Downhill mountain bike race Sunday at Northstar |

Downhill mountain bike race Sunday at Northstar

TRUCKEE – Downhill mountain bikers looking for an adrenalin rush need look no further. Northstar’s Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series can cure the need for speed, with a fast-paced course and two more chances for victory on Sunday and Sept. 25.

Mountain bikers of all levels are invited to enter this series. Classes are divided into men’s, women’s and junior divisions and beginner through open classes. The race fee is $25 ($35 for open class) and discounted lift tickets are available for $20.

Racers can register the day of the race from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Northstar’s Bike Shop, located in the upper level of the Village. Lifts open at 9:30 a.m. for riders to practice and racing begins at 11 a.m. Bike rentals and full protective gear are available and helmets are required to race.

Awards will be given to the top three racers in each division following each race and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in the men’s and women’s open classes. The series winners will be announced following the final race on Sept.25. Northstar mountain bike season passes and a Giant cruiser bike are just a few of the great prizes that will be raffled off at each event, along with other gear from series sponsors such as Fox Racing Shox.

For further information on Northstar’s Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series, call 1-800-GO-NORTH or log onto

Bruso pitches four scoreless innings

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Former South Tahoe High pitcher Greg Bruso has started to excel in his new role out of the bullpen.

Bruso tossed two scoreless innings Tuesday and two on Sunday in helping the Gary Railcats win one of those two Northern League games.

The right-hander threw two perfect frames with two strikeouts against Schaumburg. Bruso worked the seventh and eighth innings and Gary pushed across the deciding run in the 10th inning for a 3-2 victory.

On Tuesday night in the team’s 3-1 defeat to Northern Division leader Fargo-Moorhead, Bruso surrendered two hits while fanning three in his two-inning stint.

Last week, Bruso was used 2/3 of an inning, giving up two hits and a run in a 13-12 victory over Kansas City.

Second-place Gary trailed Lincoln by a game entering play on Wednesday night.

Fall baseball

Tryouts for the Sierra Tahoe Loggers fall baseball team are Tuesday and Wednesday at Line Drive U near Minden.

Sign-ups will begin at 5 p.m. on Aug. 16, followed by tryouts at 5:30 p.m. Players ages 15 to 18 are invited to try out.

Players should bring tennis shoes and baseball glove and wear baseball attire.

The team plays a 40-game schedule, which concludes with a trip to the Western United States Worlds Series on Thanksgiving weekend in Mesa, Ariz. The team typically draws prep players from South Tahoe, Whittell, Douglas, Carson, Incline and North Tahoe.

For more information, phone Line Drive U at (775) 267-3331.