Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2004

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Alaska Deprtament of Fish and Game hunter education course for women - This class for and taught by women will be held Oct. 28-30 at the indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road. Class times are 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. The class will include instruction on firearm safety and handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, hunter ethics and hunter responsibility. Successful graduates will receive lifetime hunter education certification recognized throughout North America. Those taking the course need to pick up a packet of study materials, costing $10, at the Douglas ADF&G office, Room 210, by Thursday, Oct. 21. Info: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Oct. 10

• Zach Gordon Youth Center Climbing Fest - The center will sponsor events using its indoor climbing wall from noon to 8 p.m. at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, a block off Willoughby Ave. near Centennial Hall. Info: Tyler Thomas of Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Juneau Alpine Club - The Mounts Gastineau, Roberts, Sheep and Clark Traverse originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, has been changed to Sunday, Oct. 10. Please RSVP with the trip leader for this moderate-difficulty trek. Info: Dave Lefebvre, 789-4099.

Thursday, Oct. 14

• Juneau Youth Football League - Senior Division Tournament: Juneau No. 1 vs. Juneau No. 3, 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Friday, Oct. 15

• Juneau Youth Football League - Senior Division Tournament: Juneau No. 2 vs. Kodiak, 7 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Saturday, Oct. 16

• Juneau Youth Football League - Senior Division Tournament: Consolation game, noon; Championship game, 3 p.m.; both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Juneau Freewheelers cycling club - Dredge Lake Trails night mountain bike race: Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Dredge Lake Trailhead off Mendenhall Loop Rd. for a 7 p.m. race start. Course is TBA. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138, or Dennis Travis, 789-7050.

Sunday, Oct. 17

• Juneau Alpine Club - Davies Creek Hike: A moderate hike up Davies Creek; a trapline may be in use along the trail, so dogs are not recommended. Info: Trip leader Don Larsen, 789-2036.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team clinics/tryouts - The JDHS Dance Team will hold a series of clinics leading up to team tryouts next month. Clinics are open to all JDHS students and will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11; and from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Tryouts will be held from 5 p.m. until they are done on Wednesday, Oct. 13. All sessions will be in the Marie Drake gym. Info: Christa Baxter, 364-3502.

• Juneau Soccer Club registration - Registration for the 2004-05 season is underway through October. This program is for young soccer players in grades 4-12 of all skill levels. There are year-round developmental teams and competitive programs that travel to state and regional tournaments. Players are grouped by age and gender. Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525, or Amy Skilbred, 780-4649, or on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.org.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Adult Ordway Basketball team registration - Registration will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers at City Hall. Late registration will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. League play begins Nov. 7 and continues through the first week of February. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/ordway.php.

• Juneau Rowing Club fall membership meeting and spaghetti feed - Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, at the Douglas Island Bible Church on David Street. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so enough food can be prepared. Info: Toy Campbell, by e-mail at toycmc@gci.net, or on the Web at http://www.juneaurowing.com.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Women's Classic Basketball League - Registration forms are due by Oct. 22 for this league, which is open to women who want to play team basketball but are older, new to the game or have limited time available due to other commitments. Aggressive play is strongly discouraged. Preseason practices begin in November, with one game a week on Wednesdays - 10 games total - through Feb. 2. The cost is $47.25 per player. Juneau Parks and Rec staff will assemble teams. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/classic.php.

• Hunter Education Instructor training course - This two-day class takes place from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the state's new indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will lead these classes, which helps train people how to teach basic safe-hunting and other hunter education courses. All persons interested in this class must complete a background check with the Alaska State Troopers before the first session (there is a $20 fee for the background check that is reimbursed). Background checks can be completed from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays at 2760 Sherwood Lane or 450 Whittier St. Bring two forms of identification, including one with a photo. Info: Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.

• Paid basketball referees needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is seeking referees for its youth basketball program (ages 8-18). Applicants must be at least 14 years old to officiate, and games start on Oct. 25. A good knowledge of the game is helpful, and prior experience as a referee is not necessary. Training is available. Applications are available at the Parks and Rec office downtown at 155 Seward St. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Juneau Ski Club/Juneau Ski Patrol 51st Annual Ski Sale - The annual fund-raiser takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Centennial hall. Admission is $2 (age 12-younger free), and there is a door prize of a season pass from Eaglecrest Ski Area. In addition to the ski swap, people can register for Juneau Ski Patrol, the Juneau Ski Club race program and lessons at Eaglecrest, and they can buy Eaglecrest season passes. People can check items in for sale ($5 minimum sale price per item) from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4-5, and from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale. Info: Stacy Goade, 790-4030.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New 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.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The arena is now open with ice. A schedule is posted on the rink's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• Recreational badminton - Auke Bay group: This group meets from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Community School gym. This badminton open gym is for teens and adults of all skill levels and it costs $3 per person per night. Bring a racquet, if you have one. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

• Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center guided hikes - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center offers twice-daily, one-hour guided hikes on the Trail of Time. The free hikes, led by a naturalist from the visitor center, meet at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the flagpoles in the first parking lot. Info: Wayne Ward, 789-6640.



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