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Carson Valley AAU tryouts on Sunday

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The Carson Valley Basketball Association will host tryouts for its traveling AAU programs Sunday at Douglas High School.

Athletes in eighth grade will try out from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., athletes in seventh grade will go from noon to 2 p.m. and sixth-graders will also try out from noon to 2 p.m.

Fifth-graders interested in playing can try out for the sixth-grade program.

The teams will play through May.

For more information, contact Mike Downs at 267-3306 or Bill Whalin at 782-6669.

Little League sign-ups

The final day for Little League sign-ups is Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gardnerville Elementary School.

This is the only sign-up day left, no exceptions.

Players ages 5 (by April 30, 2006) to 16 can sign up. All players must have an original, state-certified birth certificate and a current proof of residency (i.e. power bill or gas bill).

Cost is $55 for T-ball (ages 5-6), $65 for Minor B (6-7), $75 for Minor A through Major (6-12) and $100 for Junior/Senior (13-16).

Truck raffle tickets will be on sale. Each family will be required to purchase $20 worth of tickets.

For more information, call Debbie Jacobsen at 782-7303.

Girls softball sign-ups

The Carson Valley Girls Softball Association is hosting sign-ups for the 2006 season at the Douglas Country Parks & Recreation annex building across from Lampe Park beginning Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Other sign-up dates include Feb. 7 (6-8 p.m.), Feb. 21 (6-8 p.m.) and March 4 (noon-3 p.m.)

Sign-up fees are $55 (ages 5-7), $60 (8 and older) and $130 maximum (family rate).

New players must bring copies of birth certificates.

Returning players should bring a completed registration form if you’ve already received them in the mail.

Players must be age 5 as of Jan. 1, 2006 to be eligible to play. For more information, call Patti Snyder at 265-6447.

Free throw championships coming up

All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2006 Knight of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The local competition will be Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Gall Gym. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the competition for 10-year-olds starting at 7 p.m.

The top shooters from the Jan. 28 competition will be eligible to participate in a Northern Nevada shoot-off at the St. Gall gym on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The Knight of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions.

International champions are announced based on scores from the state-level competitions.

Last year, more than 179,000 athletes participated in more than 3,000 local competitions.

Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact Gary Wittig at 265-4908.

Wildcats seek new mats

The Douglas Wildcats youth wrestling club is raising money for club wrestling mats.

In 12 years, the Wildcats have placed more than 150 wrestlers finish in the top three at the state championships.

Each year, several wrestlers have qualified for regional and national competitions.

The club is in dire need of wrestling mats for the athletes to practice on and bring to competitions. The mats cost $9,000. Douglas also continually raises money for its wrestler scholarship fund, which assures that at least one less-fortunate participant is able to afford the program all the way to the state competition every year.

The club will be accepting monetary donations, as well as donations of products or services for a raffle through Jan. 31. Monetary donations will continue to be accepted after that date.

Checks can be mailed to the Wildcat Wrestling Club, 723 Bowles Lane, Gardnerville, NV, 89460-8118. For more information, call Don Johnson at 265-9265 or John Grant at 720-2311. Johnson can be reached by e-mail at jakeandikory@aol.com.

Ten Star All-Star basketball camp

Applications are being evaluated for the Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp.

The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison.

Players from 50 states and 18 countries attended the 2005 camp.

College basketball scholarships are available for players selected to the All-American team.

Camp locations include Commerce, Texas, Prescott, Ariz., Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sterling, Col., Bridgeport, Conn., Babson Park, Fla., Gainesville, Ga., Champaign, Ill., North Manchester, Ind., Towson, Ma. and Lebanon, Tenn.

For more information, call (704) 373-0873.

CVI spring golf outing

The 17th annual Carson Valley Inn Spring Stag is April 27-30 with golf at the two Genoa Lakes courses: The Resort course on Friday and the Lakes course on Saturday.

A Thursday evening welcoming reception and Saturday night banquet provide plenty of time to visit and swap stories.

The 36-hole scramble is limited to the first 144 paid players. There are non-cash awards for the top finishers in each flight, drawing prizes, closest-to-the-hole prizes and a souvenir tournament shirt and hat for each participant.

There’s also an optional early-bird round Thursday at the Lakes Course.

For more information, visit http://www.cvinn,com or call 783-6625. All participants must be over 21.

Head officials sought

Douglas County Parks & Recreation is currently looking for qualified individuals for two Umpires in Chief (UIC) positions for youth and adult basketball and adult softball.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting, training, scheduling, evaluating and paying officials for each sport. In addition, each UIC will work closely with the recreation coordinator in regards to the responsibilities previously listed.

High school certifications are recommended for basketball. Previous officiating is preferred.

Contact J.P. Albert with Douglas County Parks & Recreation at 782-9828 for more information.

Parks & Recreation seeking officials

Douglas County Parks & Recreation is currently looking for qualified officials for youth and adult sports in the following programs:

Youth basketball, $18 per game (Saturdays, January-March); Youth flag football, $12 per game (Saturdays, September-November); Youth volleyball, $14 per game (Saturdays, March-May); Adult volleyball, $16 per game (Monday-Thursday, fall, winter and spring); Adult basketball, $19 per game (Monday-Friday and tournaments in the summer and fall); Adult flag football, $18 per game (Sundays, winter).

Officials must be willing to work nights and weekends and have a flexible schedule. Most games last approximately one hour. High School certification is recommended for basketball and volleyball. Parks and Recreation will train and certify for all other sports.

Previous officiating and willingness to be trained in multiple sports is preferred.

Contact J.P. Albert at 782-9828 or James Evans at 265-5459 for more information.