Response to The Record-Courier's 15th annual Best of Carson Valley was twice that of last year's with more than 1,400 ballots cast by the newspaper's readers for their local favorites.
Perrenial Carson Valley favorite Douglas High School Football Coach Mike Rippee made a fourth visit to the top slot in polling.
Rippee is in his 25th season coaching the Douglas Tigers.
Douglas High School's Cade Baligad was named the Valley's favorite teacher. The Gardnerville Ranchos resident teaches auto shop and also serves on the Ranchos general improvement district board.
Martial artist 13-year-old Kylie Memro won the vote for favorite athlete. …