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Sports Briefs | Northstar to host Leadville Trail 100 qualifier

Northstar to host Leadville Trail 100 qualifierNorthstar California Resort will host the Tahoe Trail 100, the final of six races in the Leadville Qualifying Series (LQS), on Sunday, July 22. The event will qualify racers for coveted and otherwise impossible-to-secure spots in the Leadville Trail 100, touted as the most prestigious mountain bike race in North America. The challenging course will start and finish at Northstar, feature seven total climbs and approximately 100 kilometers, and has been vetted by LQS technical director Dave Wiens, a six-time Leadville Trail 100 champion and member of the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame. Participants will compete for 70 to 100 qualifying spots in the Leadville Trail 100 in Colorado on Aug. 11. Registration is open, and will be capped at 1,000 racers. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.Firecracker Mile Fun RunTruckeeandamp;#8217;s Firecracker Mile Fun Run is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4. The 1-mile run, which is is for all ages and abilities, begins at 10 a.m. along Donner Pass Road from US Bank to the Train Station. Pre-register at the Pet Station on Donner Pass Road or at truckeefunrun.com, or register race morning after 9 a.m. by US Bank. The run is a fundraiser for The Auburn Ski Clubandamp;#8217;s Youth and Junior Nordic Programs. Adults are $15 if pre registered or $20 day of. Children are $10 pre registered or $15 day of.Summer Long Drive SeriesTruckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District presents the Summer Long Drive Series on the 17th tee at the Ponderosa Golf Course. Benefiting the High Fives Foundation and production from Crux Events, this series will showcase the best long drive golfers in the Tahoe Basin. Scheduled dates are July 25 and Aug. 15 (the June 27 event was postponed). Starting at 7:30 p.m., the best of three drives qualifies for the finals. Entry is $20 for each date and there will be merchandise prizes for all classes with cash prizes for the pros. All age groups are invited. Limited to the first 50 entries. Sign up at the Ponderosa Golf Course. For more info, visit High Fives at http://www.highfivesfoundation.org.The First Tee junior golf lessonsRegistration is open for junior golf and life skills programs with The First Tee of Northern Nevada at Tahoe City Golf Course. Remaining class sessions are July 13 and Aug. 24. Classes are available for beginner to advanced youth golfers ages 7-18. Cost is $80 per session; each session includes eight lessons. Financial assistance is available. Equipment is also provided for those who do not have their own clubs. Registration is available at http://www.tftnn.org or by calling 775-851-2332.Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial TourneyThe sixth annual Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4 at Riverview Sports Park. Proceeds benefit the Truckee High Soccer program and provide a scholarship in Sam Brixeyandamp;#8217;s name for a graduating high school senior soccer player. Registration information can be found at http://www.seesam3.com. Completed registration must be received by Aug. 1. Teams must be coed this year and divisions start at U10 and continue through adult brackets.North Tahoe tennis, JV soccer coach neededNorth Tahoe High School is seeking coaches to lead the boysandamp;#8217; and girlsandamp;#8217; tennis and JV girlsandamp;#8217; soccer teams. Anyone interested in the positions may contact athletic director Judi Dietz at jdietz@ttusd.org.


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