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Bighorns hosting youth basketball camp

Staff Reports

The NBA D-League Reno Bighorns are hosting their inaugural youth summer basketball camp for girls and boys third grade through high school on July 27-30 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-noon each day, with an objective to provide basketball fundamentals, including shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding, defense and team play.

The cost is $100 and maximum number of students allowed will be 100. Camp participants will receive a Bighorns T-shirt, two opening night Bighorns tickets and a certificate of participation.

Bighorns head coach, Dave Arseneault, will lead the camp along with his assistants. Campers should bring their own water bottle, snacks and wear basketball attire.

To register, contact the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department, visit or call 775-782-5500.

Jesus Rey wins tourney

Jesus Rey shot a net 67 to beat Bob Pemberton by one shot and win Flight A on Sunday during the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club stroke play tournament.

Dennis Patterson carded a 70 for third-place in the flight and Glen Watson was fourth at 73.

Fred Coons won Flight B on a tie-breaker while Charles Poe and G.J. Paulson tied for second-place, all with scores of 65. Bill Allen took fourth-place with his 70.

Melvin Ness won Flight C with a 65, one shot better than Matt Budjako, while Bruce Sanford and Jack Zippwald tied for third-place at 67.

Jim Tavernier won Flight D with his 67, two shots better than Jason Martin and Paul Finan. Paul Lockwood and Neil Bain tied for fourth-place at 70.

Trinity soccer on July 18

Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a soccer clinic for third-through sixth grade students on July 18.

The clinic is being held from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave. The cost is $10 and and is limited to 20 participants.

Visit to download a registration form and learn more about Upward Sports.

Musselman to appear at Jethro’s

Eric Musselman, the new head men’s basketball coach at the University of Nevada, will be the featured guest speaker for the sixth annual Jethro’s Charity King Crab Feed & Steak Cookout on Aug. 14 in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

This year’s event proceeds will benefit local organizations Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI), Dias Con Cristo Retreat Organization, Welcome All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE) and CC Meneley Elementary School ball fields.

“We’re happy to have coach Musselman come out and support our event,” said MEFIYI director JoJo Townsell. “This is just another example of how the University of Nevada supports the local communities. It speaks volumes for him and for the University of Nevada.”

Since the first event in 2009, the event has raised $100,000 for such Carson Valley organizations as Boys and Girls Club of Carson Valley, Austin’s House, Douglas County Community and Senior Center, Douglas High School Leadership Club, Alpine Search and Rescue, Backpack Buddies and other programs.

The event will include a raffle, silent and live auction items.

Musselman, 50, signed a five-year contract as the Wolf Pack’s head coach on March 26. He was also a head coach in the NBA, two seasons with the Golden State Warriors (2002-04) and one with the Sacramento Kings (2006-07). In a previous Reno stint in 2010-11, he coached the Reno Bighorns to the only Western Conference title in franchise history.

The King Crab Feed is hosted by the Cinciala family, owners of Jethro’s Oven and Grill. Tickets are available at Jethro’s and Saletti’s Restaurant. Call Rhonda Moore 775-230-2135 for sponsorship or additional event information.

High Performance Camp on Aug. 1-5

Tahoe Sports Entertainment in partnership with MEFIYI is offering the High Performance Hockey and Football Camp Aug. 1-5 at the Tahoe Sports Arena and South Tahoe Middle School.

Children ages 8-18 are welcome to participate in their age and skill level in a cross-over camp designed to give athletes from any sport an opportunity to improve their speed, agility, hand-eye coordination and athletic performance.

Guest instructors include retired NFL players Mike Sherrard (New York Giants), Bryan Armstrong (Denver Broncos) as well as New York Jets and MEFIYI President JoJo Townsell. Miami of Ohio hockey player Michael Findroff will provide specific hockey training on the ice.

The cost for football-only skill training is $325. Football and hockey combined training is $500. Registration includes a complimentary T-shirt. Call 530-544-7465 for information.

Youth flag football sign-ups continue

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is taking sign-ups for its NFL Flag Football season.

Games are played Saturdays at Stodick Park in Gardnerville during a season that extends from Aug. 24 through Nov. 14. The age groups include first-second grade, third-fourth grade, fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade and high school.

Registration will remain open until rosters are full.

Contact Anthony Davis at or 782-5500 (ext.1) or visit for information.

Youth sports officials needed

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department needs for youth flag football and basketball officials and referees.

Officials need to be 16 years or older and available to work evenings and weekends. Previous experience is preferred but not necessary.

Training for youth flag football officials will begin in August. Officials and referees can earn $15-25 per game.

Call Mark Waggoner at 775-741-1594 or the recreation department at 782-5500 for information.

Douglas High girls tennis conditioning continues

Douglas High girls tennis coach Dan Hannah has announced the team’s summer schedule for conditioning.

The Tigers, who were region and state runner-up finishers in 2014, will have voluntary conditioning sessions on Monday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the high school tennis courts.

Sessions will continue on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting on Wednesday and continuing through July 18.

Later, the Tigers will meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. from July 19-31.

Off-season conditioning permits, including photocopies of medical insurance cards, are required to participate.