Denny brothers ride to success at PRCA events |

Denny brothers ride to success at PRCA events

Staff Reports

Carson Valley brothers Wyatt and Grant Denny have enjoyed success at Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association bareback riding events this past month — leading up to 10 days of the 99th Reno Rodeo on June 14-23.

Wyatt moved into the early bareback lead on Thursday at the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo in California when he posted a score of 80 points riding Time 2 Play. The rodeo ends today.

The Denny brothers also rode together on Friday night in Central Point, Ore.

It’s just part of a busy PRCA schedule they’ve pursued, mostly in California.

Grant and Wyatt placed first and second respectively at the Stonyford Rodeo on May 5-6. Grant also won at the Stampede Days Rodeo in Bakersfield, while Wyatt placed fourth the same weekend.

Wyatt was a winner on Mother’s Day at the Mother Lode Round-Up in Sonora, Calif. Wyatt also tied Clayton Biglow for first place at Riverdale, Calif.

Carson Valley Days hoops tournament set for June 9

The fourth annual Carson Valley Days 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held for men’s, women’s and coed teams on June 9 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Play in the Saturday tournament is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. after the Carson Valley Days parade.

Participants of all ages will be able to play with friends or enjoy time with family when they organize their own four-person teams. Call 782-5500 ext. 1 for more information and registration.

Series of tennis clinics to be held at Zephyr Cove

Dave Nostrant and Ginny Unger are leading a series of clinics at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club at Lake Tahoe this summer.

The schedule includes activities six days per week:

■ Mondays: Women’s 3.0-3.5 drills, 9-10:30 a.m. (Unger); beginner to advanced beginner men/women, 10:30-noon (Nostrant)

■ Tuesdays: Doubles winning strokes and strategies, 3.0-3.5 men/women 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Nostrant); masters clinic, 3.5 and above men/women, 7-8:30 p.m. (Nostrant)

■ Wednesdays: Doubles winning strokes and strategies, 3.0-3.5 men/women, 9-10:30 a.m. (Nostrant); Doubles 3.5 and above men/women, 7-9 p.m. (Nostrant)

■ Thursdays: Super play, 3.5 and above men/women 9:30-11 a.m. (Nostrant); Super Play, 3.5 and above men/women, 7-8:30 p.m. (Nostrant)

■ Fridays: Beginner to advanced beginner, 9-10:30 a.m. men/women (Nostrant)

■ Saturdays: Masters clinic, 3.5 and above men/women, 9-10:30 a.m. (Nostrant)

Contact Nostrant at 702-496-6277 or and Unger at 775-901-6713 or or visit for information.

Lacrosse youth camps hosted by recreation department

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of Introduction to Lacrosse camps for third through eighth grade girls and boys starting through June 25.

One session will be held each week. Classes will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on Mondays for third-fouth graders, on Tuesdays for fifth-sixth graders and Wednesdays for seventh-eighth graders.

These mini-camps will emphasize skill development and fun.

For information, call Scott Doerr at 782-5500, ext. 5268.