Kinsler wins bicycle race |

Kinsler wins bicycle race

Justin Kinser, riding for the Alta Alpina Cycling Club composite team, won the freshman boys race Sept. 10 at the Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League’s Ironhorse Roundup in Reno.

The Douglas High School student clocked a time of 59 minutes, 50 seconds over three laps to outdistance a field of 30 riders in the freshman race at Hidden Valley Regional Park. He surged into the lead on the first lap and crossed the finish line 74 seconds ahead of the runner-up, Alan Tester from North Tahoe High School.

The High Sierra Showdown is scheduled to be held today at Mammoth Mountain as the third leg of the four-race Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League season. The series concludes with the league championships on Oct. 16 at Tahoe Donner Nordic Center.

Pitcock wins at Empire Ranch

Bob Pitcock emerged as the winner of a closely contested Flight A Wednesday during Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club play in Carson City.

Pitcock carded a net score of 66 to take first-place in a flight that saw three shots separate the top five at Empire Ranch Golf Course. Tom Sawyer edged Gene Gaston on a tie-breaker for second-place, as both came in at 68. John Tierney also shot 68 to place fourth and Bill Gibson shot 69 to take fifth.

Ties were resolved by comparing scores on the most difficult holes.

John Masiello won Flight B on a tie-breaker over Chuck Bell, as both finished at net 64. Dick Montoya took third-place at 65, while Robey Willis and Rich Bremenour both shot 68 to finish fourth and fifth respectively.

Martin Johnson shot 62 to win Flight C. Ken Cuneo followed with a 67 for second-place and Dave Nolte with a 71 for third-place. Adam Huber and Fred Perdomo both shot 72 to finish fourth and fifth respectively.

Maurice Dias took a one-shot victory in Flight D with his 60, followed by Bill Kaster’s 61. Tom Harlow won a tie-breaker from Ralph Bothe to take third-place, as both shot 63. Bob Pluth finished fifth with his 64.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Chuck Bell on the Blue Course fifth hole, Gaston on No. 8 for both the Blue and Red courses, as well as Gibson on Red No. 3.

Genoa Lakes to host night event

The Genoa Lakes Ranch course is hosting a Glow Golf Tournament the evening of Oct. 1.

The cost is $50 for non-members, $30 for members and $40 for social members. The cost includes golf, cart, range balls, buy-in for the game, glow balls and glow necklaces,

The event starts with food at 6 p.m., followed by the shotgun start of the nine-hole shotgun at around 7:30 p.m. Bring flashlights and headlamps. There’s a prize for the best decorated golf cart. The course will be all par-3s.

Call 782-7700 for more information.

Gonzales wins tennis crown

James Gonzales beat Josh Balderson and Paul Bruso, both in straight sets, to claim the men’s A division championship at last weekend’s Carson Tennis Club event at Centennial Park.

Steve West of Winnemucca defeated Rich Beller of Reno 6-2, 6-3 to win the B singles title. West avenged an earlier tournament loss to Beller.

Jay and Bradley Wiggins won the adult-child mixed division, knocking off Dave Saarem and Jason Artz 6-3 and 6-2 in the championship match. Jay and Laura Wiggins won the mixed B doubles with a 6-3 and 6-0 win over Bob McCann and Yrma Haro. Tex Webb and Gregg White beat Bruso and Mark Allione 4-6, 6-2 and 14-12 in the men’s B doubles finale.