Sports Briefs: Softball, track, soccer coaches needed
Truckee High softball, track coaches neededTruckee High School is searching for a new varsity girls softball coach and assistant track coaches for the spring season. If interested contact Truckee Athletic Director Bob Shaffer at 582-2612.Youth 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.The Great Ski RaceRegistration for the 33rd annual Great Ski Race is open and can be found at the race Web site, http://www.thegreatskirace.com. 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 http://www.thegreatskirace.com. Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue is also seeking additional volunteers from the community. If interesting in volunteering, contact Chris McConnell at 546-4235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Little League registrationRegistration for Truckee Little League and Babe Ruth will be available at the Truckee Elementary School on Feb. 10 and 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 http://www.truckeelittleleague.com. Contact Truckee Babe Ruth at 584-1142, or visit truckee.baberuthnetwork.com. Snowshoe trekExperience the Tahoe Rim Trail on a free guided 8-mile, moderate snowshoe trek to Martis Peak on Saturday. Sign up in advance, and bring your own snowshoes. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association will offer guided snowshoe treks every Saturday through the end of March. For more information or to sign up for this event, call the TRTA office at (775) 298-0012.Winter skills workshopJoin volunteer outdoorsman Bill Holt and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a one-day winter skills workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Held at the DWR Non-Profit Center in Incline Village, it will begin with classroom time in the morning and outdoor navigation in the afternoon. A map and compass will be provided. Bring a lunch and winter clothing suitable for an afternoon of snowshoeing. The class will include challenges of winter navigation, using a map to navigate, hands-on exercises, using compasses, and optional navigation with a GPS (bring your own GPS). Cost is $25. Register in advance as space is limited to 12 participants. For more information or to sign up call the TRTA office at (775) 298-0012 or e-mail email@example.com.Snowshoe eventThe Tahoe Mountain Milers and Sagebrush Stompers running clubs are hosting the Eric Nageotte Memorial 5K Snowshoe Race and Familiarization Walk at Camp Richardson Resort on Sunday, Feb. 22 starting at 10 a.m. Registration before Feb. 14 is $25; day-of registration is $30. To download a registration form and for more information go to http://www.tahoemtnmilers.org. Online registration is available at http://www.active.com. The race will have unique awards in each age division. For more info contact Carol and Ron Nageotte at (775) 588-2864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Silver Belt BanzaiThe Silver Belt Banzai will return to Sugar Bowl on Feb. 14-15. Starting atop the Silver Belt run, skiers will test their skills on this spectator-friendly course, racing out of the gate in six-man heats with rules being to simply stay on course and finish in the top two to advance. Up to 100 qualifying and invited skiers of all ages, both men and women, will race for upwards of $10,000 in cash and prizes, with qualifying skiers competing in heats on Saturday to earn a spot in Sundays finals race. Entry fees are set at $100 per qualifying racer, and free for invited racers. Cost is $50 for racers ages 14-18. Registration fee includes lift ticket. To register go to http://www.sugarbowl.com/sbregform.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.Youth golf Web siteThe Lake Tahoe Truckee Youth Golf Foundation has launched a new Web site, http://www.lttygf.org, 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 http://www.tahoecup.com, 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 http://www.lttygf.org.Truckee 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.Rideout open gymDrop-in open gym basketball will be held at Rideout Community Center each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through January.North Tahoe Jr. Big-Mountain InviteTen boys and five girls between the ages of 11 and 14 from the Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows freestyle teams will compete in the three-part North Tahoe Junior Big-Mountain Invitational. The first competition was held at Sugar Bowl on Jan. 10. The second one will be held at Alpine Meadows on Feb. 1 and the third at Squaw on March 8. Competitors will be judged in five categories: line, technique, control, fluidity and overall impression.Ski Silverton with NASTCThe 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 http://www.skinastc.com.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 attendanceIce rink season passesThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is selling season passes to the Truckee Ice Rink. Childrens passes are $25 for TDRPD residents and $25 for adults. Non-district passes for adults and children are $45. Passes may be purchased at the Community Center office on Church Street. The rink is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-8 p.m., Fridays from 3-9 p.m., Saturdays from 19 p.m. and Sundays from noon8 p.m. Daily admission is $3 for District children, $4 for District adults and $5 for non-District children and adults. Skate rentals are $2. For more information call 582-7720.
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