By George, Douglas has a new look |

By George, Douglas has a new look

Staff Reports
A reflection of Jobs Peak is seen in the window of the reconstructed press and coaches box at Douglas High School's Big George Athletic Complex.
Brad Coman |

Douglas High School’s Big George Athletic Complex has a reconstructed press and coaches box that is near completion.

Douglas football coach Ernie Monfiletto said that numerous contributions have been received to rebuild a press box facility that has stood since the football field hosted its first game in 1979. The facility now includes storage area for athletic equipment.

“No bond money was used for this,” Monfiletto said. “It was paid for purely through donations.”

Among those contributions are $50,000 from the Seaman Foundation; $30,000 raised by the football program; $15,000 from Block D; $7,500 from the track and field program and $8,500 from the Douglas High School Boosters Club.

“There are a number of contractors that have made sizable contributions to get this done for the $110,000 bid,” noted Monfiletto, who added that R.O. Anderson provided architectural plans (drawn by Andy Nolting), while Three Castles Engineering (Gary Thurm) and RW Construction (Rocky Walling) made contributions.

Work is scheduled to be completed in April and Monfiletto said a dedication ceremony is tentatively scheduled for a time still to be determined during the fall football season.

The Douglas football team is scheduled to host Fernley and Hug for a preseason scrimmage on Aug. 19, followed by the regular season kickoff on Aug. 26 against McQueen in Reno.

Alumni golf tourney

Plans are under way for the fifth annual Alumni Golf Tournament on June 24 (a Friday) at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

The cost is $100 per person for those who register before May 1 ($125 after that date). Hole sponsorships are also available for $100 per hole.

The tournament starts at 9 a.m. with a post-tournament luncheon at the Carson Valley Country Club.

Proceeds will go toward funding award scholarships to graduating seniors, as well as improvements to the Douglas High football program and facilities, including the new press and coaches box.