Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 22-23

• Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball vs. Sitka: The Crimson Bears host the Wolves for matches on Friday and Saturday night in the JDHS main gym. The varsity squads will play at 8 p.m. each night, with the junior varsity matches at 6:15 p.m. and C team matches at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mendenhall Glacier walk: Bring your helmet, harness, crampons and ice ax for this moderate trek. Kayaking to the glacier may be an option. Those interested should contact trip leader Bill Forrest, 321-3144.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Raincountry Flyfishers meeting - The Raincountry Flyfishers will meet on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at the Mendenhall River Community School library. The flytying session will feature fry and smolt imitations for catchng salmon and trout in fresh and saltwater. The public is welcome to attend. Info: Mark Vinsel, 586-3424.

• 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 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.

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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.

• Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 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/.

• 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.



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