Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, September 27, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Oct. 1

• Juneau Youth Football League - PeeWee Division: Seahawks vs. Cowboys, 6 p.m. Senior Division: Cougars vs. Sitka, 8 p.m. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 1-2

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE): The Crimson Bears will host Ketchikan, Sitka, Mount Edgecumbe, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Wrangell and other teams TBA for this annual tournament at the JDHS main and auxiliary gyms. The tournament features round-robin pool play on Friday afternoon and night and continuing on Saturday morning. Those records will be used to seed teams into placement matches on Saturday afternoon, with the championship match usually starting about 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, Oct. 2

• Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Titans vs. Rams, 10 a.m. Junior Division: Huskies vs. Badgers, noon, and Spartans vs. Hawkeyes, 2 p.m. Senior Division: Bruins vs. Hurricanes, 4 p.m. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Southeast Road Runners - East Glacier Trail Tangle: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Powerline Trailhead (on Gladstone St., the last street just past Garnet St. off Mendenhall Loop Rd.) for a 10 a.m. race start. The course includes the Powerline Trail, the Trail of Time and the East Glacier Trail, and is about 6 to 6.2 miles long. Info: Steve Parker, 789-4950.

• Juneau Freewheelers cycling club - Mendenhall Nature Loop Mountain Bike Race: Meet at time TBA at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for this mountain bike race around the Mendenhall Nature Loop. Course is TBA. Info: Dennis Travis, 789-7050, or Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at chiles@alaska.net.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mount Bullard trek: Bring sturdy boots and trekking poles or an ice ax for this steep and slippery high-difficulty trek. Please RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Trip leader Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Gastineau Channel Little League annual meeting - The GCLL's annual meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. All who were involved in the 2004 season are welcome to attend. There will be a report from each officer about the past season, as well as an election to fill board vacancies. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Mendenhall Mall Library in the Mendenhall Valley. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• Juneau Douglas Ice Association youth hockey registration - Registration for the youth hockey program (ages 5-18) and the learn hockey program (ages 4-18) is in progress. Registration forms are available at Treadwell Arena, Skater's Edge, or on the Web at http://www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice/. The season starts the first week of October. Info: Ken Collison, 790-2763.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New 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.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The arena is now open with ice. A schedule is posted on the rink's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Recreational badminton - Auke Bay group: This group meets from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Community School gym. This badminton open gym is for teens and adults of all skill levels and it costs $3 per person per night. Bring a racquet, if you have one. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

• Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center guided hikes - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center offers twice-daily, one-hour guided hikes on the Trail of Time. The free hikes, led by a naturalist from the visitor center, meet at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the flagpoles in the first parking lot. Info: Wayne Ward, 789-6640.

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