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Meddles wins at Mt. SAC

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Wade Meddles of Gardnerville ran to first-place in the open men's race Saturday during the Foot Locker West Region Cross Country Championships in Walnut, Calif.

Meddles, a 2010 Sierra Lutheran High School graduate and former All-America runner for Eastern Kentucky University, clocked a time of 15:38 to win the 5,000-meter men's race at Mt. San Antonio College.

Even though he has not competed at an elite level in more than a year, the effort was noteworthy for Meddles since he was only 10 seconds slower than the winner of the seeded boys high school race on the same course. As a high school senior in 2009, he placed third at the Foot Locker National Championships in San Diego. He was also honored as Nevada's Gatorade Runner of the Year as a senior at Sierra Lutheran.

Meddles ran his 5K personal best of 13:46.27 on the track at Stanford in April 2014.

Two Sierra Lutheran runners finished the seeded boys race on Saturday: Jared Marchegger, a sophomore, ran 17:26 and senior Richard McNeely ran 17:43 in a field of 236 participants representing 11 states.

Youth basketball sign-ups open

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Registration is now being taken for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation youth boys and coed basketball league season.

Players from first grade through high school — beginning to advanced levels — can participate in a program that emphasizes skill development and fun competition. Participants will be assigned to teams through a draft system. Games will be played one day each week with at least one practice each week.

The season will extend from Jan. 10 through March 27.

The cost of $80 ($90 after Dec. 15) includes T-shirt, awards and officials. A parent permission form must be completed at the time of registration.

Call 782-5500, ext. 1, for more information.

Gorman wins state football final, 84-8

Bishop Gorman won its eighth straight football title Saturday, 84-8 over Liberty in Las Vegas.

The win stretched Gorman's win streak to 54 games.

Quarterback Tate Martel had touchdown runs of 42, 9 and 18 yards, and scoring passes of 9 and 30 yards before being pulled early in the second half with the Gaels ahead 56-8.

Adult winter volleyball registration under way

Registration is underway for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation adult winter volleyball league season.

Women's and coed B 6-on-6 leagues are being offered. The early registration period will remain open until Dec. 23, when a fee of $200 per team will be charged ($250 after that date). The registration deadline is Jan. 4.

Players must be at least 18 years old to participate. All registration is based on first-come, first-serve basis. Twelve players are allowed on a roster.

Adult flag football registration starts

Registration is under way for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation adult flag football league season.

The early registration period is open until Dec. 23, when a fee of $480 per team will be charged ($530 after that date). The season is due to kick off on Jan. 22. A managers meeting will be held Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

The league is for players 18 years of age and over. All registration is based on first-come, first-serve basis. Fifteen players are allowed to a roster. Each team will play a minimum of eight regular season games.