Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002

Today-Sunday, Nov. 7-10

• Capital Chevrolet Tennis and Racquetball Tournament - The tennis tournament starts on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and the racquetball tourney starts on Friday, Nov. 8. These tournaments will both take place at the Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. Entry deadline for both tournaments was 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

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Southeast Road Runners club - Veteran's Day 8K: Race begins at 10 a.m. at the Kaxdigoowu Heen Trail by the Brotherhood Bridge parking lot. Course is 8 kilometers (4.97 miles). Pre-race registration at JRC/The Alaska Club or the Foggy Mountain Shop, or at the start on race day between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. This is the last SERR run of the year. Info: Dan Bruce, 780-5817.

Sunday, Nov. 10

• Juneau Alpine Club - Winter training, bring an ice ax and avalanche beacon for this trek with a moderate energy output level. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

Friday, Nov. 15

• Roughhouse Fridays boxing - Doors open at 6 p.m., with fights scheduled to start about 7 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Tickets are $20 general admission, $30 ringside, and they are available at Marlintini's Lounge and at ANB Hall. Info: Joe Isturis at 321-0917 or Bob Haag of Big H Promotions, 1-907-274-8575.

Saturday, Nov. 16

• Cowboy action shoot - Meet at 9 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range off Montana Creek Road for 10 a.m. start. New shooters welcome, cowboy attire requested. Info: Buckskin John (John Barnett), 321-4032, or by e-mail at


• 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 Department of Parks and Recreation adult basketball managers meeting - Meet at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Juneau Assembly Chambers. One representative from each team must be present for team to receive a free victory toward the final standings and to pick up schedules. City offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, so managers are encouraged to pick up their schedules at the meeting on Thursday since games begin on Sunday, Nov. 10. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226

• 53rd Annual Warren Miller ski film, "Storm" - This winter sports and ski film will be shown at 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Centennial Hall. Tickets are $7 at the door. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area business office, 586-5284.

• Juneau Ski Club/Juneau National Ski Patrol annual ski sale - The 49th annual ski sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Centennial Hall. If you're looking to buy or sell used ski or snowboard equipment, this is the time. Admission is $2. Sale item check-in times are 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7; 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8; and 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. There is a minimum sale price of $5 per item. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area business office, 586-5284, or Russell Kunibe, 789-1339.

• Juneau-Douglas High School football awards banquet - The Crimson Bears' awards banquet and potluck dinner takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall on Willoughby Ave. Season highlight films will be distributed to players. Info: Juneau Youth Football League Hotline, 463-3001.

• Juneau Rowing Club meeting - Meet from 6-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Nugget Mall, across from Heritage Books, for the club's inaugural general membership meeting. The meeting will precede a 6:30-8:30 p.m. book-signing at Heritage Books by Jill Fredston, author of the award-winning book "Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic Edge." The club will elect officers, discuss Aurora Harbor floats and plans for rowing shell storage. An annual membership fee of $20 will cover newsletter distribution, rowing instruction and facilities rental. Shares in rowing shells also are for sale. Info: Matt Kirchhoff, 586-5816, or Toy Campbell, by e-mail at

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer registration - Registration is open from Nov. 12-25 for the 2003 season, which starts in early January and runs through mid-March. Forms can be picked up at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Registration forms can also be downloaded off the Parks and Rec Web site at (follow the links to the youth sports page and to the youth indoor soccer page). Registration is on a space-available basis. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at

• Women's Classic Basketball League skills clinic - Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. The clinic is open to all Women's Classic Basketball League players. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• 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 Saturdays (Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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 (Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Nov. 10, 17, 24 and Dec. 1) 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 (Nov. 10, 24 and Dec. 1, open gym is from 8-10 p.m. on Nov. 17) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Volleyball/basketball court rentals available - Saturday morning court rentals are available at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Rates and scheduling info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: 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. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at

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