Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2006


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Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23

• Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving - The Crimson Bears will be hosting two swimming and diving meets at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. South Anchroage, Craig, Petersburg, Ketchikan and boys defending state champion Sitka are all expected to attend. The meets will take place to the Augustus Brown Pool.

Saturday, Sept. 23

• Southeast Conference cross country championships - Juneau-Douglas High School hosts the annual Southeast Conference cross country championships at Savikko Park. Runners from Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Craig, Petersburg, Mount Edgecumbe and other schools will compete for the 4A and 2A-3A titles. The 2A-3A girls race takes place at 11:30 a.m., the 4A girls at 12:15 p.m., 2A-3A boys at 1 p.m., 4A boys at 1:45 p.m. followed a community race open to everyone at 2:10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30

• Run for Tristan's Heart - The Southeast Road Runners are sponsoring a family fundraiser walk/jog will take place Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Airport Dike Trail. The run benefits Tristan Arnold, 2, who needs open heart surgery. A $10 donation is required to register and all proceeds will help the Arnold family. The 5K run will take place at 9 a.m. with race-day registration taking place at 8:30 a.m. The 1-mile Family Fun Walk/Jog will take place at 10 a.m. Pre-registration will be available at both JRC/The Alaska Club locations and the Nugget Outfitter. Info: Mary Wood,

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears take on Scotts Valley, Calif., at 8 p.m. Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. This is the regular-season final for Juneau-Douglas.



• Gastineau Channel Little League meeting - Members of the Gastineau Channel Little League are invited to the annual meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The agenda will include a report from each officer regarding the 2006 season and election to fill three vacancies on the board. If you are interested in serving on the board please contact 789-9803 and a board member will contact you.

• Juneau-Douglas High School dance team clinics - The Juneau-Douglas High School dance team is starting training clinics for team tryouts. They will take place Oct. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Marie Drake; Oct. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Marie Drake, Oct. 7 from noon to 2 p.m. at Marie Drake; Oct. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the JDHS auxillary gym; Oct. 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Marie Drake; Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. until it's done at Marie Drake. Those interested in trying out are encouraged to attend as many training sessions as possible. The tryout is open to all JDHS students. Info: Christa Baxter, 364-3502.

• Women's indoor soccer clinic - The Capital City Soccer League is sponsoring an indoor soccer clinic for women over 16 on Monday, Sept. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost is $5. The clinic wil cover the basics of dribbling, passing and positions and will include some stretches that will help avoid pulled muscles. Please bring shin guards, w ater and an indoor soccer ball if you own one. Info: CCSL, 586-9196 or

• Alaska Day Basketball Clinic - Registration is open for middle school and high school students to attend University of Alaska Southeast's Alaska Day Basketball Clinic over the school break from Oct. 18-20. Clinic features guest coaches from Gonzaga and University of Alaska Fairbanks. Cost is $25 per player, space is limited. Download forms at Info: UAS, 796-6416,

• Perspectives on Parenting Student Athletes - University of Alaksa Southeast is hosting this free talk from Jerry Krause, Director of Men's Basketball Operations from Gonzaga University, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in room 116 of the UAS Student Rec Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Open to all parents, seating is limited. Info:, 796-6416.

• Women's Classic Indoor Soccer League - The Capitol City Soccer League's women's indoor classic league will start Monday, Oct. 2. No experience necessary, older women and new players are encouraged and welcome. Teams play one game per week on Mondays at Mt. Jumbo or Floyd Dryden gyms. Games times are 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 and registration forms are available at Deadline is Sept. 28. Info: CCSL, 586-9196.

• Juneau Soccer Club coaches clinic - This free coaching clinic, sponsored by the Juneau Soccer Club, will be held Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Floyd Dryden gym. Anyone interested in coaching youth soccer in Juneau is encouraged to attend. The clinic is both practical and theoretical and is designed to give coaches the basic principles of coaching youth soccer in grades 4-12. Info: Colin Barton, 789-7479,

• Juneau Soccer Club introductory skills clinic - This free skills clinic will be held Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Floyd Dryden. The Juneau Soccer Club is actively recruiting youth soccer players in grades 4-12 to participate in the many year-round training and playing opportunities provided by the JSC. The introductory clinic is designed to be fun for newcomers, with an emphasis on basic skills, learning moves, ball control and playing in small-sided team games. Players can attend both clinics if they like. Info: Colin Barton, 789-7479,

• Indoor Soccer Registration - The Juneau Parks and Recreation indoor soccer registration will continue through Sept. 1 at the Parks and Recreation office. Forms can be accessed at The season runs from Sept. 30 to Dec. 9. Coaches and referees are needed. Please mail registration forms to 115 S. Seward St., fax to 586-5677. Info: Andrea Carioti, 586-5226.

• Start Smart Program - The Start Smart Sports Development Program is for boys and girls ages 4-5 to prepare them for organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents work with their child to learn basic skills such as throwing, catching, kicking and batting for sports like soccer, baseball, etc. It is a six-week program, one hour per week on Saturdays at Mt. Jumbo Gym from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. running from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18. Fee is $25 and each child will receive a t-shirt, workbook and a participant manual. Register at Info: 586-5226.

• Co-ed Master's Soccer League - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer League is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Field time is for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Games will be played Sundays at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial park. Cost is $20. Info: or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256,

• Juneau Youth Football League volunteers needed - The Juneau Youth Football League is looking for volunteers to fill coaching and board vacancies. If you are interested in working with some of Juneau's young athletes or help shape youth football in Juneau, this would be the position for you. Info: Robyn Holloway, 209-8437.



• Treadwell Arena ice time and activities - The Treadwell Arena opens with ice at 8 a.m. on Sept. 5. The arena will be taking ice rental reservations. Log on to for the arena schedule, ice times and different programs Treadwell Arena offers. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - The Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym starts Sept. 5. This gym is open to the pblic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon for all children ages 1-6. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ration of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats are provided. There is a $1 per child cost for the program. Punchcards are available at the gym or the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. Cash or chek payment can be made at the gym - no bills over $20 please. Info: 586-5226,

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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.

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