Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2000

Today, Dec. 31

Juneau Alpine Club New Year's Eve Mendenhall Lake Campout: Bring camping gear and spend the night under the stars following a short three- to four-mile low-energy output hike. Info: Tim Arness, 789-9119.

Holiday Cup indoor soccer tournament: Championship games at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Elementary school division at 10:30 a.m., middle school at 11:45 a.m., juniors (high school age 16-younger) at 1 p.m. and seniors (age 17-21) at 2:15 p.m. For complete schedule and results, go to Info: Leslie Houston, 364-2657 or by e-mail at

Monday, Jan. 1

New Year's Day Resolution Run: First Southeast Roadrunners event of the season. Meet at 10 a.m. at Douglas Library, for a one-, two- or four-mile noncompetitive run. Info: Andy Grossman, 586-4360, or SERR Web site,

Thursday, Jan. 4

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball: The Dimond Lynx play the Crimson Bears at Juneau-Douglas High School gym, varsity game at 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 5

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball: The East Anchorage Thunderbirds play the Crimson Bears at Juneau-Douglas High School gym, varsity game at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 6

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball: The East Anchorage Thunderbirds play the Crimson Bears at Juneau-Douglas High School gym, varsity game at 7 p.m.

Juneau Alpine Club ice climbing at the Flume: A low-energy ice climbing trip where folks will share the ice climbing equipment. Info: Tim Arness, 789-9119.


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.

Juneau Parks and Recreation youth indoor soccer: Coaches are needed for the 2001 Youth Indoor Soccer League, which begins in early January and continues through mid-March. Each team receives three preseason practices, plus one practice and one Saturday game each week during the season. Game and practice schedules vary depending on the division. Coaching opportunities are available in nearly every division, age 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17. Also, player spots are available for age 8-9 town, age 8-9 valley and age 10-11 town leagues. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226 or

Avalanche awareness classes: Upcoming avalanche awareness classes from the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center are Juneau Level I, 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.

Juneau Alpine Club meeting: Meet at 6 p.m. (an hour earlier than usual meetings) on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the home of Kim Turley, 1136 Slim Williams Way. Meeting includes a pizza party. Info: Kim Turley, 789-7058.

Juneau Ski Club meeting: Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Info: JSC Hotline, 586-5740.

Southeast Roadrunners potluck and membership meeting: Meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Douglas Island Pink and Chum (DIPAC) hatchery. Empire Cup prizes to be awarded, a slideshow of the last season and food. Bring a food dish (no red beverages since they stain carpets when spilled). Info: SERR Web site,

Open Gyms

Youth open gyms: From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (1/6) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (1/5) 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. From 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (1/7 and 1/14, no open gym on 12/31) and Fridays (1/5 and 1/12). Volleyball/basketball court rentals available Saturday mornings. Adult soccer open gyms: at Floyd Dryden Middle School, Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

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

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