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SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 2-5

• Power-skating, stick-handling camp - The Juneau Douglas Ice Association will host Kim Muir, skating instructor for the Detroit Red Wings, along with two of her instructors, in a four-day power-skating and stick-handling camp for kids and adults Sept. 2-5 at the Treadwell Arena.

Stick-handling will be taught by Muir's instructors. According to Muir, her clinics are designed for travel hockey players only. Because there are various circumstances that prevent you from playing at this caliber, my requirements are for you to be able to perform 1) hockey stop on both sides and 2) backwards cross-overs. This requirement applies to mites too.

The high school camp will be 3:30-5 p.m. each day. Mites and Squirts are 5:15-6:45 p.m. Pee Wees and Btms are 7-8:30 p.m., and adults will be 8:45-10:15 p.m. Call Muir at 360-790-7652 or e-mail k.muir@hotmail.com for more information. Cost is $200 per student. Info: 586-0410.

Sunday-Wednesday, Sept. 7-10

• Juneau Youth Wrestling Tornados Wade Schalles Clinic - Juneau Youth Wrestling will offer a Tornados Wade Schalles Clinic for ages 8 to adult Sept. 7-10 at the Gymnastics Academy. There will be two clinic sessions on Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., and evening sessions Sept. 8-10, 6:15-8:30 p.m. A one-time fee of $20 is payable at the door. MMA are welcome. Schalles is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most wins and pins of anyone who has ever wrestled. He is an outstanding clinician and motivational speaker. Info: Bob Koenitzer at 586-2990.

Friday, Sept. 12

• Juneau vs. North Pole football games - Junior varsity plays at 4 p.m. Varsity plays at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: info@juneaufootball.com.

Friday, Sept. 19

• Juneau vs. Lathrop football games - Junior varsity plays at 4 p.m. Varsity plays at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Info: info@juneaufootball.com.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Capital City Soccer League - The Capital City Soccer League will be hosting a number of leagues this season:

Men's Competitive League - This division runs June through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Teams are sponsored by local businesses and there will be no draft this year.

Women's Competitive League- This league runs August through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Sponsor fee is $400 and player fee is $40.

Co-ed Masters - This is a pick-up league for players over 30. Experience varies. Games are played September through October. Fee is $20 and referees are not provided. Spring games will be played at the turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School.

Classic Women's League - This league is for new women players and experienced players who do not want to play in a competitive league. Games run from June to September. This is a great league for players who have never played before but want to learn. Fee is $50. For players ages 15 and up.

7-a-side Tournament - The annual 7-a-side tourney will take place in Juneau. This double-elimination tourney features 30-minute games. Individuals are placed randomly on teams with at least three members of each gender. Participation is open to players 16 and up of all skill levels. Games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Info: CCSL, 523-9196, www.juneausoccer.com.

• High school tennis team - High school students are invited to come out for tennis. All levels - beginners through tournament players - welcome. Practice will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at JRC The Alaska Club until school starts. Make sure your physicals are up to date. Call Amy at 780-4649 or e-mail askilbred@gci.net with any questions or work conflicts.

• High school cross country team - High school cross country teams from both schools practice 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons until school starts. Make sure your physicals are up to date. For more information, call Merry at 586-1692 or Guy at 463-8442.

• High school swim, dive - The Juneau-Douglas High School swim team will practice at 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and the dive team will practice at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Students should bring their completed physical screening form. All swim team questions can be directed to Jason Wilson at 723-7354 or Kathy Millhorn at 723-8075. Dive questions may be sent to Jamie Miller at 723-9792.

• JDHS turf field available - The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for nonprofit youth groups, $10 per hour for nonprofit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. Info: Community Schools at 523-1773.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer registration - Registration is underway at the Juneau Parks and Rec office, online, through fax or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us or www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball team sign-ups - men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, on the second floor of the municipal building, Room 218. Team registration will be at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 7. in the Assembly Chambers. Late registration will be taken on Aug. 8 at the Parks and Rec office. League play begins Sept. 2, and 2008 team registration information is also available at www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/mwvolleyball.php. For more information, contact Parks and Rec at 586-5226.

• Treadwell Ice Arena open - With a limited weekly schedule, the arena is open Wednesday-Sunday and closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Open skating, pond hockey and Stick N' Puck times will be offered. Fees vary based on skating session. Open skate is $4 adults, $3 youth. Skate rental is $2. Pond hockey and Stick N' Puck are $5 adults and $4 youth. Full hockey gear required. Private hourly ice rental is available for a special August-only rate of $125. Adult Learn to Play (full gear required) on Sundays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, and Sept. 7. Fees are $42. Parent/tot open skate and skating lessons are on Thursdays, Aug. 21 and 28. Cost is $25 for two weeks or $15 to drop in. Fees include admission, skate rental and a 30-minute lesson for one adult and one child. For details, call 586-0410 or visit www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink.

• Tuesday Night Best Ball Golf League - This fun golf competition is for men and women of all skills. Every person is selected to a team to compete for points in a best-ball format. Players pay greens fees and a $5 weekly entry fee. Prizes are awarded at season's end. Register at Mendenhall Golf or just join on any Tuesday night. Start time is 6 p.m. Info: Mike Strasser, 463-1252.

• Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska - The Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska will hold league play will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. The league is open to players off all ages and ability levels. Info: David Job, 586-3845 or Andy White, 957-2985, rockstar_andy@yahoo.com.

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ONGOING

• Basketball and volleyball court rentals available - Juneau Community Schools has basketball and volleyball court rental times available 9 a.m.-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: 463-1717.

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• 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 and older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• 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 Rec Hikes Hotline. Bring plenty of food and water, and wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms 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: Hotline, 586-0428.

• Mount Jumbo Gym rentals - Beginning Aug. 18, Parks and Recreation will accept reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gym. The gym will be open for rental from Sept. 2 to Dec. 30. Rentals can be made noon-1 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-10 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $30 per hour. Terry Miller gym also is available for rent. Info: 586-5226.

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