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Digest: Douglas JV hockey takes third

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The Douglas junior varsity in-line hockey team played seven games in three days to secure third place in league play and ended their season third in the closing tournament behind Carson White and Bishop.

Douglas defeated Carson Blue 6-3 and McQueen 6-3 on Friday night and then defeated Reed 3-2 Saturday.

The Tigers lost to Carson White Sunday morning 6-2, but came back to beat Carson Blue 10-2, and Elko 5-3. Douglas lost again to Carson White 5-3 in the final game of the consolation bracket.

Douglas was 12-4 overall and 9-2 in league on the year.

Youth Sports Awards seeking nominations

The MeFiYi Foundation has announced it will host an awards banquet this spring celebrating Douglas County student-athletes.

The Me-For-Youth Community Choice Youth Awards Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

Individual selections must be 10 to 18 years of age and residents of Douglas County. Nominees must participate in a Douglas County organized sport or recreation activity and have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

To nominate an individual from the community, teachers, coaches or professionals can submit a recommendation letter stating why a particular student-athlete should be recognized. Letters should acknowledge outstanding acheivement in at least two of the following areas: sports, academics, leadership and community service. Letters from parents or relatives are not advised.

The entry deadline for letters of recommendation must be postmarked by Saturday, April 9, 2005 and be mailed to the MeFiYi Foundation at 1857 Borda Way, Garnderville, Nev., 89410 or dropped off at the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department or The Record-Courier office at 1503 Highway 395 in Gardnerville.

All entries will be reviewed by a banquet selection committee. Honored guests will be notified by April 29 of their selection. Winners will receive a complimentary invitation to the awards banquet. Proceeds from the banquet will go toward the construction of a community youth center.

For more information, contact JoJo Townsell at 783-9598 or at mefiyi@aol.com.

Spring adult volleyball sign-ups set

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registration for its spring adult volleyball leagues. The registration deadline is Feb. 25. Registration is on a first come basis. The fee is $170.00 per team. The leagues being offered include: Women’s League (6×6) Monday Nights, Coed “A” League (4×4) Tuesday Nights, Men’s League (4×4) Tuesday Nights, Coed “C” League (6×6) Wednesday Nights, Coed “B” League (6×6) Thursday Nights.

Leagues are scheduled to begin the week of March 7. A Managers meeting will be held on Tuesday March 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Recreation Annex, 1327 Waterloo Lane across from Lampe Park. For more information contact the Recreation Department at 782-9828.

American Legion tryouts

The Douglas American Legion Baseball 14 and under team (seventh- and eighth-graders) will host a two-day tryout at the Douglas High School junior varsity baseball field on March 12 and 13.

Tryouts run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time for sign-ins.

For more information, contact Bill Whalin at 782-6669 or Tim Davis at 783-1597.

Carson Valley Girls Softball sign-ups

The Carson Valley Girls Softball Association is accepting registration for the 2005 season on March 5 from noon to 3 p.m at the Parks and Recreation annex building across from Lampe Park.

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

New players must bring a copy of birth certificate.

Returning players should bring a completed registration form. Players must be five as of Jan 1. 2005 in order to play.

For more information, call Patti Snyder at 265-6447 or e-mail her at montclareptg@aol.com.

Block D to hold benefit dinner

Douglas High School’s Block D club is currently raising money for an annual female athlete scholarship to be named in memory of Nicole Snyder, a softball player at Douglas who was killed in a car accident last summer.

The Barone & Reed Food Company, located on Esmeralda Avenue in Minden, will be donating a portion of its proceeds on Monday, Feb. 28 to the scholarship fund.

When making reservations for the dinner, patrons should indicate that they are attending in support of the Nicole Snyder/ Block D Scholarship..

For more information on the scholarship fund, contact Ernie Monfiletto at Douglas High School at 782-5136. To make reservations, call Barone & Reed at 783-1988.

MEFIYI Camps set

The MeFiYi Foundation has released its schedule of spring camps for youth athletes in the area.

A soccer camp is slated to March 13-17 at Lampe Park with sessions running from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp will be coached by Major League Soccer coaches and players.

A tennis camp is offered the same days at Lampe, running from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MeFiYi offers a basketball camp at Carson Valley Middle School on March 21-24, from 9 a.m. to noon each day and a volleyball camp the same days from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30. The basketball camp will feature instructors from Jam On It Academy.

