Christopher Smalley, who verbally committed to the University of Nevada, Reno football program Monday, runs to make a play this past spring against Galena.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Douglas High’s Christopher Smalley announced his verbal commitment to the Nevada football program Monday via his Twitter account.
Smalley is a three-star athlete, per 247sports, and had numerous football offers from programs such as UCLA, San Diego State, Yale, Fresno State and others before opting to stay local with the Wolf Pack.
“After a great official visit and talk with coach Jay Norvell,” read Smalley’s tweet. “I am excited and extremely blessed to say I am staying home and committing to the University of Nevada, Reno!”
Smalley will be starting his senior year at Douglas High School this fall and was a first team all-region selection as an athlete after his junior campaign.
In his five games during his junior season, Smalley had 39 carries for 255 yards and five touchdowns as a running back and posted 27 tackles from his linebacker position on defense.
The Smalley family is known for their athletic pursuits as Christopher’s older sister, Madi, plays soccer at NCAA Div. II powerhouse Dallas Baptist.
Chris’ father, Rod Smalley, played linebacker at UCLA in 1990s and signed for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Carson High turf project update
The Carson High School turf field renovation is continuing on as scheduled, per athletic director Blair Roman.
Though summer workouts have been forced to move to the grass fields behind the football stadium, Roman said the Senators are fortunate to have more space to continue doing offseason workouts.
“The turf project is going great, we anticipate the project to be completed on time, sometime before our first game including the track painting and repair as well,” said Roman. “It has impacted summer programs moving to the grass however, that has been fine as we are fortunate that our facility has the grass soccer field and just enough space for our football workouts and practices.”
Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf
The Empire Ranch Senior Men's Golf Club held an Individual Stroke Play tournament on Wednesday, June 23.
Flight A was won by Jeff Surber with a net score of 71 followed by Steve Fagnant in second place also with a net 71. Johnny Herzberg took third place with a net 73 and James Shabi took fourth place with a net 74.
Flight B was taken by Greg Nixen with a net 68 ahead of Jack Henninger in second place with a net 68, Michael Andrade in third place with a net 75 and Dave Nolte in fourth place with a net 76.
Flight C was won by Gerald Souza with a net 61 (best score) ahead of Dennis Morrison in second place with a net 70, Dennis Justin in third place with a net 71 and Mala Chizek in fourth place also with a net 71. Flight D was won by John Pearson with a net 73 over Jerry Ventura and Nils Sharpe both with a net 74 and John Lewis in fourth place with a net 77.
The closest to the pin contest was won by Carl Hopper on Hole 1, Gary Raybould on Hole 8, Gerald Souza on Hole 13 and James Shabi on Hole 17.