Fastpitch election of officers set for Aug. 1 |

Fastpitch election of officers set for Aug. 1

Staff Reports

Carson Valley Fastpitch will hold elections for board positions at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, across from Lampe Park.

Anyone interested in filling a board position for the coming year must submit a letter of intent so that it is received by no later than July 8. The mailing address is Carson Valley Fastpitch, P.O. Box 2142, Minden, NV, 89423.

Letters may also be emailed to no later than July 10. Candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview at the meeting. Attendance at the Aug. 1 meeting is mandatory.

Melissa Strazi at 291-3763 or Patti Snyder at 265-6447 for information.

Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf lub golf tournament draws 97

David Knighton, Bob Warzynski, Tony Barbaria and Terry Thomas combined to win Flight A last Wednesday during the Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club four-man scramble tournament in Carson City.

A field of 97 players turned out for the event played on a windy day at the West Course at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

The Flight A winners carded a net score of 49, two shots better than the runner-up foursome of Jim Green, John Lewis, John Masiello and Nick Paul. Wade Walker, Dave Morris, Bill Allen and a blind bogey partner also shot 51 for third-place. Dahl Rask, Lee Ghiglieri, Steve Scharfe and a blind bogey partner shot 53 to take fourth-place, while Gary Mick and Don Swanson combined with two blind bogey partners to finish fifth with a 53.

Dick Brownfield, Marshall McCurdy, Henry Teague and Gene Gaston captured first-place in Flight B at 49. Rich Bremenour, Dick Blankenship, Jim Norton and Tom Wickham took second-place at 51. Clark Reid, Bob Pluth, Marty Martinez and Dan Rodgers also shot 51 for third-place. Kurt Cleek, Skip Yokota, Ken Cuneo and Richard Ziegler shot 52 to take fourth-place, while Paul Lockwood, Tom Harlow, Joe Gibson and Ray Huntley shot 52 to finish fifth.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included Bill Milligan on the fifth hole, Reed on No. 7, Yokota on No. 13 and Bremenour on No. 17.

Douglas conditioning dates announced

Voluntary summer preseason conditioning schedules have been announced for the Douglas High’s cross country and girls tennis programs.

Cross country coach Jay Frey will be greeting runners for workouts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at times and locations to be announced. Prospective Douglas runners can contact Frey at or send an email to for information.

Douglas’ boys and girls teams qualified for the state meet in 2015. The boys finished second as a team and the girls finished third at the region meet last year.

Meanwhile, the defending region champion Douglas girls tennis team will meet twice a week for conditioning starting on July 5 at the high school courts. Coach Dan Hannah will direct sessions from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesdays for two weeks. Prospective team members will meet three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) from July 19-Aug. 4 at the same times and at the high school. Players will meet Monday through Friday on the week of Aug. 8 before official practice begins on Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. on the high school courts.

Players are asked to bring a racquet, water as well as appropriate clothing and shoes.

Contact Hannah at for more information.

Ponderosa ridge run July 2

The 42nd annual Ponderosa Ridge Run 9.5-mile trail race will be held on July 2.

The race starts at 10 a.m. from the Spooner Summit Maintenance Station on Highway 50 and finishes at the end of Andria Drive off Kingsbury Grade.

The race tests participants with steep climbs — a rise of nearly 2,000 feet in the first 4-1/2 miles — toward the summit near Genoa Peak. The course record of 1:01:23 was set in 1986 by Rick Gentry

A $2 donation is asked from participants. No aid stations are available along the course. Survivor ribbons and cold drinks will be provided. All sign-ups are taken at the start.

For information, call Austin Angell at 530-541-5224.

Youth flag football registration open

Registration is now being taken for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored NFL Youth Flag Football program.

The league, for girls and boys in first through 12th grades, plays a season that starts Aug. 1 and ends on Oct. 22. A player draft will be held the week of Aug. 1, scrimmages start on Aug. 20 and regular season games begin on Aug. 27.

The cost is $80 for all ages, $90 from July 16-27.

At least 40 volunteer coaches are needed for the program in the third-fourth grade, fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade and high school leagues. Douglas County Parks and Recreation coach’s application and background checks are required for those coaches.