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Sports briefs

Broomball leagueThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park Department is offering a broomball league on Tuesday nights beginning Jan. 8 from 6:30-10 p.m. Teams consist of five players on the ice with a minimum of two females on the ice at all times. Teams may carry up to 12 players on their roster. The cost for the league is $295 per team. All players must provide their own protective helmet to be allowed to play. Hand, shin, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended. All players must be at least 16 years of age. For more info call 582-7720, ext. 124.Snow Gods BallFor the 16th consecutive year Squaw Valley Ski Patrol is hosting the annual Snow Gods Ball to raise money for the Avalanche Education Fund. This years event will be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at Bar One and Zenbu in Squaw Valleys Olympic House. One of the highlights of the Snow Gods Ball is the fundraising portion, with door prizes, raffle prizes and silent auction items. Prizes include a Squaw Midweek Season Pass, lift tickets, Avalanche gear and more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (ages 21 and older only). Doors open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9. Purchase tickets through the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol at 581-7260 or at Daves Ski andamp; Board shops and Granite Chief ski shops. For more info call 581-7260.Youth basketballTahoe 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 at 221 Fairway Drive. Also sign up via fax at 583-8452 or phone at 583-3796, ext. 29. Basketball clinics will be held in December with the league beginning in January. Coaches and officials are needed. For more information call 583-3796, ext. 25.Lifeguard trainingThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is hosting a lifeguarding class from Jan. 2-5. Cost is $175 and includes all materials. The class is required for anyone interested in becoming a lifeguard, and includes several American Red Cross certifications. Job opportunities are available upon completion. Call 582-7720 for more information or to sign up.Winter Trails program Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) for its third year of Winter Trails snowshoe programs. Each snowshoe program is accompanied by TRTA staff guides and volunteer guides. The program kicks off on Jan. 12 with National Winter Trails Day, which will be held in partnership with Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol at Tahoe Meadows. To find out more about the winter trails program go to the calendar of events at, or contact Alexis at (775) 298-0231 or ski programThe Auburn Ski Club is still accepting sign-ups for its adult cross country ski programs. In addition to drop-in clinics for diagonal stride, skating and Telemark instruction, there are still openings in the season-long Beginner and Intermediate Skill Building Group. The group meets weekly and will provide instruction and camaraderie. For more information about the Auburn Ski Club or to join a program call 426-3313.Teen basketballThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering a coed teen basketball league for all abilities. The season is scheduled to begin Friday Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. with pick-up games and practice. All players must attend the practice/meeting for team selections at the Truckee High School gym Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. Late sign-ups available until January. Season will run from January through March. Games are officiated and will be played at Truckee High and other local gyms. Sign up in advance at the TDRPD offices on Church Street. Cost is $65 per player. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Womens basketballThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering North Lake Tahoe and Truckees only womens basketball night. This drop-in program continues until March 31. The main emphasis will be having fun and getting some exercise. The cost is $3 per night. Truckee starting snowboard teamThe Truckee High snowboard team is making its debut this year in slalom and giant slalom racing. The team is looking for sponsors or donations to help offset the start-up costs. Any questions may be addressed to Shamarah Lang at 582-2500 ext. 3201.NASTC tripsTruckees North American Ski Training Centers (NASTC) first local course of the season will be at Squaw Valley from Dec. 8-12, with the focus on early season issues. The signature destinations for this season are Grand Targhee, Wyo., from Feb. 9-13, Silverton, Colo., from March 5-10 and the Luna Chix of NASTC Canadian Heli-Skiing Adventure from March 24-28. A sampling of NASTC camps include cat and helicopter skiing, international ski adventures, backcountry trips, avalanche safety and kids camps. For more call 582-4772 or visit Biggest Loser contestElevation Fitness in Truckee is getting ready to host Truckees Biggest Loser, a four-month contest that runs through March 15 to see who can drop the most unwanted pounds. The winner gets a year-long membership to Elevation Fitness. Registration is $25. All contestants must be pre-screened by either a family physician or Dr. Dennis Chez M.D. at Gateway Urgent Care at 11105 Donner Pass Road. For more information call 587-9977.TCPUD 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.Summit 7000 FutsalThe 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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