Carson Valley sports schedule for Dec. 11-16

December 11, 2006 — 





Wednesday: Douglas vs. Arlington Country Day, Fla., at Galena, 6:30 p.m..

Thursday: George Maldonado Tournament at Galena, Douglas vs. Artesia, 3:30 p.m.

Friday: George Maldonado Tournament at Galena, TBA.

Saturday: George Maldonado Tournament at Galena, TBA.

Junior Varsity

Thursday: Galena Tournament, 6 p.m.

Friday: Galena Tournament, 6:30 p.m.


Dec. 21: Douglas at Damonte Ranch, 5:15 p.m.



Tuesday: Douglas at Galena, 7 p.m.

Dec. 18: Douglas vs. Whittell, 7 p.m.

Junior Varsity

Tuesday: Douglas at Galena, 5:15 p.m.

Dec. 21: Douglas vs. Damonte Ranch, 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday: Douglas at Galena, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 18: Douglas vs. Whittell, TBA.


Wednesday: Douglas at North Valleys, 5:30 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: Winnemucca Invitational, TBA.



(JV, Girls, Boys)

Home games at Stewart Indian School in Carson City

Tuesday: Sierra Lutheran at Excel Christian, 2, 3:30, 5 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: Austin Tournament, TBA.

This weekend in Carson Valley Sports

December 7, 2006 — 

The Douglas boys' basketball team puts its 3-0 record on the line this weekend in its own tournament, the Carson Valley Classic, starting today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. against Fallon.

It will be the Greenwave's first game of the year while the Tigers have had three game to tune things up.

Also in the tournament are Reed, Manogue, Dayton, Carson, Laguna Creek and defending tourney champ Faith Lutheran.

The Lady Tigers take on Truckee this afternoon at 3 p.m. in the opening round of the North Valleys Classic in north Reno.

Sierra Lutheran's boys' and girls' teams be playing at a four-team tournament in Gerlach and Coleville's boys and girls will be playing in a tournament at Eureka.

The Tigers' wrestling team will look to continue the momentum it gained from a tough win over Damonte Ranch earlier in the week as Douglas travels to the Natumas City Duals in California for the weekend.

This weekend in Carson Valley Sports

November 30, 2006 — 

The much-anticipated debut of the 2006-07 Douglas High boys' basketball season is tonight (Thursday) at South Tahoe at 6 p.m.

The Tigers will be taking on a team out of the Santa Cruz area in the first round of the South Tahoe Invitational.

Douglas enjoyed a solid summer season and has what several opposing coaches have said is the most talented Tiger squad in quite some time.

The Tigers will be led by the front court of Keith Olson (6-10), Jeff Nady (6-6) and Joe Nady (6-7) with solid swingmen Nate Whalin (6-4) and James McLaughlin (6-2) expected to contribute.

Senior guards Mike Gransbery and Jared Trowbridge will be running the offense from the point this season.

The Lady Tigers are in Winnemucca this weekend for the Lowry Invitational, where they will take on the hosting Buckaroos this afternoon (Thursday). They play again on Friday and Saturday.

Douglas' wrestling team, coming off a loss to Carson Wednesday evening in both schools' season-opener, gets the weekend off before hosting Damonte Ranch next Wednesday.

This weekend in Carson Valley sports

November 2, 2006 — 

Game of the week

It will be a very familiar opponent standing across the field from the Douglas Tiger football team Friday night.

Qualifying for the football playoffs has been seemingly synonymous with facing off against the McQueen Lancers for Douglas coach Mike Rippee and his staff over the years.

This is the 10th time a Rippee-coached Tiger squad has qualified for the playoffs, and it will be the fifth time the Tigers (8-2, 7-0) will take on the Lancers (5-3, 3-3).

It'll be the fourth time the teams have met up in the first round.

Four times before, it has been the Lancers who ended the Tigers' season.

But for this year's Tigers, it would be hard to forget the first matchup with this year's Lancers during week three.

McQueen escaped with a 34-31 overtime win after Douglas dominated the second half defensively, playing at Bishop Manogue High School because the Tigers' field was still under construction.

It was the closest a Douglas team had ever come to beating McQueen.

