CV Soccer Club sets tryouts for this week |

CV Soccer Club sets tryouts for this week

The Carson Valley Soccer Club will host tryouts for eight age group boys and girls teams Monday through Friday at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School.

Tryouts start with the CV Fire girls team (players born in 2005, coached by Joel Sharpe and Vince Weaver) on Monday and Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

Tryouts are set on Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for both the CV Mustangs boys team (players born in 2004, coached by Ricardo Diaz and Lalo Anguino, Steve Cochran and Garrett Schwartz) as well as a new boys team (players born in 2006, coached by John Leiknes and Jeremy Weston).

The CV Heat girls team (players born in 2006, coached by Sharpe and Hector Ruelas) will hold tryouts Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. and the Kasey Compton girls team (players born in 2004, coached by Kasey Compston and Darrin Bourgeois) will hold tryouts Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m.

On Wednesday, the CV Redhawks girls spring team (players born in 2002, coached by Drago Dimitri) will hold tryouts from 5:30-7 p.m. and the CV Quakes girls spring team (players born in 2001, coached by Schwartz and Cochran) will hold tryouts from 5:30-7 p.m.

The CV Avalanche girls team (players born in 2008, coached by Jessica Mahnken and Brian Palkow) will hold tryouts Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Prospective players need to bring their cleats, shin guards, soccer ball and water. Players are welcome to try out for multiple age groups.

Visit the club’s website at for information.

Burleson to speak at Governor’s Dinner

Nate Burleson, a Nevada Hall of Famer who went on to an 11-year NFL career, will be the keynote speaker at the 49th annual Governor’s Dinner on July 7 at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City.

Tickets are on sale now online or by calling 775-682-6901. Tickets are $350 per person with tables of ten available at $3,500. A limited number of VIP tickets are available and are $500 and $5,000 per table, which includes access to the pre-dinner VIP reception with Burleson.

Burleson played at Nevada from 1999-2002 and earned All-America honors at wide receiver in 2002 from the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Sporting News and CNN/SI. He also earned first-team All-WAC honors and won Nevada’s Golden Helmet Award as team MVP in 2002 after hauling in 138 receptions, a mark that was the third-most in college football history at the time and still ranks fifth in the NCAA record books. 

Burleson went on to play in the NFL with Minnesota, Seattle and Detroit. He retired prior to the 2014 season and moved into the broadcast booth with the Lions and the NFL Network. Earlier this year, Burleson was added to the NFL Today show on CBS.

He was inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. Proceeds from the Governor’s Dinner benefit student-athlete scholarships at the University of Nevada.

This year’s dinner will be emceed by Wolf Pack swimming alum and former local television anchor Wendy Damonte.

Douglas boys soccer summer schedule announced

Douglas High boys soccer coach Chase Zumpft has announced dates for the program’s voluntary summer workout schedule.

Between June 28 and Aug. 4, fitness sessions will be held Monday and Thursdays from 7-8:30 a.m. on the high school track, while sessions for goalkeepers will be held Wednesday and Fridays from 6-8 p.m. on the soccer field.

Participants need to bring running shoes as well as cleats. They also need to complete preseason workout forms, which are available at the school’s Tiger Cage, and also have completed their physicals.

Contact Zumpft at for information.