Digest: Waggoner leads Punt, Pass & Kick winners

Douglas volleyball standout Jessica Waggoner turned in an impressive performance on an entirely different playing field Saturday.

Waggoner punted, passed and kicked her way to a 348-foot total at the annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition Saturday at the Stodick Park.

Her total was good enough to claim the 14-15-year-old girls' division, but also beat all of the other competition in the boys and girls divisions of all ages by more than 46 feet.

Other winners included Johnny Pollack (14-15 boys, 302), Breana Lummus (12-13 girls, 188-5), Matt Thomas (12-13 boys, 261-6), Illiana Brown (10-11 girls, 185-4), Nolan Weintz (10-11 boys, 254), Brynn Rothfusz (8-9 girls, 52-2) and Alex Tessman (8-9 girls, 181).

Each local winner advances to the sectional competition Nov. 5 at Stodick from noon to 2 p.m.

Anyone winning their sectionals will have their scores compared against other sectional winners and the top five out of that group will have the opportunity to participate in the Oakland Raiders Team Championship Dec. 17 at the Radiers-Rams game.

Soccer shoot winners

The annual Elks soccer shoot, put on by the Minden/Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670, AYSO, and the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department was a great success yet again.

On Sept. 9, 136 children paricipated at Lampe Park for a chance to be crown the Nevada state champion in their respective age groups.

Group winners of the local competition received medals at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Office.

Winners included Amanda Williams, Jena Schramm, Jillian Jacobsen, Hannah Coverley, Hannah Schweigert, Carmen Shaw, Lacey Marsh, Lexie Weaver, Danielle Lozano, Cynthia Macias, Magnus Vondruska, Jack Herman, Koby Hinnant, Cole Bradley, Giovanni Hernandez, Micah Miller, Jacob Holley, Bradley Roberts, Tanner DeGiovanni, Daniel Palmer, Ethan Craik, Charlie Meeks and Aspen Abbott.

Lil' Tiger workouts

The Douglas High School boys' basketball team will be hosting a series of open gym workouts for boys and girls grades three through nine at the Douglas High gym.

Workouts run from 8 to 10 a.m. on Oct. 7, 14 and 21.

Cost is $20 per workout.

Instruction will be provided by the boys' basketball coaching staff and several of the Tiger basketball players will be on hand as counselors.

Registration will be taken at the door.

Girls' softball elections

The Carson Valley Girls Softball Association is seeking candidates for various board positions.

A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 12 at A-Sign Shop, 1421-A Industrial Way, Gardnerville, to elect members to fill the positions.

Anyone interested in filling a board position must attend the meeting.

For more information, call Neil Hill at 782-5299 or Patti Snyder at 265-6447.

Winter Sports Clearance

The 2006-07 winter sports season is just around the corner.

Students interested in participating in a winter sport at Douglas High School must obtain clearance through the athletic department prior to any participation.

A clearance night for winter sports has been scheduled for Oct. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Douglas High School commons.

The mandatory extracurricular drug policy presentation is at 6 p.m. on that same evening.

The athlete, along with at least one of their parent/legal guardians, must attend the presentation.

If the athlete or the parent/legal guardian is not in attendance, the athlete will not be able to try out.

Students planning to participate in a spring sport are also encouraged to attend the October clearance. Douglas Student Body Cards will be sold at the clearance night as well.

For more information, contact Jeff Evans at 782-5136, ext. 1015.

Douglas in-line roller hockey

The youth division of the Northern Nevada Inline Roller Hockey League is scheduled to begin in November 2006.

Club teams for varsity and junior varsity are being formed to represent the Douglas County area against teams from other schools in the region.

Students in seventh through 12th grade are invited to participate.

Contact Norman Lee at 265-1089 for more information. Any interested in sponsoring a player or team can feel free to call as well.

Major leaguers coming to Valley

The Coalition for a Boys & Girls Club in Carson Valley will host the first annual Go to Bat World Series party Oct. 21 at the Carson Valley Inn's Shannon Ball Room.

Scheduled to appear are a number of former and current Major League Baseball players, including former Douglas High standout Shawn Estes of the San Diego Padres.

Also slated to attend are Jeff Fassero (San Diego), Rich Aurilla, Royce Clayton and Brad Lesley of the Cincinnati Reds, Bill Mueller of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bill North of the 1974 Oakland A's and Gary Bell of the Cleveland Indians World Series team.

Festivities will include a family autograph session scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 21 at CVIC Hall. 120 Louisville Slugger World Series Edition miniature bats will be available to purchase. The Major Leaguers will be on hand to sign autographs.

Dinner highlights will include stadium food stations, raffle and silent and live auctions.

Attendance at the evening's party is limited to adults only.

Tickers are $40 per person. Corporate sponsorships are available upon request.

Ticket purchase includes the chance to win a four-night Ensenada cruise for two.

Tickets may be purchased at Nevada State Bank, Edward Jones office locations, Carson Valley Accounting and the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority.

All proceeds will benefit and help establish a Boys & Girls Club chapter in Carson Valley.

For more information, e-mail bgccarsonvalley@yahoo.com or call 781-5954.

Old Guys Basketball

Men 35 and older interested in playing pickup basketball are invited to the basketball court in the Pastoral Center at St. Gall Catholic Church every Sunday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

After teams are chosen, games go either full-court or half-court depending on how many show up. The sessions are strictly for fun and exercise.

Cost is $50, which is donated to the church for court upkeep. The sessions run from September to June.

For more information, contact John Parra at 265-3586.


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