The Tigers will get another shot Friday night, this time at home with kickoff set for 7 p.m. ESPN Radio 630 will be broadcasting the game with a pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. Updates will be posted throughout the game at

Because it will be only the second game the Tigers have played at home this season and because McQueen travels such a large crowd of spectators, Douglas High administrators are recommending that fans get to the high school early.

Douglas athletic director Jeff Evans said more than 2,500 fans attended Douglas' home-opener last week and that was against Wooster, who brought with them only 20 to 30 fans.

He said because of the playoff atmosphere, the school is preparing for around 3,500 to 4,000 spectators.

Evans said he's brought in nine extra cases of bleachers, which they will most-likely put around the north end of the field.

"I have been talking with some of the guys at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and they are expecting this to be the largest crowd to seen any of the first-round games this year, if not ever," Evans said.

However many fans do show up, the game promises to be pretty good.

Adding to the drama, McQueen head coach Ken Dalton was suspended Monday by Washoe Country School District officials for allegedly striking two students, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. Details of the incident were unknown at press time, but Dalton may miss tonight's game.

Douglas gave up 16 first-quarter points in the first meeting, but recovered to shut McQueen down quite well throughout most of the rest of the game.

Reese Kizer, who finished the regular season with 664 yards and six touchdowns, had a breakout game against McQueen, running for 146 yards and a touchdown.

The Tiger defense also scored two touchdowns in the first match-up.

Douglas will have to watch out for Lancer running back Styker Ngongseke, who ran for 113 yards in the first matchup. Receiver Josh LaGrone also gave the Tigers fits, catching five passes for 180 yards, although two of those came on long breakdown plays.

His 86-yard touchdown catch to open the game was the longest play from scrimmage the Tigers allowed this season and his 57-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter was the second-longest scoring play given up this season.

Kizer has been the go-to back for the Tigers over the last two games, but fellow senior Tyler Tinstman can be electric, having run for 597 yards and six touchdowns of his own this year.

Kizer is the traditional power back and can rumble for that extra yardage. He has been golden on third-down situations this season.

Tinstman is perhaps the biggest breakaway threat in the region this year with his lightning-quick speed.

Will Sheerin also stepped up last week against Wooster and could prove to be a viable third option for the Tigers, having run for 231 yards and four touchdowns on the year.

But the story of the Douglas offense has been the development of the passing game over the second half of the season.

Junior quarterback David Laird had an excellent game against Reno two weeks ago and can spread the ball around with ease.

He has completed passes to 15 different receivers on the year, nine of which are on the field pretty regularly for the Tigers. The multi-faceted look on offense gave McQueen problems in the first matchup, although Laird was still trying to learn the system at the time.

Junior tight end Kevin Emm has been the Tigers' leading receiver with 15 catches for 236 yards and three touchdowns. Junior receiver Kyle Heidt has 11 catches for 170 yards and senior Steven Passalacqua has eight catches for 80 yards and a touchdown.

Volleyball playoffs

Douglas gets a second shot at McQueen after losing a five-game thriller to the Lancers in the Tigers' home-opener this year.

Douglas is much-improved as a team since that first match. The Tigers will be without Taryn Williams, who is out for the rest of the season with a broken ankle.

The Lancers and Tigers are set to face off at 3 p.m. at Galena High School Friday.

Some Douglas fans are talking about making the afternoon trip to volleyball and then motoring back for the football game in the evening.

If Douglas gets past McQueen, it would most-likely face Damonte Ranch Saturday in the semifinals. The Mustangs picked up two wins against the Tigers during the regular season, but the third match is always dangerous. But that is looking far, far ahead.

This weekend in Carson Valley sports

October 26, 2006 — 

Game of the week

Either one of the Douglas soccer playoff games Saturday morning will be good to see.

The girls' squad kicks off at 10 a.m. against the High Desert No. 1 seed, Reed, at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.

Reed ousted in the Tigers in the first round of last year's playoffs and Douglas would doubtlessly like to see some revenge.

Douglas has been hot as of late, holding its opponents scoreless over the last four games.

The boys' team follows in the noon game at Damonte Ranch, taking on No. 1-seed McQueen, a team the Tigers beat 3-0 earlier this season.

