Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, December 08, 2000

Today, Dec. 8

Fastbreak Tournament middle school basketball: Games start at 9 a.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and 9 a.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Tournament features teams from Dzantik'i Heeni, Floyd Dryden, Juneau Christian School, Haines, Skagway, Ketchikan, Hoonah, Angoon, Craig and Yakutat. Championship games start at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday at Dzantik'i Heeni.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Fastbreak Tournament middle school basketball: Championship games, girls B at 4:15 p.m., boys B at 5:30 p.m., girls A at 6:45 p.m. and boys A at 8 p.m., all championship games at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Tournament features teams from Dzantik'i Heeni, Floyd Dryden, Juneau Christian School, Haines, Skagway, Ketchikan, Hoonah, Angoon, Craig and Yakutat.

Ongoing/Meetings

Lindh Ski Pass Scholarship deadline: The deadline for the Hilary Lindh Olympic Medal Season Ski Pass Scholarship Program is Friday, Dec. 8, at the Eaglecrest Ski Area Business Office downtown. This scholarship program, which honors 1992 Olympic silver medalist Hilary Lindh of Juneau, awards two season passes to a deserving boy and girl from grades K-12 in Juneau. Applications are available at local schools, local ski shops, from the Juneau Ski Club and from Eaglecrest. Info: Gary Mendivil, 586-5284.

Four-H Nordic ski program organizational meeting: Meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. Club is open to skiers in grades K-12, and older family members are encouraged to join the kids on the trails. A limited number of sets of skis, poles and boots rent for $15 for the entier season. The club skis every Sunday afternoon from 1:30-3 p.m. at locations TBA. Info: Jim Douglas or 4-H, 465-8749.

Mighty Mite youth ski team registration: Registration is open for this winter's Mighty Mite ski team program for skiers ages 6-12 years old. The lessons at Eaglecrest Ski School focus on skier technique and introduce the children to racing. The 10-week program features Saturday lessons from 9:30 a.m. until noon starting on Jan. 8, and includes four optional race days. The cost is $105 for the lessons, plus $25 for a United States Ski Association membership and $20 per family for Juneau Ski Club membership. Info: Mike Mauseth at 780-4353 (home) or 789-0555 (work), or Jeffra Clough at the Eaglecrest Ski Area ski school office, 790-2001.

Avalanche awareness classes: Upcoming avalanche awareness classes from the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center are Juneau Level I, Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 12-15; Juneau Level II, March 2-5; and Juneau Snowmachine, Jan. 5 classroom and Jan. 6-7 in the field. Mini-workshops for snowmachiners are Haines Snowmachine/Level I, March 16-18, and Petersburg Snowmachine/Level I, Feb. 2-4. Special snowmachiner discount this year. Info: Bill Glude, 586-5606.

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms: Saturdays (next one is 12/16, 12/9 is cancelled) from 8-11 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and Fridays (next one is 12/15, 12/8 is cancelled) from 8-11 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. No cost for students grades 5-12. Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School: Cost is $4. Sundays (12/10) and Fridays (next one is 12/15, 12/8 is cancelled), from 7-9 p.m. Also on Mondays (12/11) from 8-10 p.m. Volleyball/basketball court rentals available Saturday mornings. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, ext. 325.

Open Badminton Gym: Mondays and Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. at Auke Bay School gym. All skill levels encouraged to attend. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.

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