Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2002

Friday, Oct. 18

• Juneau Alpine Club - Moonlight paddle, this moderate trek requires a kayak and safety gear. If the weather's nice, the group might camp out overnight. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Saturday, Oct. 19

• Juneau Youth Football League - Senior Division: Buccaneers vs. Sitka, time TBA at Sitka; Chargers vs. Ketchikan, time TBA at Ketchikan. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

Sunday, Oct. 20

• Juneau Alpine Club - Point Bishop trail run, this is a high-energy output trek. No further details available. Info: Trip leader Dave Duntley, 789-5961.


• Eaglecrest Ski Area season passes - Discounted season passes for Eaglecrest Ski Area are available if purchased before Sunday, Dec. 1. The 2002-03 preseason pass prices, not including tax, are $375 for adults, $255 for youth (grades 7-12), $255 for seniors (age 65-older), $180 for child (grades K-6), $189.52 for midweek and $500 for corporate. Eaglecrest staff members will be at the Nugget Mall on weekends and holidays through the end of November selling passes, or you can stop by the business office at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office (Room 218) at the Municipal Building, downtown. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 586-5284 (business office), 790-2000 (lodge), by e-mail at, or on the Web at

• 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 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.

• Midnight Suns Baseball Club tryout - The Midnight Suns Baseball Club is conducting a tryout on Sunday, Oct. 13, to form a competitive baseball travel team for ages 11-12 and 13-14. Age groups are consistent with the requirements for Gastineau Channel Little League, and the player must be in the age bracket as of July 31, 2003. The tryout will be held in the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym at 1 p.m. for age 11-12, and 3 p.m. for age 13-14. Info: Steve Bavard (age 11-12), 789-7458 or Rod Baker (age 13-14), 789-4486.

• 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). Scorekeepers are needed for the season, which starts on Nov. 10 and runs through February, and scorekeepers are paid for their time. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or on the Web at

• 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

• Juneau Recreational Hockey League registration - With the opening of the Treadwell Arena scheduled for December, the JRHL is being created to give local athletes a change to play recreational hockey in Juneau this winter. All interested players and referees should attend an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Hickel Room in Centennial Hall. This is a coed league for players age 15-older. Players should have some hockey experience and have all the equipment they need to start playing in mid- to late-December. Players will be assigned to teams based on their skill levels and experience. The JRHL is not affiliated with the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. Those athletes who have not played hockey before or are interested in youth hockey should contact the Parks and Rec office about clinics and skills workshops that will take place in early 2003. Info: Ben White, 789-2841 or by e-mail at, or Christopher Mertl, 586-3232 or by e-mail at

• 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

• 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.


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (Oct. 18 and 25) at the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Oct. 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. 18 and 25) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Oct. 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. 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.

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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