Lake Tahoe Fall Games canceled |

Lake Tahoe Fall Games canceled

Tribune Staff Reports

The Lake Tahoe Fall Games, produced by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, has been canceled because of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. The event was scheduled to take place the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23.

“The idea of hosting the Lake Tahoe Fall Games and event festivities during a time of national despair did not seem appropriate,” said Executive Director Phil McKenney of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, the area’s chamber of commerce and visitors and convention bureau. “We look forward to offering the event to corporations, families and individuals next fall.

The eighth annual St. Theresa School Golf Tournament is coming Sept. 27 to Lake Tahoe Golf Course.

Players can register as a single, twosome, threesome or foursome. The cost is $100 per player and includes green fees, cart, practice balls, awards banquet, chance to win a 2001 automobile and other prizes.

Check-in is at noon, with a shotgun start planned for 1 p.m.

For more information, phone (530) 544-3533.

A fund-raising tournament will highlight the opening of the Tennis Club at Genoa Lakes on Friday.

Spots are available for the 9-11:30 a.m. mixed doubles and sharpshooter tournaments on the club’s slick new courts. A $10 donation is encouraged. All proceeds with benefit the Douglas High tennis teams.

Participants are encouraged to RSVP, but Friday entries are also welcome.

To RSVP, phone the tennis shop at (775) 782-4653. Players are welcome to bring their own rackets or sample the new Wilson demos on hand.


The South Tahoe Middle School sixth- and seventh-grade girls made a strong showing at the North Tahoe Cross Country meet, placing three competitors in the top 10 of a Tah-Neva League race Sept. 14.

Allison Kern placed fourth; Jordan Dalton, sixth; Kelsey McKlurg, 10th; Kimberly Arroues, 11th; Lacey Payne, 15th; Mary Kurek, 23rd; Katie Gettman, 40th; Jessica Mason, 41st; Kelly Treiber, 53rd; Patrice Bergsohn, 57th; and Megan Pankratz, 58th.

The sixth- and seventh-grade boys featured Ian Rice in second place; Kyle Conroy, fifth; Patrick Reilly, 10th; Ben Booker, 30th; Juan Corea, 39th; Vince Capellino, 40th; Michael Orman, 46th; Eric Bergsohn, 49th; Mike Caro, 51st; Brennan Rice, 53rd; Carr Reiger, 56th; Dylan O’Hara, 67th; and Zack McAllister, 71st.

The eighth-grade girls race saw Briana Biller finish sixth, Heather Newman 13th and Lorelei Gettman16th.

In the eighth-grade boys race, Ty Dayberry came in sixth, Greg Koeck eighth; Steven Gaughan12th; Chris Mason 13th; Evan Sarosik 17th; Nick Stewart 19th and Tommy Lake 24th.


Eagerly awaited each year by Sierra skiers and snowboarders, the annual Tahoe Community Nursery School Ski Swap in North Lake Tahoe is one of the oldest, largest and best swaps in the West.

This year, the 38th annual Tahoe Community Nursery School Ski Swap will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, at Alpine Meadows Ski Area.

More than 14,000 items of new, used and demo ski equipment, clothing and ski-related and snowboard-related items will be sold as a fund-raiser for the community’s nonprofit nursery school. Admission to the ski swap is $1 for adults, .50 cents for children, and children under 6 are free.

People are encouraged to “swap” their ski-related items at the nonprofit nursery school’s 38th annual ski swap. Take your items to Alpine Meadows Ski Area between 4 and 10 p.m. Oct. 19. People can pick up their money for items sold, or their unsold items, on Oct. 21, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Alpine Meadows Ski Area is off State Route 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City. For details, call (530) 581-5825; or to volunteer (get to pre-shop the swap early), call (530) 581-2226.


Volunteers are needed for the Kokanee Trail Runs on Oct. 7. Many jobs are available from directing parking, registering runners, finish line (can you pull race tags or help keep runners in line as they go through the chute?), results (can you read the color-coded age group winners and write them on a prepared result sheet?), and aid stations. Six aid stations are on the Half Marathon course. This is a great job for a family or organization. What a great way to enjoy our beautiful fall out at Fallen Leaf Lake and support the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Forest Service environmental education programs at Lake Tahoe.

An RRCA-sanctioned event, presented by the Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club, the Kokanee Trail Runs have seen tremendous growth with the addition of the Half Marathon. The courses are mostly forested trails along the north shore of Fallen Leaf Lake, passing mountain meadows, historic buildings, spectacular Sierra fall colors and incredible views. Due to the tremendous growth and the narrow trails, no dogs, strollers or baby joggers will be allowed this year. This is for the safety of the runners.

Start times are 9 a.m., Half Marathon; 9:15 a.m., Tadpole Trot; 10 a.m., 5K and 10K.

Entry fees: Before Sept. 22, $25 – Half Marathon; $17 – 5K/10K; $3 – Tadpole Trot (12 and under) or $10 with cotton T-shirt (preregistration only); $5 without T-shirt for all bonafide members of local school district track clubs.

Registration: Online registration available at Online printable forms available at

The race begins and ends at the Taylor Creek Snow Park, 3.5 miles north of the South Lake Tahoe “Y” on State Route 89.

For details, or (530) 542-3424.

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