Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2002

Today, 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, meets start about 5 p.m. each night at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym with a set of junior varsity matches starting about 9 a.m. on Saturday.

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.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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 jschlosser@thealaskaclub.com.

• 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 http://www.juneausoccer.org. Info: JSC registrar Leslie Houston, 364-2657.

• Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - Due to a higher-than-expected response to the initial JAHA registration period, the league is extending its registration period and creating a two-tiered league. The two-tiered league will have one division for beginners with some hockey experience, while the other division will be for more-experienced players. Both divisions will be non-contact coed leagues. Players must be at least 18 years old, have some hockey experience and be fully equipped to start playing in late January. Individuals younger than age 18 may be considered for the league based on experience. So far, nearly 120 players have registered, more than twice the number anticipated for the inaugural season of recreational hockey at the new Treadwell Arena. The season is expected to start at the end of January and will probably be 15 games with a tournament in April. Info: Christopher Mertl, 586-3232.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Dec. 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. 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 gym on Dec. 13 has 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 jagdishy@attbi.com.

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