Sports Briefs: Tahoe City PUD seeking coaches for new girls softball league
TCPUD girls softball leagueThe Tahoe City Public Utilities District is offering a girls softball league from April 27 through June 6 at various fields in Tahoe City, Truckee, Kings Beach and Incline Village. The league is for players grades third and fourth, fifth and sixth, and seventh through ninth. Games will be played Monday through Saturday. Fee is $75, or $70 for residents (includes jersey and picture package). Coaches are needed. There will also be softball skills clinics at Rideout Community Center from April 6-9. Cost is $30, or $25 for residents. The clinics are from 3:45-4:45 p.m. for players grades second through fifth, and from 2:45-3:45 for sixth through ninth. Mandatory preseason meetings for all players and coaches are scheduled for April 20 at Rideout. Seventh through ninth grades meet from 3:30-4 p.m., and third through sixth meets from 4:15-4:45 p.m. Sign-ups will be taken at Rodeout through April 10. For more information call 583-3440, ext. 10, or e-mail Lvannoy@tcpud.org.TDRPD lacrosse, softballThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is holding sign-ups for its lacrosse and girls fastpitch softball leagues at the Rec Center until April 20. The lacrosse league is for players grades sixth through 12th. Games are played at Riverview Sports Park and in Reno. Cost is $60 plus U.S. Lacrosse membership. The girls softball league is for players grades second through ninth. Games are played at various fields in Truckee and start April 20.Free LUNA Chix of NASTC clinicThe North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) will host a free half-day clinic exclusively for women at Sugar Bowl on April 8 from 9 a.m. until noon. The goal of the program is to encourage skiing as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. NASTCs select womens instructional team, the LUNA Chix of NASTC, will lead the clinic. The LUNA Chix of NASTC program is also a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Fund and strives to generate awareness and funds through its events. Contact the NASTC office to RSVP at 582-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Billy Dutton UphillThe Billy Dutton Uphill will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sunday, April 12, with registration from 7-8 a.m. at the funnitel. The race benefits Cross Country Junior Olympics and is a celebration of the life of Billy Dutton, a search and rescue skier who lost his life to brain cancer more than 20 years ago. The course climbs 3.2 miles from the funnitel to High Camp, and can be done on cross-country skis, snowshoes or running shoes. A party will be held at High Camp with raffle prizes, music and food. Contact Betty Walsh at 582-4548 or LaVan Rassuchine at 587-2573 for more information.Beacon andamp; Eggs Beacon Search ContestCombine an Easter egg hunt with an avalanche beacon search and the result is the 3rd Annual Beacon andamp; Eggs beacon search contest at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort on April 12. Free registration will be at the Beacon andamp; Eggs tent near the top of Subway Chair Lift (next to the base lodge) from 9-11 a.m. The Le Mans-style start is at noon near the top of the Subway beginner lift. Raffle tickets will also be sold, and ticket holders will win other outdoor products. Competitors must provide their own beacons, probes and shovels. For more info call the Alpine Meadows patrol office at 583-4232 or visit http://www.SkiAlpine.com.Summer basketball leagueThe Tahoe City Public Utilities District Parks and Recreation department is offering a call your own mens summer basketball league at Rideout Gym from June 14 through Aug. 16. Team registration is available until June 8. There will be 10 games played on Sundays from 5-8 p.m. Team fees are $125 and sponsor fees $150. A managers meeting is scheduled for June 8 at Rideout at 6 p.m. For more information call 583-4440, extension 11, or e-mail email@example.com.Spring all-mountain youth ski and snowbaord campJust in time for spring break, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort will offer a week of all-mountain training for skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers ages 7 through 16 starting April 13 at the Spring All-Mountain Camp. Kids and teens will receive expert coaching and instruction in all aspects of their sport. Participants meet on the snow near the base of Summit Six Chair (near the Alpine Meadows lodge). Coaching is from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $345 and includes lift tickets for the five camp days ($295 for pass holders). Campers received five days of coaching with April 15 as a rest day without coaching. Call 581-8200 to reserve a spot by April 6.