Cyclists hit the road for two races |

Cyclists hit the road for two races

Tribune Staff Report

On Saturday and Sunday, Alta Alpina Cycling Club is conducting road bicycle races.

Saturday’s road races are staged at Diamond Valley School in Woodfords, 24 miles south of Lake Tahoe.

Racing begins at 8 a.m. with the category 1/2 pro race. Entry level category 5 races are in the late morning, with category 4 beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday racing is a criterion on a 3/4-mile circuit around Minden Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Juniors race first at 8 a.m. The last race of the day is the 1/2 Pro category at 1:15 p.m.

Northern California/Northern Nevada Cycling Association racing licenses are available for beginning competitors. Any questions can be answered by calling (530) 544-4088.

Bruso breezes by Tri-City

Greg Bruso probably didn’t have this much offensive support since he played Little League ball in South Lake Tahoe.

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes had a franchise-record six homers and 20 hits in a 16-1 pounding of Tri-City on Wednesday night in Keizer, Ore.

Bruso pitched three-hit ball over 6 2/3 innings to win his third game in five decisions. He only allowed one earned run, giving him a 0.80 earned run average over his last five starts.

Bruso also fanned eight.

South Lake Tahoe’s other active minor league baseball player, Jordan Romero, was a hard-luck 1-0 loser to Winnipeg on July 19. Romero (3-4) gave up five hits and one earned run in seven innings.

Free Trottier camp Saturday

Bryan Trottier, seven-time winner of the Stanley Cup and NHL Hall of Famer, will be at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena on Saturday to conduct a free, hour-long skating camp from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for youths up to 16 years old, and a second hour-long skating session from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for adults for $25.

The evening will conclude with an auction to raise money for youth hockey programs. Autographed sticks and jerseys from players such as Colorado Avalanche center Joe Sakic and sports memorabilia from numerous NHL and NFL professionals are only a few of the expected items on hand, along with donations from local businesses.

Tahoe Blue tryouts Sunday

A few players have dropped from the Tahoe Blue, so space is available on the high school-level fall-ball program.

Tryouts continue this Sunday at 4 p.m at Todd Fields. Players are encouraged to show up early to get warmed up.

For more information, contact Joe Russo at (530) 542-4216.

Drop-In baseball to resume

Sandlot Drop-In Baseball resumes Sunday at Kahle Park.

The 3-6 p.m. noncompetitive skill- and team-oriented program is for baseball players ages 9 to 12.

Equipment is supplied, but players should bring their glove and a cup.

For more information, phone Joe Laub at (775) 588-1744.

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