Pike Reardon places 10th at Donner Lake Triathlon
Pike Reardon of Gardnerville emerged as a top-10 finisher on July 26 during the 34th Donner Lake Triathlon near Truckee, Calif.
Reardon placed 10th overall in the half triathlon in a time of 5 hours, 22 minutes, 54 seconds over a course that measured out to a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13-plus-mile run — or two laps around Donner Lake.
Reardon, 51, completed the swim in 31:33, the cycling route in 3:01:03 and the run in 1:47:29.
Donatas Ereminas of Truckee was the overall winner in 4:41:51. The top 10 in the half triathlon included athletes from California, Texas, Utah and two from Nevada.
The triathlon attracted more than 800 athletes to Donner Lake’s West End Beach for two days of competition. The weekend of racing began Saturday with the Sprint triathlon, the Truckee Open Water Swim and the Kids triathlon. It concluded Sunday with the Donner Lake Aquabike, the half triathlon and the traditional Olympic triathlon.
CVMS open gym set for hoops
Carson Valley Middle School girls basketball open gyms will be held on Aug. 12-14 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the school’s main gym.
CVMS coach Kevin Huff said the gym will be open to all sixth through eighth grade girls who are interested in trying out for the school’s girls basketball teams this fall. Tryouts for the CVMS teams will be held on Aug. 18-20 from 3-5 p.m. All girls trying out for the team will need to have a current physical on file before tryouts. Athletes do not need to have a physical for the open gyms.
Tie-breakers needed at Empire Ranch
Tie-breakers were abundant last Wednesday during the Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club individual stroke play tournament in Carson City.
Al Adrian secured first-place in Flight A over John Tierney on a tie-breaker — one of six needed on the day — as both players carded net scores of 64 at Empire Ranch Golf Course.
Tom Welton was awarded third-place over John Masiello on another tie-breaker, as both players finished at 67. Fred Olesek finished fifth at 68.
Flight B was also decided by a tie-breaker, as Mike Rogers shot 66 and took first-place ahead of Al Giannotti.
Rod Corbit shot 68 for third-place on a tie-breaker over Nils Sharpe and Bob Pitcock finished fifth at 69.
Gary Mick carded a 59, the best net score of the tournament overall, to earn first-place in Flight C, two shots better than Wes Franklin. Rudy Hammond took third-place with a score of 67, while Donnie Curd shot 69 to secure fourth-place on a tie-breaker over Rich Bremenour.
In Flight D, Chris Nenzel also won on a tie-breaker as he carded a 61 to edge Peter Youngdahl for first-place. Norm Scoggin shot 63 to place third, Carl Slate shot 64 to place fourth and Steve Isaacson shot 68 for fifth-place.
Closest-to-the-pin winners included Rod Corbit on the White Course fourth hole, Bill Gibson on White No. 8, Scoggin on Blue No. 5 and Giannotti on Blue No. 8.
Musselman to appear at Jethro’s
Eric Musselman, the new head men’s basketball coach at the University of Nevada, will be the featured guest speaker for the sixth annual Jethro’s Charity King Crab Feed & Steak Cookout on Aug. 14 in the Gardnerville Ranchos.
This year’s event proceeds will benefit local organizations MEFIYI, Dias Con Cristo Retreat Organization, Welcome All Veterans Everywhere and CC Meneley Elementary School ball fields.
Since 2009, the event has raised $100,000 for such Carson Valley organizations as Boys and Girls Club, Austin’s House, Douglas County Community & Senior Center, Douglas High School Leadership Club, Alpine Search and Rescue, Backpack Buddies.
The event will include a raffle, silent and live auction items.
Call Rhonda Moore 775-230-2135 for sponsorship or information.
Hunter safety class to be held Aug. 22
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its annual fall hunter safety class on Aug. 22 in Minden.
Instruction will be conducted from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 1038 Buckeye Road. The cost is $5. The Carson Valley Chukar Club will pay for students under 18.
Persons who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate that is valid to purchase a hunting license anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The course will cover such topics as wilderness survival, gun safety, archery, wildlife habitat and conservation, as well as hunting regulations.
The class is limited to 35 students and preregistration is required. Participants need to bring their lunch.
Completion of a work book prior to the class is mandatory. The work book can be obtained at the sheriff’s office or purchased online.
Flag football sign-ups continue
The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is still accepting sign-ups for its NFL Flag Football season.
Games are played Saturdays at Stodick Park during a season that extends from Aug. 24 through Nov. 14. The age groups include first-second grade, third-fourth grade, fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade and high school.
Youth sports officials needed
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department needs youth flag football and basketball officials.
Officials need to be 16 years or older and available to work evenings and weekends. Previous experience is preferred but not necessary.
Training for youth flag football officials starts in August. Officials can earn $15-25 per game.
Call Mark Waggoner at 775-741-1594 or the recreation department at 782-5500 for information.
Kiwanis Golf event Sept. 19
The second annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament is Sept. 19 at Empire Ranch Golf Course in Carson City.
The cost is $75, and there are six divisions. The senior division is open to golfers 55 and over.
There is a long drive in each division and closest to the hole. There will be putting tape and mulligans for sale.
Contact Robey Willis at robeybarb.sbcglobal.net for more information.