Garth Jackson sets pace in Blue Lakes ride |

Garth Jackson sets pace in Blue Lakes ride

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Jennie Hamiter rode to first-place in the C division on July 23 during the Alta Alpina Cyling Club Blue Lakes Time Trial. The race was held as part of the local club's summer Thursday night Twilight Series.
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Garth Jackson sped to first-place at the Alta Alpina Cycling Club Blue Lakes Time Trial held on July 23 in Alpine County.

Jackson completed the 22-plus mile out-and-back course along scenic Blue Lakes Road in a time of 59 minutes, 59 seconds. He edged veteran Ironman athlete Pike Reardon, who finished second (1:02.20), while Robert Braun took third-place (1:03.02).

Michael Bayer was the B division winner in 1:06.21, followed by Andrew Huntington (1:08.06) and Eric Jacobs (1:08.07). Jenny Hamiter won the C race in 1:14.25, while Rik Ekert was second in 1:14.36 and Allen Huntington was third in 1:15.36.

Leon Malmed won the D race in 1:27.39 and Chris Rhiner was second at 1:28.40.

Softball registration open through today

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is taking registration for men’s and coed adult fall softball league teams through today.

All games are played at Lampe Park beginning Aug. 10. The cost is $430.

Registration is also being accepted for women’s, coed B and coed C adult fall volleyball leagues through next Friday.

Games will be played at the community center gym starting the week of Sept. 21. The cost for registration is $200 through next Friday and $250 until the final deadline on Aug. 21.

Registration forms are available at or call the parks and recreation department at 782-5500 for information.

Hunter safety class to be held Aug. 22

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its annual fall hunter safety class on Aug. 22 in Minden.

Instruction will be conducted from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 1038 Buckeye Road. The cost is $5. The Carson Valley Chukar Club will pay for students under 18.

Persons who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate that is valid to purchase a hunting license anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The course will cover such topics as wilderness survival, gun safety, archery, wildlife habitat and conservation, as well as hunting regulations.

The class is limited to 35 students and preregistration is required. Participants need to bring their lunch.

Completion of a work book prior to the class is mandatory. The work book can be obtained at the sheriff’s office or purchased online.

Flag football league sign-ups continue

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is still accepting sign-ups for its NFL Flag Football season.

Games are played Saturdays at Stodick Park during a season that extends from Aug. 24 through Nov. 14. The age groups include first-second grade, third-fourth grade, fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade and high school.

Contact Anthony Davis at or 782-5500 (ext.1) or visit for information.

Kiwanis Golf event Sept. 19

The second annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament is Sept. 19 at Empire Ranch Golf Course in Carson City.

The cost is $75, and there are six divisions. The senior division is open to golfers 55 and over.

There is a long drive in each division and closest to the hole. There will be putting tape and mulligans for sale.

Contact Robey Willis at for more information.

Volleyball clinics in August

Dan Hannah is directing the Youth Volleyball Skills Clinics for fifth through eighth graders in August at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Sessions wll be held on Aug. 3-6 for fifth and sixth graders from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with a lunch break included. Sessions for seventh and eighth graders are Aug. 10-13 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration is accepted at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department. Call 782-5500 (ext. 1) for information.

Musselman to appear at Jethro’s

Eric Musselman, the new head men’s basketball coach at the University of Nevada, will be the featured guest speaker for the sixth annual Jethro’s Charity King Crab Feed & Steak Cookout on Aug. 14 in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

This year’s event proceeds will benefit local organizations MEFIYI, Dias Con Cristo Retreat Organization, Welcome All Veterans Everywhere and CC Meneley Elementary School ball fields.

Since the first event in 2009, the event has raised $100,000 for such Carson Valley organizations as Boys and Girls Club of Carson Valley, Austin’s House, Douglas County Community & Senior Center, Douglas High School Leadership Club, Alpine Search and Rescue, Backpack Buddies and other programs.

The event will include a raffle, silent and live auction items.

Call Rhonda Moore 775-230-2135 for sponsorship or information.

Youth sports officials needed

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department needs youth flag football and basketball officials.

Officials need to be 16 years or older and available to work evenings and weekends. Previous experience is preferred but not necessary.

Training for youth flag football officials starts in August. Officials and referees can earn $15-25 per game.

Call Mark Waggoner at 775-741-1594 or the recreation department at 782-5500 for information.

High Performance Camp Aug. 1-5

Tahoe Sports Entertainment in partnership with MEFIYI is offering the High Performance Hockey and Football Camp Aug. 1-5 at the Tahoe Sports Arena and South Tahoe Middle School.

Children ages 8-18 are welcome to participate in their age and skill level in a cross-over camp designed to give athletes from any sport an opportunity to improve their speed, agility, hand-eye coordination and athletic performance.

Guest instructors include retired NFL players Mike Sherrard (New York Giants), Bryan Armstrong (Denver Broncos) as well as New York Jets and MEFIYI President JoJo Townsell. Miami of Ohio hockey player Michael Findroff will provide specific hockey training on the ice.

The cost for football-only skill training is $325. Football and hockey combined training is $500. Registration includes a complimentary T-shirt. Call 530-544-7465 for information.

Signups set for WNC fundraiser

More than 150 golfers are expected to compete in the 16th annual Western Nevada College Golf Classic at Silver Oak Golf Course on Sept. 18 in Carson City.

Proceeds from the event, hosted by the WNC Foundation, will benefit academic programs at the school. The funds are earmarked for Jump Start College and Applied Industrial Technology programs.

Registration and sponsorships will be accepted until Sept. 8. The cost is $125 per person and $475 for a team. A business sponsorship and team entry is $700.

Call 445-3239 for information.