Sports In Juneau

Posted: Friday, October 26, 2001

Today, Oct. 26

Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball -- The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves, about 8 p.m., after all-comers tourney, at Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. The Crimson Bears junior varsity and C Teams host the 17-team all-comers tournament, round-robin pool-play starts at 3 p.m. at JDHS main and auxiliary gyms.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball -- The Crimson Bears host the Sitka Wolves, about 8 p.m., after all-comers tourney, at Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. The Crimson Bears junior varsity and C Teams host the 17-team all-comers tournament, round-robin pool-play continues at 8 a.m. at JDHS main and auxiliary gyms.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike -- Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the snowmachine parking lot on Jackson Street, up from Cordova Street on Blueberry Hill (West Juneau), for a hike in the Treadwell Ditch Trail area. Hikers will determine the exact destination. Wear waterproof hiking or rubber boots, wear warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA high-power rifle shooting event: Registration 9 a.m., shooting starts 10 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Mile 2, Montana Creek Road. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or on the Web at http://go.to/jrpc/.

Meetings / Clinics/ Announcements

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation women's classic basketball -- Registration forms are due by today, Oct. 26, for the Women's Classic Basketball League. The league is open to women who want to play basketball, but are a little bit older, are new to the game or have commitments like children and jobs that prevent them from playing in the more competitive leagues. Preseason practices begin in November, and teams will play one game a week on Wednesdays for 10 weeks through January. The league costs $47.25 per player (including tax) and the fee covers player fees, a share of the team fees and a numbered t-shirt for each player. Registration forms are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation offices in Room 218 of the municipal building downtown. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Self defense for women class -- A.W.A.R.E. (Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies) and the women of the Juneau Shotokan Karate Do Club will host a self defense for women class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the A.W.A.R.E. shelter. The class costs $10 and pre-registration is required. Women should wear loose, comfy clothing, and they should bring a sack lunch. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Info and directions to the A.W.A.R.E. shelter, 586-6623.

Juneau Basketball Officials meetings -- Local basketball officials will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Nov. 7, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Anyone interested in officiating this weekend is encouraged to attend. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation adult basketball -- Scorekeepers are needed for the 2001-02 Ordway League basketball season, which opens Nov. 11 and runs through the first week of February. Scorekeepers are paid. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Juneau Ski Club -- Eaglecrest Ski Area season passes: Season passes are available for preseason purchase each weekend during October at the Nugget Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Preseason purchases of season passes are discounted through Thanksgiving. Info: Juneau Ski Club hotline, 790-7223 (790-RACE), Eaglecrest Ski Area business office, 586-5284, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/eaglecrest/.

Juneau Ski Club and Juneau Ski Patrol -- 48th Annual Ski Sale: Event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Centennial Hall. Admission is $1, children age 12-younger free. Sale equipment check-in takes place from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday-Friday, Nov. 1-2, and from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. All sale items must have a minimum price of $5. Info: JSC hotline, 586-5740.

Support Juneau musher Deborah Bicknell -- A fund-raising auction and dinner to help Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race entrant Deborah Bicknell of Juneau takes place from 5:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Thane Ore House. Tickets are $35 a plate (includes dinner, desert and two drinks). Info: Sara Bicknell, 790-4326, or Lisa Arehart, by e-mail at juneaurocks@gci.net.

Team Alaska tryouts for 2002 Arctic Winter Games -- Team Alaska representatives are still being selected in some sports for the 2002 Arctic Winter Games to be held on March 17-23. The 2002 Arctic Winter Games will have some events in Nuuk, Greenland, and some events in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. The Arctic Winter Games take place every two years and features competition between Alaska, four Canadian provinces or territories, Greenland and two or three Russian regions. Most of the sports are for youth competitors, with events in arctic sports (Inuit and Dene games), alpine skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, badminton, indoor soccer, table tennis, volleyball, basketball, curling, sled dog racing, gymnastics, hockey, speedskating and wrestling. The 2000 Arctic Winter Games featured competitors from Juneau in basketball, indoor soccer and snowshoeing. Info: John Estle, Team Alaska Chef de Mission, P.O. Box 83325, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99707, or by e-mail at teamak@polarnet.com, or at Team Alaska's Web site, http://www.awg.teamalaska.org/2002/.

Wings of America travel scholarship -- Wings of America is offering a sponsorship to the regional Footlocker cross country races for eligible Native American/Alaska Native junior/middle or high school runners. The sponsorship allows the reimbursement of up to $250 in travel expenses. Nominated runners need to complete a form with the help of their parents and cross country coaches so it can be submitted to the Wings of America office in New Mexico by Nov. 9. A 2002 Wings of America junior cross country team will compete at the USA National Cross Country Championships on Feb. 9-10 in Vancouver, Wash. Wings of America is a non-profit American Indian youth development program based in Santa Fe, N.M. Info: Anne Wheelock Gonzales, associate director, 1601 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, N.M., 87505, phone 1-505-982-6761, or by fax at 1-505-989-8995, or contact Duane Matt by e-mail at twomatts@earthlink.net.

Open Gyms / Scrimmages / Ongoing

Adult open badminton gym -- Meet from 8-10 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Auke Bay Elementary School. Teenagers and adults encouraged to attend. All skill levels welcome. Bring a racket if you have one. Shuttlecocks provided. Gym fee is $3. Info: Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

Adult open volleyball/basketball gym -- Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays (Oct. 26) and on Sundays (Oct. 28) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym fee is $4. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Oct. 27) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

Open roller hockey scrimmages -- Regular open roller hockey scrimmages for high-school age players and adults this summer are from 8-10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Glacier Valley Elementary School's outdoor covered area. Bring your own skates and sticks. Extra equipment and sticks is available, but limited. Info: Ben White, 789-2841, or by e-mail at bengoalie11@aol.com.

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