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Tahoe-Truckee sports briefs: 14th Tahoe Sierra Century bike race set for Saturday

Staff reports

Final preparations are underway for the 14th annual Tahoe Sierra Century on Saturday, Sept. 17. Riders begin and end at the Village at Squaw Valley and choose a 30, 60, or 100 mile route through North Tahoe, Truckee and the High Sierra. Riders will enjoy challenging hill climbs, spectacular scenery, and excellent support both on the course and at the after-ride dinner.

"This is my favorite ride of the year," longtime rider Ed Chan told ride organizers. "Everyone is so friendly, particularly the kids who play their instruments along the course. I always have a great time."

The TSC is hosted by the North Tahoe Middle and High School band community and all proceeds benefit public music education.

Individual and group rates are available for registration at http://www.tahoesierracentury.com.

Humane Society to host inaugural golf tournament

The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe will host its first Balls in the Ruff Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 16, at Tahoe Donner Golf Course.

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The scramble-style tournament, benefiting homeless pets in and around the community, will tee off at noon. Entry costs $150, including 18 holes of golf with a cart, a golfer goody bag and an awards barbecue dinner.

There will also be a raffle and fun pet-themed contests holes on the course, including a Wheel of "Furtune" and the Lab Lob. Additionally, there will be a hole with a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one, while another hole has a Hawaiian trip for two for a hole-in-one.

Visit hstt.org to register as well as purchase additional dinner tickets for those not playing, which are $40.

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