Sports In Juneau

Posted: Friday, October 05, 2001

Today-Saturday, Oct. 5-6

Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball -- The Crimson Bears host the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE) tournament, times and matchups TBA Friday and Saturday at Juneau-Douglas High School. Besides Juneau, the teams involved are West Valley, Kodiak, Ketchikan, Sitka, Petersburg and Mount Edgecumbe. Round-robin pool play starts 4 p.m. on Friday night with final mini-matches starting at 9 p.m. Round-robin pool play continues starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, with the fifth-place match at 4:30 p.m., the third-place match at 6 p.m. and the championship match set for 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Juneau-Douglas High School football -- The Crimson Bears host the Dimond Lynx in a first-round game of the state football playoffs, 7 p.m. Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. This is Juneau's first playoff home game. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Southeast Road Runners club -- East Glacier Trail 10K: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the trailhead just past Garnet Street (off Mendenhall Loop Road) for 9 a.m. race start. This is the last Empire Cup points race of the season. Info: JoAnn Quigg, 789-7549, or by e-mail at

Juneau Alpine Club -- This week's trek is a high-energy climb of Mount Bullard, an eight-mile hike lasting about 10 hours. Required gear includes ice ax and crampons. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 789-9119.

Juneau Yacht Club sailing races -- Fall Harbor Racing Series, Round Three: Races are noon to 4 p.m. at Juneau Harbor. Info: John Stone, 364-4663, or on the Web at

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike -- Meet at 10 a.m. at the Dredge Lake Trailhead by Mendenhall River Bridge (across from Mendenhall River Elementary School) for a hike in the Dredge Lake area and along the East Mendenhall Lake shoreline. The easy hike is about 2-4 miles long and the group will determine the exact route as it checks out the changing colors of the tree leaves. 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.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska -- UPSEA hosts a post-season tournament from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, with four or five local teams and a team or two from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678.

Open Gyms / Scrimmages / Ongoing

Adult open badminton gym -- Meet from 8-10 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Auke Bay Elementary School. Teenagers and adults encouraged to attend. All skill levels welcome. Bring a racket if you have one. Shuttlecocks provided. Gym fee is $3. Info: Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

Adult open volleyball/basketball gym -- Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (Oct. 5) and on Sundays (Oct. 7) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym fee is $4. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Oct. 6) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Open roller hockey scrimmages -- Regular open roller hockey scrimmages for high-school age players and adults this summer are from 8-10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Glacier Valley Elementary School's outdoor covered area. Bring your own skates and sticks. Extra equipment and sticks is available, but limited. Info: Ben White, 789-2841, or by e-mail at

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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