Douglas has been battling injuries all over the field over the last three weeks but has had some time to get healthy.

The Tigers are no strangers to coming in as the lower seed in the playoffs. They have recorded first-round victories against the higher-seeded team in each of the last two years.

Thursday night football

A little early to be considered the weekend, but the final week of the high school football regular season starts tonight (Oct. 26) with Douglas playing its first, and possibly only, home game of the season against the Wooster Colts at 7:30 p.m.

Douglas has been waiting the completion of its new field all season, but will have to head back out on the road next week despite clinching home-field advantage.

The field will be off limits as work begins on installing the all-weather track.

Pop Warner Playoffs

The Douglas Pop Warner Football program is enjoying another successful season at all levels.

Playoffs begin at Stodick Park Friday night.

2004 Carson Valley sports year in review

December 30, 2004 — 

And what a year it was!

We had heroic individual efforts on local, state and even national level, and we had a couple of teams scrape together Cinderella seasons seemingly penned directly for a Disney movie script.

To say the athletic department at Douglas High School had a successful year would be a little bit of an understatement.

The eight major team sports combined for 154 wins, 59 losses and three ties, and only three of those teams had double-figure totals in the loss column. Every single team finished well above the .500 mark.

The Carson-Douglas rodeo club even sent two Douglas High students to the national championships with Keston Denny qualifying in steer wrestling and Jesse Bartorelli earning a ticket in bareback riding.

After pouring over the issues from the past year, we selected the stories that stuck out above all the others in our Valley. After the dust cleared, our top ten stories of 2004 were:

1. Douglas softball wins first regional title since 1993

The Lady Tigers showed early and often that it could go on monster streaks when it had to, which proved to be its most valuable weapon through the Northern 4A Regional Tournament.

Douglas came in as the top seed from the Sierra League but promptly lost in the second round.

The Tigers came back to win four consecutive games to claw their way into the regional title game against McQueen.

The Lancers took an 8-0 lead and appeared well on their way to claiming the title, but Douglas put together a rally for the ages and took an 11-10 lead on a three-run home run from catcher Valerie Smith.

McQueen put a runner on second, and the Lancers' top hitter knocked a sinking line drive into right field with only one out, a sure RBI hit. Tiger outfielder Kristy Olsen came out of nowhere to make a diving catch.

Olsen sprung to her feet and made a strong throw to second, doubling up the runner and clinching the title for the Tigers.

Douglas pummeled Silverado 12-0 in the first round of the state playoffs, led by a no-hit pitching performance from Kellei Kizer, and knocked McQueen out 7-3 in the next round to advance to the state championship.

The Tigers ran into a tough Centennial squad in the title games, however, dropping 13-2 and 5-4 games to the Bulldogs at Carson High School, despite a late rally in the second game.

It was an end to a magical season for the Tigers in which they opened with 3 straight losses at the prestigious Best of the West Tournament in Bullhead City, Ariz., and then proceeded to win their next nine games.

Douglas also won the Reed Easter Tournament and put together a 13-game win streak through the second half of the season on its way to an overall 40-10 record.

The Tigers featured one of the deepest and most dangerous pitching rotation in the state with Kayla Dunn, Kizer and Brittany Puzey all garnering all-league honors. Puzey was named the Sierra League Player of the year with a 2.42 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 119 innings.

Dunn gave up only 11 earned runs and Kizer walked just 20 batters.

The trio combined to strike out 303 hitters and allowed only seven home runs on the year.

The pitching alone could have carried the Tigers to the regional title, but Douglas also boasted possibly the most ferocious lineup in the North.

Douglas led off with twin spark-plug hitters Kaycee Wilcks and Olsen, who combined to steal 44 bases and score 95 of the Tigers 267 runs on the year.

Puzey batted third with nine home runs, 40 RBIs and a .438 average. Dunn was the clean-up hitter, driving in 60 runs and Valerie Smith sat in the fifth spot with a .394 average and 41 RBIs. Third baseman Stevie Smith rounded out the core of the lineup in the sixth spot with 33 RBIs and a .368 average. All six were first-team all-league honorees.

Defensive standouts shortstop Jessie Kizer and utility player Sam Willson each earned second-team honors for their play on the year.

