Digest: Baseball sign-up deadline today
The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department will take registration for adult baseball through today.
This new wood bat league will comprise of a maximum of six teams with up to 25 players per team. Games will be played on Sundays.
The season is scheduled to start May 20 and concludes in mid-August.
Players looking to get on a team are encouraged to call the recreation department to be put on a free agent list. Full payment is required at the time of registration.
All games will be played at Lampe Park on Field 1.
Cost is $950 per team for a 10-game season with a single-elimination tournament.
For more information, contact J.P. Albert at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, 782-9828.
Grace Christian Academy golf tourney
Grace Christian Academy, located on Heybourne Road in Minden, will conduct its first golf tournament fundraiser Thursday at the Eagle Valley East Golf Course in Carson City.
Format for the tournament will be shotgun scramble.
Cost is $80 per player and $45 for juniors. Tournament, hole, player and prize sponsors are being sought. All donations, including the registration fee, are tax deductible.
Pop Warner sign-ups
Douglas Pop Warner will conduct registration for football players and cheerleaders May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. and May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Minden Medical Center. A parent or guardian must be present with a certified state issued birth certificate. Athletes are encouraged to sign up early as roster space is limited.
Practice begins the first week of August and the first games start in September. The season runs through early November and it is possible for teams to win in regionals and play in Orlando in December.
New coaches are welcome in both football and cheerleading and referees are needed. For more information contact JIm Valentine (football) at 781-3704, Cliff Brewer (cheer) at 450-1792 and Chris Witbeck (referee) at (775) 849-3666.
Swing for a Cure moves to Genoa Lakes
The fifth annual Shakey Begovich Memorial Swing for a Cure Golf Tournament will be May 20 at the Genoa Lakes Resort Course.
Individual registration is $125 and sponsor/four-person play packages are $600.
All proceeds from the tournament go to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center.
In the past four years, the tournament has raised more than $175,000.
Along with the tournament, several raffle prizes including a golf vacation for four, will be presented.
To register, visit http://www.genoalakes.com or cal 790-1544.
For more information on the tournament or the cancer center, call Renea Louie at 790-1544 or Pam Graber of the Carson Tahoe Foundation at 886-7371.
AYSO Early Bird registration
Carson Valley AYSO will be taking soccer registration on May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Douglas High School.
The league is open to boys and girls between 4 and 18 years old as of July 31, 2007.
Certified birth certificates must be presented for check-off at the time of registration for all players.
The season runs from the beginning of August through mid-October.
All U-16 and U-19 boys and girls will need to bring a small wallet-size picture.
Cost for registration before May 22 is $45 for U-5 players, $65 for one player, $120 for two players and $40 for each additional player.
Registration after May 22 will be $75 per player with no discounts.
Kids’ Fishing Derby
The dates for the 18th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at Lampe Park have been set for June 2 and 3 at Lampe Park.
The fish for the derby are being raised at Mason Valley Hatchery and Lahontan Hatchery. Derby organizers will also be purchasing fish from American Trout & Salmon out of Susanville, Calif.
This year, the grand prize for the raffle drawing will be a Kuzuma Pro 90 ATV with gloves and a helmet. A Playstation 3 console, and a guided salmon trip from Success Fishing Guide along with many other prizes have been donated.
Raffle tickets are $1 or six for $5 and can be purchased at Douglas County Parks & Recreation.
For more information, call 265-1795.
Each ticket this year includes a free soft serve cone from McDonald’s.
Organizers are in need of approximately 300-plus volunteers to help with the event.
More than 2,200 children are expected to participate in the derby this year, making it one of the largest free fishing derbies west of the Mississippi River.
Volunteer forms may also be picked up from Douglas County Parks & Recreation office on Waterloo Lane across from Lampe Park.
Trophies will be awarded for the largest fish caught in each session and there will be an overall winner for the largest fish caught.
Tiger basketball camp
The Douglas High School boys’ and girls’ basketball programs will host the 2007 Boys & Girls Tiger Basketball Camp June 19 through June 21 for first- through seventh-graders.
