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Mother, daughter rule courts

Jeremy Evans

For the second straight year, South Lake Tahoe’s Linda Hixenbaugh and her mother, Peggy Lucero, finished as the No. 1 ranked mother-daughter team by the United States Tennis Association.

Hixenbaugh, who lives locally but teaches at Carson High School, finished second twice and third once in the four tournaments that determine the top mother-daughter team for 2007. Hixenbaugh and Lucero competed on different surfaces in events in Washington (indoor), Texas (hardcourt), Florida (clay) and Rhode Island (grass).

“It has been a great experience to travel and meet the mothers who are 70 years old and up, and the daughters who have been on the pro circuit in their lifetime,” Hixenbaugh said.

Tahoe Grizzlies lose heartbreaker

The Tahoe Grizzlies Peewee hockey team played the San Francisco Sabercats over the weekend and dropped a 5-3 decision. South Lake Tahoe’s Tyler Dill scored on a pass from Matt Premo to make it 4-3 in the third period, but the Sabercats scored in the final seconds to win by two goals.

South Lake Tahoe goalie Shane Whitt, making his second start, stopped 32 shots. The Grizzlies also lost to the San Jose Jr. Sharks over the weekend.

The Grizzlies have a two-week break before beginning league play against the San Francisco Sabercats.

Kirkwood extends season pass prices

Kirkwood Mountain Resort originally set Monday, Dec. 17 as the day its season pass prices would increase. But with a winter storm expected to begin today and last until Thursday, Kirkwood has extended its pass deadline for 72 hours – or until the snow stops falling.

The storm is expected to drop as much as three feet at Kirkwood, so skiers and riders have until at least Thursday to purchase their pass. If the snow continues to fall after Thursday, season passes can still be purchased at their original prices.

The adult full-season pass with no blackout dates is $529; adult value pass with blackout dates is $389; and adult midweek with blackout dates is $229. To find out prices for other season passes, call the season pass office at (209) 258-7254 or visit http://www.kirkwood.com.

Story clarification

In a sports story in the Tahoe Daily Tribune on Tuesday, Dec. 11, it was reported that Kelley Treiber and her horse “Twister” rode together at nationals in Albuquerque, N.M. While Treiber invested a significant amount of work in preparing her horse for nationals and was instrumental in the process, it was actually trainer Cari Thompson who rode Twister at the event. It was an oversight by reporter Jeremy Evans, not a intentional misleading by the Treiber family.


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