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Sports Briefs

Warriors looking for new volleyball coach

Whittell High School is looking for a new varsity volleyball coach for the upcoming fall season. Prior volleyball coaching experience is preferred. All interested applicants should contact Whittell athletic director Steve Maltase at

Tahoe Firecracker Trail Trek

The third annual Tahoe Firecracker Trail Trek, a 5K run/walk and children’s race, is set to start at 8 a.m. on Thursday at Incline Middle School, 931 Southwood Blvd. in Incline Village, Nev. Race proceeds will go to the Incline High School boys and girls cross-country teams. There will be separate races for kids and adults. All racers will start and finish at the Incline Middle School basketball courts. The course is relatively flat and takes runners on both paved surfaces and dirt trails. For more information visit

9.5-mile, East Shore run set for Saturday

Trail runners will hit the East Shore this weekend for a 9.5-mile scenic run. The 39th Annual Ponderosa Ridge Run starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Spooner Summit Maintenance Station. This is a 9.5-mile trek across the mountain tops from Spooner Summit to Tahoe Rim Trail near Kingsbury Grade. The fire access road starts at Spooner Summit and climbs nearly 2,000 feet in the first 4.5 miles to its summit near Genoa Peak. The route is no easy chore, to be certain, but the view makes it worthwhile. All racers will receive survivor ribbons and cold drinks at the finish. Runners should be prepared for steep climbs and no aid stations. There is no pre-race registration, but a $2 donation is encouraged to help fund the event. For more information call Austin Angell at 530-541-5224.

Little Leaguers turn in All-Star effort

The Little League season is underway and the South Tahoe 12-year-old All-Stars are off to a great start.

The boys beat Washoe, the perennial area champs, 6-2 on Saturday. They followed up with an 18-9 over a team from Reno, bolstered by six home runs.

The team will play a winners’ bracket game at Governors Field in Carson City tonight.

Maltase Youth Soccer Camp

Steve Maltase, with help from current and former Whittell varsity soccer players, will be holding a youth soccer camp at Kahle Community Park from July 8-12. Participants should bring lunch, a water bottle, sunscreen, shin guards and soccer cleats. For more information or to register, call Kahle Community Center at 775-586-7271.

Camp Information

Dates: Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12

Ages: 4-14 (Little Kicks, ages 4-6, will be in separate group)

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (ages 4-6)

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ages 7 and up)

Cost: $125 includes camp shirt (ages 4-6)

$145 includes camp shirt (ages 7 and up)

Location: Kahle Community Park, Stateline, Nev.

Weekly open-water swim clinics available at Kings Beach

Triathletes looking to sharpen their open-water swimming skills are hitting Kings Beach to get triathlon ready. Boost Swimming is offering a 1.5-hour swimming clinic/workout from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Friday through September 27. Open Water National Champion and former USA Swimming National Team Coach, Jeff Pearson, will lead the weekly clinics, instructing swimmers through the same swim course that is being used in Ironman Lake Tahoe. Early online registration costs $20 and same-day registration is $30.

Swimmers should be reasonably comfortable in open water and able to swim 400 meters continuously. Lake Tahoe is cold year round and the water temperature will be between 58 and 62 degrees. A wetsuit is highly encouraged. Reservations and more information can be found at

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