Sports Briefs | Woodward Tahoe grand opening to feature Tony Hawk, Tanner Hall, more
Woodward Tahoe grand openingWoodward Tahoe at Boreal Mountain Resort will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 9 for professional and amateur athletes to skate and ride the newest action sports training facility on the West Coast. Just a few of the top athletes stopping by to check out the massive new compound will include Tony Hawk, Tanner Hall, Todd Richards, Mike Vallely, Ryan Nyquist, Curren Caples and Chas Guldemond, all of whom will be part of the pro demos, open skate sessions, events, music and more. Adding to the day’s fun, the Boreal terrain park will also spin one chairlift.Summer Long Drive SeriesTruckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District presents the Summer Long Drive Series on the seventh tee at the Ponderosa Golf Course. Benefitting the High Fives Foundation and production from Crux Events, this series will showcase the best long drive golfers in the Tahoe Basin. Scheduled dates are June 27, July 25 and Aug 15. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the best of three drives qualifies for the finals. Entry fee is $20 for each date and there will be merchandise prizes for all classes with cash prizes for the pros. All age groups are invited. Limited to the first 50 entries. Sign up at the Ponderosa Golf Course. For more info visit High Fives at http://www.highfivesfoundation.org.The First Tee junior golf lessonsRegistration is open for junior golf and life skills programs with The First Tee of Northern Nevada at Tahoe City Golf Course. Class sessions begin June 8, July 13 and 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 http://www.tftnn.org or by calling 775-851-2332.Golf for SkateNorthstar California will host Golf for Skate, a fundraising effort to expand and illuminate the Truckee Skatepark, on Sunday, June 24, at noon. The fundraising tournament is a four-man scramble format and includes a cart, range balls, lunch, drink specials, hole contests and prizes. Cost is $55 per person or $65 cash at the event. Sign up at http://www.truckeeskatepark.com now as spots are going fast. Registration begins at 11 a.m. on the day of the event. Call to Truckee football alumniGridiron Alumni is planning a full-contact alumni football game between graduates of Truckee and South Tahoe high schools. The first 40 players signed up on each team get to play. Teams from Carson, Douglas and South Tahoe have already formed, with the Carson and Douglas teams to play in August or September. However, players from Truckee are needed in order for South Tahoe to get on the schedule. Players from North Tahoe, Incline and other area schools are also welcome to register for their own game. Games are scheduled for August, September and mid October. All teams must be registered before June 30. Go to http://www.gridironalumni.com to register. For questions, call Chris at 530-410-6396.Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer TournamentThe sixth annual Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4 at Riverview Sports Park. Proceeds benefit the Truckee High School 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 http://www.seesam3.com. Completed registration must be received by Aug. 1. Teams must be coed this year and divisions start at U10 and continue through adult brackets.Adventure Sports Week racesThe 2nd Annual Adventure Sports Week Tahoe, scheduled for Friday, June 15 through June 24, will host a series of triathlons and trail-running events in addition to its other outdoor sporting competitions, clinics taught by professionals, live musical concerts and family-friendly activities. The week’s trail-running events are part of the Tahoe Trail Running Series and are presented by Salomon. The competition kicks off at Lake Tahoe’s secret state park, Burton Creek, in Tahoe City, with the Burton Creek Trail Run (5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon) on June 17. The Run to Squaw on June 24 will be held on the paved Truckee River Bike Trail. Participants start at Commons Beach and run the 7.9-mile course along the Truckee River to the Village at Squaw. The triathlon competitions all take place on June 23, with three different races andamp;#8212; XTERRA Tahoe City, XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint and XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon. Find more information at http://www.AdventureSportsWeek.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As seniors from North Tahoe collected diplomas this week, a group of Lakers continued another local tradition — capturing first place at the boys’ regional golf championship.