboats will sail from Mayflower Island (near Douglas Harbor) to Taku Harbor on Saturday, with the return race on Monday from Taku Harbor to Sheep Creek. Sunday's activities include fun and games at the Taku Harbor dock. There is a mandatory pre-race skippers' meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Aurora Harbormaster's Office. Races start at 10:30 a.m. each day and finish no later than 9 p.m. This is a laid-back sailing race open to all single-hulled sailboats 20 feet or longer. There is a handicapping system that takes into account if the boat is used as a liveaboard or is a racing sloop. Info: John Stone, 364-4663.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

• Juneau Youth Football League - Junior Division: Steelers vs. Chiefs, 6 p.m. All JYFL games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park fields (some games are on the baseball field). Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

• Juneau Youth Football League - PeeWee Division: Rams vs. Seahawks, 6 p.m. All JYFL games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park fields (some games are on the baseball field). Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Youth Football League parents' meeting - All parents of JYFL football players and cheerleaders need to attend a mandatory meeting, which takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Riverbend Elementary School Commons. This meeting will give parents a chance to ask questions about the league, get game schedules, give input to the JYFL Board and find out what's in store for your kids this season. Raffle tickets for the younger divisions will also be distributed. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the JAC headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters Cabin). Info: JAC headquarters, 789-7058.

• Juneau Soccer Club/Alaska State Youth Soccer Association coaching clinics - The JSC and ASYSA will co-host two clinics in September to help local adults earn their coaching licenses. The state "E" level course takes place from Sept. 3-12 and is the entry-level course in the U.S. Soccer Association's coaching curriculum. The fee for the "E" license is $100. The national "D" level course takes place from Sept. 3-22 and the fee is $200. Schedule information and class locations can be found on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.org. Info: Rod Flynn, 364-3772, or by e-mail at flynn@gci.net.

• Mount Jumbo Gym rentals - The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation will take reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gymnasium starting on Monday, Aug. 12. The gym is open for rentals beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The cost is $27 per hour. The Mount Jumbo Gym is also open for preschool open gyms starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Preschool open gyms take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and they are open for children age 6 and younger. The preschool open gyms are free and parents need to stay at the gym with their children at all times. The Terry Miller Gym is currently open and available for rent. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Volleyball/basketball court rentals - The Juneau School District Community Schools program has court rentals available at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturday mornings. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - The parking lot of the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Mile 1.5 Montana Creek Road, will have temporary closures over the two weeks starting on Thursday, Aug. 15, for paving. The parking lot and the range may be closed during normal working hours, but will reopen after 5 p.m. until the normal dusk closure. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation - Adult volleyball officials are needed for the upcoming 2002 men's and women's volleyball fall seasons. Play opens on Sept. 3. Officials are paid $9.36 per match. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gym - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Aug. 31; Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School are on hiatus until October. 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 gym - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (Aug. 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

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