Snow sports icons keep their edge |

Snow sports icons keep their edge

Steve Yingling

Winter X Games legend Shaun Palmer and World Cup skiing sensation Daron Rahlves will make appearances today to promote Sunday’s “Where the Snow Meets the Dirt” Hangtown Pro Motocross.

The Lake Tahoe winter sports duo will compete with other pro snowboarders, skiers and skateboarders in an intermission race Sunday at the Prairie City OHV Park near Folsom.

Admission is $30 for spectators 13 or older; 8 to 12 costs $10 and 7 and younger is free. Parking is free.

Amateur races are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 for children 8 to 12 and $10 for fans 13 or older. Anyone 7 or younger is admitted free.

For more information, phone (800) Hangtown.

Softball tryouts Sunday

The Tahoe Fire girls’ fast-pitch club softball team will hold tryouts on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Tahoe Valley Elementary School.

Players will participate in five tournaments in the Lake Tahoe area this summer. The cost is $100 per player.

For more information, phone Sheri Schimmel at (530) 542-2414.

Vikes’ golf season ends

The regional golf tournament didn’t end the way the South Tahoe High Vikings wanted, but it was an experience most of the team can build upon for next season.

South Tahoe followed up an opening-round 450 with a 454 to finish eighth in the 36-hole tournament. The Vikings finished 16 strokes behind seventh-place McQueen.

“We had a pretty good season getting back to the regionals,” said STHS 10th-year coach Mike Patterson. “We lost some really good players last year and we set a goal to get back to the regional tournament.

“We didn’t play well Monday and Tuesday, but kids should be proud of their season and their accomplishments this year.”

Galena and Fallon seized the North’s two state qualifying spots.

Perennial zone champ Galena won the tournament with 788 strokes. Fallon was runner-up at 812 and Reno third at 826.

Alex Yure led the Vikings with a two-round total of 170. He fired an 89 after opening with an 81 to come in 27th place. Next best for the Vikings was Dan D’Angelo at 172.

Yure had a solid start to his final round but a lost ball on the seventh hole took away his momentum.

“He was definitely in the hunt (to qualify for state) through six holes. His tee shot went just off to the left, but he just couldn’t find it when got down there.”

Yure took a double-bogey on that hole and it carried over to the next when he hit two tee shots out of bounds.

Other Viking results were Nat Alcorn (98, 189), Kevin Fannan (87, 191), Dylan Yuzbick (104, 198) and Tom Mooney (88, 203).

Ten of STHS’s 12 player are underclassmen.

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