Koontz misses Olympic Trials cut
June 13, 2016
Douglas Doilfins swimmer Shelby Koontz fell short in her bid to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials on June 3 when she logged a time of 1:02.45 in the 100-meter butterfly during an Arena Pro Swim Series meet at the George F. Haines International Aquatic Center in Santa Clara, Calif.
Koontz, a recent Douglas High graduate who has signed to swim for Indiana University, was trying to reach the Olympic Trials standard of 1:01.19. Her personal record is 1:01.30.
The Olympic Trials are June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Neb. The Summer Olympic Games are set for Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Youth football season registration opens
Registration is now being taken for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored NFL Youth Flag Football program.
The league, for girls and boys in first through 12th grades, plays a season that kicks off on Aug. 1 and ends on Oct. 22. A player draft will be held the week of Aug. 1, scrimmages are set to start on Aug. 20 and regular season games begin on Aug. 27.
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The cost of registration is $80 for all ages, $90 from July 16-27.
At least 40 volunteer coaches are needed for the program in the third-fourth grade, fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade and high school leagues. Douglas County Parks and Recreation coach's application and background checks are required for those coaches.
Volleyball tournament today at Lampe Park
A summer schedule of volleyball events begins today when the eighth annual Carson Valley Days Grass Volleyball Tournament is held at Lampe Park.
Three adult divisions and three youth divisions are set for the tournament. Registration will open at 8 a.m. and play starts at 9.
Adult divisions include men's, women's and coed, while the youth divisions are "open" fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade and high school. The cost is $60 for adult teams and $30 for youth teams. Players must be 16 years of age or older to play in the adult divisions.
Hannah and Rick Jenkins are instructors for a series of summer skills clinics at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center on July 18-21 and Aug. 1-4 for students in fourth through eighth grades.
Sessions are designed to teach fundamental, advanced skills and "love of the game." Group instruction includes drills, video, on-court personal training and matches.
Registration is open to girls and boys. The cost is $50 for beginning level clinics from 8-10 a.m., $75 for sixth-seventh grade competitive level clinics from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and $75 for eighth grade competitive classes from 1-3 p.m.
Golf lessons at Sunridge
Raegan Bellik, an LPGA instructor, is currently giving golf lessons at Sunrdige Golf Club.
She can be reached at 775-721-8142.
Zephyr Cove tennis event to be held Wednesday
Random partners will face unknown opponents at the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club's inaugural Hump Day tennis soiree on Wednesday.
This monthly round robin doubles is a "light-hearted, casual night of tennis" for adults of all ability levels.
Play starts at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for club members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for spectators (meal only). Membership is $80 for the year. First-time members who sign-up that night get to play at this Hump Day for free.
Visithttp://www.zctennis.com/about/membership/ for membership information.
Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert, as well as beverage of choice for the barbecue.
No advance sign-up is required.
Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is located on Warrior Way off Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove.