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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2003

Friday, Sept. 5

• Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Seahawks vs. Titans, 6 p.m. on football field. Junior Division: Steelers vs. Vikings, 8 p.m. on football field. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Saturday, Sept. 6

• Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Cowboys vs. Rams, 11 a.m. on football field. Junior Division: Broncos vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m. on football field. Senior Division: Sitka vs. 49ers, 3 p.m. at Sitka's Moller Field. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, unless noted.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - Registration for the 2003 early winter season opened on Friday, Aug. 1, and continues through the first week of September for JAHA's coed recreational hockey leagues. The early winter season runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15. This is a two-tiered league - with a division for experienced hockey players and one for older players or those new to the game. Both divisions are coed, open to players age 18-older and are non-checking leagues. New this year is a women's league, designed for novice and intermediate players who don't want to compete in the coed leagues. Players who register after Sunday, Sept. 7, will have to pay a late fee, or risk not being able to get onto a team. Info: Christopher Mertl, 586-3232, or by e-mail at chris@jensenyorbalott.com.

• Juneau Darts League exhibit - The JDL will have an exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Nugget Mall. The exhibit includes registration for the upcoming season, which starts in October. Info: Ted Quinn, 780-3725.

• Juneau Douglas Ice Association registration - The JDIA will hold registration for youth hockey, learn-to-skate and figure skating programs from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 and 13, at the Nugget Mall. Youth hockey is open for anyone ages 5-18. Learn-to-skate and figure skating programs are open to all skaters, including adults, older than 5 years old. Info: Jerry Nankervis, 789-0175, or Ken and Jeannette Collison, 790-2763.

• Juneau Billiard Association registration - Registration is open now for the 2003-04 season and continues through Sept. 25 for the Thursday 8-Ball League. The 8-Ball season runs from October through April. There will be a Monday 9-Ball League and a Saturday Women's 8-Ball League with registration at a later date. Registration will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 and 25, at the Viking Lounge and at Marlintini's Lounge. Registration is $30, with those signing up after Sept. 25 paying a $5 late fee. Info: Ken Southerland, 723-5043, or Darcy Robinson, 723-9951, or on the Web at http://www.juneaupool.com/.

• Capital City Soccer League women's indoor classic league registration - Sign up now through Sept. 20 for the CCSL's women's indoor classic soccer league, which opens play on Sept. 30. No experience is necessary and older women and new players are encouraged to join. Teams play one game a week on Tuesdays at the Mount Jumbo Gym in Douglas. Registration forms are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office, or on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.com. Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827.

• Klondike 'Trail of '98' International Road Relay - Local runners who haven't found a Klondike team or local teams seeking Klondike runners can contact the Southeast Road Runners Club for a match. The race starts Friday, Sept. 5, in Skagway and finishes Saturday, Sept. 6, in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The SERR Web master will post messages about Klondike teams and runners on the social page of the SERR Web site. Info: SERR Web master Doug Jones, by e-mail at doug-jones@ak.net, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

• Juneau Youth Football League seeking equipment volunteer - The JYFL is seeking a volunteer to assist the Chair of Equipment. The assistant will be part of a three-person crew that will issue gear, keep track of inventory and procure equipment necessary to the program. Info: Janette Brakes, 789-2192 or jbrakes@health.state.ak.us.

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 - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ration of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Treadwell Arena programs - The ice arena will be closed through Monday, Sept. 8, when it reopens for winter programs. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• 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.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association's Sunday Singles mini-tournaments - A weekly Sunday Singles disc golf mini-tournament takes place at 4 p.m. each Sunday (except when there are big JDGA tournaments) at the Dimond Park disc golf course. The cost is $2 per person, with a 100-percent payout. The Sunday mini-tournaments are open to all players. Info: J.D. Brown, Juneau Disc Golf Association founder, 463-3353.

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