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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2009

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sept. 18

• Back to School Doubles Tournament Fundraiser - The JDHS tennis team is hosting its annual fundraiser starting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, and ending with championship matches on Sept. 20 at the Valley JRC. Lunch will be provided to tournament players on Sept. 19. There are several different classifications to enter. The cost is $25 per adult for the first event, and $35 for two or three events ($35 max). The cost for juniors is $10 for one event, and $10 additional for two or three events ($20 max). The registration deadline is Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. Tournament open to both JRC members and non-members. Registration forms available at both JRC locations. Call Vicki at 789-2714 for more information. E-mail Nathan at nat3000usa@hotmail.com if you need a partner.

Sept. 25

• Learn to skate with the Juneau Skating Club. Session 1 begins Sept. 25, and classes meet once a week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either Friday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m, or Saturday afternoons from 11:45-12:45 p.m. Hockey skills classes start Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Register online or find more information at www.juneauskatingclub.org. Register two or more days before the session starts for a discount. Direct questions to JSC coaches at juneausk8@hotmail.com, or call 523-9115.

Oct. 14

• Adult Ordway basketball team registration - Registration begins at 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the Assembly Chambers. Late registration will be Oct. 15-16 at the Parks and Recreation office from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. League play begins Nov. 8, and runs through the first week of February. For more information and a team registration packet, call 586-5226, or visit www.juneau.org/parkrec/adult/ordway.php.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Taproot Yoga Center instructor Christin Gelinas is inviting everyone to join her yoga practices in the valley this fall. Students receive a discounted $10 drop-in rate for all classes with a valid student ID. Classes are Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m. for hatha yoga, level one, and Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., all levels. Go to www.taproot-yoga.com/schedule.php for more information.

• Adult Men's Basketball Division I team - Looking for players to help complete a team, the Positive Vibration, for winter season, which runs Oct. 31-Feb. 13. Please e-mail jojopicra@aol.com with "Men's Bball" in the subject line if you are interested. The player fee is $40. Also looking for local business sponsorships. The team is an Amateur Athletic Union (aausports.org) registered club, giving the team non-profit status. Only looking for players that want to combine competitive play with humility and compassion.

• Women's Classic Basketball League - Women who enjoy basketball and want to play for fun, on an organized team, but with women who are a "little older," or new to the game, or have less time due to kids, jobs or other commitments. Aggressive play is strongly discouraged in the Classic league. Pre-season practices will begin in November, followed by games which will be played through Feb. 3. Teams play once a week on Wednesday for a total of 10 games for the season. The cost is $47.25 per player, which covers the costs of the player fee and a share of the team fee, plus use of a numbered jersey for each player. Players will register with Juneau Parks and Recreation, and then staff and volunteers will put teams together. Registration forms and information are available at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office, which is located in room 218 of the Municipal Building. Classic registration forms are due by Oct. 23. For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226, or visit the Parks and recreation web site at www.juneau.org/parkrec/adult/classic.php.

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ONGOING

• Jambaars Youth Soccer Academy - Sept. 2-Oct. 10. Wednesdays, from 6-7 p.m. for ages 5-10, and 7-8:15 p.m. for ages 11-15; and Saturdays from 12-1 p.m. for ages 5-10, and 1-2:15 p.m. for ages 11-15 at JDHS turf downtown. Camp directed by Moctar Diouf. Mail-in or on-site registration available. Visit www.jambaarsoccer.org, e-mail keemane31@aol.com or call 586-3256 for more information.

• The Juneau Youth Football League is looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks: fundraising, field photographer, webmaster and more. If you can spare a little time and would like to help out the kids, call Scott Jensen at 209-4644.

• TMHS Cheerleader Babysitting Club - The Thunder Mountain cheerleaders are offering a babysitting service throughout the school year. Red Cross/CPR-trained cheerleaders will work for you in pairs for your babysitting needs. Please call coach Victoria Scharen at 209-1878 for details and to schedule your babysitters.

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - Preschool open gym runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

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