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Joseph wins senior men’s golf opener

Staff Reports

Dennis Joseph carded a net 70 to capture first-place in Flight A Wednesday during the Empire Ranch Senior Men's Golf Club season opening tournament in Carson City.

The tournament was hosted by Eagle Valley Golf due to recovery work being done at Empire Ranch Golf Course from flooding this winter.

Following Joseph in Flight A, Nick Paul shot 72, Jim Shabi shot 73 to take third-place on a tie-breaker over John Tierney, and Dahl Rask shot 74.

Geoff Swann won Flight B with his 65, ahead of Jay Stuart at 68, Al Giannotti at 71, Ray Huntley at 71 and Kurt Cleek at 72.

Myron Carpenter won Flight C with his 65. Adam Huber took second-place at 70, followed by Jerry Ventura at 72, Donnie Curd at 73 and George Allison finished fifth with his 73.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Carpenter on the fifth hole, Bill Bowers on No. 7, Don Swanson on No. 13 and Gary Mick on No. 17.

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The High Sierra Lacrosse game will be made up at a later date. Douglas will play again on April 1 at home against Truckee/North Tahoe at 10 a.m. at Gardnerville Elementary School.

Douglas, a team comprised of Carson Valley high school and middle school students, in its first season, currently has a 1-2 record for the season after posting a 6-5 victory against Damonte Ranch last Thursday in Reno.

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The Genoa Lakes Ladies' Golf Club will kick off its 2017 season on April 4. Women golfers age 18 and older are invited to join in for a season of weekly tournaments offered for members on Tuesday mornings at one of the Genoa Lakes courses from April through mid-October.

Dues are $145 per year and cover GHIN handicap dues, three complimentary luncheons, a hole-in-one fund and awards.

Members with an established GHIN handicap are eligible to participate in Northern Nevada Women's Golf Association's High Sierra Team Play for an additional $5 per year.

Contact president Mary Zimmerman at 435-655-5267 or for information or a membership application.

Final hunter safety class to be held on April 8

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will host its final spring hunter safety class on April 8.

The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and is limited to 35 students. Pre-registration is required. Visit or call the sheriff's administration office at 782-9900 for information.

Completion of a workbook is mandatory prior to the class. The workbook can be obtained at the sheriff's office or purchased online.

The cost of the course is $5; registration fees for students under 18 are paid for by the Carson Valley Chukar Club.

The class is certified and anyone who passes receives a certificate valid anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

The course covers such topics as wilderness survival, gun safety, wildlife habitat and conservation, archery and hunting regulations.

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The clinic for youngsters ages 5-16 will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. in the school's small gym. The dates are April 3 and 5, April 10 and 12, April 17 and 19, April 24 and 26.

The cost is $125.

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Call coach Jake Fair at 775-790-1390 for information.

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Three $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors. Forty student-athletes will be selected for MEFIYI's 2017 class. A completed nomination form must be postmarked by mail or emailed no later than April 10.

Nomination forms are at and click the Molly Awards link.

Email or call 781-5954 for information.