Valerie Blue Horse, 9, won her division at the Nevada State hoop Shoot on Feb. 11 in Hawthorne where she competed against winners from central and southern Nevada districts.
She won the local and district competitions in order to qualify for the state Hoop Shoot.
She now advances to the Regional Hoop Shoot that is scheduled for Feb. 25 in Las Vegas.
She will face the winners from California, Arizona and Utah for the opportunity to compete in the National Hoop Shoot in Springfield, Mass., on April 28.
Valerie has played competitive basketball since the age of 5.
She presently plays for the Young Natvie Ballers out of Reno under coach Darrel Gardipe. The Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is an annual event that is sponsored by the Elks National Foundation. It was created to give children a character-building, competitive experience.
For more information, visit Elks.org.
The Douglas High softball program is hosting winter conditioning sessions for the 2012 season Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Line Drive U in Minden.
A bus to Line Drive from Douglas High School is available for interested participants.
Weather permitting, the program will also conduct workouts at the Douglas High softball field from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If the weather is bad, workouts will be at Line Drive.
For more information, call Andy Mitchell at 690-5561 or Ted Thran at 783-9373.
The Douglas High baseball program will host conditioning sessions at Tiger Field and the JV field on campus at 3 p.m. every day after school.
The Carson Valley Girls' Softball will be holding sign-ups for the 2012 season at the Gardnerville Fire Station, 1255 Douglas Ave., on the following dates:
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign-ups will not be accepted after Feb. 18.
Cost is $70 (ages 4 through 6), $75 (7 and older) and $150 maximum (family rate).
New players must bring copies of birth certificates. Returning players should bring completed registrations that are being mailed.
Age divisions are 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13 and 14-18. For more information, call Patti Snyder at 265-6447 or Neil Hill at 781-2193.
Douglas High School will host its final drug, alcohol and tobacco presentation prior to spring sports tryouts on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in the school commons.
A parent or guardian most attend the meeting with student-athletes.
Also, athletes must be completely cleared through the Tiger Cage at Douglas High School in order to try out for a spring sport.
For more information, or if there is a question whether the athlete is cleared already, contact the Tiger Cage at 782-5136.
Line Drive U in Minden will host a five-day hitting camp for youth baseball and softball players Feb. 22-26.
The camp will be facilitated by the Krush Hitting Company and Dream Team Softball Camps.
Featured clinicians are Billy Kehoe, who is considered one of the top hitting and coaching instructors in the world and has worked with many major leaguers, and Dena Tyson Slye, a former All-American and All-Pac 10 performer for the University of Washington.
Each camper will receive about eight hours of elite instruction, a nike dri-fit camp shirt and elite coaching.
Cost is $150 for Line Drive U members and $180 for non-members.
The camp is open to players ages 8 through 18 and sessions will be grouped by similar ages.
Various sessions are available. A free coaching clinic and Q&A session is scheduled for Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department will take registration for its spring adult volleyball leagus through Feb. 24.
Cost is $200 per team through Feb. 17 and $225 after that.
Leagues being offered include 6-on-6 Women's League (Mondays), 4-on-4 Open A League (Tuesdays), 6-on-6 Coed C League (Wednesdays) and 6-on-6 Coed B League (Thursdays).
Leagues will begin the week of March 5 and include at least eight regular season games and a postseason single-elimination tournament. All games will be played at Carson Valley Middle School.
For more information, call 782-9828 or visit dcprsports.com.
The Carson Valley Basketball Association will accept sign-ups for its 2012 season Feb. 26 from 1-3 p.m. at the Douglas High School big gym.
Teams are available for third-graders up through high school.
Cost for the season is $325.
For more information, visit cvbahoops.net or call Mike Downs at 351-5729.
Douglas High School baseball and Carson Valley Little League will conduct a series of youth baseball clinics in January and February for players aged 6 to 13.
The final clinic session is Feb. 26 at Line Drive U in Minden.
6-9-year-olds go from 8 to 10 a.m. on Feb. 26 while the 9-14-year-olds will go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost is $40 for all four sessions or $15 for an individual session.
Sessions will be instructed by Douglas High head coach Bruce Jacobsen along with Alex Sigheri, Cal Lewis, Teddy Foster, Kenny Nicoll, Matt Jacobsen and members of the varsity baseball team. Clinics will be focused on hitting, pitching, catching and fielding.
For more information or to register early, call Debbie at 782-7303 or Sherry at 783-9542. Visa/Mastercard or cash will be accepted.
The Carson Valley Chukar Club will host its 26th annual fundraiser dinner at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on March 3.
The event annually draws more than 600 people with more than 100 raffle prizes and 40 auction items.
With the cost of the admission ticket, each participant receives a year's membership to the club, a dinner and a chance to win the door prize.
