Sports briefs for April 22

Carson Valley resident Doug Swalm won blue division of the Carson Valley Senior Open Thursday.

The tournament, played at the Carson Valley Golf Course, was part 2009 season opener for the Northern Nevada Golf Association circuit.

Swalm shot a 6-under par 65 in the Senior Blue Net division.

For full results of the event, go to

The Sierra Nevada Senior Babe Ruth League is accepting sign-ups for the 2009 summer season, which runs from May to July.

Games will be played at the Govenor's Bowl in Reno and Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Deadline is April 26 and the league is open to players 16 to 18 years old.

For more information, contact Tim Perko at 783-0745 or Douglas County Parks & Recreation at 782-9828.

The Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport will host its Mountain Warfare Training Challenge on May 16, Armed Forces Day.

This year's open gate event is a 10 kilometer off-road run with obstacles such as the tire course, five-foot wall climb and tunnel crawl located in the Toiyabe National Forest. This event is in its fifth year and gives athletes an opportunity to compete alongside Marines. Spectators will enjoy the view and other family-friendly events happening that day, including the chance to visit a Marine base.

To register, visit

The Douglas County Sheriff's Honor Guard will host a 5K walk/run on May 16 at 7:30 a.m. from the sheriff's office parking lot to the Bently service station and back.

Entry fees are $20 for pre-registration, $15 for senior citizens, free for children under 12 and $30 after May 6.

The price includes a T-shirt.

For more information, contact Deputy Rick Sousa at 782-6253.

The Northern Nevada Football Coaches Association will host the 2009 National Athletic Testing System combine at McQueen High School on May 31.

$55 pre-registration is required by May 27 for participants.

For more information, or to register, visit

The Douglas County Kids' Fishing Derby is set for its 20th edition this year. The free event will be June 6-7 at Lampe Park.

Children between 3 and 12 are welcome to participate. Registration forms will be available at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department starting April 1 and up until May 22.

The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce will have registration forms available from May 25 to May 30.

Seven sessions will be available, including a special needs session to be held on the afternoon of June 6.

Raffle tickets, priced at $1 each or six for $5, can be purchased at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department or by calling Pamela Rodrigues at 265-1795.

Prizes this year include a 150cc quad with helmet and gloves, a pontoon boat and many other items.

More than 300 volunteers are needed to continue to provide the derby to the community. Anyone interested in volunteering can call Trent Dowell at 267-2724 or

A mandatory river help training class will be provided for volunteers between the ages of 13 and 15 on May 23 at 9 a.m., May 30 at 10 a.m. or June 3 at 7 p.m.

The mandatory volunteer meetings, not to be confused with the training class, will be May 30 at 9 a.m. or June 3 at 6 p.m.

All meetings and classes will be at the Lampe Park Pavillion in Gardnerville.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the event can contact Brian Wood at or (775) 901-2066 or Chris Smithen at or (775) 450-3373.


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