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Golfing for a good cause

South Tahoe and Whittell's 26th Annual Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held May 4 and 5 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. This fun filled event includes a chance to win trophies, raffle prizes, a closest to the pin contest, and a hole in one prize.

The $125 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, and Whittell's famous booster club lunch. Each day is an individual tournament with a scramble format. Individuals, couples, and foursomes are welcome.

"This annual fundraiser is a joint effort between South Tahoe and Whittell High School Booster Clubs to raise much needed funds for our local students," said Kevin Kjer, tournament director.

Due to the generosity and support of Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, all of the funds raised go directly to the schools. Last year more than $28,000 was raised.

"Please come enjoy a day of golf at a fantastic course and support our schools. It is a casual tournament and lots of fun," Kjer said.

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For a sign-up form please contact Kevin Kjer at 775-588-6354 or email at kjkjer@aol.com.

South Tahoe to hold cheer and dance team tryouts

Don't miss the South Tahoe High School cheer and dance team tryouts, which will be held Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. in South Tahoe's Blue Gym. A tryout clinic will be held Monday through Friday, May 20-23, from 5-7 p.m. also in the South Tahoe Blue Gym. During the clinic, potential cheerleaders and dancers will be taught the tryout material.

All potential cheerleaders and dancers must fill out fall athletic clearance paperwork. Incoming freshmen must have a physical and concussion test. Concussion tests can be done online at home. Please turn in paperwork at South Tahoe High School on Monday, May 20, with proof of physical and concussion test when you sign in at the gym. For more information please email Lia at tahoevikingspirit@gmail.com.

Elena Hight's new webisode series "New Hights" debuts

The first webisode in a new series entitled New Hights featuring US Olympic snowboarder Elena Hight, of South Lake Tahoe, is now live online. The four-webisode series was produced by Rockstar Energy and follows Hight during her 2013 winter season, from rehabbing a hip injury to creating history in women's snowboarding with a groundbreaking trick in the halfpipe at X Games Aspen.

In the premiere episode of New Hights, viewers will see a recap of Hight's summer in Southern California, which concentrates on hip rehabilitation as she prepares for the 2013 competition season. It then follows Elena to her first contest in Breckenridge for the Winter Dew Tour. The episode closes with Hight back in her hometown of South Lake Tahoe for a Rockstar trip at Sierra Mountain, where she connects with teammates Chas Guldemond and Mason Aguirre to ride with high schoolers from around the country for the winter S.W.A.T. tour.

Hight, 23, is already a two-time Olympian and has her sights set on the chance to represent the US again in Sochi.

Gonzalez wins Comstock Shootout Tournament

South Lake Tahoe resident Ahlyssa Jordan Gonzalez scored her way into first place at the Comstock Shootout Tournament in Carson City on Sunday. Her team, CV United out of Carson City, beat teams from Concord, Davis and Bishop. The win was Gonzalez and CV United's second championship win in the last two months.

Game Time Basketball Camp comes to Tahoe

Basketball camp directing phenom, coach Gil Llewellyn, will share his basketball knowledge with the Tahoe youth ages 6 through 18 this summer.

Joined by coach David Vik, coach Jamar Cramer, coach Trey Putnam and coach TJ Lucero to name a few, Llewellyn will hold Game Time Basketball Camp at South Tahoe High School on June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp is open to kids of all levels and will teach ball handling and shooting drills, court awareness, defense and many other hoops skills.

The camp costs $135 for two days, $185 for three days and $225 for five days. Parents register two or more kids by April 24 will get 25 percent off. Those who register by May 15 get 15 percent off. For more information visit http://www.GameTimeBasketballCamps.com.

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The British are coming, for soccer camp

South Lake Tahoe Soccer Camp- has teamed up to host the week long "British Soccer Camp" during the week of July 8-12 at South Lake Tahoe Community Fields, Al Tahoe Blvd. The camp will run Monday through Friday and all players between the ages of 3 and 19 are eligible to sign up.

The program provides a daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play. Challenger also weaves in lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship into the camper's daily routine.

The British Soccer Camp program also provides a cultural experience for the players, highlighted in the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up soccer chants, wear the team colors of their country, bring flags and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.

Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season. Team Camp Rates are available.

Players can sign up at http://www.challengersports.com. For more information please contact Jamie Kent at: 916 265 2498, or jkent@challengersports.com

British Soccer Camp

Ages 3-4 First Kicks 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. $87

Ages 4-6 Mini Soccer 10 a.m. – noon $112

Ages 6-14 Half Day 9 a.m. – noon $137

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