Fishing derby volunteers meeting today |

Fishing derby volunteers meeting today

Staff Reports
More than 1,000 anglers ages 2-12 turned out for the 2016 Kids' Fishing Derby at Lampe Park.
Dave Price |

Volunteers are still needed for the 28th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby this weekend.

The final organization and training session for volunteers will be held today at 6 p.m. at the Lampe Park Pavilion.

About 160 volunteers have already signed up, however, at least 200 are needed for multiple days. Volunteers handle such details as set-up and tear-down at the Lampe Park venue, registration, helping youngsters on the stream, fish cleaning, food and more.

On Thursday, Willow Creek is scheduled to be stocked with fish from the Mason Valley Fish Hatchery and from Desert Springs Hatchery in Oregon. The fish plant is tentatively scheduled to take place between 10 a.m. and noon — depending on when the trucks arrive.

Organizers are still hoping to reach 1,500 sign-ups for the derby, which is being held Saturday and Sunday at Lampe Park for children 3-12 years of age.

Email for information.

Foursome wins senior men’s club event

Greg Bentley, Donnie Curd, Al Giannotti and Mike Vanderbeck emerged as the winners during a Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club tournament on May 24 in Gardnerville.

The quartet combined to shoot a net 111 in the four-man team, two best ball event at the Carson Valley Golf Course. Bob White, Ralph Bothe, Bill Langs and Al Vernon shot 117 to take second-place on a tie-breaker over the team of John Pearson, Paul Weller, Joe Morrison and Edward Shepard.

Melvin Ness, Augie Martinez, Richard Torok and Fred Coons shot 118 to take fourth-place. Maurice Dias, Jack Medeiros, Peter Youngdahl and Kurt Cleek shot 120 to finish fifth. Tom Harlow, Paul Lockwood, Ray Huntley and Joe Gibson shot 121 to finish sixth.

Closest to the pin winners included Gary Raybould on the first hole, Dave Knighton on No. 13, Nick Jannis on No. 17 and Greg Stikes on No. 18.

Carson Valley Days 5K on June 10

“Our Heroes: First Responders” will be the theme for the 10th annual Carson Valley Days 5K Walk-Jog-Run on June 10 along Highway 395 in Gardnerville.

The walk, jog, run is scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. from the intersection of Highway 395 and Waterloo Lane. Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. in the Walgreens parking lot. The finish line will be at Lampe Park.

To go with this year’s Carson Valley Days theme, “Salute to First Responders,” the walk, jog, run has its own them, “Our Heroes: First Responders,” and challenges participants to dress as a hero in their life or community who supports the well-being of other individuals or our community as a whole.

Pre-registration is $30 for adults 18 and over and $10 for youth under 18. Race day registration is $40 for adults and $15 for youth under 18.

This event is sponsored by the Carson Valley Active 20/30 club and supports the Partnership of Community Resources, a local nonprofit dedicated to substance abuse prevention and wellness promotion.

Visit for information or to register.

3-on-3 basketball tourney on June 10

Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) is hosting its third annual Carson Valley Days 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on June 10 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

The competition will begin after the Carson Valley Days Parade. A 1:30 p.m. check-in time is scheduled, followed by the start of games at 2 p.m.

Divisions for male, female and coed teams will be available for ages beginning at first grade level.

The cost is $45 for a three-player team or $60 for a four-player team. T-shirts are part of the fee.

Visit the community & senior center, call 782-5500, ext. 1, or email for information or to register.

This event is organized by MEFIYI and sponsored by Active Men’s 20/30 Club #85.

Carson Valley Days grass volleyball set

Adult and youth players alike will be part of the action when the ninth annual Carson Valley Days Grass Volleyball Tournament is held on June 11 at Lampe Park.

Registration for the Sunday tournament will open at 8 a.m. followed by the start of play at 9 a.m. on grass courts next to the Carson Valley Days Carnival on the east side of the park.

There will be 4-on-4 divisions for open, women and coed and 6-on-6 youth divisions for fifth-sixth graders, seventh-eighth graders and high school (non-varsity).

Registration fees are $60 for adult teams (players must be 16 or older) and $30 for youth teams (players must be under 18 on game day). Entries are due by June 7.

Call Dan Hannah at 775-721-5223 or Douglas County Parks and Recreation at 782-5500, ext. 1, for more information.

Douglas alumni golf tournament on June 16

The Douglas High School football program will host its sixth annual alumni golf tournament June 16 at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

The Friday tournament starts at 9 a.m. with a post-tournament luncheon to follow at the Carson Valley Country Club.

The cost to play in the tournament is $100 per person for those who register before May 1 ($125 afterward) or $400 for a foursome. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

Contact Douglas football coach Ernie Monfiletto at for information.