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Brett Long wins trail run

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Carson City's Brett Long was the overall 10K winner in a driving rain storm last Saturday when the Running With Rudolph 10K trail run was held in Carson City.

Long, 38, ran 38:00 — over a hilly course that measured closer to 5.5 miles, according to event director Kevin Bigley — at Western Nevada College in the second leg of Ascent Running's eighth annual Winter Trail Series. Long was coming off a strong effort one week before at the California International Marathon in Sacramento, where he ran 2:54:40.

Ross McMahan of Incline Village finished first overall in the 5K race (actually 3.5 miles0 in 28:19.

Three Carson Valley runners were among the top 20 overall, including Bruce Beamer, 70, of Minden.

The course featured single track trails with some sections of fire road in Ash Canyon.

The Winter Trail Series resumes on Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park in Carson City. Contact http://ascentruns.com for information.

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Youth hoops camp Jan. 3-5

Me-For-Incredible-Youth Inc. (MEFIYI) in conjunction with Jam On It Basketball Academy are offering a youth holiday skills and development camp on Jan. 3-5 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Boys and girls in first through eighth grades are eligible to participate in the camp, which will be held 9 a.m. to noon each day. Each session will consist of skill and game instruction, speed and agility training as well as other basketball activities.

MEFIYI Director JoJo Townsell is organizing the camp. The lead clinician is Mychal Williams, who has worked with Jam On It along with Matt Williams since 1999 as an acting coach for all age groups and the program's boys director.

Registration is $75 per player.

Contact mefiyirewards@gmail.com for more information.

Carson Valley Fastpitch

sign-ups ups in January

Four registration dates in January have been set for the 2017 Carson Valley Fastpitch season.

Sign-ups will be taken on Jan. 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 21 from noon-2 p.m., Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m. and Jan. 28 from noon-2 p.m. Each session will be held at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

Participants need to pre-register on the organization's website — carsonvalleyfastpitch.com — and new players are required to provide birth certificate copies along with payment to one of the four registration sessions.

The registration fee is $85 for players ages 4-6 and $90 for players ages 7-and-older. A maximum rate of $160 is charged per family. A $10 discount is being offered for anyone making payment on Jan. 7.

The programs age divisions are 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. Eligibility for divisions is based on a player's age as of Dec. 31, 2016.

Coaches and sponsors are still need for the 2017 season.

Contact Patti Snyder at 265-6447 (pattisnyder88@aol.com) or Melissa Strazi at 775-291-3763 (Melissa.strazi@gmail.com) for information.

Winterfest opens at

Greater Nevada Field

WinterFest — a holiday attraction featuring a Christmas tree lot, a Christmas train ride and appearances from Santa Claus in "Santa's Village" — is now open at Greater Nevada Field in Reno.

The tree lot is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week.

The Christmas train and Santa appearances run from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 3 p.m., 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

The train ride prices are $8 for children and adults, with a reduced price of $5 for daytime rides (Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays; 3 to 5 p.m. on Sundays).

Visit http://www.WinterFestReno.com or call (775) 885-6999 for information.

Note: The ice rink in front of Greater Nevada Field is now open. The cost is $8 for people 13 to 54, $6 for kids 3-12 and seniors 55 and up. The cost for skate rental is $4 per person.

Roberts to speak at Dolan Dinner

The University of Nevada baseball team will hold the 33rd annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at the Reno Ballroom. The guest speaker is Dave Roberts, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and 2016 National League Manager of the Year.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the VIP reception, followed by a 5:30 p.m. social hour and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person and $1,500 for a table of 10. Additionally, a VIP package for a table of 10 including a private reception with Dave Roberts is available for $2,500. Call 682-6901 or visit https://goo.gl/WhuLxI%5Bgoo.gl%5D for details to reserve tickets.

Roberts, who was also named the Sporting News' Manager of the Year, led the Dodgers to a 91-71 record and the team's fourth consecutive National League West Division title in his first season leading the team in 2016. He is the 10th skipper in Los Angeles Dodgers history and the fourth to play for and manage the team. Roberts is the first minority manager in club history.

Youth basketball sign-ups open

Registration is now being taken for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation youth boys and coed basketball league season.

Players from first grade through high school — beginning to advanced levels — can participate in a program that emphasizes skill development and fun competition. Participants will be assigned to teams through a draft system. Games will be played one day each week with at least one practice each week.

The season will extend from Jan. 10 through March 27.

The cost of $80 ($90 after Dec. 15) includes T-shirt, awards and officials. A parent permission form must be completed at the time of registration.

Call 782-5500, ext. 1, for more information.

Adult winter volleyball registration under way

Registration is underway for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation adult winter volleyball league season.

Women's and coed B 6-on-6 leagues are being offered. The early registration period will remain open until Dec. 23, when a fee of $200 per team will be charged ($250 after that date). The registration deadline is Jan. 4.

Players must be at least 18 years old to participate. All registration is based on first-come, first-serve basis. Twelve players are allowed on a roster.

Adult flag football registration starts

Registration is under way for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation adult flag football league season.

The early registration period is open until Dec. 23, when a fee of $480 per team will be charged ($530 after that date). The season is due to kick off on Jan. 22. A managers meeting will be held Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

The league is for players 18 years of age and over. All registration is based on first-come, first-serve basis. Fifteen players are allowed to a roster. Each team will play a minimum of eight regular season games.