Sports briefs for April 9

The Douglas High School All-Sports Boosters are looking for current or potential booster members who are enthusiatic about Tiger sports to consider applying for a Board position for the 2009-10 school year.

The offices of president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and three members-at-large are open.

The All-Sports Boosters' mission is to collaborate with coaches, parents, and all other interested people in the community, in order to enrich the student athlete's experience and work towards athletic and academic excellence.

Applications are available on the booster website at (Athletics & Clubs/All-Sports Booster). Applications may be submitted to the high school, or to

For further information, contact Janie Lowe at 901-0758, or e-mail her at The deadline for submitting applications is April 10.

Greater Nevada Credit Union presents the 5th Annual Community Choice Youth Awards Banquet.

This event is scheduled May 8 at Genoa Lakes Golf Club. The Community Choice Youth Awards honor the outstanding youth of Douglas County. This year we are proud to announce that two $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors who apply for this honor.

Applicants eligible for this recognition must be between the ages of 9 and 18 and a resident of Douglas County. The nominated youth must quality in each of following areas: academic excellence, athletic commitment and community service. A completed nomination form must be mailed no later than April 17.

This event is organized by the MEFIYI Foundation. MEFIYI stands for Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. Proceeds from this event will benefit Douglas High School volleyball and Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley.

Nomination forms can be retrieved at and click Youth Awards link. For more information, call MEFIYI at (775) 783-9598 or e-mail

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department will begin taking registration for Summer Adult Softball Leagues.

Teams can sign up through April 17. Payment is required at the time of registration. All games are played at Lampe Park.

Women's League plays on Wednesday nights, Men's B League plays Tuesday and Thursday nights, Men's C League plays Monday and Wednesday nights, Men's D League plays on Tuesday nights, Coed Open League plays on Friday nights.

The cost is $700 per team for Men's B & C leagues (minimum 18 games and double elimination tournament), $460 for Women's, Men's D and Coed Open (minimum 10 games and double elimination tournament).

The mandatory manager's meetings are scheduled for Thursday, April 24 at 6:00pm for the Women's & Coed leagues and Wednesday, April 23 for Men's leagues. Both meetings are held at the Recreation Annex, 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. For more information contact Andy Braun at 782-9828.

Juniors ages 5 to 16 can learn the basics of golf, including rules, etiquette, putting, chipping and full swing at the introduction to junior golf class April 18 at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Class tmes are noon to 1:15 p.m. for ages 5 to 6, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. for ages 7 to 8 and 3 to 4:15 p.m. for ages 9 to 16.

Cost is $20 and includes club rentals and golf balls. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Register at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department or call 782-9828 for more information.

The Minden/Gardnerville Basketball Club, a summer traveling basketball team for girls, will hold tryouts on April 19 at Douglas High School.

Fifth- and sixth-graders try out from 2 to 4 p.m. and seventh- through 12th-graders try out from 4 to 6 p.m.

The program is open to any students between fifth and 12th grade that live in Carson Valley and attend a Douglas County School District school.

Every summer the club sponsors 3 months of practices and games in support of the Douglas High School, Pau Wa Lu and Carson Valley Middle School Girls Basketball programs.

Conditioning and skills work begins in April, games begin in June and finish in mid- to late July. The goal is to give every player as much playing time as possible to help increase their skill level and confidence. Players will be placed on teams that match their current ability. Except for incoming Seniors, players may be switched between teams throughout the season. This will help each player improve and be personally challenged.

Conditioning and ball handlings begins April 20. Practices will be Mondays and Wednesday at Douglas from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in April and Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the same time in May.

For more information, contact David Pfaffenberger at 450-1607.

Ladies can learn the basics of golf in a fun, relaxed environment. The clinic will cover all the basis including full swing, chipping, putting and etiquette. This clinic will be held on April 20 and 21 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Cost is $30.00. Pre-registration is required. Register at the recreation department or call 782-9828 for more information.


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