"It was a very solid team," Douglas coach Todd Wilcks said after the season. "We had great pitching, we hit the ball well. There weren't any real weaknesses. It was just a great squad."

2. Douglas Pee Wee football advances to national title

It was a run that covered anything from the amazing to the improbable, but at the end of the road the Douglas Pop Warner Pee Wee football team found themselves facing the Newington, Conn., Knights in the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Douglas used a staunch defense and an efficient offense to roll to the Sagebrush Empire League title with a 9-1 record. And then things got interesting.

The Tigers' title run earned them a berth in the Pacific Northwest Regional Championship game at Sparks High in late November.

Douglas was pitted against a tough Almaden, Calif., squad that had emerged undefeated through 13 games. The first big snow storm of the season greeted the Chargers as they arrived in Nevada and Douglas wasted little time jumping all over Almaden, winning 20-0 on a field covered with nearly a foot of snow.

The win clinched a spot in the Pop Warner Super Bowl Playoffs in Orlando, Fla. After a furious fundraising campaign to even get the team there, the Tigers showed up and shocked the Yuma, Ariz., Scorpions with a 14-12 win and advanced to the national title game against Newington.

Douglas lost, finishing the season with a national runner-up trophy and several appearances on ESPN, but left behind a legacy that won't soon be forgotten.

The Tigers finished the year with seven shutouts to their credit. They outscored their opponents 217-40 and were the first Douglas team to ever even qualify for the regional playoffs.

3. Rippee named top athlete in Greater Nevada

It was a honor that surprised no one who'd ever seen him play, but named Douglas High's Luke Rippee as the Greater Nevada athlete of the year by awarding him the 2003-04 Dan Scafidi Award in June.

Simply put, Rippee was quite arguably the best all-around athlete to ever put on the orange and black for the Tigers.

He closed out his career at Douglas with a stellar senior baseball season, being named the Sierra League player of the year. His play at shortstop was gritty and he managed to make more than a few highlight-reel type plays, but it was his bat that drew attention in the 2004 season.

He batted over .400 for the Tigers out of the leadoff spot, and was also one of the region's top power hitters on the year.

He also started at point guard for the Douglas basketball team for three seasons, earning second-team all-league honors as the Tigers went 17-11 before being eliminated in the first round of the Northern 4A Regional playoffs.

But it was his play on the football field that most will remember him for. In his senior season, he threw for 1,968 yards and 17 touchdowns. He rushed for an additional 12 touchdowns on the year and led the Tigers to a remarkable 11-1 record.

For his career, he obliterated the school's all-time records with 4,064 passing yards, 292 completions, and 39 touchdown passes in three seasons starting at quarterback for the Tigers. He also rushed for 22 scores and was a hard-hitting safety on the defensive side of the ball.

Rippee was named the Northern 4A player of the year in both his junior and senior seasons and walked on at the University of Nevada as a safety. He closed out his high school career with a stunning 221-yard, two-touchdown, offensive-MVP performance in leading the Silver All-Stars to a 34-12 victory in the Sertoma Classic in June.

"Rippee would have been remembered as a shining light in the Minden-Gardnerville area even if he'd never touched a football, basketball or baseball," editor Chuck Hildebrand wrote. "His athletic abilities, both individually and in terms of taking his teams to heights never before scaled at Douglas mark him as the most influential Greater Nevada athlete of the new millennium."

4. Spike Agosta breaks Douglas single-season rushing mark

Heading into what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Douglas football team, no one really knew what to expect.

Tiger running back Spike Agosta made relatively short work of answering a good number of the questions surrounding the team, taking Douglas' opening play from scrimmage 44 yards down the sideline for a touchdown against Reed.

The theme stayed true throughout the year as Agosta became the Tigers' go-to back, running behind a scrappy and physical line anchored by tackle Tyson Estes and rounded out by guards Henry O'Hair, Cory Hartzell and Trevor Freitas, center Datin Whatcott, tackles Brent Koontz and Nate Newton, tight ends Bryan Brady and Kyle Luken and fullback Keenan Copp.

