Douglas volleyball fundraiser Friday |

Douglas volleyball fundraiser Friday

Staff Reports

The “Tip a Player” fundraiser for the Douglas Girls Club Volleyball program will be held on Friday at Saletti’s Restaurant, 1623 Highway 395, Minden.

Starting at 4:30 p.m., all players will earn their tips/donations by serving, busing, seating, and greeting. Saletti’s will provide a $25 gift certificate to anyone who tips or donates $50.

Reservations are recommended. Call 782-2500 for information.

Youth hoops sign-ups begin

Registration is now open for the Douglas Youth Basketball League, which is open to girls and boys from first through sixth grade. Also known as the Douglas High School Developmental “D” League, this program originated in 1987 under a concept in which coaching is conducted by members of the Douglas girls and boys teams and their coaches.

Sessions will be held on Saturdays from 8-11 a.m., utilizing both the main and small gyms at Douglas High School.

The players in each program will assist in fundamental drills and league play. Each session starts with a clinic that focuses on individual skill development and the basic understanding of team concepts and rules, followed by games.

The cost, if pre-paid, is $75 per student and $65 for siblings. Students may also participate in individual sessions at a cost of $25 per day.

League directors are Corey Thacker and Werner Christen, head coaches for the Douglas boys and girls programs. They are assisted by coaches Phil Emm, David Pfaffenberger, Brian Mello and Tracy Herrick.

Go to for information or to register.

Golf tournament Saturday

The Carson Valley Golf Course will host its Cross Country Tournament on Saturday.

Tee times start at 10 a.m. Under the two-player scramble format, holes will span from the tee box of one hole to the green of another.

The fee is $35, which includes golf, a cart, $10 prize fund and soup.

Call 265-3181 or go to for information.

Adult volleyball sign-ups set

Early registration for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department adult spring volleyball league will begin on Monday and continue through-Feb. 14.

Four leagues are being offered: Women’s 6-on-6 league on Monday nights, Open A 4-on-4 league on Tuesdays, Coed C 6-on-6 league on Wednesdays and Coed B 6-on-6 league on Thursdays. Teams will play at the Carson Valley Middle School starting March 3.

The early registration fee is $200, which includes a minimum of eight regular season games and a single elimination postseason tournament. The fee will increase to $225 after the early registration ends on Feb. 14. The final registration cutoff is Feb. 21.

Call the recreation department at 782-9828 or visit the web at for information.

High school tennis clinic to be offered

A beginner to advance tennis clinic being offered from Feb. 3–24 at 4-5 p.m. by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is designed to provide an opportunity for high school aged students interested in tennis to learn the fundamentals in a fun and energetic class environment.

Classes will be held Mondays on the Lampe Park tennis courts under the direction of Douglas High School coaches Ginny Unger and Susan Cowan. Classes will be held when weather conditions allow.

Students need to wear tennis shoes and bring a racket.

Cost for the program is $70.

Interested persons may pre-register at the recreation department,1323 Waterloo Ln.

Call the recreation department at 782-9828 or visit the web at for information.

Girls softball sign-ups set

Sign-ups for the Carson Valley Girls Softball Association’s 2014 season will begin on Jan. 25 for players ages 4 to 18.

Registration will be taken that Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gardnerville fire station, 1255 Douglas Ave.

Fees are $80 for girls ages 4 through 6 and $85 for those 7-and-over. A family rate of $160 is available.

A $10 discount is being offered for those who sign up on Jan. 25.

New players are required to bring birth certificate copies. Returning players should bring a completed registration form.

The age divisions include 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13 and 14-18. Eligibility for each division is based on a player’s age as of Jan. 1. Recent high school graduates who are 18 as of Jan. 1, 2014 are eligible to play.

Two other Saturday registration dates are scheduled — Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The final date for sign-ups is on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Gardnerville fire station.

Contact Patti Snyder at 265-6447 or or Joey McNinch at 775-291-3137 or for information.

Hunter education courses open for Eastern Sierra youth

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a series of hunter certification classes in Inyo and Mono counties for teenagers who would like to learn to hunt.

A class will be offered the week of Feb. 24-March 7 at Coleville Middle School. The one- or two-hour daily classes are taught by CDFW officers during the regular school day or immediately afterward. The courses is being offered at no charge for seventh and eighth graders in Bishop, Big Pine, Round Valley, Mammoth Lakes and Coleville schools. Parental or guardian approval is required for all students.

Students who successfully complete a class will earn a lifetime hunter education certificate, necessary for purchasing a hunting license.