Little League sign-ups Saturday |

Little League sign-ups Saturday

Staff Reports

Carson Valley Little League continues to accept online registration for its 2018 season and will take sign-ups this Saturday at the Douglas County Community Center.

Sign-ups will be taken from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday and then on Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the community center. To register online, visit the website, as a time-saving step. Anyone who registers online still needs to present an original birth certificate and proof of residency documents at one of the two remaining sign-up sessions.

Costs for the various divisions include $90 for T-ball (4-6 years of age) and $115 for Minor B (6-7 year olds), Minor A (7-10 year olds), Minor AA (8-11 year olds) and Majors (9-12 year olds). A discount of $10 per player is available for three or more siblings.

Call 775-450-5567 or visit the league’s website for more information.

Pau-Wa-Lu volleyball teams win in Truckee

The Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeated Adler Creek 25-15, 25-12 in a Tah-Neva League match on Tuesday in Truckee.

Molly Cloutier made good on 15 serves in a row, including three aces, and Riley Mello had 10 in a row with one ace. Truett Bryce and Karris David contributed two kills each, Marin Collins had one block and Jessica James two digs for the Panthers. Coach Rick Jenkins gave credit to setters Emma Glover and Ryleigh Blaire for igniting the offense.

Also on Tuesday, the Pau-Wa-Lu sixth-seventh grade team won at Alder Creek, 25-7, 25-16.

In the opening set, with the Panthers leading 9-6, Jessika Gmitter ran a string of nine serves, followed by Addy Doerr with the final six points. In the second set, Haley Weimer ran off a series of seven service points to

break open a 12-10 game, then Leona Arcos finished the game off with the final two points, according to coach Dan Hannah.

‘D’ League basketball program continues

The Douglas High School Developmental (“D”) League basketball season will continue with three more sessions over the next three Saturdays.

Girls and boys in first through sixth grades are eligible for the program, a series of clinics that are being held from 9 a.m. to noon in both the large and small gyms at Douglas High School.

“D” League, presented by the Tiger Basketball Camp, originated in 1987 and is supervised by Douglas High coaches and players. Each day typically consists of 90 minutes of player development drills and 90 minutes for games.

Each session will focus on individual skill development, basic understanding of team concepts and basketball rules.

The cost is $65 for three sessions ($50 for a sibling), $45 for two sessions ($35 for a sibling) or $25 for a single session. Registration will be taken at the door.

Youth softball registration continues through January

Online registration is still being taken for the Carson Valley Fastpitch youth softball season.

Visit the organization’s website — — to register players ages 4 to 14. Three registration dates are set for the Douglas County Community & Senior Center: Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., Jan. 27 from noon-2 p.m. and Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

The age divisions are 6U, 8U, 10U and 14U (ages 11-14). Eligibility in each division is based on a player’s age as of Dec. 31, 2017.

Registration fees are $90 for players 4-6 years of age, $120 for 7-and-over with a maximum rate of $200 per family.

Coaches and sponsors are also needed for the 2018 season.

All-star travel teams are being formed in the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U divisions. Contact Joe Gooch at 530-210-1469 or for information.

Openings still available for flag football league

Openings are still available for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department’s adult flag football season.

The deadline to register has been extended to Saturday and the season will begin later this month. The cost is $530 per team.

Call Scott Doerr at 782-5500, ext. 1, for information.

Planning begins for Kids’ Fishing Derby on June 2-3

Preparation has already begun for the 29th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby on June 2-3 at Lampe Park.

Sponsorships and donations are being accepted for the event, which attracted more than 1,200 girls and boys 3 to 12 years of age. There is no cost for children to participate in the derby, which operates as a 501(c)3 organization with a board of directors.

“The success of our last 28 years is due largely to the outstanding support we have received from the community,” noted board president Tyler Creel.

Every participant receives a gift and is eligible for prizes that are awarded for the largest fish caught in each of the seven sessions held over two days and for every tagged fish caught.

Contact Steve Hamilton, the organization’s fundraising/sponsorship chairman, at for more information.