BMX state qualifier on Saturday at local track |

BMX state qualifier on Saturday at local track

Staff reports

BMX racing will be fast and furious on Saturday at the South Lake Tahoe Track. The State Championship Qualifier is set for the race track at 1100 Lyons, Ave.

Sign-ups are from 10 a.m.-noon, with racing to follow. The cost is $25 per racer. For more information, phone the track hotline at (530) 542-9377.

All-Stars finish up at Lampe

South Tahoe’s Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old All-Stars represented the area at the Nevada state baseball tournament this past week in Gardnerville.

Carson City spoiled South Tahoe’s state opener with a 12-3 victory on Sunday, then Reno West eliminated South Tahoe 13-4 on Tuesday at Lampe Park.

The pitching of Kyante Wilson kept South Tahoe close through four innings against Carson City.

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“He really settled down and did a great job,” said South Tahoe coach Pat Harnett, who worked with the all-stars along with manager Steve Weldy and coach Chuck Diana. “He showed some good leadership.”

Gabe Carranza, Kyle Rossi and Spencer Harnett each crossed home plate for South Tahoe.

Against Reno West, Dominic Diana was in a hitting groove with multiple hits, and Connor McKeen tossed a complete game.

“Connor discovered the virtue of a curveball. He kept them off balance after the first inning,” Harnett said. “The boys hung tough, played tough and had a great time doing it.”

Voluntary cross country,

soccer workouts offered

Boys’ soccer and cross country teams are holding nonmandatory workouts in preparation for their falls seasons at South Tahoe High School.

Boys’ soccer is meeting Mondays from 5-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. at the Community Youth Sports Complex at South Tahoe Middle School. The voluntary practices will continue until mandatory school practices start on Aug. 16.

Hugo Lizaola and Bill Spicer, the new coaches for the boys’ program, are conducting the free workouts.

Longtime STHS boys’ cross country coach Dominique Westlake is overseeing the voluntary running workouts that are conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Meeting places vary between Valhalla, end of Lodi Street and other locations. For more details, phone Westlake at (530) 307-8519.

For more information on the soccer workouts, phone Spicer at (775) 450-4829 or Lizaola at (530) 318-4687.

Grizzlies’ hockey tryouts Aug. 8

The South Tahoe Amateur Hockey Association has set tryouts for the Tahoe Grizzlies’ three youth ice hockey teams for Sunday, Aug. 8 at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.

Tryouts are open to all hockey players interested in playing on a competitive team that plays against other clubs from Northern California. The tryout fee is $25, and all players are required to be registered with USA Hockey.

Team tryouts are from 4:45-6:30 p.m. and are for Squirts, birth years 2000-01; Peewees, birth years 1998-99; and Bantams, birth years 1996-97. The Tahoe Grizzlies’ hockey season runs from late August through March, followed by regional playoffs and state playoffs. For more information, visit