Carson Valley Little League wins opener |

Carson Valley Little League wins opener

Staff Reports

Carson Valley Little League’s 11-12 year old team won its District 1 Tournament opener by a 12-8 decision over Reno Continental on Friday night at Governors Field in Carson City.

Reno Continental came in as the defending tournament champion — having beaten Carson Valley twice in the 2017 tournament — and with one win already under its belt.

“Huge win for our boys,” Carson Valley manager Clint Celio noted.

Carson Valley returns to action Sunday to play at 12:30 p.m. against either South Tahoe or Sparks Centennial at Governors Field.

District tournament play is scheduled to continue through July 1.

Douglas girls soccer to host alumni game, youth camp

Dates have been announced for two annual Douglas High girls soccer events — July 11 for the alumni game and July 24-26 for the youth soccer camp.

The alumni game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at Keith Roman Field. Admission will be $5.

Later in July, the three-day camp for 5-12 year olds will be held 9 a.m.-noon each day on the high school soccer field.

The cost is $65 ($75 after July 17), with all proceeds going to benefit the Douglas girls soccer program. Instruction will be provided by a staff led by Douglas varsity coach Rick Smith as well as returning varsity players.

Camp participants will need to bring proper playing attire, including cleats and shin guards. Soccer balls will be provided.

Visit the website to register for the camp or call Smith at 805-233-2667 for information.

Youth volleyball skills clinics set to be held next month

Dan Hannah and Rick Jenkins are leading volleyball skills clinics that to help players ranging from beginners through high school.

The first session will be held on July 9-12 and the second session on July 30-Aug. 2 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. Participants will be divided into three levels: Beginners, for fourth-through sixth graders, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at a cost of $50; intermediate/advanced, for seventh and eighth graders, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at $125; and high school, for ninth-10th graders, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at $150.

Registration is being taken at the community center. Call 782-5500, ext. 1 for information.

Participants need to bring their own knee pads, court shoes, appropriate dress and a water bottle.

Hannah and Jenkins coach the sixth-seventh and eighth grade teams at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School.

Ponderosa Ridge Run on July 7

The 44th annual Ponderosa Ridge Run will be held on July 7 on a course that extends from Spooner Summit to Kingsbury.

The 9.5-mile trail run starts at 10 a.m. from the Spooner Summit Maintenance Station on Highway 50 and finishes at the end of Andria off Kingsbury Grade.

A $2 donation is asked from participants. Survivor ribbons and cold drinks will be waiting runners at the finish. The race features steep hill climbs, no aid stations. All registration is taken at the start on race day.

The course on the fire access trail starts at an elevation of 7,300 feet and climbs nearly 2,000 feet in the opening 4½ miles to its summit near Genoa Peak.

Rick Gentry set the course record of 1 hour, 1 minute and 23 seconds in 1986. J.P. Donovan of Incline Village is the defending race champion after running 1:07:36 in 2017.

Call Austin Angell at 530-541-5224 for information.