Line Drive U now open |

Line Drive U now open

Staff Reports

Line Drive University is now open for the season.

Line Drive is located at 2577 Nowlin Rd., Minden. Hours of operation are 4-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The facility offers baseball and fast-pitch softball batting cages as well as hitting, pitching and fielding practice areas.

Slow-pitch softball is also available.

Line Drive U Manager Ray Lahlum explained that the purpose of the facility is to ensure “teams, players and their families to have somewhere to practice when the weather is bad as well as a place to go to make up for the shortage of fields.”

The Douglas High School baseball and softball programs have utilized the facility in years past, as have Carson Valley Girls Softball, Carson Valley Little League as well as several travel teams.

Private instruction is available for hitting, pitching, fielding and throwing, as are season family memberships, Lahlum added.

Call 267-3331 for information.

‘Super Bowl’ golf at CVGC

The Carson Valley Golf Course is hosting a Super Bowl Saturday Tournament, a two-player scramble which will feature a two-team format.

Those two teams will represent the AFC and NFC, of course, which means 50 percent of the field will emerge as winners.

A 10 a.m. start is scheduled on Saturday.

The cost is $35, which includes golf, cart, a $10 prize fund and soup.

Call Carson Valley Golf Course at 265-3181 for information.

Softball sign-ups continue

Carson Valley Girls Softball Association season sign-ups continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gardnerville fire station, 1255 Douglas Ave.

The league is open to players ages 4 to 18. The cost is $80 for girls ages 4 through 6 and $85 for those 7-and-over. A family rate of $160 is available.

New players need to bring birth certificate copies. Returning players should bring a completed registration form.

The age divisions include 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13 and 14-18. Eligibility for each division is based on a player’s age as of Jan. 1. Recent high school graduates who are 18 as of Jan. 1, 2014 are eligible to play.

Two other registration dates are scheduled — Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m.

Contact Patti Snyder at 265-6447 or or Joey McNinch at 775-291-3137 or for information.

Babe Ruth meeting Thursday

Carson Valley Babe Ruth is holding a board meeting Thursday 6:30 p.m. at Pizza Barn, 1544 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

The purpose of the meeting is to fill any vacant board positions and plan the spring Babe Ruth sign-ups.

Adult volleyball sign-ups continue

Early registration for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department adult spring volleyball league will continue until Feb. 14.

Four leagues are being offered: Women’s 6-on-6 league on Monday nights, Open A 4-on-4 league on Tuesdays, Coed C 6-on-6 league on Wednesdays and Coed B 6-on-6 league on Thursdays. Teams begin play at the Carson Valley Middle School March 3.

The early registration fee is $200, which includes eight regular season games and a single elimination postseason tournament. The fee will increase to $225 after Feb. 14. The registration cutoff is Feb. 21.

Call 782-9828 or visit the web at for information.

High school tennis clinic set

A beginner to advance tennis clinic being offered from Feb. 3-24 at 4-5 p.m. by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is designed to provide an opportunity for high school aged students interested in tennis to learn the fundamentals in a fun and energetic class environment.

Classes will be held Mondays on the Lampe Park tennis courts under the direction of Douglas High School coaches Ginny Unger and Susan Cowan. Classes will be held when weather conditions allow.

Students need to wear tennis shoes and bring a racket. The cost is $70.

Interested persons may pre-register at the recreation department,1323 Waterloo Ln.

Call the recreation department at 782-9828 or visit the web at for information.