Agosta broke Dusty Cooper's single-season rushing record with a 238-yard, three-touchdown performance in the season-finale against Carson and wrapped up the year 1,881 yards and 25 touchdowns. He was the region's leading scorer, thanks in part to 39 PATs and a handful of field goals he kicked, putting him at 207 points on the year. He was named the Sierra League Offensive Player of the Year for his efforts. In recognition of Agosta's record-breaking year, linemen Estes, Whatcott, Newton and Freitas all earned all-league honors as well.

Douglas wrapped up the year with an 8-3 record and advanced to the regional semifinals before losing at McQueen to a tough Lancer squad.

5. Shawn Estes enjoys comeback season

After several seasons of bouncing around the big leagues trying to find a place to fit in, former Douglas High standout Shawn Estes made a case for himself in the Colorado Rockies rotation.

Estes signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies before Spring Training opened, but pitched himself into a starting spot with Colorado.

He was the Rockies opening day starter and won a 6-2 decision over Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the game, he struck out three and walked two while retiring 14 of the first 16 batters he faced.

It set the tone for a successful season as he led the Rockies in wins (15) and innings pitched (202).

The winter rumor mill had him in negotiations with Arizona.

6. Douglas baseball team opens up on fire

Maybe it was a surprise to everyone except the Tigers themselves, but Douglas came out for the 2004 baseball season with the most potent batting lineup in the state.

Douglas rattled off an impressive 18 consecutive wins to open the season, and batted an amazing .366 as a team through that stretch. Through the win streak, Douglas had three of its starters batting over .400, and eight of its starting nine batting over .300. They ended six of their first 18 games by the 10-run mercy rule and put up at least 10 runs in 13 of their first 18.

Douglas was the lone undefeated team in the state and was ranked first in the Nevada by the Reno Gazette-Journal before dropping its first loss of the season to Atwater, Calif., in mid-April.

The Tigers later knocked off Reno High, the 19th ranked team in the country at the time according to Baseball America, with a 9-4 victory. It was the Huskies first loss to a Northern Nevada team in more than a year and a half.

Douglas opened with a 9-1 win over Galena in the regional playoffs but was knocked out in a loss to Wooster. Douglas finished with a 26-8 record and had first-team all-league honorees in shortstop Luke Rippee, second baseman Chad Walling, outfielder Bryan Miller and pitcher/utility players Chris Honer and Brandon Huff.

Third baseman Jimmy Pierce, outfielder D.J. Brady and pitcher Tyson Estes earned second-team honors and outfielder Spike Agosta and catchers Roman Davis and Stormy Herald each played significant roles in the Tigers' offensive onslaught as well.

7. Douglas boys soccer team becomes the new cardiac kids

For a time, it looked like it couldn't possible get any worse for the Douglas boys soccer squad.

The Tigers opened with four wins, but followed with a disastrous 1-5 stretch that essentially left them completely out of playoff contention.

It happened slowly and quietly, but Douglas started working its way back into the playoff picture with a tie against Elko and a slim 2-1 win over Hug on the road.

Douglas knocked off Reno with a goal from star forward/defender Colten Mellows in the closing seconds of the game and then came back to defeat Wooster on the road.

A tie with Carson to close out the season, and Douglas was suddenly in the playoffs as the Sierra League No. 4 seed.

"These kids have been facing elimination for the entire second half of the season," coach Phil Sheridan said. "The last seven games have been playoff games."

Douglas shocked No. 1 Galena with a huge upset in the first round of regionals and followed with a 2-0 upset win over No. 2 Wooster.

Douglas took a 1-0 lead early on in the regional championship against Carson but the Senators answered with three goals to take the title.

"I've had a lot of other teams that have won championships," Sheridan said. "But I wouldn't trade this group for them, because of the heart these guys have shown.

"In the middle of the season we lost those four league games in a row ... These guys never wavered. They just kept saying 'We're going all the way.' They truly believed it and I am proud of them."

8. All-weather track gets needed boost

The long-developing all-weather track project at Douglas High School got a big boost in May after the Douglas County School District board of trustees dedicated $200,000 for the project for the 2005-06 school year.

Cross Country coach Keith Cole has been spearheading the project for several years and school board members Keith Roman and David Brady fought for the commitment.

