Pau-Wa-Lu volleyball teams sweep matches |

Pau-Wa-Lu volleyball teams sweep matches

Staff Reports

The Pau-Wa-Lu eighth grade volleyball team opened its season Thursday with a 2-0 Tah-Neva League victory at home against Carson Middle School.

Pau-Wa-Lu won by game scores of 25-6, 25-14. Madison Smalley led the Panthers with four kills, while Rori Fair and Ciera Schinzing added one each. Taylynn Kizer also contributed four digs and Olivia Johnson two.

In seventh grade action, Ria Axelson and Meadow Shull had eight service points each while Courtney Battcher contributed two digs to help Pau-Wa-Lu defeat Carson, 2-0.

The Panthers won by game scores of 25-16, 25-15.

Both Pau-Wa-Lu teams play again Tuesday when they travel to Truckee for league matches against Alder Creek Middle School.

Carson Valley Fastpitch sign-ups

Carson Valley Fastpitch is now accepting pre-registration for its 2016 season.

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: Saturday from noon-4 p.m.; Jan. 13 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. Coaches and sponsors are needed.

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

Youth volleyball league to start

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will start accepting registration for its youth volleyball league season next week.

Early registration begins Monday and 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.

Volunteer coaches are needed to support the program. Coaches are required to go through an application and background check process that must be received by Feb. 19. Douglas County pays for the background checks.

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

Adult volleyball league sign-ups start Monday

Registration for the parks and recreation department’s adult spring volleyball league season is beginning Monday.

The early registration period will extend from Monday through Feb. 5, during which time the cost will be $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.

Little Tykes’ indoor soccer to be offered

The parks and recreation department is starting Little Tykes indoor soccer for children ages 2 to 6.

Classes will be held at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center to provide an opportunity for young children to learn soccer.

Two sessions are set for toddlers ages 2-3, one starting Monday through Feb. 29 from 9-9:45 a.m., and another starting today and extending through Feb. 21 from noon-12:45 p.m. Classes for children ages 4-6 will be held on the same dates, Mondays from 10-11 a.m. or Sundays from 1-2 p.m.

The cost is $65 per session.

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 opens on Saturday and will continue on Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and 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.

The league is directed by Douglas varsity boys and girls coaches, Corey Thacker and Werner Christen. The staff of coaches also includes Phil Emm, David Pfaffenberger, Brian Mello, Jason Carter, Keri Moss, Steve Walsh, Eric Emm and Craig Burnside.