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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, Oct. 1

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The top-ranked Crimson Bears host the Pasco (Wash.) Bulldogs in a non-conference game. The varsity game starts at 8 p.m. and the JDHS junior varsity plays Ketchikan at 5 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Southeast Road Runners club - Eagle River Scout Trail 6K: This is a run for young and old, an out-and-back, with a twist. Run out on the newly improved trail that parallels Eagle River, crossing the meadow, to the flagpole at the main lodge at the Scout Camp. On the way back, run through the "tunnel of trees" and rejoin the trail back to the parking lot. Race time is 9 a.m. and starts at the Eagle River Scout Trail parking lot. Info: Zane Clark, 789-2583, zaneak@yahoo.com or Mike McKrill, 789-9116.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8

• Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving - Juneau Invitational swim meets: The Crimson Bears host the other Southeast Conference teams - Ketchikan, Sitka, Petersburg, Haines and Craig - in a pair of swim meets at time TBA Friday and Saturday at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - State playoffs: The Railbelt Conference champion Crimson Bears host a team TBA (either North Pole or West Valley) at a time TBA on Friday or Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park for the first round of the state football playoffs.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Adult Ordway Basketball League team signups - The Juneau Department Parks and Recreation will be holding signups on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Assembly Chambers. Late registration will be held Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office. There will be a $10 late fee for late registration. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226 or http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/ordway.php.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Women's Classic League - The league is designed for women who enjoy basketball and want to play for fun but with women who are new to the game or have limited time. The cost is $47.25 per player and players can register with Parks and Recreation. Forms are due by Oct. 28. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation basketball referees meeting - Starting Oct. 5 through Nov. 9, there will be mandatory basketball official meetings for the Juneau Parks and Recreation basketball league. The meetings will take place every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room C109 at Dzantik'i Heeni. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699 (night) or 789-0934 (days) or Dave Pusich at 586-5226.

• Midnight Suns Fastpitch Softball Association fall tryouts - Fall tryouts take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, Sunday, Oct. 2, and Monday, Oct. 3 at the Riverbend Elementary School gym. Players wanting to participate in winter tournaments need to attend these tryouts. On Saturday, the 10U girls try out at 4:30 p.m., the 12U girls at 5:30 p.m. and the 14U girls at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the 10U girls meet at 1 p.m., the 12U girls at 2 p.m., the 14U girls at 3:30 p.m. and the 16/18U girls at 5 p.m. On Monday, a makeup tryout for all ages takes place at 6 p.m. and the annual calendar picture will be taken at 7 p.m. Info: MSSA President Glen Alt, 586-1439.

• Juneau Soccer Club registration - Registration for the 2005/2006 Juneau Soccer Club season is underway. The new season officially begins on Oct. 1. Youth of all skill levels are invited to develop their soccer skills and love of the game through JSC training programs and competition. The club is for youth grades 4-12 and provides them year-round developmental and competitive game opportunity. There are also programs designed for same grade, same gender youth group.s Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525 or Amy Skilbred, 780-4649. Registration forms at http://www.juneausoccer.org.

• HoopTime Basketball: Looking for board members - HoopTime Basketball is recruiting for board members and other key positions for the upcoming 2006 season. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for this organization, please log on to http://www.juneau.com/hooptime/ for contact information or send an e-mail to bawilson@gci.net. Info: Brent Wilson, 789-1598.

• Women's indoor soccer league - The CCSL will be sponsoring the women's indoor classic soccer league starting Oct. 3. The league is open to women of all skill levels and ages. Teams play one game per week on Monday nights at Mt. Jumbo gym. Game times are 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The cost is $30 and registration forms are available on the web at http://juneausoccer.com or by emailing Karen Blejwas at karen.blejwas@uas.alaska.edu. Deadling is Sept. 28. Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827.

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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 takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays starting Sept. 6 and going through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The Treadwell Arena opened up with ice on Sept. 6. People can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. Treadwell Arena can rent private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau-Douglas Ice Association youth hockey - JDIA registration is underway for hockey players ages 4-18 on the Web at http://www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice/. The fall season starts Oct. 3. Info: Becky Perez, 790-2955 or 796-8828 or by e-mail at perez4@acsalaska.net.

• 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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