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Digest: Soccerregistration still open

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Carson Valley AYSO is currently taking online registration for the fall soccer season.

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.

Cost for registration is $75 per player.

Instructions are on http://www.ayso318.org.

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Pop Warner sign-ups

Douglas Pop Warner will conduct registration for football players and cheerleaders 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.

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Volunteers are still needed for the 18th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at Lampe Park, set for June 2 and 3.

Approximately 1,400 children have already registered for this year’s derby, but at least 150 more volunteers are needed to make things run smoothly.

To volunteer, contact Trent Dowell at KFDvolunteers@aol.com or 267-2724 or Pamela Rodrigues at NevadaBobE@aol.com or 265-1795.

Volunteer forms may also be picked up from Douglas County Parks & Recreation office on Waterloo Lane across from Lampe Park. Volunteers must attend a mandatory meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the park pavilion.

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. Fishing planting is scheduled for Thursday morning.

Saturday’s sessions are nearly full, but there is still some room for more little fishers on Sunday.

The last day to register is Friday. Visit the Douglas County Parks & Recreation office across from Lampe Park to register.

For more information, call 265-1795.

Trophies will be awarded for the largest fish caught in each session and there will be an overall winner for the largest fish caught.

Clearance night set

The clearance night for all sports in the 2007-08 season has been set for Tuesday, June 5 form 4 to 6 p.m. in the Douglas High School commons.

The mandatory extracurricular drug policy presentation is at 6:30 p.m. the same night.

Athletes, alonst with a parent or legal guardian must attend the presentation.

Any athletes that don’t attend, or don’t bring a parent or guardian, will not be able to try out for sports in the coming school year.

Athletes only need to attend the presentation once in their high school career.

Student-athletes are now required to undergo physicals every two years (freshmen and juniors or first and third years of participation on an athletic team).

Free physicals will be available to incoming ninth-graders only from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 20. Completed paperwork is required for the physical.

A representative will be on hand to sell ASB tickets. The price of the stickers for next year’s sophomores-seniors is $25 and $20 for next year’s freshmen.

This clearance night has been scheduled to accomodate those athletes planning to play a sport in the fall, but any student planning to participate in a sport during the 2007-08 school year is encouraged to attend.

All paperwork must be filled out completely in order for the athlete to be cleared. No partial packets will be accepted.

For more information, call Douglas athletic director Jeff Evans at 782-5136, ext. 1015.

Minden Ranch Rodeo coming up

The Minden Ranch Rodeo Buckaroo Fest is slated for June 9 and 10 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

The rodeo, which is the second stop on the Nevada Saddle Series, has been in operation since 1999.

As a ranch rodeo, the events are based on activities that would occur on a normal working ranch, such as calf roping, ranch doctoring, team branding, team roping, wild cow milking, and ranch bronc riding.

The proceeds from the event go toward scholarships for high school rodeo participants in the area.

With the cost to put the event on rising, the rodeo committee is continuously seeking donations.

Activities begin June 9 at 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds with a performance that evening at 5 p.m. The performance on June 10 begins at 11 a.m.

To donate to the rodeo, call 782-5957.

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.

Fundraiser golf event

On June 23, 30-plus golfer will chase, hack and chip hundreds of golf ball from dawn until dusk at the Eagle Valley Golf Course in an effort to help Los Amigos de Esteli raise money.

Los Amigos de Esteli is a non-profit organization that provides mission work to Nicaragua, supported by High Sierra Fellowship in Gardnerville.

Each golfer is recruiting sponsors for their endeavor for this year’s 10th short-term mission trip scheduled for July 30 to Aug. 6.

To participate as a golfer or to inquire about benefits for various sponsorship levels, contact Raquel Johnson at raquelita@charter.net or (775) 690-3716.

Carson Valley Grand Slam golf tourney

Stopping at the three Carson Valley golf clubs, the Carson Valley Grand Slam Golf Tournament is slated for June 24-28.

The tournament is designed to showcase the landscape of the region, making stops at Sunridge Golf Course, the Carson Valley Golf Course and the Genoa Lakes Golf Club. It will also feature an awards barbecue, a long-drive contest, a 2007 equipment demo, optional open play or skins game, a golf clinic and a hole-in-one prize.

“The Carson Valley Grand Slam Tournament will allow participants to experience all the levels of golf that have made Carson Valley one of the premiere golf locations in Northern Nevada,” Bill Henderson of the Carson Valley Inn said.

Registration for the three-day tournament is $225. For visitors to the region, the Carson Valley Inn will provide special room rates for participants. For more information, including registration forms, visit http://www.magikonv.com.

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.