Sports Briefs: Babe Ruth, Little League sign-ups this week
Truckee Babe Ruth and Little League sign-upsTruckee/North Tahoe Babe Ruth and Little League will hold sign-ups on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Zanoandamp;#8217;s in Truckee from 5 to 7 p.m. Babe Ruth baseball serves the 13- to 15-year-old age group. The Truckee/North Tahoe Babe Ruth boundaries include Truckee, Incline Village, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoeandamp;#8217;s west shore, Donner Summit and Sierraville. Registration is $130 per player. Bring a copy of the playerandamp;#8217;s birth certificate. For more information about Babe Ruth, visit truckeebaberuth.baberuthonline.com or e-mail email@example.com. For info about Little League, visit http://www.truckeelittleleague.com.North Tahoe Little League sign-upsNorth Tahoe Little League will have sign-ups on the following dates: Tuesday, March 2 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at North Tahoe Middle School and from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Incline Village Recreation Center; Wednesday, March 3 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Kings Beach; and Thursday, March 4 from 3-5 p.m. at Tahoe Lake Elementary School and from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Incline Village Recreation Center. Registration is also available online at http://www.NorthTahoeLL.com. Volunteers are needed for coaching, umpires and administrative positions. Contact Jonathan Smith at (775) 846-3584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Nissan Tram Face coming to SquawThe worldandamp;#8217;s best freeriders will descend on Squaw Valley USA to compete in the only North American stop on the international Freeride World Tour, the Nissan Tram Face, on Saturday, Feb. 27. The weather window spans from Feb. 27 until March 5. Illegal to ski, the Tram Face is being opened specifically for the Freeride World Tour competition. Several of the top American riders are from Squaw Valley, including Jermey Jones, J.T. Holmes, Tim Dutton, Cody Townsend, Elyse Saugstad and Will Brommelsiek. For more info and to check out the current season standings, go to http://www.freerideworldtour.com.Volunteers needed for U.S. Freestyle ChampionshipsThe Squaw Valley Freestyle Team is seeking volunteers to lend a hand at the U.S. Freestyle Championships (USSA Nationals) from March 25-28. Volunteers are needed for many positions from organizing, course work, registration, tickets, merchandise, banquets, security and other small duties. A pass program will be available for all volunteers. If interested, contact Jennifer Landau at email@example.com.Billy Dutton UphillThe Billy Dutton Uphill will celebrate its 22st anniversary on Sunday, April 11, with registration from 7-8 a.m. at the funnitel. The race benefits Cross Country Junior Olympics and is a celebration of the life of Billy Dutton, a search and rescue skier who lost his life to brain cancer more than 20 years ago. The course climbs 3.2 miles from the funnitel to High Camp, and can be done on cross-country skis, snowshoes or running shoes. A party will be held at High Camp with raffle prizes, music and food. Contact Betty Walsh at 582-4548 or LaVan Rassuchine at 587-2573 for more information.High Fives Scholarship FundKnow a Tahoe athlete who has been injured while pursuing his or her dream in a winter sport? High Fives Non Profit Foundation has opened the application process for the High Fives Scholarship Fund. The recipient of the scholarship will receive financial aid that will go to bettering the life of that individual, be it offsetting the cost of medical bills, physical therapy, adaptive equipment or alternative healing methods. Up to $7,500 will be awarded in 2010. Apply at http://www.highfivesfoundation.org, or contact Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recreation swimThe Truckee Community Pool is now open Monday mornings for recreation swim time. Cost is $2 for children and $3 per adult. Private swim lessons are also available during this time. Call or e-mail Amanda at 582-2361 or email@example.com for more info. Adult swim clinicsThe Truckee Community Swimming Pool has swim lessons and triathlon swimming clinics all year. Learn-to-swim classes are on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and the stroke clinic are on Thursday mornings from 8-9 a.m. Call Amanda at 582-2361. Truckee Tahoe Aquatic MastersJoin Truckee Tahoe Aquatic Masters for a coached swim workout four days a week. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45-8 a.m., Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 7-8:30 a.m. Open to any and all swim levels. Call or e-mail Amanda for more information at 582-2361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Glen Jobe teaching biathlon clinics at NorthstarFormer U.S. Olympic Team biathlete Glen Jobe will teach private, three-hour biathlon clinics at the Northstar Resort Cross-Country, Telemark andamp; Snowshoe Center this winter. Clinics will be offered Monday through Friday, non-holidays, and by appointment only (conditions permitting). Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Participants must be 13 or older, with a minimum of an intermediate level of skill. Cost is $199 for the first person and $50 for each additional person (up to four). Call 562-3270 to make a reservation.Call for adaptive skiing volunteers Disabled Sports Far West at Alpine Meadows Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. The volunteer must be a strong intermediate skier or snowboarder and have a desire to share the andamp;#8220;mountain experienceandamp;#8221; with students. A two-day mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on volunteer day. View, download and print a volunteer application at http://www.disabledsports.net, or by calling (530) 581-4161.Tahoe Triple Crown Climbing Series The third and final stop of High Altitude Fitnessandamp;#8217; inaugural Tahoe Triple Crown Climbing Series is scheduled for April 3. Entry fee is $20 per event. The first event was held on Dec. 5. Competitorsandamp;#8217; points will be added up throughout the events, with winners crowned at the finals on April 3. There will gear prizes for the top three places in each category, as well as a $3,000 cash purse for the Open Category to be given out at the finals, and $5,000 in other gear and prizes. Go to http://www.highaltitudefitness.net for more details. High Altitude Fitness also will host the College Climbing Series on Feb. 13.
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