China Spring golf tourney on Oct. 2 at Genoa Lakes |

China Spring golf tourney on Oct. 2 at Genoa Lakes

Staff Reports

China Spring Youth Camp will host its Valley Sandbagger Golf Tournament ] Oct. 2, at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

An 11 a.m. shotgun start on the Lakes Course is scheduled for the four-person scramble.

Among the highlights is a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, courtesy of the Carson Valley Inn. The closest-to-the-pin prize is two days of golf for two players at Genoa Lakes.

The $100 cost includes fees, cart, range balls and a barbecue lunch. Tee prizes will be given away and mulligans will be available.

Contact Tiffany Dubois at or 265-5350, ext. 121, for information.

Tie-breaker determines Empire Ranch winners

Mike Logue, Ray McPartlin, Bruce Serpa and Dave Ziegler prevailed on a tie-breaker to win Flight A last Wednesday during Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club tournament play in Carson City.

The winning team carded a net score of 47 to win their flight in the four-man teams scramble at Empire Ranch Golf Course.

Duane Carroll, Dennis Justin, Geoff Swann and Robey Willis also shot 47, only to come up short on the tie-breaker. Bill Bowers, Rene Ojeda, Fred Olesek and Dave Serviss finished one shot behind for third-place.

Flight B was won with a net 43 by Greg Bentley, Skip Yokota, Don Wilson and a blind bogey partner. Ralph Bothe, Bill Langs, Jay Stuart and Bob White shot 47 to take second-place on a tie-breaker. John Lewis, John Masiello, Ken Cuneo and Mike Vanderbeck also shot 47 to finish third.

The club resolves tie breakers by comparing scores on randomly selected holes selected by a computer.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Jack Medeiros on the Blue Course fifth hole, Logue on Blue No. 8, Carroll on Red No. 3 and John Tierney on Red No. 8.

WAVE Fishing Derby on Sept. 30 at Topaz Lake

Welcome All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE) will host its Fishing Derby on Sept. 30 at Topaz Lake.

The event will be held from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. as a fundraiser for WAVE’s program to assist veterans.

The entry fee is $50. Prizes for tagged fish include $2,500 for a gold tag, $1,000 for silver and $500 for bronze. Fifty other prizes worth at least $50 will also be available.

Prizes will be awarded for catches on Sept. 30 and will be limited to one prize per entry. A fishing license will be required.

Kokanee Trail Runs on Oct. 8

The Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club will host its annual Kokanee Trail Runs on Oct. 8 at the sno-park near South Lake Tahoe.

A lineup of races starts with a half-marathon at 7 a.m. from the sno-park, off Highway 89 north of U.S. 50 past Camp Richardson. The Tadpole Trot will start at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K and 10K races at 8:30 a.m. Walkers are welcome for the 5K and 10K.

Race day registration for each of the races will open at 6 a.m. Registration is also available the day before during the Oktoberfest festivities at Camp Richardson. Visit for online registration.

The half-marathon course will give participants views of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake from the top of Tahoe Mountain.

The cost is $60 for the half marathon, $50 for the 5K and 10K and $20 for the Tadpole Trot. An extra $5 will be charged On-site registration will cost an extra $5.

Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age and gender division. Children in the short race receive a finisher bag containing their award and refreshments.

Visit or email race director Ken Kasterko at for more information.

College Showcase coming on Oct. 14-15

The College Exposure Showcase is coming to Carson City on Oct. 14-15 at the MAC Center.

Seven college coaches — two from William Jessup and one each from Folsom Lake College (community college), Columbia College, South Puget Sound Community College, Ray Navarro, Yakima Valley Community College and Osa Esene from Blue Mountain CC — will be in attendance during the two days. William Jessup is an NAIA school located in Rocklin, Calif.

The cost is $195 before Oct. 1 and $245 after.

Drills and fundamentals plus games are on the schedule for both days.

Contact Brant Minor at or go to for information.