Fred Coons shoots hole-in-one on No. 17 at CVGC |

Fred Coons shoots hole-in-one on No. 17 at CVGC

Staff Reports

Fred Coons earned the closest-to-the-hole award at the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club weekly tournament on Sunday for his shot on No. 17 at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Well, you can’t any closer than the Gardnerville resident did when he shot a hole-in-one on the hole. Coons used a driver on the PAR-3, 180 yard hole. His ace was witnessed by Charlie Serafine, Matt Budjako and Mike Davis.

As far as the tournament results, Jack Sparmen and Marc Menezes shot net scores of 34 to share first-place for Flight A in the “Odd Holes and Even Holes” format. Serafine carded a 35 to earn top honors in Flight B, one shot ahead of Bob Pemberton. Budjako won Flight C with his 36, followed by Augie Martinez with a 37. Larry Lockwood won Flight D with his 36 and John Guidicatti shot 41 to place second. Roger Hala earned the closest-to-the-hole prize for the 13th hole.

Pack, Rebels on ESPN3 Saturday

The annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon between Nevada and UNLV on Saturday will kickoff at 3:05 p.m. at Mackay Stadium and will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Nevada is looking to extend its win streak in the rivalry to nine straight years.

Tickets for the game are still available at or by calling (775) 348-PACK.

Basketball coaches, officials needed for youth league

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting coaches and game officials for its youth and high school recreation basketball program.

Fifty volunteer coaches are needed. Head coach application and background check packets are due by Nov. 1.

Officials are also needed. Officials must be at least 16 years or older.

Registration remains open for players. Th e program is open to boys and girls from third grade through high school seniors on Saturdays during a season that extends from December through March.

Registration remains open for boys and girls who want to play. The cost ranges from $70-80. Participants will be assigned to a team through a draft system. Teams are limited to a maximum number of 10 players.

Contact the Douglas County Parks and Recreation at 782-9828 or at for information.

CVGC autumn rates available

The Carson Valley Golf Course is now offering autumn rates for players.

Among the specials is a Monday-through-Thursday rate for 18 holes at a cost of $25 for walkers and $35 for riders. The weekend rate from Friday through Sunday is $30/$40. A twilight rate (after 2 p.m. of $20/$30 is also offered. And a family rate offers 9 holes for golf at $10 per player after 4 p.m.

Contact the Carson Valley Golf Course at 265-3181 for information.

Adult volleyball sign-ups

Registration has opened for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department’s winter adult volleyball leagues.

Team sign-ups will be accepted on a first-come basis through Nov. 1. The fee is $200 per team until Oct. 28. The fee will be $225 per team if registered after that date.

Leagues include Women’s League on Monday nights, Coed C League on Wednesday and Coed B League on Thursday.

League play will begin the week of Nov. 11 and include a minimum of eight regular season games and a post season tourney.

Games will be played at the Carson Valley Middle School at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Contact the Recreation Department at 782-9828 or visit the web at for more information.

WNC softball benefit

The Western Nevada College softball team is sponsoring a 5K run/walk at 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at El Charro Avitia Mexican restaurant in Carson City.

A $30 entry fee for adults will include a dinner buffet and a race T-shirt. Children younger than 8 will be permitted to participate for free, while children 8 to 17 can enter for $15.

The run is a fundraiser for the team’s 2014 season.