Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2001

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Juneau Alpine Club -- Gastineau Moonlight Climb, a 3-4 hour trip with a medium energy output level. Date could change for this event, depending on the weather. Technical gear needed includes snowshoes and a head lamp. Info: Trip leader Greg Lefebvre, 789-4099.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team -- The Crimson Bears host Valdez in a dual meet at 3:30 p.m. at Marie Drake gym.

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team -- The Crimson Bears host their only home meet of the season, the Juneau-Douglas Wrestling Pilot Invitational, from 3-9 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, with finals starting about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, at the JDHS main gymnasium.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Southeast Road Runners club -- Eighth Annual Jingle Jog: Meet at 9 a.m. at Juneau Racquet Club Valley location parking lot, race starts 10 a.m. Courses are five kilometers for run and one-mile walk. Entry fee $10 preregistration, $12 day of race. Info: Juneau Racquet Club, 789-2181.

Juneau Alpine Club -- Glacier Walk, a three-mile trip with a medium energy output level lasting about 5-7 hours. Required technical gear includes ice ax and crampons. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 789-9119.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Juneau Alpine Club -- Lemon Creek Valley hike, a five-hour trip with a medium energy output level. No required technical gear listed. Info: Trip leader Kathy Landry, 789-7058.

Meetings / Clinics / Announcements

Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team Christmas tree sale -- The annual fund-raiser opened Saturday and takes place through Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Fred Meyer parking lot. The Crimson Bears are selling noble and grand fir trees from 5-8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The money raised helps the team pay travel costs during the season. Info: coach John Wray, 789-1759.

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.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the home of Kim and Barb Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way. Info: Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058.

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/.

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. 30) and on Sundays (Dec. 2) 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 (Dec. 1) 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.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com.



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