The club funds wildlife habitat projects through Nevada and contributed $25,000 for habitat improvements in the Buckskin Range, China Camp, Indian Vlley, Spring Meadows and Desatoya Range in the last year.
It also donated more than $17,000 to various wildlife projects in the state.
This year's event begins at 5 p.m. and features a meal of tri-tip, homemade beans and salad. The raffle and auction items include rifles, shotguns, fishing equipment, wildlife artwork and more.
For tickets, or for more information, contact Ron Pierini at 783-0602 or Todd Wilcks at 690-3853.
Line Drive U in Minden will offer a one-day coaches clinic instructed by University of Nevada softball coach Matt Meuchel March 12.
A session for U6-U10 coaches runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and a session for U.12-U18 coaches will run from 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost is $20.
For more information, or to register, call 267-3331.
The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department will take registration for its youth and teen volleyball leagues through March 16.
Cost is $75 and includes all equipment, official fees, awards and a T-shirt.
The season begins April 14 will all games played on Saturdays at Carson Valley Middle School.
Each team requires a volunteer coach. Anyone interested in coaching can complete a coach's application at the recreation department.
For more information, or to sign up, contact the recreation department at 782-9828.
The Carson Valley Men's Golf Club is accepting membership applications for the 2012 season.
The first tournament is on March 24 at the Carson Valley Golf Course.
Tournaments will be every Sunday morning until Nov. 4 with 33 scheduled tournaments.
There will be an awards banquet for all members the day after the final tournament. Dues for 2012 are $55, which includes NNGA membership for the year. All tournaments are handicapped and flighted, so that all participants have an excellent chance to win prize money.
A variety of tournament formats, such as individual stroke play, best ball, Stableford, Chapman, team play and scrambles, are conducted.
The club also conducts a President's Cup and Club Championship.
Applications are available at the Carson Valley Pro Shop, 1027 Riverview Drive, Gardnerville.
Call 265-3181 for more information and to schedule tee times for the tournaments.
The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department Summer Softball League early registration starts March 5.
Cost is $700 per team for two nights per week and $475 for one night per week.
After April 6, the cost bumps up $50 per team to $750 and $525.
Registration deadline is April 13. Awards will be given for league and tournament winners.
Game times will be between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old or older.
Leagues available are women's (Mondays), men's D (Tuesdays), men's open (Mondays & Wednesdays) and coed open (Thursdays).
For more information and registration, visit dcprsports.com or call 782-9828.
The Carson Valley Golf Course will host an introduction to junior golf clinic on April 14.
Children ages 5-6 go from noon to 1:15 p.m., 7-8 go 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. and 9-16 go 3 to 4:15 p.m.
Juniors will learn the basics of golf, including chipping, putting, full swing, rules & etiquette. Clubs, golf balls and refreshments will be provided.
Cost is $20.
Call the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department at 782-9828 to register.
Carson Valley Golf Course will host a six-week spring junior golf program starting the week of April 16 with Wednesday sessions at 4 and 5 p.m. and Saturday sessions at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Juniors will attend once a week for 50 minutes. Students will be grouped based on age and experience.
Cost is $130 for the six sessions and includes use of clubs, instruction and a junior range pass ($29 value). The program is open to ages 5-16. Discounts are available for families with more than one child participating.
Call 265-3181 to register.
MEFIYI (Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc.) presents the eighth annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet sponsored by Greater Nevada Credit Union and Nevada State Bank.
The Molly Youth Awards Banquet is scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2012 at Genoa Lakes Golf Club. The event is named after former Douglas High School student-athlete, Molly Lahlum.
The Molly Youth Awards honor the outstanding youth of Douglas County. Applicants eligible for this recognition must be between the ages of 9 and 18 and a resident of Douglas County.
The nominated student-athletes must qualify in each of the following areas: academic excellence, athletic participation and community service.
Two $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors who apply and become honorees of this year's event.
Senior honorees automatically become candidates to receive the college scholarship awards. Forty student-athletes will be selected for the 2012 class.
A completed nomination form must be postmarked or e-mailed by April 23.
Nomination forms can be retrieved by visiting mefiyi.org and clicking the "Molly Awards" link. For more information, or to download an nomination form, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit mefiyi.org or call JoJo or Suzi Townsell at 781-5954.
The Douglas High football program will host an alumni golf tournament June 16 for former players, coaches and family at the Genoa Resort Golf Course.
Cost is $100 per person, and $400 per foursome prior to May 1. After May 1, is will be $125 per person.
Hole sponsors start at $100 per hole.
A T-shirt and dinner is included for all participants.
Shotgun start is 1:30 p.m. Dinner will be at the Genoa Town Hall and will include tri tip, chicken, beans, salad and drinks.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact head coach Ernie Monfiletto at email@example.com or through the high school at 392-1533.