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SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2007

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Saturday, Oct. 7

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears (8-0) will host the Colony Knights (4-4) in the state quarterfinals at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field at 8 p.m. Saturday. The winner will advance to face either East Anchorage or defending state champions South Anchorage in the state semifinals on Oct. 13 in Anchorage.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - The annual Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza tournament will take place Friday and Saturday at the JDHS gym. Times and teams TBA.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Soccer Club registration - Registration for the 2007-2008 Juneau Soccer Club season is underway. The new season officially begins 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. JSC provides youth grades 4-12 with year-round developmental and competitive game opportunity. The programs are designed for same-grade, same-gender youth groups. Info: Tom Paul, 463-3214 or Jean Mischel, 789-5806. Also at www.juneausoccer.org.

• Treadwell Arena is open - Treadwell Arena is open seven days a week. Open skate, stick 'n puck and pond hockey sessions are available throughout the week. Hockey skills and drills still has room for more skaters and parent/tot skating lessons begin Oct. 8. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410 or www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink.

• Juneau Douglas Ice Association youth hockey registration - The Juneau Douglas Ice Association youth hockey program is currently accepting registration for the upcoming season. To register, go to www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice to print the registration forms. You may mail them to to the address on the form. The JDIA is also accepting credit card payments at Play It Again Sports. Registration closes Sept. 19 on a space available basis. There will be an additional late fee for registrations filed after Sept. 19.

• Mt. Jumbo Preschool open gym - Open gym will be held for youth up to age 6 with an adult. Cost is $1 per child and punchcards are available at the gym. Gym is open Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Toys, climbers, tricycles, building blocks, mats and balls will be provided. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Mt. Jumbo gym rental - Gym is available for $27 per hour. Soccer goals, balls, preschool play equipment, mats and basketball court are all available for use. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• HoopTime youth basketball volunteers needed - HoopTime is recruiting for volunteers in all aspects of its program, including board members, coaches and coaches representatives. Your help is needed to keep this program for middle school students functioning. Info: Shelly Saviers, 790-2566 or 723-2730.

• Volunteer soccer coaches needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches for the upcoming Indoor Soccer Program. The season will run from Sept. 29 to Dec. 15. Persons knowledgeable about soccer who enjoy working with youth are encouraged to call Parks and Rec or drop by the office for more information. The commitment is no more than four hours per week and you must be at least 15 years old. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us or www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/coach.php.

• Start Smart Sports Development registration - Registration for Start Smart Sports Development classes are taking place now. The program is designed for children ages 4-5 and their parents. The program is one hour a week for six weeks. Participants receive a t-shirt and participation manual. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• JDHS turf field available - The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for non-profit youth groups, $10 per hour for non-profit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. Info: Community Schools at 523-1773.

• Adult Soccer - The Capital City Soccer Leagues co-ed masters soccer league for players over 30 will be on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park starting Sept. 9 through Oct. 28. Cost is $20. Info: Moctar Diouf, 586-3256 or www.juneausoccer.com.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• 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 and 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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