SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2001

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 14-15

* Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball -- The Crimson Bears' home matches against the Ketchikan Kings, at Juneau-Douglas High School main gym, have been postponed. No makeup dates have been arranged at this time.

Saturday, Sept. 15

* Juneau Alpine Club -- This week's trek is a 12- to 18-mile, high-energy output hike to Grandchild Peaks. The trip involves a long day and required climbing gear includes an ice ax and crampons. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 789-9119.

Sunday, Sept. 16

* Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA sporting rifle shooting event: Registration 9 a.m., shooting starts 10 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Mile 2, Montana Creek Road. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or on the Web at http://go.to/jrpc/.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

* Juneau Billiard Association registration -- Registration for the 2001-2002 8-ball season takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, and at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Viking Lounge and at Marlintini's. The early registration fee is $30 per player, and increases to $35 after Sept. 20. This year, 8-ball registration includes registration into the inaugural 9-ball league. Eight-ball league play begins Oct 4. Nine-ball league play begins Nov 5. Info: Ken Southerland, 789-3294, or on the Web at http://www.juneaupool.com.

* Glacier Swim Club team registration and tryouts -- Registration will take place from 8-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons area, with new swimmer tryouts from 8-9 a.m. that day at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. New swimmers must be able to swim at least one length of the pool, using both freestyle and backstroke. Info: Gary Crowe at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325, or on the Web at http://www.gsc-swim.org.

* Gastineau Channel Little League -- The GCLL is recognizing volunteers at its annual meeting to be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Members, players, volunteers and friends of the league are invited to nominate people for recognition in the following categories: volunteer of the year, softball manager/coach of the year, baseball manager/coach of the year, softball umpire of the year and baseball umpire of the year. Nominations are due by Saturday, Sept. 15, and they can be sent by e-mail to mackinnon@gci.net, or by regular mail to Gastineau Channel Little League, P.O. Box 33694, Juneau, Alaska, 99803. A few lines about how the individual contributed to or affected the league should be included with each nomination. The GCLL board will review the nominations and will announce the awards at the annual meeting. Info: J. Allan MacKinnon, 789-0320, or by e-mail at mackinnon@gci.net.

* Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth basketball -- Coaches are needed in several age groups for the upcoming youth basketball season. Coaches are needed for age 10-11 boys, age 12-13 girls, age 12-13 boys and age 14-15 boys. The season runs from Sept. 24 through Dec. 8, with teams receiving three preseason practices, 10 games and weekly practice time. Interested coaches need to pick up a volunteer application from the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office at 155 South Seward Street. Info: Myiia Whistler, youth sports program supervisor, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

* Water Safety Instructor class -- An American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification class will take place at the Augustus G. Brown Swim Pool this fall. The class will meet from 5:30-9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 19 and 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24, and Nov. 7; from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 27; from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 20; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 28. All sessions are needed for certification. The class costs $78.75 (payable to the City and Borough of Juneau), with an additional $56 fee for materials and certification fees (payable to the American Red Cross). Before taking the class, students must be at least 17 years old by the end of the class, have passes a pre-course skills test, and possess a current Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) certification card. Info: Kathie at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

* Hunter safety course -- The Alaska Hunter Education Course will take place on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-23, at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The course will start at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. The course covers firearms safety, outdoor survival, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, and hunter ethics. Successful graduates will gain lifetime hunter education certification that is recognized throughout North America. The course is also required for any hunters age 16-younger who wish to hunt waterfowl on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge without adult supervision. The course is sponsored by Territorial Sportsmen, 4-H, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the Alaska State Troopers. Registration and info: Bruce Bowler, 789-2582, or Neil Barten, 465-4267.

* Lifeguard instructor class -- An American Red Cross lifeguard instructor class takes place on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. The class takes place from 5-10 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. A mandatory pre-course session takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, so prospective students can demonstrate their knowledge of CPR, first aid and lifeguarding skills, in addition to taking a written test. The course prerequisites include a minimum age of 17 years old, the passing of the pre-course written and skills tests, and the possession of a current Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) certificate. The cost is $39.38 for a registration fee (payable to the City and Borough of Juneau), plus $49 for materials and certification fees (payable to the American Red Cross). Info: Kathie at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

* Bowling league registration -- Registration is now open for fall bowling leagues at Channel Bowl, 608 W. Willoughby. A variety of leagues and league times available to match all schedules. Info: Channel Bowl, 586-1165.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

* Adult open volleyball/basketball gym -- Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28) and on Sundays (Sept. 16 and Sept. 23) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. There are also two special Monday adult open gyms from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 10 and Sept. 17. Open gym fee is $4. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

* Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Sept. 15 and Sept. 22) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

* Ultimate Frisbee pick-up games -- Pick-up games will take place at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park from 7-10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. Additional times may be announced as they become available. Players should bring a light and a dark shirt. The fee is $20 for new players and $10 for members of the Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678, or by e-mail at pvt@ak.net.

* Open roller hockey scrimmages -- Regular open roller hockey scrimmages for high-school age players and adults this summer are from 8-10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Glacier Valley Elementary School's outdoor covered area. Bring your own skates and sticks. Extra equipment and sticks is available, but limited. Info: Ben White, 789-2841, or by e-mail at bengoalie11@aol.com.

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