Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, October 04, 2002

Today, Oct. 4

• Juneau Youth Football League - Junior Division: Consolation game, Vikings vs. Steelers, 5:30 p.m.; Championship game, Broncos vs. Chiefs, 7:30 p.m.; both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

Today-Saturday, Oct. 4-5

• Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving - Juneau Invitational: The Crimson Bears host their only home meet of the season as most of the Southeast high school teams converge at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Competition starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and 4:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, Oct. 5

• Southeast Road Runners Club - East Glacier-Moraine Trail Tangle: This is the last Empire Cup points race of the year. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the East Glacier Trailhead just past Garnet Street (off Mendenhall Loop Road) for a 9 a.m. race start. Course is somewhere around six miles. Info: Layne Brant, 789-7549, or by e-mail at lbrant@gci.net.

• Juneau Youth Football League - Senior Division: Chargers vs. 49ers, noon at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field; Ketchikan vs. Buccaneers, 2:30 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

• The Rock Dump's Speed Climbing Competition - Event starts at 10 a.m. at the Rock Dump Indoor Climbing Gym in Thane. Three age groups are available - age 18-older, age 13-17 and age 8-12. Event fee is $5 if registered before 6 p.m. on Friday and $8 for day of event registration. Contest is free for Rock Dump members. Info: The Rock Dump, 586-4982.

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Fall Harbor Races, Round 4: Races start at 10 a.m. at Juneau Harbor Turning Basin and last until about 4 p.m. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mount Bullard trek, this is a high-energy output climb requiring an ice ax, crampons and a harness. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

• Juneau Alpine Club - East Glacier Trail hike, this is a low-energy output trek suitable for families and lower-intensity hikers. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center large parking lot. Info: Steve Kocsis, 790-3175.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike - Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Windfall Lake Trailhead, Mile 27.3 Glacier Highway (turn east on the gravel road a few hundred feet south of the Herbert River and go less than a half-mile to the ned of the road). This is an easy, 8-mile hike with 100 feet in elevation gain. Wear waterproof hiking or rubber boots, wear warm layers of clothing, and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau basketball officials meeting - All local basketball officials need to meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Wednesdays from Oct. 9 through Nov. 6. These meetings will help train new referees and help veteran referees with rule changes. Anybody interested in officiating this winter is encouraged to attend. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation lifeguard instructor class - This class takes place on Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, with a pre-course test given on Saturday, Oct. 5, on CPR, first aid and lifeguarding skills. This class is open to anybody age 17-older who has passed the pre-course written and skills test and holds a current Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) Certificate. Friday's class is from 5-10 p.m. at the American Red Cross Office on Hospital Drive, while Saturday's class (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday's class (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) both take place at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Call the pool for registration and material fee costs. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation adult basketball leagues - Team manager packets for the men's and women's adult Ordway Basketball Leagues are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building downtown. Team registration will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Juneau Assembly Chambers. Late registration takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Parks and Rec office (an additional $10 fee will be charged for late registration). Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation women's classic basketball - Team packets for the Women's Classic Basketball League are due at the Parks and Rec office downtown (Room 218 of the Municipal Building) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. This league is designed for women who are a little bit older, new to the game, or have too many commitments to play in the more competitive Ordway League. Preseason practices start in November and games take place on 10 Wednesdays through January. The league costs $47.25 per player (including tax), which covers the player fee, a share of the team fee and a number t-shirt for each player. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/.

• Capital Chevrolet Tennis and Racquetball Tournament registration - Entries are open now for this event, with the tennis tournament to start on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and the racquetball tourney to start on Friday, Nov. 8. These tournaments will both take place at the Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. Entry deadline for both tournaments is 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4. Tournaments are open to all skill levels and ages, with singles and doubles events for men, women and junior players. Racquetball players may enter up to three events, tennis players may enter two divisions. Entry fees are $30 for JRC/The Alaska Club members, $40 for non-members and $15 for juniors age 13-younger. Info: Jeremy Schlosser, 789-2181, or by e-mail at jeremy@jrc.alaska.com.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation lifeguard training class - This five-week class takes place from Tuesday, Nov. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 14, with sessions held from 5:45-8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. The class is open to advanced swimmers age 15-older, and all participants must pass a swim test before enrolling. There is a mandatory pre-course session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and all participants should bring a swimsuit to take their swimming test. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25) at the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26) 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 (Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Badminton open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

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