Digest: Senior games begin Thursday
The Douglas County Senior Center will host the seventh annual Northern Nevada Senior Games Sept. 9-18 at various locations in Douglas County.
The Senior Games are open to all men and women ages 50 and up, regardless of state of residence.
Age groups will be separated with each five years of age. For team sports, the age of the youngest player determines the age category.
Events include golf at the Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch on Thursday at 9 a.m., weightlifting at Minden Park on Saturday at 10 a.m., track and field at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School on Sunday at 8 a.m., pistol shooting at the Douglas County Shooting Range on Monday at 8 a.m., bowling at the Silver Strike Lanes on Sept. 15 at 3 p.m., billiards at Hamdogs on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. and swimming at the Carson City Swim Center and a road race, fun walk at the Douglas County Senior Center at 8 a.m. on Sept. 18.
Winners will be awarded Olympic-style medals for first, second and third place. All entrants are invited to participate in the Vestin Nevada Senior Games State Championship in Las Vegas.
Registration fee is $15 per athlete for a single event, $25 per athlete for two or more events and $50 for the golf event. With the exception of golf, athletes are more than welcome to sign-up the day of the event.
For more information or to register, call 783-6455.
‘Old Guys’ basketball open gym starting
A basketball program for men 35 years and older will begin Sept. 15.
The program will be in open gym format conducted Sundays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the basketball court at the St. Gall church.
Players will be divided into teams and play full-court games.
Organizer Skip Pardee said the purpose of the program is simply to play ball and get exercise in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The cost will be $75 per player running through June.
Interested players can contact Skip Pardee in the evenings at 782-7447.
Elks to host annual golf tournament
The Minden/Douglas Elks Lodge presents its annual golf tournament Sept. 10 at the Carson Valley Country Club.
The four-person scramble features a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Cost is $80 per person, which includes green fees, cart and numerous prizes, no host refreshments on the course and barbecue steak dinner at the Elks Lodge.
Proceeds will go toward many Elks programs. Each entrant will receive an overnight stay and dinner for two at the El Capitan Casino in Hawthorne.
The deadline for registration is Sept. 4. Make checks payable to Minden/Douglas Elks No. 2670 and mail to 1350 Centerville Lane No. 28, Gardnerville, NV 89410.
For more information, call Dave Trueblood at 782-3416 or Rick Kohler at 267-9438 or 721-3564.
Flag football sign-ups extended
The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Deparment’s flag football league will host a kickoff weekend at Stodick Park Sept. 25 to celebrate the opening of its inaugural season.
The program has drawn nearly 200 players heading into the season and is still accepting sign-ups for the 12-14-year-old division.
Cost is $50 for the season and sign-ups will be taken until Sept. 10.
Call the rec department at 782-9828 for more information.
Free tennis clinic at Genoa Lakes
The MEFIYI foundation will conduct a free kids’ tennis clinic Sept. 11 at Genoa Lakes Golf Club.
Children ages 3 to 5 will play from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., players ages 6 to 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and players ages 11 to 16 from 11:30 to 1 p.m.
The first 20 players to register will receive a USTA T-shirt.
Also, the MEFIYI Munchkin tennis program for ages 3 to 5 beginning Sept. 13, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For more information, call 783-9598.
Douglas danceline tryouts in September
The Douglas High School varsity danceline will hold tryouts in late September for the Fall sports season.
An informational meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sept. 16 in the Douglas High commons.
Tryouts will be Sept. 23 and 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact coach Ann Peters at 782-5819.
Adult basketball sign-ups commence in late August
The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking registration for adult men’s basketball.
Sign-ups run through Sept. 17. Cost is $375 per team and includes a minimum of nine games and a season-ending single-elimination tournament.
Games will be played on Sundays at Carson Valley Middle School. The season begins Sept. 26.
For more information, contact J.P. Albert at the parks & rec department at 782-9828.
Flycasters to host festival
The members of the High Sierra Flycasters will host their second annual “First Cast” festival at Minden Park on Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The whole family is invited to participate in casting demonstrations and lessons, fly tying, useful fishing knots, equipment demonstrations, tips on where to fish and other helpful topics. Soft drinks and water will be available.
For more information, call Bob Macias at 782-8881 or 782-6999.
Hurricanes to conduct tryouts
The Hurricanes are looking to have 14-and-under and 12-and-under A teams next year. Frank Maye, who has more than 35 years of coaching experience, will coach both teams. Workouts will be held from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 and the Douglas High softball field.
For more information, call Tod Harper, 267-3974 or Andy Mitchell, 782-4849.
SoccerFest slated for Lampe Park
The Minden Elks’ Soccer Shoot will be held Sept. 25 at Lampe Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The soccer shoot is an accuracy and distance skills test competition open to AYSO soccer players in or outside the area. The event will be run in coordination with the Carson Valley AYSO Picture Day.
Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place for boys and girls. The first-place winner of the U10, U12 and U14 age groups will participate in a statewide shootout for a chance to move on to the Western State Regional Competition.
Registration for the event will take place during the competition. For more information, call Scott Morgan at 782-9828.
The next day, Carson Valley AYSO will conduct its annual SoccerFest on Sept. 26 at Lampe Park. It will be a “micro-6” tournament featuring 4-on-4 games on small fields.