SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2001

Today, 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.

* Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike -- Meet at 9 a.m. at the end of Sixth Street on Star Hill for the Mount Roberts Alpine Hike. Elevation gain and distance will depend on the group, and the difficulty will either be moderate or difficult depending on the route taken. There is also an option of taking the Mount Roberts Tramway, then meeting at the cross at 10:30 a.m. Wear waterproof hiking or rubber boots, wear warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

* Gastineau Channel Little League -- The GCLL is recognizing volunteers at its annual meeting and potluck dinner to be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Info: J. Allan MacKinnon, 789-0320, or by e-mail at mackinnon@gci.net.

* Midnight Suns Fastpitch Softball Association -- Tryouts for this summer's competition teams will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, at Riverbend Elementary School (near Dimond Park). Tryouts for age 10-younger start at 12:30 p.m., age 12-younger start at 1:30 p.m. and age 14-younger through age 18-younger start at 2:30 p.m. There is no tryout fee, but there are various participation fees depending on which travel team the player makes. Info: Glen Alt, 586-1439 or by e-mail at gbalt@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.

* 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.

* Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation adult basketball -- Team manager packets for the 2001-2002 Ordway Basketball Leagues are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office, Room 218 of the municipal building. Team registration takes place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Assembly Chambers, with late registration available on Friday, Oct. 19, at the office. An additional $10 fee is charged for late registration for teams not sending a representative to the Wednesday meeting. Team space is limited. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

* 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. 21 and Sept. 28) and on Sundays (Sept. 23 and Sept. 30) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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. 22 and Sept. 29) 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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