Former Major League pitcher holds Spring Training youth camp |

Former Major League pitcher holds Spring Training youth camp

Tribune Staff Reports

Even though unstable weather in the Tahoe Basin is jeopardizing Mike Hartley’s Spring Training Baseball Camp, the former major league pitcher is hoping to pull it off April 16-20.

The camp is for boys and girls 8 to 12. The five-day camp, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include quality instruction of all fundamentals of baseball.

“There’s not a lot of opportunities in this town for baseball. Somebody has to do it, and I really enjoy these camps,” said Hartley, who played Major League Baseball from 1989-95 with the Dodgers, Phillies, Twins, Red Sox and Orioles.

Players need to bring a lunch, water bottle, hat, glove and bat each day.

The cost is $80 per player and preregistration is required. Forms can be found at the city of South Lake Tahoe Park & Recreation Department and the Kahle Community Center.

Already 35 children have signed up for the camp.

“I can probably take up to 60 kids,” Hartley said.

For more information, phone Hartley at (775) 588-3663.

Junior Golf is here again

For anyone who has teed it up, golf can be the worst of the dictionary’s four-letter words.

However, Fred and Judy Alexander have also transformed the popular game into a four-letter favorite with area children and their parents – free.

The ninth annual Fred Alexander Memorial is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 29 at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City, and junior golfers 7 to 18 are wanted. Children must be registered by April 26.

The golf freebie includes instruction by PGA professionals, lunch, a T-shirt, prizes and an “In-Compare-able” Trick Shot Exhibition by Kevin Compare.

For more information, phone (775) 832-4456.

Pop Warner signups begin

Early Bird Pop Warner football sign-ups begin Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Parents can register their 7- to 14-year-old interested players on Wednesday during the South Tahoe Middle School Open House or on Thursday during the various elementary school open houses. Depending on their age and weight, a player will fall into one of five divisions: mighty mites, junior peewees, peewees, junior midget or midget.

The cost is $100 per player.

Additional registration dates will be available in May.

For more information, phone Theresa Shindelbower at (530) 544-2161 or Dave Jaurequi at (530) 541-4372. Practice begins the first week of August.

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