Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, October 03, 2003

Today, 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.

Today-Saturday, Oct. 3-4

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza: The Crimson Bears host teams from across the state in this annual tournament. Teams slated to play include the Juneau-Douglas varsity, Juneau-Douglas JV, Cordova, Glennallen, Palmer, Colony, Sitka, Ketchikan, Haines, Mount Edgecumbe, Petersburg and Wrangell. Today, round-robin games will be held on three courts starting at 3 p.m. The Juneau varsity will play Cordova at 4 p.m. and Mount Edgecumbe at 5 p.m. - both in the high school's main gym - while the Juneau JV will face Colony at 4 p.m. and Petersburg at 6 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. Starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight and starting again at 9 a.m. on Saturday, teams will play in a seeded round-robin format. Those records will determine placements for championship and consolation bracket single-elimination games, which start at 3 p.m. Saturday. The championship game is set to begin at about 8 p.m. on Saturday in the main gym.

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. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field.

• 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-Douglas High School Dance Team training clinics/tryouts - The JDHS Dance Team training clinics and tryouts originally scheduled for the week of Oct. 2-9 have been canceled. 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.

• Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. John Hudson will give a presentation on the history of Berners Bay and will talk about the ecology, cultural history, past and future mining and fish resources of the area. Open to the public. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.

• 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.

• 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; a $10 late fee will be charged. 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

• VISTA youth hockey program - Local VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) worker Matthew Edison is pursuing funding to continue a youth hockey program created last year. The program is geared toward Alaska Native students who want to learn how to play hockey, but can't afford equipment and ice-time fees. Info: Matthew Edison, 463-1899, Ext. 231, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Women's Classic Basketball League registration - Registration forms are due by Friday, Oct. 24, for this less-competitive league for older women, or women with less time due to kids, work and other commitments. The women's division in the Ordway League (see above) is for highly competitive women. Preseason practices begin in November, followed by games once a week on Wednesdays through January. Teams play 10 games in the season. The cost is $47.25 per player (includes tax), which covers the player fee, a share of the team fee, plus use of a numbered jersey. Players register individually with the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, and staff members or volunteers will put teams together. Registration forms 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



• 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.

• 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 in Douglas. 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

• 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.

• 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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