Sports Briefs: Squaw Valley Mountain Run scheduled for Saturday
Squaw Valley Mountain RunThe 29th Squaw Valley Mountain Run/Hike is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1 starting at 9 a.m. The event is a benefit for Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic skiers and cancer prevention programs in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA at 6,200 feet, the course climbs 3.6 miles to High Camp at 8,200 feet, where awards, raffle, music refreshments and beer will be provided. Participants may run or hike, or ride the cable car to a 3-mile guided flower walk. Awards for the uphill competitors will be given for top three places in five-year age categories. For more information go to http://www.squawmountainrun.com.Hot August Chill open-water swimThe Truckee Tahoe Swim Team (TTST) will hold an open-water swim at Donner Lake on Aug. 16. The event will include three distances andamp;#8212; 500 yards, 1/2 mile and 1 mile andamp;#8212; and is sanctioned by USA Swimming and USMS/PMS. All swimmers must be current registered members of one of these organizations to compete. Medals will be awarded, with Olympic gold medalist Debbie Meyer serving as Master of Award Ceremonies. For more information contact Laura Bingham at email@example.com or Lydia Percin at firstname.lastname@example.org.Adult soccer tournamentSierra Mountain Soccer Club will present The Lake of the Sky 7 vs. 7 Adult Soccer Tournament at North Tahoe Regional Park on Aug. 1 and 2. Divisions will include Open (16 years and up), Coed (minimum of three females per team) and Masters (35 years and up). Entry fee per team is $400. All teams are guaranteed three games, and all proceeds benefit the Sierra Mountain Soccer Club’s scholarship fund. Tournament application and rules are available online. For more information visit http://www.sierramountainsoccer.com or contact Amy Machin-Ward at 587-2633.Truckee Youth Football and CheerTruckee Youth Football and Cheer is holding its final sign-up at the Truckee High practice fields Monday, July 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. It is also the first day of practice. Cost for football is $175 per player and $160 for each additional sibling. Cheer is $135 per child each and $120 for additional siblings. Full and partial scholarships are available. Bring a birth certificate copy and 2009 final report card. A physician will be on-site offering physicals for $25. For more information call Leah Butterworth at 386-1612. For Spanish call Colleen Bellon 587-1207.Pop Warner still searching for playersNorth Tahoe Pop Warner Football is looking for players for the 2009 season. Practice starts Aug. 3 for two teams andamp;#8212; one in the Mighty Mites division and one in the Pee Wee division. Mighty Mites are for players ages 7-9 who weigh between 45 and 90 pounds. Pee Wees are for players ages 9-11 who weigh between 75 and 120 pounds, and 12-year-olds who weigh between 75 and 100 pounds. For more information visit http://www.northtahoepopwarner.com or contact Dennis Perry at email@example.com or (775) 240-0862.NASTC headed to Portillo, ChileThe North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) will be heading to Portillo, Chile, for its annual training camp from Aug. 14-24. For more information about the trip, contact NASTC at 582-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to http://www.skinastc.com.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District expanded its lunchtime basketball program to include Tuesdays. Adult drop-in basketball is now available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $3 per player. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720 or email@example.com.New Rideout Community Center hoursRideout Community Center will be closed on Sundays, and will close at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. on weekdays. For more information and to view the activity schedule go to http://www.tahoecitypud.com. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 583-3440, ext. 10.Junior sailing campsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering junior sailing camps for kids between the ages of 8 and 17, using 12-foot Escape sailboats. Camps are held at Shoreline Park on Donner Lake from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following dates: Aug. 3-6 (novice), Aug. 10-13 (intermediate) and Aug. 17-20 (advanced). Cost is $190 for residents and $200 for non-residents. Register at the Community Center in Truckee. Call 582-7720 and ask for Angelo for more information.Junior sailing race team, clinicsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is recruiting for advanced junior sailors to compete in the Tahoe Yacht Club’s Monday Night Laser Series on Lake Tahoe through Aug. 17. Races are held off the Lake Forest Boat Ramp from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $225 for residents and $235 for non-residents. The TDRPD also will hold race clinics on July 24 and Aug. 7, all from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shoreline Park on Donner Lake. Register at the Community Center in Truckee. Call 582-7720 and ask for Angelo for more information.Summer team sports campsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District will host a number of sports camps throughout the summer (listed below). All four- to five-day camps cost $60. Call 582-7720 for more information.andamp;#8212; Boys hoops: July 27-31, 9 a.m.-noon, Truckee High (ages 6-10)andamp;#8212; Wolverine football camp: July 27-31, 9 a.m.-noon, Surprise Stadium (ages 8-13)andamp;#8212; Advanced hoops: July 27-31, 1-4 p.m., Truckee High (ages 10-16)andamp;#8212; Girls volleyball: Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Alder Creek Middle School gym (grades 5-9)Summer rock climbingTruckee’s North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) offers private guided rock climbing lessons on Donner Summit for both individuals and groups. Check with NASTC for its special local’s rate. For more information go to http://www.skinastc.com or call 582-4772.Drop-in field hockeyThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering field hockey this summer at Riverview Sports Park. Players of all abilities are welcome. Some instruction will be available and some equipment is available for loan. Field hockey runs from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evenings all summer. No pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per player. For more information call Paula at 208-6122 or contact the TDRPD at 582-7720 or at tdrpd.com.Full-moon Tahoe Rim Trail hikesThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering four full-moon hikes starting from the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead. Remaining dates include Thursday, Aug. 6, Friday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 4. Expect casually paced hikes for all ages over 10. Bring a flashlight, layered clothing and water. No dogs. TRTA Membership is required. Memberships start at $20 for one year. Space is limited; sign up in advance. For more information or to sign up call (775) 298-0012 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Cheerleading, tumbling campsTeri McKinney is offering a cheerleading and tumbling camp on the shore of Donner Lake this summer. Participants will need to wear comfortable clothes and bring lunch, bathing suit, sun block and lots of water. Camps will be taught by McKinney as well as Ashley Hartman and Javier Espinoza. There will be free beach time each day. A half day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) costs $75 and a full day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) costs $150. For questions call Teri at (775) 624-6994. Remaining sessions are as follows:Session 5: Aug. 3-7Session 6: Aug. 17-21
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