Sports In Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Friday, Dec. 21

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball -- The annual Red-Black intrasquad game takes place at 7 p.m. at the JDHS main gym.

Monday, Dec. 24

Eaglecrest Ski Area Christmas Eve Celebration -- Events start at 3:30 p.m., with torchlight parade on Hooter at 5:30 p.m. (register by 1 p.m.) and a kids' torchlight parade on Platter Lift at 6 p.m. Other events include ornament decorating for kids, snacks, music and a visit from Santa Claus. The ski area opens at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2000.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Juneau Alpine Club -- Gastineau Moonlight Climb, starts at 5 p.m. at location TBA, this is a medium energy output level hike lasting three or four hours. Required technical gear includes snowshoes and a head lamp. Info: Trip leader Bill Forrest, 789-3008.

Thursday, Dec. 27

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball -- Princess-Capital City Classic: North Kitsap (Poulsbo, Wash.) plays Wasilla at 1 p.m. and the Crimson Bears host Mills (Millbrae, Calif.) at 6 p.m. at the JDHS main gym. Tournament passes available for $20 at both locations of Hearthside Books.

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball -- Princess-Capital City Classic: Mills (Millbrae, Calif.) plays San Pedro (Calif.) at 3 p.m. and the Crimson Bears host East Anchorage at 8 p.m. at the JDHS main gym. Tournament passes available for $20 at both locations of Hearthside Books.

Meetings / Clinics / Announcements

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 Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

Southeast Road Runners club Ben Blackgoat scholarship -- Applications are available at the Juneau-Douglas High School career center for JDHS senior cross country and/or track and field athletes. The seniors need to write an essay expressing their feelings about running and its impact on their lives. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 21. The winner receives a $500 scholarship for post-secondary education purposes. Info: Barb Conant, JDHS career center, 463-1900.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation coed volleyball registration -- Team registration packets for the 2002 adult coed volleyball season are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office, Room 218 of the municipal building, 155 South Seward Street downtown. Team registration will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Juneau Assembly Chambers. A late registration period takes place on Friday, Jan. 11, at the Parks and Recreation office, but a $10 late fee will be charged. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center workshops -- Avalanche workshops will take place in Juneau, Petersburg, Haines and Ketchikan. An avalanche awareness class takes place in Juneau at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at McPhetres Hall, at 4th and Gold, with a fee of $5 ($3 for students). Level I backcountry courses are Dec. 26-29 and March 1-4 in Juneau and March 15-18 in Haines, with the three-day intensive Level I classes costing $295 ($220 students/low income). A Level II backcountry course is Jan. 25-28 in Juneau and costs $325 ($250 students/low income). Courses for all snow travelers, including snowmachiners, lasting 1 1/2 days take place in Juneau on Jan. 4-6, in Petersburg on Jan. 31-Feb. 3 and in Ketchikan on a date TBA. There will also be special classes in Haines for the Alcan 50 and on Easter weekend. Info: Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center, 586-5699, or on the Web at http://www.avalanche.org/~seaac.

Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay gear -- The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation has Salt Lake City Olympic Torch Relay t-shirts and baseball hats for sale to commeorate the Olympic torch's visit to Juneau on Jan. 24. Items can be purchased and the Parks and Rec office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Also, volunteers are being sought to help with the Torch Relay when it visits Juneau. Assistance is needed in everything from decorating to hosting a torchbearer and watching the torch make its way through town. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

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 teamak@polarnet.com, or at Team Alaska's Web site, http://www.awg.teamalaska.org/2002/.

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