Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 20-23

• JRC/The Alaska Club fall doubles tennis tournament - This event features women's, men's and mixed doubles events in the open and A/B skill divisions. Lunch is provided on Saturday. The entry deadline is at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The fee is $20, plus tax, for the first event and $10, plus tax, for each additional event. Info: Tony Nelson, 789-2181.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a pair of Southeast Conference matches at the JDHS main gym. Times are 8 p.m. for varsity, 6:15 p.m. for junior varsity and 4:30 p.m. for C team matches each night.

Saturday, Nov. 5

• Juneau Ski Club/National Ski Patrol - 52nd Annual Ski Swap: The sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Centennial Hall. Related events include the Warren Miller movie "Higher Ground," which will be shown twice on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Centennial Hall. Gear for sale can be turned in on Nov. 3-4 to get ready for the sale. Info: Juneau Ski Club,

• Southeast Road Runners club - Veteran's Day 8K: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the river trail parking lot near Brotherhood Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. Course is 8 kilometers (4.97 miles). This is the last SERR race of the year. Info: Mike McKrill, 789-9116, or on the Web at



• Midnight Suns baseball meeting - The Midnight Suns Basebal Club will hold its membership meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Riverbend Gym. All returning and new players along with parents must attend. Players must be 11-14 years of age by Aug. 1, 2005. Coaches for the 11-12 year old group and new board members are also needed. Info: Trish Kohan, 789-6977 or

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Adult Ordway Basketball League team signups - The Juneau Department Parks and Recreation will be holding signups at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, the Juneau-Douglas High School commons. Late registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Parks and Recreation office. There will be a $10 late fee for late registration. The season runs through the second week of February. Scorekeepers also are needed (and the positions are paid). Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226 or on the Web at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Women's Classic League - The league is designed for women who enjoy basketball and want to play for fun, but with women who are new to the game or have limited time. Practices start in November and games take place on Wednesdays through Feb. 1. The cost is $47.25 per player and players can register with Parks and Recreation. Forms are due by Oct. 28. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation basketball referees meeting - Starting Oct. 5 through Nov. 9, there will be mandatory basketball official meetings for the Juneau Parks and Recreation basketball league. The meetings will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday in Room C109 at Dzantik'i Heeni. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699 (night) or 789-0934 (days) or Dave Pusich at 586-5226.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation scorekeepers needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for basketball scorekeepers for the 2005-06 Ordway Basketball season. The season is scheduled to begin Nov. 13 and will run through the second week of February. The position is also paid. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• HoopTime Basketball seeks board members - HoopTime Basketball is recruiting for board members and other key positions for the upcoming 2006 season. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for this organization, please log on to for contact information or send an e-mail to Info: Brent Wilson, 789-1598.



• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - People can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. Treadwell Arena can rent private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• 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-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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