Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2004

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Augustus Brown Pool/American Red Cross lifeguard instructor class - A lifeguard instructor class will be held Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 28-31, open to those 17-older with a current Fundamental of Instructor Training certificate. Participants must pass a pre-course written and skills test that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The test will include demonstrations of CPR, first aid and lifeguarding skills. For more information, including registration costs, contact the pool office at 586-5325.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 3

• Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Titans vs. Cowboys, 6 p.m. Junior Division: Spartans vs. Badgers, 8 p.m. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 3-4

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a pair of Southeast Class 4A matches. Tentative match times each night are 8 p.m. for varsity, 6:15 p.m. for junior varsity and 4:30 p.m. for C teams at the JDHS auxiliary gymnasium.

Saturday, Sept. 4

• Southeast Road Runners club - "Beat the Odds" Women's Race Against Breast Cancer: Meet at 8 a.m. at Riverbend Elementary School (note location change from previous years) for a 9 a.m. race start. Courses are a 5-kilometer run and a 2-mile walk. This race is for women only, but it is held in conjunction with the Prostrate Cancer Run and Walk for men. Info: George Elgee, 789-3178, or by e-mail at george@ermcpa.com.

• Southeast Road Runners club - Prostate Cancer Run and Walk: Meet at 7 a.m. at Riverbend Elementary School (note location change from previous years) for an 8 a.m. race start. Courses are a 5-kilometer run and a 2-mile walk. This race is for men only, but it is held in conjunction with the "Beat the Odds" Women's Race Against Breast Cancer. Info: John and Peggy Ann McConnochie, 789-2181, or by e-mail at jpm@gci.net.

• Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Seahawks vs. Rams, 10 a.m. Junior Division: Huskies vs. Hawkeyes, noon. Senior Division: Sitka vs. Bruins, 2 p.m. and Hurricanes vs. Cougars, 5 p.m. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Gastineau, Roberts, Sheep, Clark Traverse, this moderate-level trek covers four Juneau peaks. Please RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to participate. Info: Trip leader Dave Lefebvre, 789-4099.

Saturday-Monday, Sept. 4-6

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - 2004 Juneau Cup Challenge, Round Six, Legs 12-13: The last two races in this summer-long sailing series take place on Saturday and Monday, with boats heading on a 17-mile race from Douglas to Taku Harbor on Saturday and returning on Monday with a day off on Sunday for recreational activities. The series is for all single-hulled sailboats, including boats used as liveaboards, and a handicapping system is used to even out the standings. There is a mandatory captains' meeting at the Juneau Harbormaster's office at Aurora Harbor, and the race starts about 10 a.m. near Mayflower Island (by Douglas Harbor). Info: Jim Mahan, 463-6470 or 780-4565, by e-mail at jim@ktoo.org, or on the Web at http://www.juneauyachtclub.org (then click on the Sailing Squadron links).

Thursday, Sept. 9

• Meet U.S. Olympic basketball team member Carlos Boozer - A 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and a power forward for the Utah Jazz, Boozer will be in town making a guest appearance from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Carr's/Safeway store. Boozer will be autographing complimentary t-shirts, mini-basketballs and custom posters featuring Boozer and former Cleveland Cavalier guard Trajan Langdon of Anchorage. He also will be giving away books to kids as part of the Reading is Fundamental program. Sprite sodas in custom cans featuring Boozer also will be available, as well as $1 hot dogs and Coke products (proceeds will go to a local non-profit charity in Juneau, but the promoters have yet to announce which program).

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration - Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration for ages 6-18 opened Monday, Aug. 16, and continues through Friday. Sept. 3. Forms are available on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec, or can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office on the second floor of City Hall. Fee is $40, with discounts for families with three of more children. The season runs from Oct. 2-Dec. 11. Volunteer coaches and paid game officials are also needed, and training is available. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the downtown library meeting room, located above the parking garage at the Juneau Library's downtown location. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• Glacier Swim Club season begins - The fall season for this club youth swimming program for ages 6-18 begins Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Returning swimmers should check the GSC bulletin board in the pool lobby or the team's Web site, http://www.gsc-swim.org, for practice schedules. Registration for new swimmers takes place from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons area, with tryouts for new swimmers from 8-9 a.m. on Sept. 11 at the pool. New swimmers should contact assistant coach Kathie Millhorn to schedule a tryout. New head coach Scott Griffith, who is moving to Juneau from Waynesboro, Va., where he coached the Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club, is expected to arrive in mid- to late-September to take over the club. Info: Kathie Millhorn, 523-0840.

• Hunter education course - This course takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Juneau Gun Club shooting range on Montana Creek Road. All people participating in the course need to pick up a packet of study materials (cost $10) from the Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Room 210. This course covers firearms safety and gun handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, hunter ethics and hunter responsibility. It is recommended for all hunters in the Juneau area, and it is required for all hunters younger than 16 years old who want to hunt waterfowl without adult supervision on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. Info: Denise Woivin, ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation, 465-4265.

• Note to waterfowl hunters - Hunters seeking waterfowl hunting permits to take waterfowl, snipe or cranes on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge can obtain the permits at Western Auto, Rayco Sales or at the Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. The permit is meant as an orientation for hunters using the refuge and also allows ADF&G to collect duck hunting effort and harvest data. All hunters should pay careful attention to the orientation information that comes with the permit. Info: Douglas office of ADF&G, 465-4265.

• Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool fall schedule - The pool's fall operating schedule started on Monday, Aug. 23, and runs through Nov. 7. The two main changes to the schedule are the elimination of the 8:45 p.m. swims on Mondays and Wednesdays and the 9 p.m. swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They have been replaced to allow for earlier pool rental times. Complete schedules are available on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/pool/. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming 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 Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season is underway. The new course is at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Department survey - Juneau Parks and Rec invites sports participants and parents to complete an Internet survey about P&R sports programs. To combat declining participation the department is considering changing when sports are offered through the year, and it is seeking public feedback. The survey can be found on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/youth/form/survey.htm. Hard copies can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office in City Hall or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Recreation supervisor Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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 gyms - Basketball and volleyball open gyms for adults will take place from 7-9 p.m. starting on Friday, Aug. 27, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost is $5 per session and participants should bring their own volleyballs or basketballs. Ten-session punchcards are available for $40 each and are available from the Juneau Community Schools office or from the gym supervisor. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and running through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The arena is closed for maintenance through Monday, Sept. 6. It will reopen with ice on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center guided hikes - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center offers twice-daily, one-hour guided hikes on the Trail of Time. The free hikes, led by a naturalist from the visitor center, meet at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the flagpoles in the first parking lot. Info: Wayne Ward, 789-6640.



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