Digest: Pop Warner sign-ups open

Sign-ups for the 2006 Pop Warner football and cheerleading season are open.

Divisions include Tiny Mite (5-7-year-olds, 35-75 pounds), Mitey Mite (7-9, 45-90), Junior Pee Wee (8-10, 55-100 or 11, 55-80), Pee Wee (9-11, 70-115 or 12, 70-95), Junior Midget (10-12, 80-130 or 13, 80-105) and Midget 11-14, 95-150 or 15, 95-130).

Cost is $125 per football player with a $20 for each additional family member. For cheerleading the cost is 460 per cheerleader plus a $210 fee for cheer uniforms, sweats and shoes.

All fees go up $25 after June 1.

A parent or guardian must be present for all athletes and a certified state-issued birth certificate, a 2005-06 year-end report card and current weight for the football player must be provided.

All sign-ups are at the Douglas County Sherrif's Office. Dates include April 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., May from 2 to 4 p.m., May 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and June 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Volunteers are welcome to coach, referee or just help out. For more information call Jim Valentine at 781-3704 for football, Melissa Nickerson at 230-3920 for cheerleading and Chris Witbeck at 849-3666 for refereeing.

Registration forms can also be downloaded from www.douglaspopwarner.com.

College athletics seminar

University of Nevada athletic department representative Sandre Niedergall will speak about college athletics at the Douglas High School commons April 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Topics will include the recruitment process, when to apply, NCAA eligibility and GPA, SAT and ACT scores.

Parents and student-athletes are encouraged to attend.

The event is free. For more information, call the counseling center at Douglas High School at 782-5136.

AYSO sign-ups

Sign-ups for Carson Valley AYSO are open to boys and girls between 4 and 18 years old. The season runs from the beginning of August to the middle of October.

Birth certificates must be presented for all players who did not play last year.

Cost for registration is $75 per player.

The final registration date is May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Douglas High School commons.

Registration is available at www.eayso.org. Instructions and more information can be found at www.ayso318.org.

Referee training is April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minden Medical Center, conference room on the southeast side of the building, upstairs.

Coach training is scheduled for April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minden Medical Center.

For more information, call 783-4079.

Half marathon at Prison Hill

A half marathon and two-person relay will be conducted at Silver Saddle Ranch in Carson City April 29, beginning at 7 a.m.

The event will benefit Douglas County Search & Rescue and will feature a variety of prizes and awards.

Cost is $35 for a solo entry ($40 after March 31), and $60 for the relay ($70 after March 31).

Men's and women's overall winners will receive custom awards and age groups for both men and women are 15-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-over.

The race is still in need of corporate and individual sponsors, raffle items and volunteer support. Call Douglas County Search and Rescue at 782-9930 for more information on donations.

To register for the race, call Jeff Mark at (775) 230-8483 or visit active.com or tahoemtnmilers.org.

MEFIYI tennis lessons

Beginning May 1, MEFIYI tennis will be providing tennis lessons for Douglas County residents of all ages.

Participants have an opportunity to learn and advance their tennis abilities. MEFIYI tennis is a USTA/NJTL chapter and will provide group lessons Mondays and Wednesdays at Douglas High School and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

Youth group lessons are 4 to 5:30 p.m. and adult group lessons at 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Fees are $60 a month for four lessons per month and $100 a month for eight lessons for month.

Private lessons are by appointment. Contact Douglas County Parks & Recreation at 782-9828 or MEFIYI at 783-9598 for more information and registration.

MEFIYI awards coming up

The second annual MEFIYI Community Choice awards banquet honoring the outstanding youth of Douglas County is scheduled for May 31 at the St. Gall Pastoral Center. The awards are organized through a grant funded by NFL Charities.

Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley.

For more information about the second annual Community Choice Awards, corporate sponsorships or dinner tickers, call 783-9598.

Death Ride volunteers needed

Plans for the 2006 Tour of the California Alps - Death Ride are in full swing and volunteers are needed for the event.

Anyone interested can visit www.deathride.com and click on the volunteer tab. For more information, call (530) 694-2475.

CVI spring golf outing

The 17th annual Carson Valley Inn Spring Stag is April 27-30 with golf at the two Genoa Lakes courses: The Resort course on Friday and the Lakes course on Saturday.

A Thursday evening welcoming reception and Saturday night banquet provide plenty of time to visit and swap stories.

The 36-hole scramble is limited to the first 144 paid players. There are non-cash awards for the top finishers in each flight, drawing prizes, closest-to-the-hole prizes and a souvenir tournament shirt and hat for each participant.

There's also an optional early-bird round Thursday at the Lakes Course.

For more information, visit www.cvinn,com or call 783-6625. All participants must be over 21.


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