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Sierra Lutheran celebrates homecoming

Staff Reports

Cali Benton scored 11 points and Amy Westre grabbed 13 rebounds Friday to help the Sierra Lutheran High School girls celebrate homecoming with a 33-16 victory against Excel Christian.

Sierra Lutheran’s boys also won, 63-47. The Falcons led 35-18 at halftime en route to a win that improved their Western Division IV record to 5-2 (11-6 overall).

Sierra Lutheran’s girls led 10-3 after one quarter and 18-5 at halftime for a win that improved their league record to 3-4 (7-10 overall).

Natalie Echeverria and Westre scored 6 points each and Leanna Temple handed out 2 assists.

The Falcons host Mineral County Tuesday in another league contest.

Carson Valley Girls Softball sign-ups to begin Saturday

Sign-ups for the Carson Valley Girls Softball Association’s 2014 season will begin on Saturday for players ages 4 to 18.

Registration will be taken from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gardnerville fire station, 1255 Douglas Ave.

Fees are $80 for girls ages 4 through 6 and $85 for those 7-and-over. A family rate of $160 is available. A $10 discount is being offered for those who sign up on Saturday.

New players are required to bring birth certificate copies. Returning players should bring a completed registration form.

The age divisions include 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13 and 14-18. Eligibility for each division is based on a player’s age as of Jan. 1. Recent high school graduates who are 18 as of Jan. 1, 2014 are eligible to play.

Two other Saturday registration dates are scheduled — Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The final date for sign-ups is on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Gardnerville fire station.

Contact Patti Snyder at 265-6447 or or Joey McNinch at 775-291-3137 or for information.

Sign-ups start for Douglas

‘D’ League youth basketball

Registration is now open for the Douglas Youth Basketball League, which is open to girls and boys from first through sixth grade. Also known as the Douglas High School Developmental “D” League, this program originated in 1987 under a concept in which coaching is conducted by members of the Douglas girls and boys teams and their coaches.

Sessions will be held on Saturdays from 8-11 a.m., utilizing the main and small gyms at Douglas High School.

The cost, if pre-paid, is $75 per student and $65 for siblings. Students may also participate in individual sessions for $25 per day.

League directors are Corey Thacker and Werner Christen, head coaches for the Douglas boys and girls programs. They are assisted by coaches Phil Emm, David Pfaffenberger, Brian Mello and Tracy Herrick.

Go to for information or to register.

Recreation adult volleyball league registration continues

Early registration for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department adult spring volleyball league will continue until Feb. 14.

Four leagues are being offered: Women’s 6-on-6 league on Monday nights, Open A 4-on-4 league on Tuesdays, Coed C 6-on-6 league on Wednesdays and Coed B 6-on-6 league on Thursdays. Teams will play at the Carson Valley Middle School starting March 3.

The early registration fee is $200, which includes eight regular season games and a single elimination postseason tournament. The fee will increase to $225 after Feb. 14. The registration cutoff is Feb. 21.

Call the recreation department at 782-9828 or visit the web at for information.

High school tennis clinic

to be offered in February

A beginner to advance tennis clinic being offered from Feb. 3-24 at 4-5 p.m. by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is designed to provide an opportunity for high school aged students interested in tennis to learn the fundamentals in a fun and energetic class environment.

Classes will be held Mondays on the Lampe Park tennis courts under the direction of Douglas High School coaches Ginny Unger and Susan Cowan. Classes will be held when weather conditions allow.

Students need to wear tennis shoes and bring a racket.

Cost for the program is $70.

Interested persons may pre-register at the recreation department,1323 Waterloo Ln.

Call the recreation department at 782-9828 or visit the web at for information.

Genoa Lakes open for golf

The Genoa Lakes Golf Club Lakes Course is now open for business.

All 18 holes are open for the Lakes Course, although Genoa’s Resort Course remains closed. The golf shop opens at 8:30 a.m. Tee times start at 9 a.m.

A special locals rate of $35 is available, which includes a cart, and $30 per person for a foursome. The normal rate is $55.

Call 782-4653 or go to for information.

Hunter education courses open for Eastern Sierra youth

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering a series of hunter certification classes in Inyo and Mono counties for teenagers who would like to learn to hunt.

A class will be offered the week of Feb. 24-March 7 at Coleville Middle School. The one- or two-hour daily classes are taught by CDFW officers during the regular school day or immediately afterward.

The courses is being offered at no charge for seventh and eighth graders in Bishop, Big Pine, Round Valley, Mammoth Lakes and Coleville schools. Parental or guardian approval is required for all students.

Students who successfully complete a class will earn a lifetime hunter education certificate.