Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, November 30, 2001

Today-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.

Friday, Dec. 7

• Roughhouse Fridays roughhouse boxing -- Event starts 7 p.m. at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Seats are $20 and $30. Info: Bob Haag, Big H Promotions, 1-907-274-8575.

Saturday, Dec. 8

• Juneau Alpine Club -- Blackerby Ridge hike, a medium energy output level hike TBA. 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


• 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 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.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth soccer coaches -- Volunteer soccer coaches are needed for the upcoming Youth Indoor Soccer League. Applications are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office, 155 S. Seward St., downtown. Anyone who is knowledgeable about the sports of soccer and enjoys working with kids is encouraged to apply. The season consists of two preseason practices and weekly games and practices from early January through March 23. Info: Myiia L. Whistler, recreation supervisor for youth sports, 586-5226, or by e-mail at

• 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, or at Team Alaska's Web site,

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

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