Weekend sports impacted by air quality
The smoky skies seem to be clearing up, but many of the Tahoe weekend sporting events were still canceled or moved due to the poor air quality.
The Heavenly Mountain Run: The Sunday run was canceled, but the Heavenly Sports Labor Day Tent Sale and the Kiwanis carnival in the Cal parking lot are still scheduled for this weekend.
Kirkwood’s 33rd annual 5K/10K Adventure Trail Run: The race is a go for Saturday morning. The air quality at the ski resort was much better on Thursday, and race officials expect even more smoke to clear out by the time of the event.
South Tahoe football: South Tahoe’s non-league home opener was moved to El Dorado High School on Friday. The Vikings will play their first home game at 7 p.m. the following Friday, Sept. 6, against Fernley.
Whittell football: Whittell’s non-league home game against Silver Stage on Friday was canceled. The Warriors will play their first home game against North Tahoe at 7 p.m. the following Friday, Sept. 6.
Whittell volleyball wins
The Whittell High School volleyball team won its first scrimmage on Wednesday at North Tahoe. The Warriors edged the Lakers 25-19 and 15-10 for the win.
Tennis team holds weekend fundraiser
The South Tahoe High school tennis team will host a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Quick Lube, 2513 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The girls’ first home matches are scheduled for next week. They will host McQueen at 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Incline at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
The boys will host their first home match the following week against Damonte Ranch at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Run at a higher level
A season pass is on the line this weekend at Kirkwood’s 33rd annual 5K/10K Adventure Trail Run on Saturday.
The racing will start with a half-mile and one-mile run for the younger racers at 9 a.m. The 5K and 10K will take off following the youth fun run. This is not a course to set a personal record, but the view can’t be beat.
The 5K runners will loop through the neighborhood on a paved road and cross a meadow with a short section of trail. The 10K runners will follow Red Cliffs bike trail up the mountain behind the main Lodge, cross under Chair 2 and wind your way down the mountain on dirt roads and single track trails. The half-mile and one-mile Kids Fun Runs will be on paved road.
Race registration forms are available online at www.tahoemtnmilers.org or www.race360.com. Race-day registration opens at 8 a.m. in the Kirkwood Main Lodge and is $40, and comes with a chance to win a ski pass. The children’s run costs $10 and does not include a shirt or chance to win the ski pass.
Compiled by staff.