Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002

Saturday, Dec. 7

• Southeast Road Runners club - Ninth Annual Jingle Jog: Meet at 9 a.m. at the JRC/The Alaska Club's Mendenhall Valley location parking lot for 10 a.m. race start. Events include a 5-kilometer run and a 1-mile walk. Entry fees are $10 preregistration, $12 day-of-race registration and $3 for kids. Info: Juneau Racquet Club, 789-2181.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Star Hill at the top of 6th Street for a moderate 3.5-mile hike up the Mount Roberts Trail to the cross, a hike with 1,800 feet in elevation gain. Wear waterproof hiking or rubber boots, wear warm layers of clothing, and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Glacier walk, this moderate trek requires an ice ax, crampons and climbing harness. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.

Sunday, Dec. 8

• Juneau Alpine Club - Meet at 5:30 p.m. at 4352 Manor Ave. for a slideshow and potluck party. Slides will be shown of a trek to Nepal and a climb of Denali's West Buttress. Info: Steve Kocsis, 790-3175.

Friday, Dec. 13

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

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14

• Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling - The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings and the Sitka Wolves in a set of dual meets, time TBA each night at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Saturday, Dec. 14

• Juneau Alpine Club - winter kayak trip, this moderate trek will be looking for whales and requires a kayak and cold-weather gear. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.


• Juneau-Douglas High School swim/dive team Christmas tree sale - This year's annual sale runs through Sunday, Dec. 22, or until all the Christmas trees are gone. This fund-raiser helps benefit the JDHS swimming and diving teams. Noble fir and grand fir trees are available. The trees are for sale at the Fred Meyer store parking lot. Hours are 5-8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Sunday. Info: JDHS swim/dive coach John Wray, 789-1759.

• Gastineau Channel Little League forums - GCLL will hold a forum on softball to review last season; look at safety, fundraising and proposed program changes; and receive comments in advance of next season. The softball forum will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Floyd Dryden Library. All managers, coaches, volunteers and parents are encourages to show up for these discussions with the Board of Directors. Info: GCLL President J. Allan MacKinnon, 723-2644 (evenings only).

• Intro to Tennis classes - JRC/The Alaska Club will be holding classes for adults and kids starting in December. The adult class will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Valley location. It is open to anyone interested in learning the basics of tennis, and all equipment is provided. The kids class will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, and all equipment is provided. The kids class has a limit of eight students. Info: Hassan Bani Saaid, 789-2181.

• JRC/The Alaska Club Winter Break Sports Camp - This camp is open to all children in grades 1-8 and runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 23-24 and Dec. 30-31. The registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 19. Activities include racquetball, tennis, basketball, badminton, soccer, other games and holiday arts and crafts. The cost is $25 for one day or $85 for all four days for JRC/TAC members, or $30 for one day and $105 for all four days for non-JRC/TAC members. Info: Jeremy Schlosser, 789-2181, or by e-mail at

• 4-H Nordic Ski Club - The fifth year of this club for youth and adult skiers will meet every Sunday afternoon from Jan. 12 through March 16 at various locations TBA. The first meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Riverbend Elementary School Commons Area, with club leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant. The first meeting will give people a chance to enroll in the club ($6 membership fee) and to register to rent skis. The club has a limited number of pairs of classic and skating ski sets for rent for $20 for the entire winter season. Club leaders will help parents size skis for their children. The club only rents youth skis, adults must provide their own. If families can't attend the Dec. 14 meeting, they should call the 4-H office and enroll by phone. Info: Jim Douglas at the 4-H office, 465-8749.

• Juneau Soccer Club registration - The Juneau Soccer Club is registering players in grades 4-5 for the 2002-03 season. Membership includes weekly skills development and training sessions, special weekly skills clinics and goalkeeping clinics. Players are trained by licensed coaches in gender-specific settings. Schedule information can be downloaded at Info: JSC registrar Leslie Houston, 364-2657.


• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Dec. 7, 21 and 28, the Dec. 14 open gym has been canceled) 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 (Dec. 6 and 20, the Dec. 13 open gym has been canceled) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (Dec. 8, 15 and 22) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 7:15-9:15 p.m. on Fridays (open gyms on Dec. 6 and 13 have been canceled) or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays (Dec. 8 and 15) 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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