Carson Valley Days events this weekend |

Carson Valley Days events this weekend

Staff Reports

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 Sunday

Adult and youth players alike will be part of the action when the ninth annual Carson Valley Days Grass Volleyball Tournament is held Sunday at Lampe Park.

Registration for the tournament will open at 8 a.m. followed by the start of play at 9 a.m. on grass courts next to the Carson Valley Days Carnival on the east side of the park.

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 (players must be 16 or older) and $30 for youth teams (players must be under 18 on game day). Entries are due by today.

Call Dan Hannah at 775-721-5223 or Douglas County Parks and Recreation at 782-5500, ext. 1, for more information.

DHS girls tennis conditioning set

Douglas girls tennis coach Dan Hannah has announced a preseason conditioning schedule that will start with voluntary sessions on July 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the high school courts. Participants will meet twice a week on July 12-13 and July 19-20, then go to three times on July 24, 26-27 and July 31, Aug. 2-3. Mandatory practice begins on Aug. 11.

Contact Hannah at for information.

Douglas High boys soccer conditioning starts June 28

Douglas High boys soccer coach Chase Zumpft has announced dates for the program’s voluntary summer workout schedule. Between June 28 and Aug. 4, fitness sessions will be held Monday and Thursdays from 7-8:30 a.m. on the high school track, while sessions for goalkeepers will be held Wednesday and Fridays from 6-8 p.m. on the soccer field.

Participants need to bring running shoes as well as cleats. They also need to complete preseason workout forms, which are available at the school’s Tiger Cage, and also have completed their physicals.

Zumpft, who is entering his second season as the program’s head coach, also announced that Douglas will host a junior varsity tournament during the final week of August.

Contact Zumpft at for information about the summer workouts or the JV tournament.

Tierney wins senior men’s club event

John Tierney carded a net 69 to win Flight A during an Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club individual stroke play tournament last Wednesday in Carson City.

Tierney won the flight by one shot over Dave Knighton on a cold and rainy day at Silver Oak Golf Course. Gene Gaston took third-place at 71, ahead of Tom Sawyer at 73 and Gary Dalen at 75 to round out the top five.

Bill Allen won Flight B with a score of 64, ahead of Mike Helm at 68 in second-place. Steve Scharfe bested Dave Nolte for third-place on a tie-breaker, as both players shot 70. Brick Ludington shot 70 to finish fifth in the flight.

Al Vernon shot 60 to win Flight C and Don Wilson shot 72 for second-place. Greg Bentley edged Bob White for third-place on a tie-breaker, as both shot 73. Bill Langs shot 73 to finish fifth.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Mike Logue on the second hole, Mike Vanderbeck on No. 7, Bentley on No. 12 and Tom Harlow on No. 14.

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.

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