Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club season to begin |

Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club season to begin

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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.

'Nets for Heart' fundraiser Friday

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"Nets for Heart," a volleyball match between Carson Valley and Pau-Wa-Lu middle school staff members, is being held Friday to help raise funds for the American Heart Association. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Carson Valley Middle School, immediately after the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department 5th/6th grade basketball championship game. Regardless of the end result, the match is designed to promote fitness, fun, community, and support the American Heart Association at the same time, according to event spokesperson Janae Ballingham.

"Our mission is to bring awareness to our community and raise a little money for American Heart Association in a fun way," Ballingham said.

The cost is $1 for students and $2 for adults, which includes one raffle ticket and a possibility for a prize. American Heart T-shirts may be purchased by fans in the color of the school they wish to support — red for Pau-Wa-Lu and black for Carson Valley. Purchase of a shirt for $8 includes an admission ticket to the game and four raffle tickets.

Summer volleyball registration to begin

Early registration for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department summer softball league will begin on Tuesday.

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.

The cost is $475 per team for 10 games and a postseason tournament. After the early registration period ends on April 4, the cost will increase to $525 per team. The deadline to register for the season is April 11.

Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Players must be 18 years or older to participate.

Awards will be given for tournament play only.

Visit or call 782-9828 for information 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.

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.

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