The camp gives a solid foundation to beginners and a strong challenge to advanced players.
Players will be coached in ball handling, passing, footwork, defense, rebounding and shooting.
Camp will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with drills, individual and team competitions, games and special guest clinics.
The coaching staff for the camp includes Douglas boys’ varsity coach Rob Streeter, girls’ varsity coach Werner Christen, assistants Andy Hughes, Dave Pfaffenberger, Phil Emm, Joe Bertelone and Randy Green, Double-Pump West Coast All-Star Camp clinician Aubrey McCreary and Pepperdine University assistant Tim Kelly.
Cost is $110 per player and $90 for each additional member of the household. The cost goes up to $120 after June 4.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Douglas High School athletic department office or at Big Daddy’s bicycle shop in Gardnerville.
Alonzo’s Football Skillz Camp
Registrations will begin soon for Alonzo’s Football Skillz Camp is scheduled for June 21 through June 24 at Lampe Park.
The camp will be open to 5- to 17-year-olds who would like to work on their athleticism and football skills.
Alonzo Hatchett, a former pro football player and current Pop Warner coach, will lead the camp. Velocity Sports Performance’s Cheyenne Pietri, former Boise State standout and current VSP sports performance director in Reno, will instruct dynamic warm-up and speed/agility training.
Position-specific instructors include Gabe Hatchett, who is entering this year’s NFL Draft, as well as current and former college and Douglas High School football players.
A current NFL player will be featured as a guest speaker during the camp.
Camp attendees will receive instruction in speed, agility, flexibility, strength and training in running, throwing, blocking, catching, tackling and defending.
For more information, e-mail AFSC2007@charter.net.
Old Guys Basketball
Men 35 and older interested in playing pickup basketball are invited to the basketball court in the Pastoral Center at St. Gall Catholic Church every Sunday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m.
After teams are chosen, games go either full-court or half-court depending on how many show up. The sessions are strictly for fun and exercise.
Cost is $50, which is donated to the church for court upkeep. The sessions run from September to June.
For more information, contact John Parra at 265-3586.
Fall Ball in organizing stages
Carson Valley Little League is in the process of organizing a 2007 Fall Ball instructional baseball league.
The league would run from September to October for children ages 8 through 12.
The level of competition ranges anywhere from baseball purists, players preparing to move up a league or anyone hoping to work on specific aspects of their game.
The fee will be minimal for about a dozen games, a cap and a shirt.
For more information, contact Warren Bottino at 783-6455.
Parks & Recreation looking for officials
Douglas County Parks & Recreation is looking for qualified officials for youth and adult sports in the following programs:
Youth basketball ($18 per game/Saturdays, January-March); Youth flag football ($14 per game/Saturdays, September-November); Youth volleyball ($16 per game/Saturdays, March-May); Adult volleyball ($18 per game/Monday-Thursday, fall, winter, spring); Adult basketball ($20 per game/Sundays, fall); Adult softball ($20 per game/Monday-Friday and tournaments, summer and fall); Adult flag football ($18 per game/Sundays, winter); Adult soccer ($30 per game/Sundays, spring); Adult baseball ($50 per game/Sundays, summer).
Officials must be willing to work nights and weekends and have a flexible schedule. Most games last approximately one hour. Training and certification will be provided by the recreation department and previous officiating experience is preferred. Willingness to be trained in multiple sports is also preferred. For more information, contact J.P. Albert at 782-9828.
Hurricanes seeking players
The Carson Valley Hurricanes girls’ fastpitch softball club is looking for athletes to complete its rosters for the U16 and U14 teams.
Pitchers are needed.
For more information, contact Tod Harper at 267-3974.
Nevada Lightning softball
The Nevada Lightning 94 girls’ 12-under fastpitch softball team is looking for players to complete its 2007 tournament roster.
For more information, contact Frank Lawrence at 240-4443 or Rollie Scarselli at 786-0766.