Sports Briefs: Squaw to host Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam on Friday |

Sports Briefs: Squaw to host Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam on Friday

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Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail JamSnowBomb and Squaw Valley USA will team up to host the Third Annual Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam on Friday, Dec. 11. SnowBomb will donate all competitor registration fees to the Coogan Kelly Memorial Foundation. The rail jam is open to riders of all ages and talents and consists of both menandamp;#8217;s and womenandamp;#8217;s ski and snowboard divisions. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside Daveandamp;#8217;s Deli. The competition begins at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $10 for all competitors, plus a $10 jersey deposit, to be refunded after event. The event is free for spectators. Athletes under 18 must have a parent or guardian present at registration to sign a liability release form.Royal Gorge to host first xc race of seasonRoyal Gorge will host first xc race of season, and the first leg of the annual Fischer Cup, on Sunday, Dec. 13. This is a public race and will include adult and junior categories. Participants cmay choose a 5-kilometer or 10K course. Prizes will be awarded in several categories and lunch will be held at Royal Gorgeandamp;#8217;s Summit Station following the race. Cost is $5 for juniors and $15 for adults if registered before Sunday. Cost is $10 for juniors and $25 for adults the day of the race. To pre-register, call (530) 426-3871 ext. 109 or e-mail If registering the day of the race, go directly to Summit Station between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. at the first Van Norden warming hut.Les Miller Youth Basketball LeagueThe Les Miller Youth Basketball League will take registration for its winter season at the Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation office until Dec. 11. The league, for boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through eighth, runs from mid January to March. Games are played Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays. Cost is $80 for non-residents and $75 for residents. Locations will include Tahoe City, Incline Village and Kings Beach. Coaches and sponsors are needed for each team. Contact the Park and Recreation Department at 583-3440, extension 10 or 11.Learn to Ski and Board WeekendThe 10th Annual Learn to Ski and Board Weekend, scheduled for Dec. 12-13, costs $25 and includes an all-day beginner lift ticket, group lesson and gear rental. First-timers have their choice of nine resorts to learn at, including Alpine Meadows, Boreal Mountain Resort, Diamond Peak, Granlibakken, Homewood Mountain Resort, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA and Sugar Bowl. Reservations are not required, but participants should arrive early. Lesson packages can be purchased at each individual resort the day of lessons. Students should contact resorts directly for resort-specific information. For more information about Learn to Ski, visit Triple Crown Climbing Series The remaining dates for High Altitude Fitnessandamp;#8217; inaugural Tahoe Triple Crown Climbing Series are Feb. 13 and 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 for more details. Coed field hockey pickup gamesAll experience and age levels are welcome to play indoor field hockey this winter at North Tahoe High School. Extra sticks are available to borrow and in the spring they change to outdoor play. This is coed and beginners are invited. For information call (630) 401-4091.Glen Jobe to offer 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.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 for more info. Adult swim clinicsThe Truckee Community Swimming Pool has swim lessons and triathlon swimming clinics all year long. Learn-to-swim classes are on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and the stroke clinic are on Thursday mornings from 8-9 a.m. Call or e-mail Amanda at 582-2361 or for more info. 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 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, or by calling (530) 581-4161.NASTC holiday offerTruckeeandamp;#8217;s North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) is offering 5 percent discounts on all courses for those who register by Dec. 15. NASTCandamp;#8217;s full-immersion skiing camps are designed to help skiers break through their intermediate and advanced plateaus. Check out or call 582-4772 for more information and a complete list of destinations.

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