Panthers volleyball team defeats Alder Creek |

Panthers volleyball team defeats Alder Creek

Staff Reports

The Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School eighth grade volleyball team swept to a 2-0 Tah-Neva League victory Tuesday against Alder Creek in Truckee.

Olivia Johnson served 15 consecutive points with two aces in the second game to help Pau-Wa-Lu close out its second straight victory. The Panthers won by set scores of 25-17 and 25-11.

Maddi Smalley had four kills to lead the Panthers at the net. Taylynn Kizer had three digs and Destiny Vaughan two digs, while Amanda Hone added two aces and Emily Carr one.

The Panthers’ seventh grade team lost in three sets, 25-19, 14-25, 10-15.

Youth volleyball league starts

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for its youth volleyball league season.

Early registration will continue until Feb. 5 for leagues that will be organized for third-through-12th grade. Play will be organized for beginner to advance players, emphasizing skill development and fun completion.

Participants will be assigned to a team through a draft system. Games will be played on week nights at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

The cost is $80 until regular registration starts on Feb. 6, at which time the cost will be $90.

Call the community center at 782-5500 ext. 1 or go to for information.

Adult volleyball league sign-ups due to continue

Early registration for the parks and recreation department’s adult spring volleyball league season will continue until Feb. 5.

During this time the fee is $200. A regular registration period will be held from Feb. 6-12, at which time the cost will be $250.

The regular season will include eight games, followed by a single-elimination tournament. All matches will be played on week nights at the community center.

Call 782-5500 ext. 1 or visit for information.

Shawn Estes Night on Feb. 6

Shawn Estes will be featured at a benefit dinner and auction on Feb. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 18 and younger. Benefits will be split between Douglas High’s baseball program and Carson Valley Girls Fastpitch Association.

Estes played at Douglas High before going on to a career in professional baseball (see related story in The R-C).

Call 267-3331 For more information on the dinner.

Carson Valley Fastpitch sign-ups

Carson Valley Fastpitch will be accepting registration for its 2016 season through the month of January.

Preregistration on the organization’s website — — is required and payment must be brought to one of the four registration dates at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center: tonight from 6-8 p.m.; Jan. 21 from 6-8 p.m.; and Jan. 23 from noon-2 p.m.

New players need to provide a birth certificate copy.

Registration is $80 for players ages 4-6 and $85 for players 7-and-over, with a $160 maximum cost per family.

Contact Patti Snyder at 265-6447 or or Melissa Strazi at 775-291-3763 or for information.

Line Drive U now open for baseball, softball

The Line Drive University indoor baseball and softball batting cages and practice facility is now open for the 2016 season.

Line Drive University — located at 2577 Nowlin Rd., just south of Johnson Lane — offers coin operated batting cages on a walk-in basis.

Practice areas are also available for individuals or teams.

The facility’s hours are 4-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Call 267-3331 for more information.

Youth basketball league to begin

The Douglas Youth Basketball League, which has been in existence since 1987, will once again be hosted by the Douglas High School boys and girls basketball programs.

The Development League, or “D League,” is open to boys and girls who are currently first through sixth grade students. The league is directed by the coaches of both Douglas basketball programs, along with high school players who assist in teaching fundamental drills and games.

Sessions will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon in the high school’s two gyms. The league will continue through Feb. 6.

Each session focuses on individual skill development and the basic understanding of team concepts and rules of the game.

The cost is $75 per student. For families that have more than one sibling, the cost is $60 per child. The cost is reduced by $5 for those who register and pay online at the website. Registration will also be taken at the door on the first day.