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Peterson leading runner in trail 5K

Staff Reports

Fourteen-year-old Karina Peterson of Minden emerged as the overall winner on Saturday in the Running With Rudolph 5-kilometer trail run in Carson City.

Peterson ran 24 minutes, 10 seconds on the 5K course behind Western Nevada College to outdistance a field of 47 entrants in the second leg of the Ascent Winter Trail Run Series.

Brady Heusser, 18, of Dayton was second overall in 24:28 and Ryan Radtke, 36, of Sparks third in 26:31. Kate Blake of Minden was the second woman and fourth overall finisher in 28:05.

Davy Rowe of Genoa placed fifth overall in 28:08. He was the first runner among 40-and-over entrants.

Nathaniel Williams of Carson City won the 7-mile run in a time of 54:22 over a challenging course. Williams, 19, a state champion cross country runner for Sierra Lutheran High School, ran as a freshman this fall for Colorado School of Mines.

Brett Long of Carson City finished second in 55:54 and Ross McMahan of Incline Village was third in 1:04:03.

Andi Pape, 39, of Genoa was the first woman to finish and ninth overall in a time of 1:11:42.

Craig Young of Gardnerville was the fastest local finisher in a time of 1:10:02 for seventh overall and third in the men’s 40-49 age group.

Gardnerville residents Sandra Wendel and Lesley Tuggle were the top two runners in the 60-and-over age group with respective times of 1:25:12 and 1:54:13.

Wendel placed fifth in her women’s 60-64 age group at Ironman Hawaii in October.

Flag football sign-ups

Early sign-ups for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Flag Football League opened on Monday and will continue through Jan. 10.

The cost is $465 per team and includes 10 regular season games and a post season elimination tournament. The fee will increase to $515 after Jan. 10. The registration deadline is Jan. 17 and games start on Jan. 26.

Games will be played on Sundays at Lampe Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the parks and recreation office at 782-9828 or go to for information.

Elks Hoop Shoot

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 is sponsoring its annual Elks Hoop Shoot National Basketball Free Throw Contest on Jan. 14 at Meneley Elementary School.

The contest, which starts at 3:45 p.m., is open to boys and girls age 8-13 in Douglas County and South Lake Tahoe. Each contestant will have 25 free throw shots at the hoop.

Registration will take place at the event.

Local winners will qualify for the district finals in Reno on Jan. 18 with the state finals to be held Feb. 1 in Hawthorne.

Call Gary Wendt at 265-6136 for information.

Golf season passes on sale

The Carson Valley Golf Course is putting 2014 season passes on sale starting today.

Single season passes are available for $925 and $1,600 for couples. The prices are $1,400 for singles with a cart and $2,350 for couples with a cart. A dozen personalized golf balls for anyone who purchases a pass today.

Passes are available on a limited basis. Visit the pro shop or call 265-3181 for information.