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Mammoth ski coach will head U.S. team

Staff reports

Bill Egan of Mammoth Lakes has been selected as the new U.S. men’s head ski coach by U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President/CEO Bill Marolt.

Egan, whose dynamic personality and eye for technique has helped guide the U.S. Ski Team’s men’s downhill program to its greatest heights, replaces Tomas Karlsson, who left the team in March.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” Egan said. “It’s a big challenge, but it’s also a golden opportunity. I think we’ve needed an American in the sense that we need to establish some longevity to the program, and also establish pride in what Americans can do – both skiing and coaches. It’s time I put my actions where my mouth is.”

Cheerleader sign-ups for the South Tahoe Junior Vikings football season are under way.

Sign-ups are scheduled for today and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

A $25 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration. A balnce of $150 will be due at a later date to cover uniform expenses. Raffle tickets will be available after tryouts to defer costs.

Cheerleading coaches are also being sought. Anyone who has past cheerleading experience and/or interest in cheerleading can apply during the sign-up dates listed.

A spirit clinic and tryouts are set for May 15-17 at South Tahoe Middle School. Sign up at the Recreation Center on the registration dates to allow time for uniform fittings.

For more information, contact Gigi Peebles at 542-3249 or Sandy Belluve at 544-6946.

Dale Rise Trucking Bombers won the the final race of the four-event Kirkwood Tobacco Free Junior Team Series and retained the title for the second year.

The Logger of M.Day Construction held a one-point lead going into the final race and needed a strong showing from its entire team to hold off the fast-rising Bombers. Unfortunately for the Loggers, they were missing two of their top racing boys and lost to the Bombers by less than 10 seconds in 700 seconds of team total times.

Bombers team owner Dale Rise was ecstatic with the win.

“I brought the perpetual trophy up to Kirkwood but did not wipe off the dust ring the trophy left on my desk, hoping I can return it to the spot it has sat for a year,” he said.

Jensen Construction Jammers had a strong final day and passed Rippers of Nevada Sport Co. for third place.

More than 80 athletes ages 7 to 15 enjoyed the four-race series, and the Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation hopes to see more children take advantage of the fun racing action next season.

South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation still is taking sign-up for softball players interested in joining the Coed, A or D Leagues.

Friday is the final day for registration, and play begins during the second week of May.

Red Dawgs ’97 Softball Club is presenting a softball tournament May 17-18 at Fair Oaks Park in Sacramento.

There is room for 20 teams and a $170 entrance fee per team.

For more information, phone tournament director Chris Gray at (916) 720-1878.


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