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Sports briefs

Youth soccerSierra Mountain Soccer Club is holding tryouts for its spring season for boys divisions U11 through U15 and girls divisions U11 through U14 from Nov. 14-18. For specific information on individual team tryout dates and times, visit and click on Spring 2008 Tryout Info and then Sierra Mountain Soccer Club, or leave a message at 587-3361 or e-mail TrotAuburn Ski Club is hosting the 31st Annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot 7-mile race Sunday, Nov. 11 starting at 10:30 a.m. The race begins at West End Beach. The Mashed Potato Mile, a one-mile race for children, is also taking place. Proceeds of the race benefit the Ski Clubs Junior Nordic ski programs. Registration is $10 before Nov. 11 and $20 the day of the race. For more information and registration go to volleyballClub Truckee Volleyball will hold a parent information night and tryouts for its traveling Power League teams at Alder Creek Middle School on Nov. 28 from 5-9 p.m. There will be a $10 tryout fee. Contact Erika Murphy at 308-5442 with questions.TCPUD youth basketballThe Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for the Les Miller youth basketball league. Registration is open to boys and girls grades second through eighth at the TCPUD administration office, 221 Fairway Drive. Sign-ups also will be taken via fax, 583-8452, or phone, 583-3796 x29. Basketball clinics will be held in December with the league beginning in January. Coaches and officials are needed; contact the office if interested. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796 x 25.TDRPD youth basketballThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is now taking sign-ups for youth basketball for boys and girls grades third through eighth. Cost is $70. The season is from Nov. 10-March 8. Volunteer coaches are needed. Contact the TDRPD office at 582-7720.Futsal programThe Summit 7000 Academy Futsal program is returning Truckee, Tahoe City and Kings Beach for its third season until Christmas Break. This development program is for young athletes ages 5-12 and is a curriculum-based learning environment that features a hands-on approach focusing on eye-foot coordination, motor learning, agility, balance, tactile sensation and motor learning. For more info call 587-5455 or 414-4059.Volunteer skiersDisabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Resort, is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. Volunteers must be strong intermediate skiers. Mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on the volunteer day. Call Vanessa at 581-4161, ext. 203 for more information.XC ski program leadersTahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association is recruiting group leaders who enjoy working with children for its 2008 Strider Glider after-school cross country ski program. Those interested must be able to commit their time once a week from 3:15-4:45 p.m for eight weeks. For more information e-mail or call 581-6944.T-n-T Cheer sign-upsThe T-n-T Explosion All-Star Cheer Team is holding sign-ups through November for its competitive year-round cheer season. The team consists of Sparklers, which include 4- to 10-year-olds, and Nitro, which include dancers ages 10-18. Sparklers train Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m., and Nitro trains Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m. For more information call (775) 853-9494 or 587-8326 or go to hop danceThe Psyche Dance Team is offering beginning Bay Area street style hip-hop dance class every Wednesday from 4:45-5:30 p.m. for ages 7-10. Cost is $50 a class for one month. The new location of the studio is 3005 Skyline Blvd. in Reno. For more information about class dates and times, check out the Web site or call 587-8326.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $3 per player. The open gym is offered year-round Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Open gymThe Rideout Community Center is offering adult open gym Monday though Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 2:30-5 p.m. Fee is $2. The center is also offering open gym for ages 6 and younger Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m. at no cost. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.

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