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March 20, 2014
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Umpires needed for slow-pitch softball

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is looking for Amateur Softball Association umpires to work during the summer/fall season.

Previous umpiring experience and knowledge of ASA rules is required. The pay is $20 per game. Any interested person may call the Recreation department at 782-9828.

Meanwhile, early registration for the summer softball leagues will continue through April 4. The cost is $475 per team ($525 per team after that date) for 10 games and a postseason tournament. The deadline to register for the season is April 11. Players must be 18 years or older to participate.

Games are scheduled to begin the week of April 21. All games are played from 6:30-9 p.m. at Lampe Park. League play will be scheduled on Wednesday nights for women’s league, Tuesday nights for men’s D league, Tuesday or Wednesday nights for men’s Open and Thursday nights for co-ed Open.

Visit or call 782-9828 for information or to register.

Youth golf clinic April 12

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is offering an introduction to golf clinic on April 12 for youth 5-16 years of age at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Carson Valley Golf Course professionals will cover the basics, including full swing, chipping, putting, and etiquette. Participants will be divided into age groups, starting with 5-6 year olds from noon to 1:15 p.m. The 7-8 age group will meet from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and 9-16 year olds will meet from 3-4:15 p.m.

The cost is $20. Club rentals, golf balls and refreshments are provided.

Pre-registration is being taken at the recreation department or by phone at 782-9828.

Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club season to begin

The Genoa Lakes Ladies’ Golf Club will kick off its 2014 season on April 1 with a low net/low gross tournament at the Lakes Course.

Women golfers age 18 and over are invited to join in for weekly tournaments that are offered for members on Tuesday mornings at one of the Genoa Lakes courses. The season continues through mid-October.

A $5 buy-in is required to participate in the weekly tournaments. Membership dues are $145 per year and cover GHIN handicap dues, three complimentary luncheons, a hole-in-one fund and year-end awards.

Members with an established GHIN handicap are eligible to participate in monthly Northern Nevada Women’s Golf Association’s High Sierra team play tournaments for an additional $5 per year. Team play provides the opportunity to meet women golfers from Northern Nevada and play many of the area’s golf courses.

Contact club president, Wendy Oleson, at 775-782-3460 or visit for information. A club membership application is available online.

MEFIYI Sports Bash on April 21-24

Boys and girls ages 6-14 will have a chance to learn skills and drills in basketball, non-contact football, tennis and volleyball during the MEFIYI Spring Break Sports Bash on April 21-24.

The camp schedule for basketball will be 9 a.m.-noon. The football, volleyball and tennis camps will be held 1-4 p.m.

Camps will focus on the fundamentals associated with each sport. Camp director is retired NFL player JoJo Townsell and J.P. Albert, a Douglas High School football coaching staff member. Guest instructors will include Douglas High School coaches and athletes.

The cost is $75 or $120 for two camps, family camp fee is $65 for $110 for two camps.

Parents must complete a permission form at time of registration.

Pre-register at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department located at 1323 waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. For information call 782-9828.

Molly Awards on May 12

MEFIYI — Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. — is celebrating its 10th annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet May 12 at the Carson Valley Inn.

Applications are now being accepted for Molly Youth Awards, which honor outstanding youth of Douglas County.

Three $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors who apply. 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 following areas: Academic excellence, athletic participation and community service.

A nomination form must be postmarked by mail or emailed by April 7.

Visit or email to obtain nomination forms.

The event will offer a community raffle with a grand prize seven-day Las Vegas trip in the fall that will include tickets to the Nevada-UNLV football game.

Alta Alpina Challenge registration open

The Alta Alpina Cycling Club is hosting its annual challenge on June 28. This event allows cyclists to explore the eastern Sierra near Lake Tahoe on scenic roads from Carson Valley to Alpine County.

Participants can ride as little or as far as they want, up to 200 miles, or from the relatively flat foothills to the “the world’s toughest double century” with more than 20,000 feet of climbing. The ride is limited to 499 riders. Frequent stops are provided for food and refreshments, as well as roving assistance vehicles, and a post-ride dinner. Visit for details or to register.

Coed volleyball league set

A youth coed volleyball league open to students in third grade through high school is being offered by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.

The objective of the league is teach girls and boys volleyball fundamentals, teamwork and good sportsmanship in a fun recreational environment.

The league will include teams from Carson Valley as well as Lake Tahoe, Yerington, Smith Valley and Coleville. Games will be played at Carson Valley Middle School in a season that extends from March until May.

Teams are being organized for third-fourth grade, fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade and high school. The cost is $80 for each division. Participants will be assigned to a team through a draft to be held March 10 and 12. Volunteer coaches are also needed.

Visit or contact the parks and recreation department at 782-9828 for information.

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