Hillman wins Diamond Peak race
Danner Hillman was one of five winners for the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation’s alpine team on Feb. 22 during a Tahoe League Race Series event held at Diamond Peak Ski Resort.
Hillman, a Douglas High School sophomore, emerged as the fastest racer of the day with two solid runs that gave him a combined time of 46.06 seconds, 2.26 seconds faster than runner-up Alex Murray in the boys 16-and-up group. Hillman’s time was also the fastest overall on the day.
Other HSSF racers to reach the top of the podium were Cypress Sell (girls 14-15), Lauryn Bailey (girls 16 and up) Ellie LaVoie (girls 11) and Luke Allen (boys 14-15).
LaVoie beat out five Diamond Peak girls to earn her gold and move into the fourth spot in the Tahoe League overall standings. Sell and Allen continue to hold their first-place overall positions, while Bailey placed second.
The Heavenly team had two more podium finishes, from Emily Hillman (girls 14-15) and Warren Martineau (boys 14-15). Both skiers won silver medals.
Hunter safety classes offered
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting hunter safety classes on March 28 and April 11.
Both classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the sheriff’s office, 1038 Buckeye Road in Minden.
Completion of a work book is mandatory before starting a class. The work book may be obtained at the sheriff’s office or purchased online.
There is no minimum age required to take the class in Nevada, however, students under the age of 11 are required to attend with an adult.
The cost of the course is $5. The fee for participants under 18 years of age will be paid for by the Carson Valley Chukar Club.
Anyone who passes the course will receive a certificate that is valid toward purchasing a hunting license anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
The course will cover such topics as hunting regulations, wilderness survival, gun safety, wildlife habitat and conservation, and archery.
Pre-registration is required for the classes, which are limited to 35 students.
Registration is accepted online at NDOW.org (click Learn and participate/hunter ed class).
Call the sheriff’s office at 782-9900 during regular work hours for information.
Genoa Lakes Ladies’ Golf Club to start season
The Genoa Lakes Ladies’ Golf Club (GLLGC) will kick off its 2015 season with an “open play” day at the Lakes Course on April 7.
Women golfers age 18-and-over are invited to join and participate in weekly tournaments that are available for members on Tuesday mornings at one of the Genoa Lakes courses. The season continues through mid-October.
A $5 buy-in is required to participate in the weekly tournaments. Membership dues are $145 per year and cover GHIN handicap dues, three complimentary luncheons, hole-in-one fund and year-end awards.
All members with an established GHIN handicap are eligible to participate in Northern Nevada Women’s Golf Association’s High Sierra team play for an additional $5 per year.
Contact club president Wendy Oleson at 782-3460 for information. Visit http://www.genoalakes.com/golf/clubs/ladies to access a membership form.
Carson Valley Golf Course hosts tournament
The annual St. Patrick’s Day golf tournament is Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Carson Valley Golf Course.
The format is a 4-peson scramble.
The cost is $40, which includes green fee, cart, potato soup and corned beef sandwich. Donate three food items to the Food Closet and receive a mulligan. The limit is three mulligans.
Call 265-3181 for information.
Booster golf tourney set for Edgewood
The 28th annual Booster Golf Tournament, a fund-raiser for Whittell and South Tahoe high schools, is set for May 2-3 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
These are two separate one-day tournaments. The top three teams win prizes, and there are raffle prizes, a $100 closest-to-the-pin contest and hole-in-one contest.
The cost is $145, and if you want to play both days the cost is $260.
Call Kevin Kjer at 588-6354 or e-mailKJKjer@aol.com for information. Registration is accepted through the mail. Checks should be written out to Booster Club Golf Tournament, P.O. Box 1124, Zephyr Cove 89448.