Digest: Fall sports clearance night

A clearance night for all fall sports at Douglas High School has been scheduled for June 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Douglas High School commons.

The mandatory extra-curricular drug policy presentation is at 7:15 p.m. The athlete, along with at least one of their parent/legal guardians must attend the presentation.

Athletes, parents and legal guardians not at the presentation will not be able to try out for fall sports.

If the athlete and the parent or legal guardian has already attended the presentation, they do not have to attend it again.

Free physicals will be available from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on campus during clearance night. Completed paperwork is required for the physical. A representative will be on hand to sell ASB stickers. The price of stickers for next year's ninth graders is $20. Sophomores through seniors will be charged $25.

Athletes are required to undergo physicals every two years (freshman and junior year or first and third year of participation with an athletic team).

The clearance night has been scheduled to accommodate those athletes planning to play a sport in the fall of 2006, however any students planning on participating in a sport during the 2006-07 school year are encouraged to attend.

All paperwork must be filled out completely in order for a student-athlete to be cleared. No partial packets will be accepted.

For more information, call Douglas athletic director Jeff Evans at 782-5136, ext. 1015.

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 $20 for each additional family member.

For cheerleading the cost is $60 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 Sheriff's Office. Dates include May 7 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.douglaspop warner.com.

Fishing Derby registration open

The 17th annual Kids' Fishing Derby is set for June 3 and 4 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Registration tickets for the free event are available at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, located at 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

There are seven sessions available for tickets: 8 to 9:30 a.m., 10 to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 2 p.m., and a special needs session Saturday June 3 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Tickets are free but children must be pre-registered. Registration ends June 2.

For VIP tickets, contact Steve Hamilton at 782-0742 or sctawhamilton@aol.com.

About 2,400 children ages 3-12 are expected at the two-day event. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old or older. The derby needs about 300 to 400 volunteers to make it a successful and fun derby for all.

The volunteers help with everything from setting up the park prior to the derby, helping plant the fish in the stream, serving refreshments, weighing fish, cleaning fish, taking tickets, registering volunteers and providing information, handing out prizes, netting fish, removing hooks from the fish and distributing loaner poles to any children who do not have anything to fish with.

Those interested in volunteering can call Pamela Rodrigues at 265-1795 or e-mail nevadabobe@aol.com or Trent Dowell at 267-2724 or e-mail kfdvolunteers@aol.com.

All volunteers must be pre-registered and attend a volunteer meeting on either May 20 at 9 a.m. or May 31 at 6 p.m. at Lampe Park.

The derby board and committee members will tag 300 prize fish May 13 at Mason Valley Fish and Game located in Mason Valley. The board will be planting fish from Mason Valley, Susanville and the Lahontan hatchery in the stream at Lampe Park on May 31.

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.

For more information, call 783-4079.

Softball officials sought

Douglas County Parks & Recreation and DC Officials are currently looking for qualified officials for adult softball.

Umpires would receive $19 per game and games would run Mondays through Fridays, including tournaments in the summer and the fall.

Officials must be willing to work nights and weekends and have a flexible schedule.

Most games last approximately one hour and 10 minutes.

An umpire certification clinic is slated for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the recreation annex next to the recreation department.

For more information, contact J.P. Albert at 782-9828 or Jon McCormick at 215-1462.

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 $40 for a solo entry, and $70 for the relay.

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 & Rescue at 782-9930 for more information on donations.

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

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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