Cost per day is $45 or $75 per session.

Call 782-9828 for more information.

Youth Volleyball registration opening soon

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will be taking registration for Youth Volleyball League for athletes in grades fifth through eighth.

Registration is being accepted through March 11 and the season will begin March 19.

Games are played Saturdays at Carson Valley Middle School and practices will run one evening each week.

Cost is $50 per child and includes eight regular season games, a single-elimination tournament for seventh and eighth grade only, uniforms and participation awards for all.

Volunteers are also sought to help coach the teams. For more information, call J.P. Albert at the recreation department at 782-9828.

Clinics at Line Drive

Although it may not seem like it with the amount of snow on the ground lately, baseball season is right around the corner.

Line Drive University, Carson Valley’s own baseball/softball indoor training facility is offering a series of clinics geared toward helping area youth get prepared for the 2005 season.

“It’s a way to start getting you physically and mentally ready to play baseball again,” Rocky Walling, Line Drive’s director of baseball operations, said. “It’s a way to learn those little things.”

Clinics are offered every Saturday and Sunday through the beginning of the spring season.

Saturday clinics will run from 1-5 p.m., covering general fundamentals of the game over a four-hour period. The clinics run in batteries of three, meaning that there will be three separate itineraries for training sessions, with one style of clinic being offered every week.

The clinic resets every three weeks.

Cost for each session is $25 and includes instruction from members of the Douglas High varsity baseball team, Walling, Bruce Jacobsen, Hal Wheeler and High School coaches from around the area. The clinics are open to athletes of all ages. Sessions will include a maximum of 30 athletes.

Sunday clinics will be position specific, three 1-hour and 45-minute sessions being offered.

Catching clinics and a hitting clinics run from noon to 1:45 p.m. every Sunday, an infield clinic runs from 2-3:45 p.m., and pitching clinics and hitting clinic run from 4-5:45 p.m.

The position-specific sessions will have a limit of 10 athletes per session and carry a $20 fee.

Line Drive is also offering softball/baseball conditioning sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. for a $10 fee per session.

To sign up for any of the clinics, or for more information on them, call 267-3331.

Line Drive is located at 2577 Nowlin Road off of Johnson Lane in Northern Douglas County.

Ladies’ golf club seeks members

All lady golfers are cordially invited to participate in the Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club 2005 season.

The season begins in April and continues through October. Meetings, usually on Tuesdays, include a variety of tournament and social activities while playing golf, making/renewing friendships and honing golf skills.

Applications for the 2005 are due March 1 may be obtained at the Genoa Lakes Pro Shop desk. Non-members of the Genoa Lakes Golf Club are welcome to join and participate also. For more information, call club president Barbara List at 782-7735.

Capital City Volleyball Club to host clinic

Four-time national championship coach Steve George will conduct a Capital City Volleyball Club clinic for girls in the fifth- through eighth-grade at Carson Middle School in Carson City on Sunday, Feb. 27.

Steve has assisted more than 200 girls in attaining a college athletic scholarship.

Time for the clinic if beween 3:30 and 6 p.m.

Cost is $50.

To sign up, go to http://www.capitalcityvbc.com to download a registration form. For more information, call 721-9849 or (530) 544-2538.

Genoa Lakes to host U.S. Open Qualifier

Once again, the United States Golf Association has selected Genoa Lakes Golf Club as a qualifying site for the 2005 U.S. Open.

The U.S. Open is scheduled for June 16-19 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

“We are very honored that the USGA has selected our course,” Lou Eiguren, Genoa Lakes Golf Club director of golf. “This will be our seventh year in a row as a qualifying site and we look forward to welcoming all the participants.”

The qualifying date will be May 9.

“Last year we were blessed with exceptional weather and three golfers shot sub-par rounds,” Eiguren said. “We have made a few modifications to the course and we will have to see what impact, if any, they have on the qualifiers this year.”

Teen open gym

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring Teen Open Gym every Friday and Saturday night.

Teens in seventh through 12th grade are welcome to come play basketball, volleyball, games and listen to music.

Friday night goes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Carson Valley Middle School’s Old Gym and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School.

For more information, call the rec department at 782-9828.