Mother-daughter team wins gold |

Mother-daughter team wins gold

Focus now turns to becoming top team in the U.S.

Staff Report

Last summer, South Lake Tahoe’s Linda Hixenbaugh and her mother Peggy Lucero won a bronze medal in the Super Senior division at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Mother-Daughter Indoor Championships.

This summer, the mother-daughter team grabbed a different color medal when it claimed gold with three victories – two of which came in straight sets – at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver, Wash.

Hixenbaugh, who coaches tennis and teaches at Carson High School, and Lucero ended last season as the nation’s No. 2 mother-daughter team.

“Hopefully, we will make it to the other three mother-daughter events so we can try to get ranked No. 1 in the nation this year,” said Hixenbaugh, a 26-year resident of South Lake Tahoe.

Winning more medals this summer on hard court in Texas, grass in Rhode Island and clay in Florida will go a long way toward Hixenbaugh and Lucero achieving their goal.

Qualifying for the Super Senior division at USTA Mother-Daughter tournaments requires the mother to be at least 70. Lucero recently turned 71.

Soccer camps scheduled

The Tahoe Soccer Academy, directed by Lake Tahoe Community College physical education and health teacher Tim Johnson, has announced the dates for its 2006 summer camps.

This year there will be five different age groups for boys and girls (4-5; 6-7; 8-9; 10-11; and 12-13). The camp is scheduled for Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21 and will be held at Al Tahoe Elementary School.

The half-day camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon and the full-day camp is slated for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The full-day camp is available only for the 10-11 and 12-13 year-old age groups.

Cost for the half-day camp is $120 and $195 for the full-day camp. Space is limited to 14 players per age group.

Johnson is a former men’s and women’s college soccer coach who is interested in developing youth soccer talent in Lake Tahoe. To register or for more information, call Johnson at (530) 544-7579 or (530) 318-5452.

Sox advance in Babe Ruth

The Red Sox held off a late rally to advance in the South Tahoe Babe Ruth playoffs with a 9-8 victory over the A’s on Tuesday night at Todd Fields.

The Red Sox and Padres played an elimination game on Wednesday, with the Red Sox defeating the Padres 18-17.

They will advance to play the undefeated Indians in today’s championship game at 5 p.m.

The Red Sox led the Padres by 13 runs in the second inning on Wednesday before the Padres mounted a comeback.

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