Palmer secures spot on diving Team USA |

Palmer secures spot on diving Team USA

Staff Reports
Olympic diving hopeful Krysta Palmer is right at home on the springboard Wednesday at the Carson Valley Swim Center.
Brad Coman |

Douglas High graduate Krysta Palmer has secured a spot on Team USA in the 3-meter springboard that will compete at the FINA World Championships July 20-21 in Budapest.

The former Nevada Wolf Pack standout and current volunteer coach finished the Individual Trials on Sunday in second-place with a score of 927.60.

With Team USA only taking the top two performers, Palmer was just one of two divers to score above the 900-point mark. The other was Brooke Shultz, who finished in first with a score of 976.30.

Palmer’s average score of 67.65 per round was the highest score amongst the other divers.

Jian Li You, Nevada’s diving coach, will be joining Palmer at the Championships, as part of the coaching staff for Team USA.

Palmer, a 2010 Douglas High graduate, placed fourth in synchronized 10-meter platform diving and ninth in the individual platform last year at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials in Indianapolis.

She earned back-to-back Mountain West Conference Diver of the Year honors in 2015-16

Earlier in her career, Palmer competed as a gymnast and in 2003 was named to the U.S. Gymnastics TOPs team before a knee injury ended her Olympic aspirations.

Cwalina, Van Nort win best ball tournament

Paul Cwalina and Bob Van Nort combined to win the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club two-man teams best ball tournament on Sunday.

Cwalina and Van Nort shot a net 58 at the Carson Valley Golf Course, two shots ahead of Charles Poe and John Pearson. Matthew Budjako and Gary Carston shot 61 for third-place, while four teams finished in a fourth-place tie at 64 — Frank Ramirez-John Guidicatti, Dennis Patterson-Larry Rutledge, Jack Sparman-Joe Morrison and Chris Willing-Jim Arens.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Dennis Patterson on the first hole and Marc Menezes on No. 18.

MEFIYI hosts 3-on-3 tournament

Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) is hosting its third annual Carson Valley Days 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on June 10 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

The competition will begin after the Carson Valley Days Parade. A 1:30 p.m. check-in time is scheduled, followed by the start of games at 2 p.m.

Divisions for male, female and coed teams will be available for ages beginning at first grade level.

The cost is $45 for a three-player team or $60 for a four-player team. T-shirts are part of the fee.

Visit the community & senior center, call 782-5500, ext. 1, or email for information or to register.

This event is organized by MEFIYI and sponsored by Active Men’s 20/30 Club #85.

Carson Valley Days volleyball set

Adult and youth players alike will be part of the action when the ninth annual Carson Valley Days Grass Volleyball Tournament is held on June 11 at Lampe Park.

Registration for the Sunday tournament will open at 8 a.m. followed by the start of play at 9 a.m. on grass courts next to the Carson Valley Days Carnival on the east side of the park.

There will be 4-on-4 divisions for open, women and coed and 6-on-6 youth divisions for fifth-sixth graders, seventh-eighth graders and high school (non-varsity).

Registration fees are $60 for adult teams (players must be 16 or older) and $30 for youth teams (players must be under 18 on game day). Entries are due by June 7.

Call Dan Hannah at 775-721-5223 or Douglas County Parks and Recreation at 782-5500, ext. 1, for more information.

Douglas alumni golf tournament on June 16

The Douglas High School football program will host its sixth annual alumni golf tournament June 16 at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

The Friday tournament starts at 9 a.m. with a post-tournament luncheon to follow at the Carson Valley Country Club.

The cost to play in the tournament is $100 per person for those who register before May 1 ($125 afterward) or $400 for a foursome. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

Contact Douglas football coach Ernie Monfiletto at for information.