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Bob Ellis, left, a long-time volunteer for the Kids' Fishing Derby, enjoys a moment with Sen. Dean Heller during last year's event at Lampe Park. The 28th annual derby will be held on June 3-4.
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Registration is about to open up for the 28th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby on June 3-4 at Lampe Park.

The derby, which is held for children 3-12 years of age, will begin taking registration on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Walgreen’s parking lot and will continue each Saturday at the same time and location leading up to the derby.

Registration will also be available at Accolades Trophies starting on Saturday. Registration will be taken during regular business hours.

Both locations also register derby volunteers and will also sell raffle tickets to help pay for fish, prizes, tackle and bait for the kids. The grand prizes for the raffle this year are a Mad Dog scooter, a kids quad and a $300 gift card from the Sportsman’s Warehouse.

Registration forms for mail in will also be available at the Douglas County Parks and Recreation desk in the community center.

Email to obtain a registration form.

Shabi, Tierney win senior club flight

Jim Shabi and John Tierney combined to win Flight A last Wednesday during Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club tournament play in Carson City.

Shabi and Tierney carded a net score of 61 to win their flight by two shots in the two-man team scramble at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

Dennis Joseph and Bud Dick took second-place in Flight A with their net 63, followed by Wade Walker and Brick Ludington at 64. Steve Isaacson and David Knighton shot 65 to place fourth.

Dino DiCianno and Roger Maxwell shot 52 to win Flight B, six shots ahead of Nick Paul and John Masiello in second-place. Adam Huber and Bill Gibson took third-place on a tie-breaker over Rich Torok and Augie Martinez, as both teams finished at 60.

Dan Rodgers and Jerry Ventura won Flight C with their score of 55, one shot better than Fred Perdomo and Myron Carpenter. Peter Youngdahl and Kurt Cleek took third-place at 60, followed by Ray McPartlin and Joe O’Brien at 62.

Closest to the pin winners were Isaacson on the fifth hole, Cleek on No. 7, Rodgers on No. 13 and Joseph on No. 17.

The club played again at Eagle Valley while work continues to repair flood damage at its home Empire Ranch Golf Course is being recovered from flood damage.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association offers backcountry course

This spring, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering a course designed for individuals to stay safe while having fun in the backcountry.

The two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is the industry standard for professional outdoor leaders and will provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. TRTA and Wilderness Medicine of NOLS are hosting the WFA course, which will help you prepare for the unexpected.

This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations for extended periods of time. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you will receive a two-year certification and have the knowledge, skills and ability to make rescues in the backcountry.

Visit the “upcoming courses” page at to find out more information and register. Call or email Maggie at 775-298-4493 or with any questions.

Final hunter safety class to be held on April 8

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will host its final spring hunter safety class on April 8.

The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and is limited to 35 students. Pre-registration is required. Visit or call the sheriff’s administration office at 782-9900 for information.

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

The cost is $5; registration fees for students under 18 are paid for by the Carson Valley Chukar Club. The class is certified and anyone who passes receives a certificate valid anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

The course covers such topics as wilderness survival, gun safety, wildlife habitat and conservation, archery and hunting regulations.

Douglas alumni golf tournament on June 16

The Douglas High School football program will host its sixth annual alumni golf tournament June 16 at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

The Friday event starts at 9 a.m. with a post-tournament luncheon to follow at the Carson Valley Country Club.

The cost is $100 per person for those who register before May 1 ($125 afterward) or $400 for a foursome. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100.

Contact Douglas coach Ernie Monfiletto at for information.

Douglas wrestling clinic set for April

The Douglas High School wrestling team will host a clinic four weeks in April for youngsters ages 5-16.

The clinic will be Monday and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. in the school’s small gym. The cost is $125.

Instruction in basic fundamentals will be offered in a variety of areas, including stance and motion, single leg and double leg moves, Half Nelson, pinning combinations, escapes and switches, situational wrestling, and in the final session, full matches will be held.

Call coach Jake Fair at 775-790-1390 for information.

Molly Awards applications are due by April 10

April 10 is the deadline for submitting applications from student-athletes for the Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) Molly Awards.

The 13th annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet will be held on May 1 at the Carson Valley Inn. The event is named after former Douglas High School student-athlete Molly Lahlum.

Applicants eligible for this recognition must be Douglas County students between 9 and 18.

Student-athletes must qualify in each of following areas: academic excellence, athletic participation and community service.

Three $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors. Forty student-athletes will be selected for MEFIYI’s 2017 class. A completed nomination form must be postmarked by mail or emailed no later than April 10.

Nomination forms are at and click the Molly Awards link.

Email or call 781-5954 for information.

Genoa Lakes Ladies’ Golf Club season to open

The Genoa Lakes Ladies’ Golf Club will kick off its 2017 season on April 4. Women golfers age 18 and older are invited to join in for a season of weekly tournaments offered for members on Tuesday mornings at one of the Genoa Lakes courses from April through mid-October.

Dues are $145 per year and cover GHIN handicap dues, three complimentary luncheons, a hole-in-one fund and awards.

Members with an established GHIN handicap are eligible to participate in Northern Nevada Women’s Golf Association’s High Sierra Team Play for an additional $5 per year.

Contact president Mary Zimmerman at 435-655-5267 or for information or a membership application.

Booster golf tourney at Edgewood

Registration for the annual Booster Club Golf Tournament at Edgewood is open.

The tourney takes place May 6-7.

The event benefits Whittell and South Tahoe high schools.

Contact Kevin Kjer at 775-588-6354 or email for more information.