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Genoa Peak Madathon on Saturday

Staff Reports

The third annual Genoa Peak Madathon will be held on Saturday with an added dimension.

Presented by Ascent Runs, the event will feature a new 55-kilometer ultra race in addition to the “Completely Mad” Madathon, a 26.2-mile full marathon from Genoa to the top of Genoa Peak. The races start at 6 a.m. from Genoa Park.

The “Only Half Mad” half-marathon — 13.1 miles that will take runners part way up the mountain — starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit for information.

CVMS open gym set for hoops

Carson Valley Middle School girls basketball open gyms will be held Wednesday through Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the school’s main gym.

CVMS coach Kevin Huff said the gym will be open to all sixth through eighth grade girls who are interested in trying out for the school’s girls basketball teams this fall. Tryouts for the CVMS teams will be held on Aug. 18-20 from 3-5 p.m. All girls trying out for the team will need to have a current physical on file before tryouts. Athletes do not need to have a physical for the open gyms.

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Menezes wins tournament

Marc Menezes edged Jeff Schreiber by one shot on Sunday to win Flight A during a Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club individual stroke play tournament.

Menezes carded a net 68, followed by Schreiber at 68 for first-place during play at the Carson Valley Golf Course. Dan Essary finished third in the flight with his score of 73.

David Morris took first-place in Flight B with his 66, while Charley Poe and Eric Steele tied for second-place at 68.

Matt Budjako won Flight C with his 65, followed by Augie Martinez at 69 and Gary Schreiber at 70.

Jack Zippwald won Flight D on a tie-breaker over Gary Carsten, as both carded scores of 69. Neil Bain placed third at 70. Closest-to-the-pin winners included Carsten on No. 1 and Poe on No. 18.

Musselman to appear at Jethro’s

University of Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman will be the featured guest speaker for the sixth annual Jethro’s Charity King Crab Feed & Steak Cookout next Friday 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 2009, the event has raised $100,000 for such Carson Valley organizations as Boys and Girls Club, Austin’s House, Douglas County Community & Senior Center, Douglas High School Leadership Club, Alpine Search and Rescue, Backpack Buddies.

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 can earn $15-25 per game.

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

The annual Elks Soccer Shoot Competition is set for Aug. 29 at Lampe Park.

The contest is open to all boys and girls in the following divisions — 7 and under, 8 and 9, 10 and 11, and 12-13. You don’t need to be an AYSO player to participate.

Contact 265-1723 for more 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.