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Tuesday’s local briefs

Memorial BMX race today

The first annual Mike Hart Memorial Full Moon Madness BMX race is today. Race registration is from 4-5:30 p.m., with racing immediately following. Entry fees are $10. All riders must be ABA members; aplications available on site.

Proceeds will support local youths through the South Lake Tahoe BMX Scholarship Fund, enabling underprivileged youths to break into sport in the future.



Hart, an original BMX committee member in 1996, died of cancer several years ago, and his sons, Chase and Tanner, will ride the flag lap today in his honor.

“Mike pretty much supported anything that benefitted kids,” said South Tahoe BMX co-director Lauren Thomaselli.



Youth league sign-ups under way

Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department has started registration for the Boys & Girls Youth Basketball League.

The league is offered for children in grades third through sixth, with a third- and fourth-grade division and a fifth- and sixth-grade division. The cost is $35 per person, which includes a team uniform, awards and officials. All games will be played Monday through Thursday evening (one night per week) at Kahle Community Center. The league is set to start mid-November and run through February.

Registration continues through Oct. 18.

For details, contact Kahle Community Center at (775) 586-7271.

Rice’s triumph highlights XC meet

Last Friday, the South Tahoe Middle School runners traveled to Incline Village for their third meet of the season. They returned with some impressive times and an individual winner.

Ian Rice led all runners in the sixth/seventh-grade boys division, running the 1.5-mile course in 9:01. Kyle Conroy was close behind in fourth place, 9:18.

Two other Timberwolves finished in the top 15: sixth-grader Patrick Reilly was 12th in10:00 and sixth-grader Chase Grant was 14th in 10:09. Juan Corea improved to 24th in 10:26, while Vince Capellino was 36th in10:58. Other finishers for STMS were Zack McAllister, 42nd, 11:19; Mikey Caro, 52nd, 11:55; Brendan Rice, 54th, 11:57; Eric Bergsohn, 59th,12:11; Carr Rieger, 62nd, 12:17; and Tyler Sharp, 84th, 13:47.

Four Timberwolf girls also finished in the top 15 of their sixth/seventh-grade division. Allison Kern was the top finisher for STMS, placing third in 10:03. Kelsey McKlurg returned from an illness and placed eighth in 10:17. Kim Arroues placed 10th in 10:23, while Jordan Dalton came in 15th in 11:06. Lacey Payne ran to 19th, 11:16; Mary Kurek, 21st, 11:33; and Kelley Trieber, 64th, 19:12.

In eighth-grade action, Brianna Biller ran well enough to secure fourth place, 10:32, just one second behind third place. Heather Newman improved to 10th place in 11:17; Flor Tapia placed 18th,12:05; and newcomer Gemma Romo took 22nd in 14:17.

The eighth-grade boys were without three of their top runners, yet still managed to place four in the top 20. Nick Stewart improved to 13th place, edging out teammates Greg Koeck, 14th; and Chris Mason, 16th. All three of their times were clocked at 10:11.

The most surprising feat, though, was Tommy Lake’s 19th-place finish. Last year he placed 85th in this race.

Sixth-Grade Olympics begin today

The preliminary round of the Sixth-Grade Olympics begin today at South Tahoe Middle School.

Competition begins at 9 a.m.

Children will compete in track and field events ranging, including sprints, distance races and field events.

Finals are Friday at 9 a.m. at STMS.


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