Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2003

Friday, Sept. 19

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

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 19-20

• Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving - Juneau Invitational: The Crimson Bears host the other Southeast teams for their only home meets of the season, 6 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

Saturday, Sept. 20

• Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running - Region V Championships: The Crimson Bears host the Region V Championships, which decide which runners advance to the state meets, for their only home meet of the season. The Class 1A-2A-3A girls race is at 11:30 a.m., followed by Class 4A girls at 12:15 p.m., Class 1A-2A-3A boys at 1 p.m. and Class 4A boys at 1:45 p.m., with all races at the Treadwell Trails course in Douglas.

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Action Rehab's Fifth Annual Fun Run: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Auke Recreation Area picnic shelter for a 10 a.m. race start. There is a 10-kilometer course on a loop that starts and ends at the Auke Rec shelter, and there's a 1-mile out-and-back course for walkers and younger runners. A warm fire will be burning near the shelter during and after the race. Info: Chris Chiles, 790-4880, or by e-mail at chris@actionrehab.com.

• Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Titans vs. Cowboys, 11 a.m. Junior Division: Vikings vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m. Senior Division: 49ers vs. Ketchikan, 3 p.m.; Sitka vs. Chargers, 3 p.m. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field, except Sitka-Chargers game which is at Moller Field in Sitka.

Sunday, Sept. 21

• Juneau Disc Golf Association - 'Fourth of the 1st' Open Disc Golf Tournament: Pro, advanced amateur and intermediate amateur players register at 9 a.m. with a tee-off at 10 a.m., and all other players register at 12:30 p.m. for a 1 p.m. tee-off at the Dimond Park Disc Golf Course. The pro, advanced amateur and intermediate amateur players will play a second round starting at 1 p.m. Pros, advanced amateurs and intermediate amateurs pay $20 for two rounds, while all other players (men, women and juniors) pay $10 for one round. Pro division players win cash, while amateur division players win prizes. Info: J.D. Brown, 463-3353.

•••••

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Hunter education course - RESCHEDULED - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is sponsoring this course Friday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, at the Juneau Gun Club. This course focuses on firearms safety, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, hunter ethics and responsibility. The class is recognized throughout North America for states requiring mandatory hunter education. It is required of anyone age 16-younger who plans to hunt waterfowl in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge without adult supervision. The course meets from 5:45 to 9 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. All those interested in taking the course should pick up a packet of study materials from the Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game by Tuesday, Sept. 30. The study materials cost $10. Info: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.

• Midnight Suns Fastpitch Softball Organization tryouts - Tryouts for the 2004 girls fastpitch softball season take place Saturday through Monday, Sept. 20-22, at Riverbend Elementary School. On Saturday, age 10U meets at 9:30 a.m., age 12U meets at 11:30 a.m., age 14U meets at 1:30 p.m. and age 16/18U meet at 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, age 10U meets at noon, age 12U meets at 1:30 p.m., age 14U meets at 3 p.m. and age 16/18U meet at 4:30 p.m. On Monday, all age groups meet at 6 p.m. Info: Glen Alt, 586-1439.

• Capital City Soccer League women's indoor classic league registration - Sign up now through Saturday, 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.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth basketball participants and coaches - Due to lingering construction projects at some schools making it difficult to secure reliable gym times, the coaches' meetings have been moved to the week of Sept. 29 from the week of Sept. 22. Coaches will be notified by Sept. 24 if they are coaching a team. The season will start on Saturday, Oct. 4, as originally planned. Parents, if your children have not heard what team they'll be on by Thursday, Oct. 2, feel free to call the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office after 3 p.m. on Oct. 2. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec recreation supervisor Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 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/.

• Juneau Soccer Club annual general meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. The FY04 budget will be presented to the members for approval and elections will be held for six board positions. If members are interested in running for board positions, they should contact a current board member before the annual meeting. Info: Rod Flynn, 364-3772.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation 2003-04 Ordway League basketball team registration - Registration takes place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Juneau Assembly Chambers downtown. Late registration takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office at city hall. League play begins on Nov. 9 and runs through the first week of February. Team registration packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec office, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/ordway.php.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Women's Classic Basketball League registration - Registration forms are due by Friday, Oct. 24, for this less-competitive league for older women, or women with less time due to kids, work and other commitments. The women's division in the Ordway League (see above) is for highly competitive women. Preseason practices begin in November, followed by games once a week on Wednesdays through January. Teams play 10 games in the season. The cost is $47.25 per player (includes tax), which covers the player fee, a share of the team fee, plus use of a numbered jersey. Players register individually with the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, and staff members or volunteers will put teams together. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec office, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/classic.php.

• 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 open during Sept. 15-28 with a limited schedule. Public open skates take place from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays; from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesdays; from 7:45-9:15 p.m. on Fridays; from 2:15-3:45 p.m. and from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturdays; and from 1:30-3 p.m. on Sundays. Youth open skates are from 3:30-5 p.m. on Fridays. Pond hockey is from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rental times are from 11 a.m. to noon, 2-3 p.m. and 5:15-8:45 p.m. on Mondays; from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2-8 p.m. on Tuesdays; from 8:30 a.m. to noon, 2-4:15 p.m. and 6:15-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; from 8-10:15 a.m. and 2-8 p.m. on Thursdays; from 2-3 p.m., 5:15-7:30 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 p.m. on Fridays; from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 8:15-10:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 3:15-10:30 p.m. on Sundays. The rink is closed for ice maintence from 7:45-10:45 a.m. on Mondays and from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Fees for open skates are $4 adults, $3 youths (age 17-younger) and $2 seniors (age 65-older). Fees for pond hockey are $5 adults, $4 youths and $3 seniors. Skate rental is $2 for adults and youths, and $1.90 for seniors. Passes are available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rental. Facility rental is $150 an hour. 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.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com.



CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING