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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Friday, Sept. 26

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

Saturday, Sept. 27

• Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Rams vs. Seahawks, 11 a.m. Junior Division: Steelers vs. Vikings, 1 p.m. Both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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 Department of Parks and Recreation youth basketball skills clinic - Young basketball players who registered for this clinic should meet on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Marie Drake Gym (this is a change from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School). Ages 6-9 will meet from 1:15-2:15 p.m. and ages 10-18 will meet from 2:15-3:15 p.m. This clinic is for registered players only. Balls will be provided for the clinic, so do not bring your own. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association off-ice officials training - Individuals who want to work as off-ice officials for evening games at Treadwell Arena need to attend a USA Hockey training session from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. The session will provide an introduction to hockey rules, penalties and how to operate the scoreboard. Once certified, off-ice officials will be able to earn $10 per game working select games during the JAHA season. Those interested in being certified as an on-ice official (referee) should call Joe Geldhof at 586-8193. Info on off-ice officials: Chris Mertl, 586-3232.

• 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.

• Hunter education course - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is sponsoring this course Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at the Juneau Gun Club. This event was rescheduled from its original September dates. 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.

• 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.

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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.

• Open badminton gym - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gym during the school year. Open to adults and teens, $3 fee per session. All abilities welcomed, bring a racquet if you own one. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays. 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.

• 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.



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