The project will still need about $100,000 for completion. An all-weather track would be a valuable asset to both the high school athletic program and to the community, allowing for year-round training on a synthetic surface. Currently, the dirt track is often reduced to mud from frequent rain and snow storms. Once the mud dries, it leaves a dangerous running surface, creating more of an injury risk to athletes.

9. Matt Buyten's X-Games heroics

Douglas High graduate and Indian Hills resident Matt Buyten found himself right in the spotlight on ESPN during the Step-Up event at the 2004 Summer X-Games held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Buyten was the surprise victor in the event, basically a high jump for dirt bikes, in 2003 and sought to defend his gold against a heavily competitive field.

After several rounds of competition, the only two left were Buyten and motocross legend Jeremy McGrath.

Buyten won the crowd over after separating his right shoulder on his attempt at 30 feet. He had trainers at the event pop his arm back in and proceeded to continue competing.

Buyten's shoulder popped again, but he managed to clear 33 feet in the sudden-death overtime.

McGrath outlasted Buyten, clearing 33-6, but Buyten's performance was described as one of the toughest and most memorable of the games.

10. Douglas boys swim team takes third

As far as surprises of the year went, the Douglas boys swim team may have taken the cake.

The Tigers battled injuries throughout the season and went basically unnoticed through the regional meet.

Douglas' 200 free relay team of Hayes Wilson, Trevor Schaff, Justin White and Andy Sturgess took the regional championship and first-year sophomore diver Steve Owens finished his remarkable rookie year with a regional title of his own.

The relay squad took silver in the 400 free relay, enabling the Tigers to take a respectable-sized team to the state championships.

Sturgess took third in the 50 free and the 100 free at state, setting the school record in the 50 free with a time of 22.16 seconds. The 200 free relay team took third and Owens posted the top score from the north in diving, a 282.10, good enough for sixth overall. Douglas finished in third as a team, knocking off several Southern Nevada powers and rewarding itself for a season of hard work.


Nicole Snyder dies in tragic car accident: Snyder,16, who had long been involved with the Carson Valley softball community, was killed in a July 12 auto accident on Highway 395 between Carson City and Minden while on her way home from work.

Snyder was a star pitcher and utility player for the Douglas High junior varsity softball team and was expected to be one of the top players for the Tigers' varsity program over the next two years.

Her death was a shock to the Douglas athletic program and is a memory the lies heavy on the hearts of Tiger athletes and coaches. Many of her friends have placed decals with Snyder's jersey No. 1 on their vehicles, and several athletes are wearing black arm bands this season.

Douglas volleyball win Sierra League title: The Tigers, playing in their first year under coach Velvet Steel, piled up a 20-7 overall and 11-1 Sierra League record en route to a league title and Northern 4A runner-up finish.

Douglas blew past Southern No. 1 seed Palo Verde at state before losing the title match to Galena, settling for state runner-up.

The Tigers won 12 straight matches, including impressive playoff wins over McQueen and Fallon, before running into Galena in the regional championship. Douglas had only one senior in Kayla Dunn and promises to be on of the top teams in 2005.

Douglas tennis enjoys a re-birth: The Tiger tennis program suddenly found itself as one of the powers in the Northern 4A, featuring four of the top players in the region in Josh Sorich, Gabe Grobben, Melissa Oglesby and Nikki Villoria.

Sorich completed the regular season as the first Tiger male to go undefeated since the mid-70s. He competed as a singles player through the first half of the season before teaming with Grobben to enter the regional tournament as the top-ranked doubles squad.

Oglesby and Villoria entered regionals seeded second and fifth respectively in the girls singles bracket. As a team, the Tiger earned five regional seeds, an all-time high for the program.

Hatchett becomes a blue chip: Former Douglas football standout wide receiver Gabe Hatchett drew national recruiting attention after completing his junior college career, first signing with traditional power Nebraska before opting for Toledo.

Girls soccer loses in epic regional semifinal: A talent-laden Douglas High girls soccer team met its match in the regional semifinals against Galena.

After 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, Galena won the match on penalty kicks, getting a couple of spectacular saves from goalie Caitlyn Anderson.

The loss brought to an end a solid run by the Tigers, who finished the year 14-3-1 overall and 10-2 in league play, good enough for the Sierra League title. Douglas defeated rival Carson twice and had two five-game win streaks through the middle of the season.

