Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Friday, Oct. 3

• Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Rams vs. Cowboys, 6 p.m. Junior Division: 49ers vs. Sitka, 8 p.m. Both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 3-4

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza: The Crimson Bears host several teams TBA in this annual tournament. Teams slated to play include Juneau-Douglas, Cordova, Glennallen, Palmer, Colony, Sitka, Ketchikan, Haines, Mount Edgecumbe, Petersburg, Wrangell and Metlakatla. Times and matchups are TBA Friday and Saturday at the JDHS main and auxiliary gyms.

Saturday, Oct. 4

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - State playoffs: The Crimson Bears host the Dimond Lynx in a first-round state playoff game, 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Southeast Road Runners Club - East Glacier/Moraine Trail Tangle: Meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead just past Garnet Road (off Mendenhall Loop Road) for a 10 a.m. race start. This is the final Empire Cup race of the season. The course will be somewhere about 6 miles long. Info: Layne Brant, 789-7549, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Titans vs. Seahawks, 11 a.m. Junior Division: Steelers vs. Broncos, 1 p.m. Senior Division: Vikings vs. Chiefs, 3 p.m.; Chargers vs. Ketchikan, 4 p.m. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field, except Chargers-Ketchikan game which is at Norman Walker Field in Ketchikan.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Bullard Mountain trek, this is a high-difficulty trek with steep climbs, lots of bushwhacking and a stream crossing. Please RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to go. Info: Trip leader Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.



• 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 should already have been notified 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

• Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team training clinics/tryouts - JDHS Dance Team coach Leslie Dahl will be holding training clinics in advance of team tryouts. Clinics and tryouts are open to all JDHS students; those interested in trying out for the team are encouraged to attend as many clinics as possible. Training clinics will be held in the Marie Drake gym from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2; Monday, Oct. 6; Tuesday, Oct. 7; and Wednesday, Oct. 8. There will also be a training clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Tryouts will be held at the Marie Drake gym at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Info: Christa Baxter, 364-3502.

• 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.

• Gastineau Channel Little League recognition barbecue and annual meeting - Meet at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons area. If your last name starts with the letters A-L, bring a dessert to share. If it starts with letters M-Z, bring a salad or side dish to share. At 4:30 p.m., all-stars, state champions and volunteers will be recognized. The annual meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the Dzantik'i Heeni library. Volunteers are needed to help with the event, and they should call Susan Listberger at 789-2483. Coaches who haven't turned in uniforms and equipment should bring it to the barbecue or contact Mike Lindsey at 789-5140. Info: GCLL president J. Allan MacKinnon, 723-3644.

• Basketball referees' meetings - Local basketball officials will be holding meetings at from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The first meeting will be held on Oct. 8. Anyone interested in officiating local basketball games this winter is encouraged to attend. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the downtown library meeting room, located above the parking garage. Due to local elections, the meeting date was changed from the usual Tuesday date. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• Glacier Swim Club 30th season kickoff potluck - Meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Juneau-Douglas High School Commons. Bring a food dish to this team function. Info: GSC coach David Maker, 523-0840, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• Indoor shooting range meeting - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Division of Wildlife Conservation will hold an informational meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Juneau Gun Club on Montana Creek Road. The meeting topic will be about the opening and operating of a hunter education/indoor shooting range. A timeline for the new range's opening and shooting hours will be presented, and tours of the range will be given. Info: Anne Post, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.

• International Bowhunter Education Program course - All hunters wanting to participate in "archery only" hunts must complete an IBEP or other Alaska Department of Fish and Game-approved bowhunter course before taking part. A IBEP course will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, in Room 221 of the Egan Library on the University of Alaska Southeast campus. The course will feature classroom training, a written test and the shooting of broadhead-tipped arrows. Advance registration is required and archers must bring their own bow, arrows and broadheads. Info: Neil Barten, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.



• Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ratio of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler,586-5226, or by e-mail at

• Open badminton gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gym, or from 7- 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gym. Auke Bay gyms open to adults and teens; Gastineau gyms open to all ages. $3 fee per session. All abilities welcomed, bring a racquet if you own one. Info: Auke Bay: Theresa Walden, 790-2499; Gastineau: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598 or

• Treadwell Arena programs - The ice arena will be open during Sept. 15-28 with a limited schedule from 8:30 a.m. through 10:30 p.m. There are public open skates, youth open skates, pond hockey and rental times available (see Web site for details). The rink is closed for ice maintenance from 7:45-10:45 a.m. on Mondays and from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Fees for open skates are $4 adults, $3 youths (age 17-younger) and $2 seniors (age 65-older). Fees for pond hockey are $5 adults, $4 youths and $3 seniors. Skate rental is $2 for adults and youths, and $1.90 for seniors. Passes are available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rental. Facility rental is $150 an hour. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at

• 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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