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Middle school wrestling tournament on Saturday

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Eleven teams will be on hand Saturday when Carson Valley Middle School hosts a Tah-Neva League tournament.

Competition begins at 9 a.m. in a qualifier for the Tah-Neva Championships. The league championships will be held on March 18 at Pershing County High School in Lovelock.

The combined Pau-Wa-Lu and CVMS team had a strong showing last weekend at Eagle Valley Middle School in Carson City.

"We had two-thirds of our wrestlers place at the tournament," assistant coach Romaine Smokey noted. "We had 15 wrestlers make the finals and 9 of them won the tournament. Thirty of our wrestlers are first month wrestlers."

The team's eighth grade champions were Dominic Jackson (95-pounds) and Nieson Wyatt (heavyweight). Seventh grade champions were Caleb Lewis (145-pounds) and Gabe Foster (165-pounds). Five of the champions were sixth graders competing in the seventh grade division: John Chaline (70-pounds), Riley Duran (80-pounds), Romaine T. Smokey IV (90-pounds), Stephen Baugh (100-pounds) and Jace Radelfinger (105-pounds).

Five of those were sixth graders competing in the seventh grade division: John Chaline (70-pounds), Riley Duran (80-pounds), Romaine T. Smokey IV (90-pounds), Stephen Baugh (100-pounds) and Jace Radelfinger (105-pounds).

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Other participants who did not medal but "wrestled hard" were JoJo Reid, Victor Valdez, Cooper Eaton, Jett Lloyd, Luke Stein, Jaxon Nixon, Hayden Morris, Conner Morris, Leo Alaniz, Cameron Daniels, Paul Altringer, Gabriel Deaton and Steven Lyons.

Youth wrestling clinic in April

The Douglas High School wrestling team will host a clinic over a span of four weeks in April.

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.

Instruction in basic fundamentals will be offered in a variety of areas, including stance and motion, single leg and double leg moves, Half Nelson, pinning combinations, escapes and switches, situational wrestling, and in the final session, full matches will be held. Call coach Jake Fair at 775-790-1390 for information.

Hunter safety class on Saturday

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will host separate hunter safety classes on Saturday and April 8.

Each of the classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Classes are limited to 35 students and pre-registration is required. Visit NDOW.org or call the sheriff's administration office at 782-9900 for information.

Completion of a work book is mandatory prior to the class. The work book can be obtained at the Sheriff's Office or purchased online. The cost of the course is $5; registration fees for student under 18 years of age is paid for by the Carson Valley Chukar Club.

The hunter safety class is certified and anyone who passes, will receive a certificate that is 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.

Youth volleyball leagues set to start in March

Registration is open for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation coed youth volleyball leagues for elementary through high school students.

These leagues are designed for beginner to advanced players, emphasizing skill development and fun competition. There will be third/fourth, fifth/sixth, seventh/eighth and ninth-12th grade leagues. Participants will be assigned to a team through a draft system. All games will be played on weeknights with at least one practice set aside each week.

The cost is $80 for early registration through Monday and $90 after that.

Volunteer coaches are needed for the program. Applications will be accepted until Friday.

The season is schedule to extend from late March through May. Visit http://www.dcprsports.com for information and coaching applications.

Molly Awards applications now being accepted

Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) is now taking applications for student-athletes who will be recognized during the 13th annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet on May 1 at the Carson Valley Inn.

This event is named after former Douglas High School student-athlete Molly Lahlum.

Applicants eligible for this recognition must be Douglas County students between the ages of 9 and 18. Student-athletes must qualify in each of following areas: academic excellence, athletic participation and community service.

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 http://www.mefiyi.org and click the Molly Awards link. Email mollyawardsdc@gmail.com or call 781-5954 for information.

Adult hoops sign-ups open through this week

Registration for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation adult open basketball league will remain open through next Friday.

All registration is based on first come first serve basis. Team rosters are limited to 15 players. Each team will play eight regular season games and the top eight teams will advance to a postseason single elimination tournament. The season is scheduled to begin on March 24.

The team registration fee is $550 through March 3 and $600 after that date.

Also, registration is being accepted for the parks and recreation adult spring volleyball leagues through March 20.

Women's 6-on-6 (Mondays) and coed B 6-on-6 (Thursdays) leagues are available. The season is scheduled to begin on March 26.

Each team will play a minimum of 12 regular season games and participation in a post-season single elimination tournament. Rosters are limited to 12 players.

Douglas alumni golf tourney on June 16

The Douglas High School football program will host its sixth annual alumni golf tournament on June 16 at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

The Friday event will start at 9 a.m. with a post-tournament luncheon to follow at the Carson Valley Country Club. Participants will receive a complimentary gift.

The cost is $100 per person for those who register before May 1 ($125 afterward) or $400 for a foursome. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100 per hole.

Contact Douglas coach Ernie Monfiletto at emonfile@dcsd.k12.nv.us for information.