Sports Digest: Hitting camp offered March 16-17 |

Sports Digest: Hitting camp offered March 16-17

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Krush Athletics will present its 2013 hitting camp for baseball and fast-pitch softball players ages 8-15 from March 16-17 at Line Drive U off of Johnson Lane in Minden.

Cost is $150. Softball sessions are 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and baseball sessions at 11:30 am. to 4 p.m. Campers receive instruction, a camp T-shirt, the book “How and Where Will A Professional Baseball Scout Find Me?” by Chicago White Sox scout John Kazanas, Billy Kehoe’s book “What Every Hitter Must Know” and other Krush Athletics handouts.

To register, or for more information, visit or e-mail

Youth Soccer gearing up

Carson Valley American Youth Soccer Organization is gearing up for the fall season.

Volunteers are sought for a variety of roles within the league.

For more information, or for player information, contact Liz Baumgartner at 901-6409 or e-mail

Umpires needed

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is looking for ASA softball umpires for its summer and fall leagues. Games are held Mondays through Thursdays at Lampe Park. Training and certification is available. For more information, contact Sheryl Christian at 782-9828.

Adult soccer sign-ups

Carson Valley Adult Coed Soccer is accepting new teams and players for the 2013 season. An information open managers meeting is set for Friday at 6:30 p.m. In the recreation annex at 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, across from Lampe Park.

Players looking for a team are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Dave at 775-901-6409 or

Adult baseball sign-ups

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department Baseball League early registration begins March 25.

Cost is $950 per team before April 19, and $1,000 after.

Registration deadline is April 26. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Games will be Sundays at Lampe Park starting May 12 between 9 a.m. And 4 p.m.

The league includes a minimum of 10 games with the top four teams advancing to a single elimination tournament. An award will be given to tournament winners. Players must be at least 18 years old.

For more information, or for a registration form, visit or contact the Douglas County Parks & Rereation Department at 775-782-9828.

Hunter safety class offered

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will host two Hunter Safety Classes on March 16 and March 25. It will be the last time the office hosts a class before the fall.

Classes are limited to 35 students per class and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, visit and click on the “Learn and Participate/Hunter Ed Class.” Those without online access can call 782-9900 during business hours.

The completion of a workbook is mandatory prior to the class. The workbook can be obtained at the Sheriff’s Office or purchased online. Cost for the course is $5, unless the participant is younger than 18, in which case fees are paid by the Carson Valley Chukar Club.

Anyone who passes the course will receive a certificate valid anywhere in the United States or Canada. The certificate will allow the holder to purchase a hunting license.

The course will cover several topics, including wilderness survival, gun safety, wildlife habitat and conservation, archery and hunting regulations.

Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club

The Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club is accepting membership applications for the 2013 season. The first tournament is March 17 at the Carson Valley Golf Course and continues with tournaments every Sunday morning until Nov. 10 with 35 total tournaments.

There will be a free awards banquet for all members on Nov. 10 after the final tournament.

Dues for 2013 are $55, which includes Northern Nevada Golf Association Membership for the year.

The fee is $45 for Carson Valley Golf Club season pass holders.

All tournaments are handicapped and flighted, and a variety of tournament formats will be offered.

Applications and schedules are available at the Carson Valley Golf Course Pro Shop, 1027 Riverview Drive, Gardnerville. You can submit your application and dues at the Pro Shop.

For more information, call 265-3181.

Bowling league sign-ups

Silver Strike Lanes in the Gardnerville Ranchos is accepting sign-ups for a Wednesday Night Bingo League that starts March 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The league runs 15 weeks and will include two-person teams. Bingo pots are $10 for each game and roll to the following week if there is no winner.

Every team wins prize money. Format is 90 percent of 220 handicap. Cost is $13 per week.

For more information, visit or call 265-5454.

Dribble Camp

The Carson Valley Basketball Association AAU program will host four dribble camps starting March 23.

Sessions are March 23, March 30, April 20 and May 11 at Douglas High School from 9 to 10 a.m.

Camps will focus on skills work, including dribbling, ball handling and passing skills. Sessions are open to all third-grade through 11th-grade boys and girls.

Current members of the CVBA or Minden-Gardnerville Basketball Girls AAU Club are free.

Otherwise, cost is $20 for all four camps or $5 per session.

For more information, visit

Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club

The Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club invites all women golfers to join its upcoming season of tournament and social play.

Tuesday weekly events, plus Northern Nevada Women’s Golf association activities will begin April 2.

Applicants do not have to be members at Genoa Lakes. Reduced green fees will be available on tournament days.

Applications are available online at or at the Lakes Course pro shop desk.

For more information, call Marion Crouch at 775-267-6704.

Summer adult softball sign-ups

Sign-ups for the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department Summer Softball League will run through April 12.

Cost is $700 per team (two nights per week) or $525 (one night per week) prior to April 5 and $750 and $525 after April 5.

Games begin April 22, and game times will be between 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Players must be 18 or older to participate.

Leagues offered are Coed Open (Thursdays), Men’s Open (Mondays and Wednesdays), Men’s D (Tuesdays) and Women’s (Mondays).

For more information, visit or call 782-9828.

Molly Award nominees sought

The MEFIYI Foundation will present its ninth-annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet sponsored by Greater Nevada Credit Union on May 13 at the Carson Valley Inn.

The event is named after former Douglas High School student-athlete Molly Lahlum, who passed away in 2009.

Nominations are being accepted for the awards, which honor the outstanding youth of Douglas County.

Applicants eligible for the recognition must be between the ages of 9 and 18 and a Douglas County resident. They must qualify in areas of academic excellence, athletic participation and community service.

Three $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors who apply and become honoree’s at the event. Senior honorees automatically become candidates for the scholarships. Forty student athletes will be selected for the 2013 class.

A completed nomination form must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than April 20.

Nomination forms can be retrieved at under the “Molly Awards” link, or by e-mailing

For more information, call 781-5954 and ask for Jojo or Suzi Townsell.