Forward Christina Bradshaw finished her career as the second all-time leading scorer with 53 career goals. Allison Chapman finished the season with 14 goals and 12 assists, midfielder Krysten Bartshe had 11 goals and seven assists and sophomore forward Morgan LeFever had 16 goals and 15 assists.

-- Joey Crandall can be reached at or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.

Carson Valley sports notes

December 19, 2001 — 

Some sporting events happening in Carson Valley

Fishing clinic

The Nevada Division of Wildlife is sponsoring a fly tying and casting clinic Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the NDOW headquarters, located at 1100 Valley Road in Reno.

The clinic is geared for entry-level fly anglers who would like to learn the basics of fly tying Wooly Worm and Wooly Bugger artificial flies and three basic casting techniques.

The clinic is free, but participants must be at least 10 years of age. Materials and vices will be provided for this introductory class. Some fly rods and reels will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Preregistration is required. For more information, call NDOW at 688-1500.

All comers track meet

The South Tahoe High School track and field team will host an all comers meet April 18 at South Tahoe Middle School.

Cost is $3 per person for an unlimited number of events. There will be three divisions: Middle School (5th through 8th grades), High School (9th through 12th grades) and Open (ages 18 and older). All proceeds benefit the STHS program.

Field events begin at 10 a.m. with the long jump, high jump and shot put. Athletes competing in these events will be asked to measure their own marks (tapes will be provided).

Running events start at 11 a.m. with the 110 high/100/80 hurdles, 100 meter dash, 1,600, 400 relay, 400, 800, 200 and 1,600 relay.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Call (530) 541-1873 for more information.

Fishing derby

The Lovelock Lions and Eagles clubs will host their third annual Rye Patch Reservoir Fishing Derby on May 16 and 17.

More than $65,000 for tagged fish and $4,200 in cash drawings will be available for prizes and awards. The tagged fish will be rainbow trout.

Entry fee is $50 per person. Registration closes May 14. For more information, write to the Lions Club at P.O. Box 21, Lovelock, 89419.

Soccer sign-ups

Sign-ups for the Carson Valley-based American Youth Soccer Organization will take place on four dates over the next three months.

Early-bird registration sessions will take place April 20 (6 to 8 p.m. at Gardnerville Elementary School), May 9 (1 to 3 p.m. at GES) and May 20 (6 to 8 p.m. at Pinon), and a regular (last-day) registration session will take place June 4 (6 to 7:30 p.m. at GES).

Players must be between the ages of 5 and 18 by Aug. 1. First-time players will need to take a birth certificate.

Cost is $45 per player or $110 per family of three or more during the early-bird sessions and $50 per person or $120 per family on the last-day session. For more information or to volunteer to be a board member, coach or referee, call the AYSO at 586-2641.

The Valley AYSO also has connections to the newly-developed VIP program (for handicapped players). Call the AYSO hotline for information.


The fourth annual Fly Fishing Festival, sponsored by the High Sierra Fly Casters and the Carson Valley Inn, will be held Sunday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the CVI's lower level.

The purpose of the event is to introduce newcomers to the sport and promote fly fishing.

Cost is $5 per person (children under the age of 16 get in free). Family memberships into the HSFC at a cost of $25 will also be available. The family membership includes one club hat or T-shirt and family entry into the festival.

Door prizes will be distributed, a raffle will be held and a silent auction will be offered.

Tickets are available locally at Lone Tree Frame Co. and Gallery, located at 1598 Esmeralda in Minden; Angler's Edge, located at 1420 "A" Highway 395 in Gardnerville; and the Carson Valley Inn. For more information, call HSFC President Gene Young at 265-2626 or 782-2522.

Softball tournament

The DCPRD will hold a Men's D-level slowpitch softball tournament April 25 and 26 at Lampe Park.

Entry fee is $170 per team plus $15 for American Softball Association registration.

The format is double elimination.

Sponsor awards will be given to the top four teams. Individual awards will be given to players on the top two teams.

A Most Valuable Player award will also be given.

The registration deadline is April 20. For more information, call the DCPRD at 782-9828.

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