Sports In Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2001

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.

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball -- The Crimson Bears host intrasquad scrimmages at the JDHS main gym, varsity scrimmage at 8 p.m. and junior varsity at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Juneau-Douglas High School activities auction -- A fund-raising auction to help finance several activities at JDHS takes place at 6 p.m. at the JDHS commons. A preview of auction items is at 2 p.m. and an international dinner is at 5 p.m. The auction raises money for the JDHS volleyball and cross country teams, as well as for foreign language and other activities. The auction is free and the dinner costs $7 a person. Info: JDHS activities director Sandi Wagner, 463-1916.

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

Monday, Dec. 10

Third Annual Pro Sports and Hollywood Celebrity All-Star Charity Basketball Game -- This fund-raiser for Juneau Elks Lodge No. 420 takes place at 8 p.m. at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym. The game features retired NFL players and daytime television and movie actors playing a team of local media personalities and student athletes. The proceeds from the event will be used for youth projects sponsored by the Juneau Elks Lodge, including student scholarships, sponsorship of youth sports teams and sending local kids to the Elks Summer Youth Camp in Palmer-Wasilla. Info: Juneau Elks Lodge No. 420, 586-8155, or call the event promoters at 1-800-253-5498.

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 Ski Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Floyd Dryden Middle School. This is the only mandatory meeting of the year so club officers can go over Juneau Ski Club rules with parents and parents can meet the team coaches. Info: Juneau Ski Club race hotline, 790-7223 (790-RACE) or on the Web at

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

Juneau 4-H Nordic Ski program -- Registration for this program for youth in grades K-12 takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Club leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant will lead an informational meeting and will measure the students for skis. The club has 50 pairs of skis available for use, and this year's fees will be used to add more skis to the inventory. The club skis from 1:30-3 p.m. every Sunday starting on Jan. 6. Membership is $6 to join 4-H, plus club ski rental is $20 for the season. Students renting skis are expected to attend at least 80 percent of the club ski outings. Parents are encouraged to participate, but they must provide their own skis. The location of each week's ski outing will be announced on Fridays at the info number. Info: University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.

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,

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 (Dec. 7) and on Sundays (Dec. 9) 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. 8) 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

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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