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Sports briefs

$20 sports physicalsThe Tahoe Center for Health andamp; Sports Performance is hosting student sports physicals for the Truckee middle school and high school on Thursday, July 24 from 5:30-8 p.m. This is geared for students going into seventh, eighth, 10th and 12th grades. Students going into sixth, ninth and 11th grades need full physicals. Cost is $20 per student. Call 587-3769 for an appointment.Truckee Pop Warner and cheerTruckee Pop Warner and cheer will be holding a free barbecue and sign-up, as well as a meet your coach, at Truckee Riverview Park on Aug. 2 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sign up fee $185 for football and $85 for cheer. Bring a copy of birth certificate and last report card. A doctor will be on site to do physicals for $25. Call Colleen at 587-1207 or Sue at 582-0958.Squaw Mountain RunThe 28th Annual Squaw Mountain Run will be held on Aug. 2 starting at 9 a.m. A fundraiser for the Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Ski Teams and the Tahoe Forest Hospital Cancer Center, the event starts at the base of Squaw Valley USA and sends participants up the 3.6-mile mountain run to High Camp, where awards, raffle, music refreshments and beer will be provided. Participants can run or take a more leisurely pace and hike or Nordic walk, using poles. For the less energetic, let the cable car do the work before taking part in a three-mile flower walk. Visit for information about how to register.Tahoe Cup ChallengeThe Tahoe Cup Challenge will be held at Timilick Tahoe Club on Friday, July 25 from 12 a.m.-12 a.m. The event is a golf tournament to raise funds for the youth of the Tahoe Region to learn golfing skills while learning life skills. Register at Call 587 8137 for more information.TDRPD sports campsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering a variety of sports camps for children ages 8 through 16 until Aug. 10. A girls softball camp for ages 9-13 will be held at Regional Park from July 21-24, 9 a.m.-noon. A lacrosse camp for ages 9-16 will be held at Riverview Sports Park from July 21-24, 9 a.m.-noon. A girls volleyball camp for ages 8-14 will be held at Alder Creek Middle School from Aug. 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. A girls basketball camp for ages 10-14 will be held at Alder Creek Middle School from July 28-Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m. And a football camp for ages 8-13 will be held at Surprise Stadium from July 28-Aug. 1. Dan OGorman will be the coach for girls softball, Paul Cowie and Elizabeth Bell for lacrosse, Erica Murpha for volleyball, Angelo Tenorio for basketball and Bob Shaffer for football. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Flys Freeride skateboard contestThe annual Flys Freeride skate contest will be held at the Truckee-Donner Regional Skate Park on Aug. 2. Presented by SnowBomb and Black Flys, the free-to-enter competition will award $5,000 in cash and prizes. Registration will be held at the Truckee-Donner Regional Skate Park on the day of the event until noon. All participants under 18 years old must have a parent present to register for the event. Helmets are required. Music, giveaways and special trick contests are scheduled throughout the day. Age divisions for the event include 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-30, over 30 and a womens division. For more information visit or contact SnowBomb at 581-0553.Soccer campChallenger Sports is holding one of its nationwide British soccer training camps at Pomin Park in Tahoe City during the week of July 28Aug. 1. Each day campers ages 3 to 14 will practice and master new individual skills and understand small group and team tactics, as well as scrimmage. Each camper will receive a free T-shirt, soccer ball, player evaluation and end-of-camp gift. In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer replica jersey. To sign up visit or contact Jamie at or call (866) 528-9688.Youth swim The Truckee Tahoe Swim Team is holding ongoing tryouts at the Truckee Pool on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6 p.m.Wilderness survivalThe TCPUD Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for the second part of its Wilderness Survival Class. The second session will be held on Aug. 9 from 8 a.m.-noon at Rideout Community Center. The class is open to adults and will be instructed by Daniel Rodni, owner of Wilderness Solutions. Pre-registration is required. It can be completed at the Rideout Community Center, by calling 583-3440, ext. 10 or by visiting Registration fee is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents, per session. Registration ends the Wednesday before the session.Gymnastics campsMy Playground in Truckee is offering summer gymnastics camps for boys and girls ages 6-13. Camp includes gymnastics, crafts, team-building, nutrition education and more. The week concludes with a final demonstration presentation for family and friends on Friday. Level 1-2 campers have the option to join Debbie Meyer, three-time Olympic gold medal champion swimmer, for swim lessons in the afternoon. Camps are offered the weeks of July 14 and July 28, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily (Mon-Fri). Pre-registration required. For more information call 587-7404.NASTC rockclimbingThe North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) offers rock climbing courses and guided rock climbs throughout the summer season. They offer a variety of levels from beginner climbs to Grade IV and Alpine levels. NASTC can accommodate private lessons, children, large groups and corporate retreats. Their guides are AMGA certified, highly experienced and familiar with many of the great climbing spots in the area. Call 581-4772 or visit for more information. Sierra TrekThe 41st annual Sierra Trek, hosted by the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, will be held Aug. 7-9 with a new base camp at Cisco Grove Campground. The event kicks off with a short-wheel base run on the challenging Fordyce Creek Trail. To register or learn more information, contact Robert Reed at (925) 447-3142 or e-mail Information and registration is also available by visiting the Associations Web site at clinicThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering an ongoing stroke clinic throughout the year. The clinic focuses is freestyle and is designed for all swimming abilities. Cost is $15 per session. Class times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-8:45 a.m. Call the Aquatic Coordinator for more information at 582-2361.NASTC skiingThe Truckee-based North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) is again offering its summer ski trip to Portillo, Chile. As part of the program, NASTC offers six full days of coaching by members of the PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) National Demonstration Team. In addition to the time spent out on the hill, the NASTC group spends time indoors with video reviews, tech talks, ping pong tournaments and basketball games. For more information visit or call 582-4772.

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