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Olympic hopeful Kashima to meet, sign autographs for fans

Olympic skiing hopeful Sho Kashima of South Lake Tahoe will hold a community get-together Monday at Chevy’s on Lake Tahoe Boulevard.

Kashima, one of the top U.S. men in moguls skiing, will appear from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chevy’s, giving the public a chance to get to know him better before he attempts to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. He’ll sign autographs

There will also be a raffle with prizes from Under Armour, Heavenly, Dirk Yuricich Photography, Hart Skis, and more. The public can bid on various signed ski equipment as well.

“It’s such a pleasure to be from a community like this, and I’m glad I have the honor of saying I’m from South Lake Tahoe,” Kashima said. “I’m looking forward to seeing all of the local supporters.”

Whittell looking for coaches

Whittell High School currently has openings for six coaching positions for the 2009-10 school year.

There are coaching vacancies for boys’ junior varsity basketball, varsity football assistant, JV volleyball, seventh-grade boys’ basketball, eighth-grade boys’ basketball and seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ track and field.

If interested in any of these positions, phone Dan Wold or Leticia Beltran at (775) 588-2446. If you are unable to reach them, please leave a message, and one of them will return your call.

Pack QB taken by Cubs

The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft came to a close Thursday morning with a low number of Northern Nevada players taken, as expected.

The surprise of the final day came with the 1,310th pick of the draft when the Chicago Cubs took Nevada standout junior quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a 6-6 right-hander who hasn’t pitched, or played baseball, since high school.

The only other Northern Nevada players to go on the final day were Wolf Pack outfielder Westley Moss (Indians, 1025th pick) and Western Nevada second baseman Jerome Pena (Mets, 1,214th pick).

DeCelle relay on Saturday

Don’t miss the U.S.’s oldest distance relay Saturday when the 45th DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay sends runners around the lake.

Chico Track Club will try to defend its title in a field that includes 142 teams in a variety of division.

“A team from Santa Barbara is going to give them a run for their lives,” said race director April Carter.

Runners start and finish at the junction of Highway 50 and 89 in South Lake Tahoe. Each team’s relay runners will need to cover between eight and 12 miles to complete the lake loop.

Proceeds from the sold-out event will go to the Lodi Youth Program for at-risk kids in the third through seventh grades.

For more information, go to laketahoerelay.com.

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