Sports Briefs: North Tahoe Little League sign-ups set for Tuesday |

Sports Briefs: North Tahoe Little League sign-ups set for Tuesday

North Tahoe Little League sign-upsNorth Tahoe Little League will be holding player sign-ups the following dates: Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Kings Beach Boys andamp; Girls Club; Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Tahoe Lake Elementary School and from 6-8 p.m. at Incline Elementary 3-5 School; Tuesday, March 3 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Kings Beach Boys andamp; Girls Club and from 6-8 p.m. at Incline Elementary 3-5 School; and Wednesday, March 4 from 3-5 p.m. at Tahoe Lake Elementary School. The league is also seeking volunteers for the 2009 season, including coaches, umpires and administrative positions. Contact Jonathan Smith at (775) 846-3584 or for more information.Prep track coachesTruckee High School is searching for assistant track coaches for the spring season. If interested contact Truckee Athletic Director Bob Shaffer at 582-2612.Billy Dutton UphillThe Billy Dutton Uphill will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sunday, April 12, 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. Junior OlympicsFour hundred of the nations best junior cross-country skiers will compete in the 2009 Cross Country Junior Olympic Ski Championships at Auburn Ski Club Training Center from March 9-14. Athletes ages 13 to 19 will compete in a 1-kilometer sprint on March 9, classic on March 13, skate on March 11 and team relay on March 14. Auburn Ski Club is looking for volunteers. For information contact Leslie at 426-3313 ext.100 by March 3, or visit Ski RaceRegistration for the 33rd annual Great Ski Race is open and can be found at the race Web site, The Great Ski Race, scheduled for Sunday, March 1, is the main fundraising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, a non-profit all volunteer organization. The race covers 30 kilometers, beginning at the Tahoe Cross Country Center in Tahoe City and ending at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Cost is $45, or $65 if registering on race day. The entry fee buys a pre-race package, a T-shirt, refreshments and a hot lunch, a chance to win one of numerous prizes, and live music and dancing at the finish. For more information contact Pam at 546-7393 or visit Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue is also seeking additional volunteers from the community. If interesting in volunteering, contact Chris McConnell at 546-4235 or open gym at RideoutThe TCPUD Parks and Rec department is planning two more free pickleball open gym series to be held at the Rideout Community Center. The series will be held the following dates and times: Feb. 27 from 8:30-10 a.m. and March 3 from 4:30-6 p.m. Call 583-3440, extension 10 for more information.Truckee Little League sign-upsRegistration for Truckee Little League and Babe Ruth will be available at the Truckee Elementary School on March 14 from 5-7 p.m. Bring a copy of players birth certificate for Little League to keep. Families with more than one child in the league receive a $40 discount for each additional participant. Scholarships are available. For more information or to find forms, visit Contact Truckee Babe Ruth at 584-1142, or visit, LUNA Chix camp at SquawThe North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) will offer a womens ski camp taught by an elite team of female instructors at Squaw Valley on March 12-13. The course combines all-day ski instruction (including video reviews, tech talks and lift tickets) with a taste of Latin culture, as participants will join in on Argentine cooking lesson and dinner at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, and will take part in Salsa dancing lessons. The event will raise money and awareness for The Breast Cancer Fund. For more information call NASTC at 582-4772 or visit soccer coaching vacancySierra Mountain Soccer Club has a paid coaching position available with its U12 Boys team. Training has just begun and the league season extends from late March to early June. Teams typically train twice per week and play one match on the weekends. Experience is required. For more information contact Director of Coaching Amy Machin-Ward at 386-6047.Sugar Bowl park contestSugar Bowl announced a new series called Working Man Wednesday in which skiers and riders take to the park for a high-flying adaptation of the classic basketball game P.I.G. Participants line up at the top of the park with one designated leader to throw the first trick, with all subsequent skiers and riders needing to throw and land that same trick to avoid receiving a letter. If a competitor receives all three letters, he or she is out of the contest. Formats will vary from week to week, with Working Man Wednesdays taking place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month throughout the season. Registration is $15 per contest, and prizes abound for the winners. Contests will run from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 4, with after-party and awards to follow. Helmets are mandatory. To register call 426-9000, extension 7720 or show up to the Mt. Judah day lodge between noon and 1 p.m. on the day of the events.NASTC Silverton tripThe North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) will be running a guided trip to Silverton, Colo., from March 4-9. This is a big mountain and powder skiing course for advanced skiers. Located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Silverton has some of the steepest and most extreme terrain in the lower 48 states. NASTC will coach course participants on the tactics and skills necessary for skiing the steeps and powder. There is a lot of hiking and skiing involved. For more information contact NASTC at 582-4772 or go to golf Web siteThe Lake Tahoe Truckee Youth Golf Foundation has launched a new Web site,, that allows visitors to learn about the nonprofit. The foundation also launched a site for its signature benefit tournament this summer, the Tahoe Cup Challenge at Timilick Tahoe Golf Course. Through the site, golfers and sponsors can register for the event, view tournament information and learn how to get involved. Truckees SmallPond Studio designed both of the Web sites. To learn more about the Lake Tahoe Truckee Youth Golf Foundation, call 587-8137 or visit open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $3 per player year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11 a.m.1 p.m. There will also be drop-in at Alder Creek Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. through January 22. For more information call the TDRPD at 582-7720.Homewood youth lift ticketsFor the 10th straight winter Homewood is offering students from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District lift tickets for $7 Sunday through Friday, valid from 1-4 p.m. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, as part of its Local Student Lift Ticket Program. Homewood is also offering youth and teen season passes for $149 (ages 5-12) and $199 (ages 13-18), as well as free lift tickets for local high school honor roll students. To qualify, a students must either achieve a 3.75 grade point average or a 3.5 with perfect attendance.

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