Knighton wins senior club golf tournament |

Knighton wins senior club golf tournament

Staff Reports

Dave Knighton carded a net 65 to win Flight A last Wednesday during Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club play in Carson City.

Knighton won the flight by one shot over Augie Martinez at 66 during the individual stroke play event at Silver Oak Golf Course. Geoff Swann shot 67 to take third-place by a tie-breaker over Richard Brown. Tom Welton shot 67 to place fifth.

Kurt Cleek shot 60 to win Flight B. Fred Perdomo shot 63 for second-place and Robey Willis shot 68 for third-place. Henry Teague took fourth-place on a tie-breaker over Duane Carroll, as both shot 71.

Flight C was won by Donnie Curd at 62. Dave Serviss shot 67 to capture second-place on a tie-breaker over George Allison. Ralph Bothe shot 68 to place fourth and Tom Teders 70 to place fifth.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Tony Barbaria on the second hole, Jim Shabi on No. 6, Wade Walker on No. 12 and Mel Ness on No. 14.

Hunter safety class Saturday

A hunter safety class is being hosted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The class at the sheriff’s office administration building in Minden offers a certificate that is valid to purchase a hunting license anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The course will cover several topics including wilderness survival, gun safety, wildlife habitat and conservation, archery and hunting regulations.

Completion of a work book is mandatory prior to the class. The work book can be obtained at the sheriff’s office or purchased online.

The cost is $5 unless the participant is under 18. Fees for students under 18 years of age will be paid for by the Carson Valley Chukar Club.

The class is limited to 40 students per class and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, visit and click on Learn and Participate/Hunter Ed Class.

Call the sheriff’s administration at 782-9900 for information.

Youth bowling sign-ups Aug. 26

Wink’s Silver Strike Lanes youth program sign-ups will be held on Aug. 26.

Registration will be taken from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Wink’s Silver Strike Lanes. The cost is $35 overall or $9 per a week for bowling, which includes a shirt as well as U.S. Bowling Congress registration.

Preparation is also underway for the high school bowling club season. The cost for the season is $125, which covers registration for the High Desert Interscholastic Bowling Program. Practice will begin in late September.

Contact coach David Dickey at for information.

Carson pancreatic cancer fundraiser on Sept. 16

Three sports — golf, running and power lifting — will be featured on Sept. 16 when the Carson City Kiwanis Club presents its fourth annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City.

In addition to the golf tournament, a four-person scramble scheduled for 9 a.m., a 5K fun run is set for 8 a.m. and the Carson City Bench Press Championships from 7-9 a.m.

The golf tournament fee is $90 per player, which includes range balls as well as lunch and prizes. Lunch tickets for guests can be purchased for $10.

The 5K fee is $30 and $10 for the kids half-mile 12-and-under fun run. The bench press fee is $10 for three lifts, with a variety of categories available.

Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as well as the Carson City Kiwanis scholarship fund.

Contact Robey Willis at for information.

WAVE fishing derby Sept. 30

Welcome All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE) will host its Fishing Derby on Sept. 30 at Topaz Lake.

The Saturday event will be held from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. as a fundraiser for WAVE’s program to assist veterans.

The entry fee is $50 and the number of entries will be limited to 500.

Prizes for tagged fish include $2,500 for a gold tag, $1,000 for silver and $500 for bronze. Fifty other prizes worth at least $50 will also be available. Prizes will only be awarded for catches on the day of the event and will be limited to one prize per entry. A fishing license is required to participate.