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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2003

NEW CALENDAR ITEMS

• Juneau Soccer Club registration - Registration for JSC's 2003-04 season is underway. Youth of all skill levels are invited to develop their soccer skills and love of the game through training and competition. JSC programs are open to youth in grades 4-12. The club is on the Web at www.juneausoccer.org. Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525, or Leslie Houston, 364-2657.

• 4-H karate fall classes - Juneau's 4-H Shotokan Karate-Do club has started its fall classes. Adults and kids from age 7 and up are invited to join the club, which meets on Wednesday and Friday nights from 6-6:45 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Youth members pay $26.25 per month to join the club; additional family members can join at a reduced cost. Shotokan karate classes teach self-control, and allows participants to get into excellent mental and physical shape. Info: Diana Stevens, 790-4199.

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Friday-Saturday, Oct. 24-25

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves for a pair of Region V-Class 4A matches, with C team, JV and varsity match times TBA at the JDHS main gym.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Basketball referees' meetings - Local basketball officials will be holding meetings at from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The first meeting will be held on Oct. 8. Anyone interested in officiating local basketball games this winter is encouraged to attend. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699.

• Midnight Suns Baseball Club tryouts - Tryouts for baseball players ages 11-14 will take place on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Marie Drake Gym. Players are encouraged to attend both tryout dates. Players age 11-12 will meet from 1-2:30 p.m., while those age 13-14 will try out from 2:30-4 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. Eligibility for Midnight Suns travel teams is determined by a player's age on Aug. 1, 2004. Info: Trish Kohan, 789-6977 or 723-7137, or by e-mail at trish_kohan@hotmail.com.

• American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics Course - The American Red Cross will be holding a 16-hour course on first-aid basics for those who live, work or play in remote areas. The class will combine lectures, skills practice and role-play learning to teach the response steps and treatment for injuries and illnesses in delayed-help situations. The class costs $125, and sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22 and 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Red Cross' Southeast Alaska District office, 3200 Hospital Drive, Suite 203. Deadline for registration and payment is Oct. 17. The class has a minimum of eight students and a maximum of 12. Info: American Red Cross, 463-5713.

• Juneau Alpine Club potluck/slideshow - Potluck will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Bring food, and enjoy photos and slides of Mt. Rainier and of a pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash. Info: Tom and Eva Bornstein, 790-4050.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation - dogs on trails meeting - The first planning meeting for devising a plan for dogs on trails will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the downtown library's large conference room. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation office, 586-0424.

• VISTA youth hockey program - Local VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) worker Matthew Edison is pursuing funding to continue a youth hockey program created last year. The program is geared toward Alaska Native students who want to learn how to play hockey, but can't afford equipment and ice-time fees. Info: Matthew Edison, 463-1899, Ext. 231, or by e-mail at edisonm@jsd.k12.ak.us.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Women's Classic Basketball League registration - Registration forms are due by Friday, Oct. 24, for this less-competitive league for older women, or women with less time due to kids, work and other commitments. The women's division in the Ordway League (see above) is for highly competitive women. Preseason practices begin in November, followed by games once a week on Wednesdays through January. Teams play 10 games in the season. The cost is $47.25 per player (includes tax), which covers the player fee, a share of the team fee, plus use of a numbered jersey. Players register individually with the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, and staff members or volunteers will put teams together. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec office, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/classic.php.

• Adult basketball scorekeepers needed for 2003-04 season - Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation seeks scorekeepers for the season, which starts on Sunday, Nov. 9, and will run through the first week of January. Adult basketball scorekeepers are paid a nominal fee for their service. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec office, 586-5226.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays 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 and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ratio of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Open badminton gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gym, or from 7- 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gym in Douglas. Auke Bay gyms open to adults and teens; Gastineau gyms open to all ages. $3 fee per session. All abilities welcomed, bring a racquet if you own one. Info: Auke Bay: Theresa Walden, 790-2499; Gastineau: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598 or jagdishy@comcast.net.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays. 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 programs - The ice arena is open seven days a week with a variety of public open skates, youth open skates, pond hockey and rental times available (see Treadwell Arena Web site for details). The rink is closed for ice maintenance from 7:45-10:45 a.m. on Mondays and from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Fees for open skates are $4 adults, $3 youths (age 17-younger) and $2 seniors (age 65-older). Fees for pond hockey are $5 adults, $4 youths and $3 seniors. Skate rental is $2 for adults and youths, and $1.90 for seniors. Passes are available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rental. Facility rental is $150 an hour. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• 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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