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Hillman rides to top-10 finish

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Danner Hillman

Danner Hillman raced to a top-10 finish in his mountain bike race division Saturday at the Granite Bay Grinder held on the trails at Folsom Lake.

Hillman, a Douglas High School junior who competes for the Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling Team, placed ninth in the JV Division II race during the NorCal High School Cycling League event. He competed in an 18.9-mile race in which riders negotiated a 6.3-mile course.

Nick Paul wins at Empire Ranch

Nick Paul edged David Knighton on a tie-breaker to win the Empire Ranch Senior Men's Golf Club A flight last Wednesday. Paul and Knighton finished with identical net scores of 42 during the individual Stableford tournament at Empire Ranch Golf Course. Terry Thomas carded a score of 41 for third-place in the flight, ahead of Geoff Swann at 40 and Dahl Rask at 39.

Dick Montoya took first-place in Flight B with a 47. George Flamer was second at 44, followed by Tom Teders at 42, Robey Willis at 40 and Dennis Justin 39.

Steve Isaacson won Flight C with a score of 44. Kurt Cleek and Bob Blom were second and third respectively with scores of 41, Lee Ghiglieri was fourth at 39 and Carl Slate fifth at 38.

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Bob Pluth won Flight D at 37, ahead of Dan Rodgers at 35 and Dennis Small 33.

Closest to the pin winners included Tom Harlow on the fourth hole of the White Course, Montoya on White No. 8, Jim Shabi on Blue No. 3 and Maurice Dias on Blue No. 8.

Sports Bash starts Tuesday

MEFIYI and the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department are putting on the three-day Spring Sports Bash next week for girls and boys 6-14 years of age.

Instruction in basketball, volleyball, tennis and speed/track will be offered starting on Tuesday at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. The basketball camp is 8:30-10:30 a.m., the speed/track camp 10:30 a.m.-noon, volleyball 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and tennis 12:30-2:30 p.m.

The cost for each camp is $75. Call 782-5500, ext. 1, or email mefiyirewards@gmail.com for information.

Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club season opens April 5

The Genoa Lakes Ladies' Golf Club will open its season with "open play" at the Lakes Course on April 5.

Women golfers age 18-and-over are invited to join a group that plays weekly tournaments on Tuesday mornings at one of the Genoa Lakes courses beginning in April and continuing through mid-October.

Call club president Mary Zimmerman at 435-655-5267 for information or for a membership application.

Cow Pasture golf set for April 2

In an event that lives up to its name, the Antelope Valley Lions Club is hosting its 16th annual Cow Pasture Golf Tournament on April 2 near Coleville.

The Saturday tournament is scheduled for a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the "Baldo Giorgi Country Club" located on Topaz Lane just off Highway 395 (about seven miles south of Topa Lake) in the Antelope Valley. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.

Teams are chosen by a blind draw for the nine-hole tournament. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams.

Cost for golfers is $30. Lunch only tickets are $15.

The Lions Club will provide barbecue ribs after the tournament. Golfers will be served beer, soda and water on the course.

Proceeds go toward the Antelope Valley Lions Club Scholarship fund that benefits Coleville High School graduates in memory of longtime coach and athletic director Jackie Georgi.

Call Dave at 530-495-2822, Mike at 530-495-2552, or Clint at 530-495-2935 for information.

Knights of Columbus golf on April 15

The Knights of Columbus Golf Fundraiser will be held April 15 at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

A 10 a.m. shotgun start is scheduled. Check-in starts at 9 a.m.

The $85 entry fee includes the round of golf with cart, range balls and lunch. The tournament offers a four-man scramble format. Awards for closest-to-the-hole will be awarded on all par-3 holes.

Proceeds of this event will allow the local Knights of Columbus Council to support many community groups and events. Entry forms are available at the St. Gall Church office or Edward D. Jones. Forms should be submitted by April 1.

Call Ron Bankofier at 782-9102 for information.

Travel package part of Molly Awards

Me-For-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) is offering a raffle to win an Orlando Getaway Vacation as part of the 12th annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet on May 9 at the Carson Valley Inn.

The grand prize to be given away is a seven-day, two-bedroom condo at the Westgate Lakes & Spa in Orlando, Fla. This resort is just minutes from both Universal Studios and Disney World.

All proceeds will go toward college scholarships for high school graduating Seniors. Tickets are $5. The raffle winner will be announced at the Molly Youth Awards. The winning ticket will have up to May 1, 2017 (one year) to reserve the vacation.

Call 775-781-5954 or email mollyawardsdc@gmail.com to purchase a ticket or for information.

Applications are still being accepted for Molly Awards recognition to Douglas County students between the ages of 9 and 18.

Nominated student-athletes must qualify in the following areas: Academic excellence, athletic participation and community service. Three $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors. A nomination form must be postmarked by mail or emailed by April 11.

This event is named in memory of former Douglas High School student-athlete Molly Lahlum.

Email mollyawardsdc@gmail.com or call 781-5954 for information.