Senior Games start Sept. 9 |

Senior Games start Sept. 9

Staff Reports

The Douglas County Senior Center will host the seventh annual Northern Nevada Senior Games Sept. 9-18 at various locations in Douglas County.

The Senior Games are open to all men and women ages 50 and up, regardless of state of residence.

Age groups will be separated with each five years of age. For team sports, the age of the youngest player determines the age category.

Events include golf at the Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch on Sept. 9 at 9 a.m., weightlifting at Minden Park on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m., track and field at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School on Sept. 12 at 8 a.m., pistol shooting at the Douglas County Shooting Range on Sept. 13 at 8 a.m., bowling at the Silver Strike Lanes on Sept. 15 at 3 p.m., billiards at Hamdogs on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. and swimming at the Carson City Swim Center and a road race, fun walk at the Douglas County Senior Center at 8 a.m. on Sept. 18.

Winners will be awarded Olympic-style medals for first, second and third place. All entrants are invited to participate in the Vestin Nevada Senior Games State Championship in Las Vegas.

Registration fee is $15 per athlete for a single event, $25 per athlete for two or more events and $50 for the golf event. With the exception of golf, athletes are more than welcome to sign-up the day of the event.

For more information or to register, call 783-6455.

Scootercross championships come to Minden

The 12th annual Scootercross National Finals comes to Minden next weekend at Patmont Motor Works on Meridian Boulevard.

The event is open to virtually all ages, with age groups ranging from 2-years-old to 35 and up.

Scooters are provided for those who don’t own a scooter and competitors will be classified by experience level, from beginner to expert.

Qualifying and last chance qualifying races will be held Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and finals are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Scootercross pros Jason Silveira and Kevin Kiraly will be on hand to compete.

The event is free for spectators and open to the public who wish to try the new sport.

Pre-registration is a must and is open at Late registration will be open Sept. 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Minden Go-Ped factory at 2220 Meridian Boulevard. There will be no registration on either race day.

Elks to host annual golf tournament

The Minden/Douglas Elks Lodge presents its annual golf tournament Sept. 10 at the Carson Valley Country Club.

The four-person scramble features a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Cost is $80 per person, which includes green fees, cart and numerous prizes, no host refreshments on the course and barbecue steak dinner at the Elks Lodge.

Proceeds will go toward many Elks programs. Each entrant will receive an overnight stay and dinner for two at the El Capitan Casino in Hawthorne.

The deadline for registration is Sept. 4. Make checks payable to Minden/Douglas Elks No. 2670 and mail to 1350 Centerville Lane No. 28, Gardnerville, NV 89410.

For more information, call Dave Trueblood at 782-3416 or Rick Kohler at 267-9438 or 721-3564.

Flag football sign-ups extended

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Deparment’s flag football league will host a kickoff weekend at Stodick Park Sept. 25 to celebrate the opening of its inaugural season.

The program has drawn nearly 200 players heading into the season and is still accepting sign-ups for the 12-14-year-old division.

Cost is $50 for the season and sign-ups will be taken until Sept. 10.

Call the rec department at 782-9828 for more information.

Free tennis clinic at Genoa Lakes

The MEFIYI foundation will conduct a free kids’ tennis clinic Sept. 11 at Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

Children ages 3 to 5 will play from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., players ages 6 to 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and players ages 11 to 16 from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

The first 20 players to register will receive a USTA T-shirt.

Also, the MEFIYI Munchkin tennis program for ages 3 to 5 beginning Sept. 13, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 783-9598.

Douglas danceline tryouts in September

The Douglas High School varsity danceline will hold tryouts in late September for the Fall sports season.

An informational meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sept. 16 in the Douglas High commons.

Tryouts will be Sept. 23 and 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact coach Ann Peters at 782-5819.

Adult basketball sign-ups commence in late August

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking registration for adult men’s basketball.

Sign-ups run through Sept. 17. Cost is $375 per team and includes a minimum of nine games and a season-ending single-elimination tournament.

Games will be played on Sundays at Carson Valley Middle School. The season begins Sept. 26.

For more information, contact J.P. Albert at the parks & rec department at 782-9828.

Hurricanes to conduct tryouts

The Hurricanes are looking to have 14-and-under and 12-and-under A teams next year. Frank Maye, who has more than 35 years of coaching experience, will coach both teams. Workouts will be held from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 and the Douglas High softball field.

For more information, call Tod Harper, 267-3974 or Andy Mitchell, 782-4849.