Briefs: ‘Dogs’ will have their days with Plake |

Briefs: ‘Dogs’ will have their days with Plake

South Lake Tahoe native Glen Plake will bring his big ‘hawk and big hucks to Sierra-at-Tahoe March 4-5 for his third annual Hot Dog Tour.

Plake, the freestyle skiing pioneer who made himself world-famous with his daredevilry, dynamic skiing and distinctive ‘do, will return to Tahoe for the ski clinic after his adventure on the Paris-Dakar-Cairo 2000 auto rally. Intermediate and advanced skiers have the opportunity to learn Plake’s secrets to executing tricks like the Donut and the Worm Turn.

Plake will lead the skiers in a schedule of weekend events. He will ski with interested freestylers from the Grandview chair lift at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. The skiing is free with purchase of a lift ticket. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. both afternoons, Plake will sign posters, hand out stickers and Clif Bars and show videos at his “weenie roast” party.

“I am very excited to be returning home and to Sierra-at-Tahoe,” Plake said. “Sierra has a lot to offer all levels of skiers, and the Hot Dog Tour is a great event for me to share my style of skiing with them.”

Sierra is 12 miles left of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 50. For more information, please call the resort at (530) 659-7453 or visit them online at

Vikings look back on girls hoops renaissance

The South Tahoe Vikings girls basketball awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school’s library.

The ceremony begins with an awards presentation, and will last about an hour. South Tahoe won a league game – three, in fact – for the first time after three winless seasons in Division II of the Northern Nevada 4A.

Softball league invites young players

The High Sierra Amateur Softball Association invites girls who will be 5-16 years old by August to join the group for a new season of softball.

Sign-ups will run from 5-8 p.m. March 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4, and 5-8 p.m. March 8 at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center. The early registration fee is $40, and registration for two or more children earns a discount. Registration increases to $50 after March 8. First-time players should bring a copy of their birth certificates. Boys also are eligible to play.

Players should register early to ensure a spot on the team.

South Tahoe Babe Ruth

Anyone interested in managing or coaching a South Tahoe Babe Ruth team in the spring must apply by March 2.

Phone Aleta Hannum at (530) 573-1345 or Katie Olsen at (775) 588-2603 before it’s too late.

Players ages 13 to 18 can register for the league March 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center. Tryouts are April 9 from 4-6 p.m. and April 11 from 6-8 p.m. in the South Tahoe High gold gym. Registration is $75 per player, and scholarships are available for families who can’t afford the fee.

The league is also seeking umpires. No experience is necessary and the position pays well.

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