Sports Briefs for April 17 |

Sports Briefs for April 17

Staff Reports

The MEFIYI Foundation will present its ninth-annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet sponsored by Greater Nevada Credit Union on May 13 at the Carson Valley Inn.

The event is named after former Douglas High School student-athlete Molly Lahlum, who passed away in 2009.

Nominations are being accepted for the awards, which honor the outstanding youth of Douglas County.

Applicants eligible for the recognition must be between the ages of 9 and 18 and a Douglas County resident. They must qualify in areas of academic excellence, athletic participation and community service.

Three $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors who apply and become honorees at the event. Senior honorees automatically become candidates for the scholarships. Forty student athletes will be selected for the 2013 class.

A completed nomination form must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than April 20.

Nomination forms can be retrieved at under the “Molly Awards” link, or by e-mailing

For more information, call 781-5954 and ask for Jojo or Suzi Townsell.

AYSO soccer sign-ups

Carson Valley AYSO will conduct sign-ups for the 2013 fall season May 4 and May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2 in Gardnerville at 1255 Highway 395 and June 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lampe Park Pavilion in Gardnerville.

Visit to pre-register for the express line.

Players must bring an original birth certificate and two copies of the online registration form. Player registration fees are $55 for U5, $65 for U6 and $75 for U8 and up.

For more information, visit or call 855-297-6318.

Adult baseball sign-ups open

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department Baseball League early registration is open.

Cost is $950 per team before April 19 and $1,000 after.

Registration deadline is April 26. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Games will be Sundays at Lampe Park starting May 12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The league includes a minimum of 10 games with the top four teams advancing to a single elimination tournament. An award will be given to tournament winners. Players must be at least 18 years old.

For more information, or for a registration form, visit or contact the Douglas County Parks & Rereation Department at 775-782-9828.

Bowling leagues available

Silver Strike Lanes in the Gardnerville Ranchos is accepting sign-ups for a number of leagues starting up this spring and summer.

Cost, ages and nights vary.

For more information, call 265-5454.

Dribble Camp

The Carson Valley Basketball Association AAU program will host a number of dribble camps in the coming weeks.

Sessions are April 20 and May 11 at Douglas High School from 9 to 10 a.m.

Camps will focus on skills work, including dribbling, ball handling and passing skills. Sessions are open to all third-grade through 11th-grade boys and girls.

Current members of the CVBA or Minden-Gardnerville Basketball Girls AAU Club are free.

Otherwise, cost is $5 per session.

For more information, visit

Grand Slam 5K/10K

The Carson Capitals baseball program will host its Grand Slam 5K and 10K runs April 28 at El Charro Avita in Carson City, beginning at 10 a.m.

Cost is $25 for adults before April 18, $30 after April 18 and $35 on race day. Cost for children ages 5-14 is $15.

A buffet lunch will be provided for the runners at El Charro following the race. Cost is $10 for non-runners. A water bottle is included in the race fee as well.

Runners are encouraged to wear their favorite baseball team jersey or hat.

Register online at

Free bowling

Silver Strike Lanes is participating in the Free Bowling Summer Fun program for the third consecutive summer. Starting May 1 and running through Aug. 31, parents can register their children ages 15 and younger for up to two free games of bowling every day.

Sign-up information will be distributed to most Douglas County elementary schools before the school year is over.

For more information, call 775-265-5454.

Mike Biaggini Run to Remember 5K

The Mike Biaggini Run to Remember Honor Guard 5K will be May 11 at 9 a.m., starting at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office parking lot, continuing out along Buckeye Road and finishing back at the sheriff’s office.

Cost is $20 for runners and walkers, $15 for seniors 55 and over and free for children 12 and under. T-shirts are available for $10.

The event is not timed. Medals will be presented for all participants.

For more information, contact Deputy Rick Souza at 775-782-6252.

Derby volunteers needed

The annual Kids’ Fishing Derby, set for June 1-2 at Lampe Park, is seeking volunteers to help with this year’s edition.

Volunteers are needed to help set up, tear down, register, assist on the river, clean fish and other tasks beginning May 29 and continuing through June 2.

Anyone interested in volunteering can pick up a volunteer form at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department and mail it in.

Registration forms are also available at The Tack Room in Gardnerville, or at Raley’s every Saturday in April and May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All volunteers must attend one of the following volunteer meetings at the Lampe Park Pavilion: May 18, 9 a.m.; May 22, 6 p.m. or May 29, 6 p.m.

River help training will follow the volunteer meetings. For more information, contact Tammy Lancaster at 775-315-0860 or For information on sponsorship and fundraising, contact Steve Hamilton at 775-782-0742 or

24th annual Kids Fishing Derby

The 24th annual Kids Fishing Derby is set for June 1 and 2 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

The derby is open to kids ages 3-12, and family activities and concessions will be available. Tickets are free, but all participants must pre-register to receive a ticket.

Derby hats, T-shirts and other re-sale items will be available for purchase. Raffle tickets are available for $1 each or six for $5. Grand prizes include a 2-seater go-kart and a Traeger pellet grill. All proceeds go back into the derby.

Registration forms, for mail-in only, are available at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department.

Registration and session tickets will be available every Saturday in April and May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gardnerville Raley’s. Registration is also available at The Tack Room, 1504 Highway 395, Unit 10, during business hours.

Registration will also be available during Douglas County Pop Warner’s Super Saturday on April 13 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, and at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Carson City on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the C-A-L Ranch in Carson City on April 20 from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.

The fourth fishing session on June 1 begins at 2:30 p.m. and is reserved for special needs fishermen.

For more information, contact Amanda Pace at or 775-450-3881 or Steve Hamilton 775-782-0742.

Douglas football alumni golf tournament

The second annual Douglas High School Football Alumni Golf Tournament will be June 22 at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

All alumni players, coaches and family are welcome to participate.

A shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. Cost is $100 per person or $400 per foursome. Cost after May 1 is $125.

Hole sponsorships are available as well for $100 per hole.

Dinner at the Carson Valley Country Club is provided as part of the tournament and includes pulled pork, chicken, beans, salad and soft drinks. All participants receive a golf towel.

Space is limited. RSVPs can be directed to Ernie Monfiletto at For more information, call 775-230-5858.