Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2001

Saturday, Nov. 10

* Southeast Road Runners club -- Veteran's Day 8K race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the river trail parking area near the Brotherhood Bridge, race starts at 10 a.m. Course is eight kilometers (4.97 miles). This is the last SERR event of the season. Info: Mike McKrill, 789-9116, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

* Juneau-Douglas High School boys volleyball club team -- Juneau Invitational Boys Power Volleyball Tournament: The Crimson Bears club team hosts three varsity teams from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, with the primetime matches set for 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. There will also be matches from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. There are two teams from Porter Creek Secondary School of Whitehorse and one team from Vanier Catholic. There will be two Juneau boys teams, featuring nearly all of the Team Alaska players for the 2002 Arctic Winter Games taking place in March in Nuuk, Greenland.

* Juneau Alpine Club -- Meet at 9 a.m. at site TBA for an eight-hour, medium-energy exertion climb of Mount Olds. Juneau Alpine Club annual dues are $10. No required technical gear listed. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

* Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA smallbore rifle silhouette 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/.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

* Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Brad Elfers and Mark Kaelke will discuss the recent Governor's Trout Summit. Info: Club correspondent Roger Harding, 465-4311.

* Juneau Soccer Club U12 Boys competitive team -- The Juneau Soccer Club's U12 boys competitive team is holding winter indoor practices from 12:30-2 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, at Mendenhall River Elementary School. Practices will continue through March. The team is open to boys in the fourth and fifth grades, and players must become members of Juneau Soccer Club to participate. The team will travel to tournaments in July and August, with travel team tryouts in early April. JSC membership costs $75 and JSC registrar Leslie Houston (364-2657) has more information. Info: Team manager Sally Saddler, 586-2398 or by e-mail at teal@gci.net, or coach Doug Badilla by e-mail at badillad@jsd.k12.ak.us.

* 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 Friday, 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.

* Women's Classic Basketball League skills clinic -- A skills clinic for Women's Classic Basketball League players takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

* Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Web site calendar -- Items for the 2002 Special Events Calendar are due by Monday, Nov. 26, at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office, second floor of the city building downtown. This calendar is posted on the Internet and contains special, one-time only events such as run, bike and ski races, skating events and other sports events. The calendars are distributed around Southeast Alaska and posted at http://www.juneau.lib.ak.us/parksrec/. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center manager Kristi West, 586-0456.

* Holiday Cup Competitive Indoor Soccer Tournament -- Registration packets are available on Friday, Nov. 2, at area schools and the law offices of Dillon and Findley, 350 North Franklin, for this tournament that takes place Dec. 23-31. Rosters must be received by Nov. 23. There are four coed divisions -- Elementary (age 9 by Dec. 15 through fifth grade), Middle School (grades 6-8), Juniors (high school students age 16-younger) and Open (ages 17-21). This event has no cost. Info: Leslie Houston, 364-2657, or Dillon and Findley, 586-4000.

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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 (Nov. 9) and on Sundays (Nov. 11) 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 (Nov. 10) 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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