Sports Briefs | Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament this Saturday |

Sports Briefs | Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament this Saturday

Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Tourney slated for Aug. 4

The 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 Brixey’s name for a graduating high school senior soccer player. Registration information can be found at Completed registration must be received by Aug. 1. Teams must be coed this year and divisions start at U10 and continue through adult brackets.

Squaw Mountain Run needs volunteers

Event organizers are looking for volunteers to help at the 32nd Annual Squaw Mountain Run on Saturday, Aug. 4. Help is needed from 8 a.m.-noon for registration, feed stations, finish line party and timing (no experience required). The Mountain Run is a fundraiser for The Auburn Ski Cluband#8217;s Junior Nordic Teams, which put on the event, and has a long history of donating a percentage of funds raised to The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Contact, or call 530-320-3068 if interested.

TCPUD offering youth basketball camp

The Tahoe City Public Utility District, Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a summer youth basketball camp for players in the fourth through eighth grades. Participants in the camp will learn the fundamentals of the game, learn how to become a better leader and discover the importance of working with a team. The camp will feature advanced one-on-one and team drills. The camp will also feature extracurricular afternoon activities, including kayaking and paddleboarding at Commons Beach. The camp is Aug. 6-10 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at North Tahoe High School. Cost is $165. Register by contacting 530-583-3440. Registration can also be completed at

Registration available for Hot August Chill

The annual Hot August Chill Open Water Swim put on by the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 19. The event offers three separate distances from West End Beach. The 500-, 1.2-mile and 1-mile events are sanctioned by USA Swimming and USMS/Pacific Masters. The 1/2-mile and 1-mile events count toward Open Water points, while the 500-yard swim is sanctioned as a novice swim. The 1-mile swim is the 2012 Championship event of the Open Water season. All swimmers must be current registered members of one of these organizations in order to compete. Pre-registration deadline is Aug. 12. Same-day registration closes at 8:30 a.m. Find more info at

Auburn Ski Club to host biathlon, childrenand#8217;s clinic

The Auburn Ski Club will host the National Summer Biathlon Championships from Aug. 24-26. There will also be a youth race and adult novice race during the Championships on Aug. 25. In summer, biathletes leave their rifles on the range and replace skiing with running. More details can be found at Before then, the Auburn Ski Club is offering its Kids Biathlon Clinic for beginners on Sunday July 29 from 10 a.m.-noon. Children will have the opportunity to shoot a real biathlon rifle (.22 caliber) after receiving a safety class. Coaching, rifles and ammunition are provided. Parents must register their children prior to the clinic and sign a liability waiver on the day. Open to ages 8-18. For more info email

New Trailblazer Bike Camp

The Northstar Bike Academy will offer a new mountain bike camp for youth ages 10-16 who are just getting started with the sport, are interested in improving their bike-handling abilities or may be preparing for the next big race. Offered every Monday and Tuesday through Aug. 14, the six-week camp will give riders access to experienced local coaches for $395. For more information or to register, visit

North Tahoe tennis, JV soccer coach needed

North Tahoe High School is seeking coaches to lead the boys’ and girls’ tennis and JV girls’ soccer teams. Anyone interested in the positions may contact athletic director Judi Dietz at

The First Tee junior golf lessons

Registration is open for junior golf and life skills programs with The First Tee of Northern Nevada at Tahoe City Golf Course. The remaining class sessions is 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 or by calling 775-851-2332.

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