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Sheriff’s office offers hunter safety classes

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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will host separate hunter safety classes on March 25 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, 1038 Buckeye Road, Minden.

Classes are limited to 35 students and pre-registration is required. Visit and click on Education and participate/hunter Ed class. If you do not have access to the website, call the sheriff's administration office at 782-9900 during regular working hours. Registration for the April 8 class online at the NDOW site will not be available until Wednesday.

Completion of a work book is manditory 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 will be 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.

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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 March 10.

The season is schedule to extend from late March through May. Visit 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 and click the Molly Awards link. Email or call 781-5954 for information.

Track and field officials clinic Saturday

A U.S. Track and Field (USATF) clinic for officials will be held Saturday in Carson City.

These free workshops at Carson High School are designed for men and women who are interested in helping as competition event officials during track and field meets. Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. and the clinics will continue until 4:30 p.m. The event was originally scheduled for this past Saturday, but then rescheduled due to weather concerns.

Participants who help at high schools as well as middle schools are welcome and are encouraged to attend any or all of the four workshops.

The first session from 9-10:30 a.m. will have three options, including throws (shot put and discus), umpiring track events, as well as the pole vault and high jump.

Contact Jon Price at or Robert Maw at for information.

Adult hoops sign-ups open through next 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 to host 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.

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 for information.