Preps go to work today |

Preps go to work today

Tribune Staff Reports

Today marks the start of preseason practices for Nevada high school athletes participating in soccer, tennis, golf, cross-country running and volleyball.

Football began last Thursday.

The South Tahoe High girls’ and boys’ tennis teams will hold tryouts at

7 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively, on STHS’s courts.

All interested students are invited to attend. For mor information, phone head coach Pat Fagen at (530) 541-8492.

In addition, Gary Hankoff’s Viking volleyball team opens with tryouts at 4 p.m. today and Tuesday for all three squads.

For more information, phone Hankoff at (530) 541-2607 or visit

Bruso maintains ERA lead

Salem-Keizer rookie pitcher Greg Bruso stopped a 12-game Eugene winning streak and maintained the Northwest League earned run average lead with his winning performance last Wednesday.

The South Tahoe High/UC Davis product equaled a season best by pitching eight innings in the Volcanoes’ 13-4 victory over the Emeralds. Bruso surrendered two earned runs and five hits, struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter.

“It was an exciting game until the seventh inning,” Bruso told the Statesman Journal Newspaper. “When you’re five, six, seven runs up the pressure is off. You can just sit back and pitch. I haven’t felt that way in a while.”

In his past three starts, Bruso allowed a combined two earned runs but left each game without a decision.

Bruso, who is scheduled to start tonight’s game against the Spokane Indians, has a 4-2 record with a league-best 1.70 ERA. In 64 innings, Bruso has struck out 58 and walked 12.

Kiddie Kickers league forming

Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department has started taking registration for the Kiddie Kickers Indoor Soccer Leauge, an introductory soccer program.

The league will emphasize basic soccer fundamentals, sportsmanship and having fun while learning the game.

Participants will be assigned a team based on random selection. The season will run mid-September through October, with games on Sunday afternoons between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Kahle Community Center. The program is $35 per child and includes team T-shirt and awards. The program is for children ages 4 and 5. Registration continues through Aug. 28.

The recreation Department is looking for volunteer coaches and team sponsors. For more information, call Kahle Community Center at (775) 586-7271.

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