Truckee High girls tennis team needs players
All high school girls interested in playing for the Truckee High School tennis team should report to practice Monday through Thursday at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Courts from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All ability levels are welcome to play. For more information, call 587-2219.
TDRPD accepting registration for adult co-ed soccer leagueThe Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District is holding registration for its adult co-ed soccer league, entering its 12th season. Teams can play from nine to 11 players on the field at a time, with a minimum of four women on the field at all times. Games run from Aug. 29 to Oct. 24.Registration started July 26, and games will be held on Sunday at the new community sports park. The cost is $350 per team plus player fees. For more information call 582-7720. TDRPD mens Fall Softball League taking sign upsThe Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District is accepting registration for the mens Fall Softball League. The league will start Tuesday, Sep. 7, and the cost per team is $260. The games will be held Monday through Thursday. Nights will vary.The season runs through the end of September with each team playing at least two games per week. The season is a six-game season plus playoffs. Space is limited to the first six teams. For more information, call 582-7720.
REI adventure clinic will prep athletes for Tahoe Big Blue raceExperienced and aspiring adventure racers can get a leg up on the Tahoe Big Blue competition with an Adventure Racing 101 clinic at Roseville REI on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. The Tahoe Big Blue takes place Saturday, Sept. 11, throughout North Lake Tahoe.Todd Jackson, Big Blue Race Director, will give an introduction to the growing sport, which calls for any myriad of physical skills (usually running, biking, kayaking and climbing). While the Tahoe Big Blue has a one-day race format with individual, two, three and four-person teams, Jackson will cover various types of adventure races, as well as strategy, team dynamics and skills required.Race registration is still open. Entry fees are $145 for individuals, $290 for two-person teams, $435 for three-person teams and $580 for four-person teams. For more information, or to register, log on to http://www.bigblueadventure.com.Roseville REI is located at 1148 Galleria Boulevard. The clinic is free and pre-registration is not required. Tahoe Big Blue Adventure has $5,000 cash purseThe third annual Tahoe Big Blue Adventure Race, sponsored by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, will bring nearly 500 competitors to the shores and mountains of North Lake Tahoe on Saturday, Sept. 11. Many will compete for fun, adrenaline or pure achievement, but some will be making a hard effort for a share of the $5,000 cash prize purse.The Tahoe Big Blue serves as the finale for the Big Blue Adventure Racing Series, which is comprised of four races in Northern Nevada and California. Prize winnings available at the Tahoe event are double that of the first three competitions. The Silver Sage (June), Red Tail (July) and Ocean Blue (August) all had $2,500 cash purses.Though participants can race individually or in teams of two, three or four in any combination of same-sex or co-ed, cash is awarded only to the top three four and three-person coed teams. Top finishers in all categories are recognized at the award ceremony immediately following the race.Teams having raced in a minimum of two other Big Blue competitions also are in competition for the Big Blue Series Championship, which is determined on an overall point basis. The prize purse for the series is $7,500.Race registration is still open. Entry fees are $145 for individuals, $290 for two-person teams, $435 for three-person teams and $580 for four-person teams.For more information, or to register for any of the competitions, log on to http://www.bigblueadventure.com, call 530-546-1019, or head to any of Northern Californias REI customer service counters.
Wild Oats BBQ will benefit Great Basin Outdoor SchoolOn Saturday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wild Oats in Reno, there will be a fund-raiser benefiting Great Basin Outdoor School. It will feature: Continuous live music on the outdoor stage from Sol Jibe, SEED, Whitton, and Bill Miller Delicious Wild Oats natural Coleman beef burger or veggie burger plates with chips and drinks for just $5 Fun ecology activities from REI, Space Science for the Schools, and Great Basin Outdoor SchoolHelp support GBOS programs for kids by contributing goods to be sold at silent auction or on eBay. EBay items should be under 75 pounds, worth at least $75 and easily mailable. For more information about this event, contact Barrie Schuster at 775-829-8666.Great Basin Outdoor School is a local 501 c 3 nonprofit whose mission is to ignite childrens passion for learning through hands-on discovery in the outdoor classroom. Fifth and sixth grade classes learn Sierra and Great Basin ecology during four-day programs in the Lake Tahoe area. Red Bull Air Race to make U.S. debutFrom Sept. 16-19, the high desert outside of Reno will host an exciting and dynamic new style of air racing featuring eight of the worlds elite aerobatics pilots.The Red Bull Air Race, making its United States debut at the 2004 National Championship Air Races and Air Show, takes air racing to new heights as pilots execute gravity-defying aerobatics while navigating through a twisting race course of pylon obstacles stationed just over 500 feet in front of spectators.Invented and developed in 2003 by Hungarian pilot Peter Besenyei, a former World Aerobatics Champion, the Red Bull Air Race features single format racing through a radical, slalom-styled course marked by air-filled pylon obstacles set 18 meters up from the ground. Pilots must not only fly low with meticulous precision at break-neck speeds of up to 250 mph through the gate-like obstacles, but they are also required to execute pre-determined, aerobatics maneuvers such as a vertical roll 360 all under the pressure of a ticking stopwatch.For more information, visit http://www.redbullairrace.com or http://www.airrace.org. Lake Tahoe Marathon adds orienteeringThe Lake Tahoe Marathon has added orienteering to this years slew of activities. Orienteering will kick-off Lake Tahoe Marathon Race Week Wednesday, October 7.Coined the thinking sport, orienteering calls for the use of a map and compass to locate a series of control points shown on a specialized topographic map.There will be a long and short course in this event with the long course ranging between 15 and 20 miles and the short course between 8 and 12 miles. Participants will be picked up from the Horizon Hotel and Casino at 7 a.m. and brought to a secret location the day of the event. They will then each be given course information and a topographic map, defining each checkpoint and the finish. Registration is available for $65-$100 and includes dinner and a Lake Tahoe Marathon wind shirt. Teams and single entries are encouraged to sign up.This years marathon is expected to draw approximately 3,000 male and female runners and up to 3,500 spectators throughout race week. Last year, approximately 2,800 racers participated. The first man or woman to cross the finish line wins $1,000, with the women getting a 27-minute head start. These winning athletes are then compensated for housing and free entry for life in future Lake Tahoe Marathon races.To register, call 530-544-7095 or visit the Lake Tahoe Marathon Web site at http://www.laketahoemarathon.com. Wheelchair tennis returns to TruckeeThe 19th annual Tahoe Donner International Wheelchair Tennis Sectional Championship will be Oct. 7-10 at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Club. The event completes the 2004 wheelchair tennis circuit before the 28th US Open Championship in San Diego.More than 80 players are expected from many countries around the world to this USTA and ITF sanctioned event. These athletes, including the local Reno/Tahoe Wheelchair Tennis Team, will compete daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 7. Finals in all divisions are on Sunday, Oct. 10.The Town of Truckee has declared Oct. 4-10 as Truckee International Wheelchair Tennis Week. If you would like to volunteer, contact Bonni Sue Hickson at 587-2108 or Ken Cooperstein at 587-99474. For more information, visit the Web site: http://www.rippleffect.org.
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The two-time defending state champion Truckee baseball team opened league play in style this weekend, taking a three-game sweep of Sparks.