At 87, Louise Bell shoots hole-in-one at Ranch Course |

At 87, Louise Bell shoots hole-in-one at Ranch Course

Staff Reports

Louise Bell, at 87 years young, found a fitting way to celebrate Memorial Day this week.

She went out and shot a hole-in-one at The Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes.

Bell used an 8-iron for her ace on the 80-yard 16th hole Tuesday during Ladies Day Beat the Pro play. It was her third career hole-in-one.

It was also the fifth hole-in-one on The Ranch Course in May.

John Fisher aced No. 16 on May 24, when he used a pitching wedge for a 130-yard shot. It was his second ace, the other coming 20 years ago at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Dede Nieto also used a pitching wedge to ace No. 16, a 90-yard shot.

Another player achieved the feat twice — identified only as “Hutch,” according to club pro Chris Detsch — aced No. 14 on May 6, when he used a 4-Hybrid, and No. 3 on May 23, when he used a 5 wood.

Carson Valley Days 5K race slated for Saturday

The 10th annual Carson Valley Days 5K Walk-Jog-Run will be held Saturday along Highway 395 in Gardnerville.

The walk, jog, run starts at 8:15 a.m. from the intersection of Highway 395 and Waterloo Lane. Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. in the Walgreens parking lot. The finish line will be at Lampe Park.

To go with this year’s Carson Valley Days theme, “Salute to First Responders,” the walk, jog, run has its own them, “Our Heroes: First Responders,” and challenges participants to dress as a hero in their life or community who supports the well-being of other individuals.

Race day registration is $40 for adults and $15 for youth under 18.

Visit for information or to register.

Sign-ups continue for 3-on-3 hoops

Sign-ups are still being taken for the Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) Carson Valley Days 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, on Saturday at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

A 1:30 p.m. check-in time is scheduled, followed by the start of games at 2 p.m.

Divisions for male, female and coed teams will be available for ages beginning at first grade level.

The cost is $45 for a three-player team or $60 for a four-player team. T-shirts are part of the fee.

Visit the community & senior center, call 782-5500, ext. 1, or email for information or to register.

Grass volleyball tournament set

The ninth annual Carson Valley Days Grass Volleyball Tournament for adult and youth players will be held Sunday at Lampe Park.

Registration for the tournament will open at 8 a.m. and play starts at 9 a.m. on grass courts. There will be 4-on-4 divisions for open, women and coed and 6-on-6 youth divisions for fifth-sixth graders, seventh-eighth graders and high school (non-varsity).

Registration fees are $60 for adult teams and $30 for youth teams. Entries are due by Wednesday.

Call Douglas County Parks and Recreation at 782-5500, ext. 1, for information.

Douglas alumni golf tournament on June 16

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

The tournament starts at 9 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at the Carson Valley Country Club.

The cost is $125 per player or $400 for a foursome. Hole sponsorships are $100.

Contact Douglas football coach Ernie Monfiletto at for information.

Nevada hosts hoops camp

The University of Nevada men’s basketball team will host two basketball camps this summer at the Boys and Girls Club in Reno.

The first session is June 26-29 and the second camp on July 31-Aug. 3.

The registration ranges from $106-$200 and will be available to boys entering third-seventh grades. Camps will run from Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offer individual and group instruction on technique, drills and fundamentals. Coaches from all levels will be present, in addition to the Nevada coaching staff. Game competition and contests will also take place.

Daily camp speakers will be on hand, as well as Wolf Pack head coach Eric Musselman. Participants will receive a Nike camp T-shirt.

For questions regarding the camps, contact Anthony Ruta at Visit for information packets or to register.