Sports In Juneau

Posted: Monday, September 17, 2001

Friday, Sept. 21

Juneau-Douglas High School football -- The Crimson Bears host the defending state champion Dimond Lynx at 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park in the last home game of the regular season.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Southeast Road Runners club -- Action Rehab 10K and one-mile races: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Auke Recreation shelter for a 10 a.m. race start. Info: Chris Chiles, 790-4880, or by e-mail at Chris@ActionRehab.com.

Juneau Yacht Club sailing races -- Fall Harbor Racing Series, Round One: Races are noon to 4 p.m. at Juneau Harbor. Info: John Stone, 364-4663, or on the Web at http://www.juneausailingclub.org.

Juneau Alpine Club -- This week's trek is a three-mile, medium-energy output level glacier walk taking about five to seven hours. Required technical gear includes an ice ax and crampons. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 789-9119.

Meetings / Clinics / Announcements

Juneau Billiard Association registration -- Registration for the 2001-2002 8-ball season takes place 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.

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.

Juneau Tennis Association youth clinic and doubles tournament -- A free tennis clinic for children age 18-younger takes place from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Valley location of the Juneau Racquet Club. The first 50 children registered will each receive a free Wilson tennis racket. Participants will learn basic tennis skills and etiquette. The clinic is being held in conjunction with The Doubles Championship tennis tournament held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, at the Valley location of the JRC. The tournament is open to all ages and has men's, women's, mixed and parent/child divisions. The tournament is free for children age 18-younger and costs $15 per event for adults. The entry deadline is 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. Info: JTA president Hassan Bani Saaid, 789-2181.

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.

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