Digest: High Sierra Fly Casters meeting next week

The High Sierra Fly Casters will host their first meeting of the new year January 18 at 7 p.m. at the Carson Valley Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Road in Gardnerville.

A representative from Pyramid Lake Fisheries Department will give the program for the evening.

A fly-tying demonstration will be given at 6:30 p.m. for more information, call Julie at 267-5967.

Free throw championships coming up

All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2006 Knight of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The local competition will be Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Gall Gym. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the competition for 10-year-olds starting at 7 p.m.

The top shooters from the Jan. 28 competition will be eligible to participate in a Northern Nevada shoot-off at the St. Gall gym on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The Knight of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions.

International champions are announced based on scores from the state-level competitions.

Last year, more than 179,000 athletes participated in more than 3,000 local competitions.

Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact Gary Wittig at 265-4908.

Ten Star All-Star basketball camp

Applications are being evaluated for the Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp.

The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison.

Players from 50 states and 18 countries attended the 2005 camp.

College basketball scholarships are available for players selected to the All-American team.

Camp locations include Commerce, Texas, Prescott, Ariz., Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sterling, Col., Bridgeport, Conn., Babson Park, Fla., Gainesville, Ga., Champaign, Ill., North Manchester, Ind., Towson, Ma. and Lebanon, Tenn.

For more information, call (704) 373-0873.

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.

Head officials sought

Douglas County Parks & Recreation is currently looking for qualified individuals for two Umpires in Chief (UIC) positions for youth and adult basketball and adult softball.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting, training, scheduling, evaluating and paying officials for each sport. In addition, each UIC will work closely with the recreation coordinator in regards to the responsibilities previously listed.

High school certifications are recommended for basketball. Previous officiating is preferred.

Contact J.P. Albert with Douglas County Parks & Recreation at 782-9828 for more information.

Track officials needed

The University of Nevada women's track team is looking for volunteers to help officiate its indoor meets in the 2006 spring season.

The school will train and certify new volunteers. For more information, please contact Heather Hendrix-Holmes at (775) 784-6900 ext. 259 or hhh@unr.edu.

Parks & Recreation seeking officials

Douglas County Parks & Recreation is currently looking for qualified officials for youth and adult sports in the following programs:

Youth basketball, $18 per game (Saturdays, January-March); Youth flag football, $12 per game (Saturdays, September-November); Youth volleyball, $14 per game (Saturdays, March-May); Adult volleyball, $16 per game (Monday-Thursday, fall, winter and spring); Adult basketball, $19 per game (Monday-Friday and tournaments in the summer and fall); Adult flag football, $18 per game (Sundays, winter).

Officials must be willing to work nights and weekends and have a flexible schedule. Most games last approximately one hour. High School certification is recommended for basketball and volleyball. Parks and Recreation will train and certify for all other sports.

Previous officiating and willingness to be trained in multiple sports is preferred.

Contact J.P. Albert at 782-9828 or James Evans at 265-5459 for more information.


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