Thorson posts first career victory |

Thorson posts first career victory

Staff Reports

Tanner Thorson of Minden captured his first career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory Sunday at the Thiel Memorial in Sun Prairie, Wis.

The 18-year-old Thorson, driving a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet, started the 30-lap A main on the pole on the 1/3-mile Angell Park Speedway track and went on to beat a field that included racing teams from Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.

Thorson races again today in Bloomington, Ind.

Soccer club tryouts scheduled

The Carson Valley Soccer Club is hosting tryouts for boys and girls ages 9-13 on June 25 and June 28 at Carson Valley Middle School. Tryout sessions start at 6 p.m. on June 25, and at 10 a.m. on June 28. Contact Jeremy for information.

Volunteer youth football coaches needed

Volunteer coaches are needed for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department Youth NFL Flag Football Program.

At least 40 more coaches are needed for the program, which includes 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18 year old divisions for boys and girls. Coaches’ application and background checks are required for all coaches and must be received by Aug. 8.

Games will be held on Saturdays at Stodick Park in September, October and November. A player draft will be held Aug. 13-14 and pre-season player skills training is scheduled for Aug. 26-27.

Practices may be scheduled no more than twice a week. Coaches determine practice times and locations.

Visit the parks and recreation department’s website at or call 782-9828 for information.

British Soccer Camp to be held

Challenger Sports will present its “British Soccer Camp” for youngsters 3-to-19 years of age June 16-20 at Aspen Park in the Ranchos.

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the week-long camp.

Each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of British soccer coaches. Challenger’s 1,000 touch coaching syllabus provides a daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and tournament play. At the same time, the camp staff also strives to instill lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship into each student’s daily routine.

The cost for students ranges from $174-$250, depending on the camp program chosen. The camp hours will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m each day.

Contact Lee Dunne at or 916-596-1664 for information.

Summer volleyball league season set

Registration is now being taken for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department adult summer grass volleyball league season.

Two leagues are being organized for four-person teams — women’s on Monday nights and coed on Thursday nights — with league matches to be played at Lampe Park near the tennis courts.

The cost is $120 per team, which will include a postseason tournament. Registration closes on June 6.

Contact the parks and recreation department at 782-9828 or Dan Hannah at for information.

Tiger Youth Football Camp June 24-26

Registration is now open for the Douglas Tiger Youth Football Camp being held on June 24-26 for students in third through eighth grade.

Instruction during the non contact camp at Douglas High School will focus on building basic fundamental skills. Douglas Head Coach Ernie Monfiletto said the objective is to help young players who will be playing in the local Pop Warner and flag football league programs this fall.

Contact or call the high school at 782-5136 for information.

MEFIYI summer camps June 17-19

Registration is now being taken for the MEFIYI Summer Sports Bash on June 17-19 for boys and girls 8 to 16 years of age.

Two camps at Douglas High School — a speed camp for 8-16 year olds and volleyball camp for 8-14 year olds — are being offered with JoJo and Suzi Townsell serving as instructors.

The speed camp will be held from 10 a.m.-noon all three days on the Big George Athletic Complex track. Participants will go through drills that cover proper running form, agility and balance.

The volleyball camp will be held from 1-3 p.m. each day in the high school’s small gym. Instruction will focus on basic fundamentals.

The cost is $60 for one camp and $100 for two. Athletes need to bring running or volleyball shoes (track cleats may or volleyball knee pads may be used), as well as a snack, lunch and a water bottle.

Pre-registration is being taken at the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department. A parent must complete a permission form at the time of registration.

Call the parks and recreation department at 782-9828 or email for information.

Lake Tahoe soccer camp June 19-20

The Lake Tahoe Boys and Girls College ID Camp is being held on June 19-20 for soccer players from eighth grade through high school seniors in South Lake Tahoe.

Camp sessions will be held from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, and from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, June 20 on the Lake Tahoe Community College and South Tahoe Middle School fields.

The camp is being run by Division I Lamar University coach Orlando Cervantes, with appearances also expected from Notre Dame women’s soccer coach Theresa Romagnolo as well as coaches representing the University of Nevada, St. Mary’s College, Chico State, Sonoma State and several community colleges, including Lake Tahoe Community College.

Coaches will give a recruiting presentation at the end of the first day and spend time meeting with players at the end of the second day. Each camper is provided lunch on Friday, the first day of camp.

Registration is $185 with early registration and team discounts available.

Visit to register. For any questions email or call (925) 323-5425.

Minden Ranch Rodeo Aug. 2-3

The Minden Ranch Rodeo — the “Buckaroo Fest” — will be held as part of the State of Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair celebration at Fuji in Carson City on Aug. 2-3.

Minden Ranch Rodeo, which originated in 1999, is sanctioned through the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association. All qualifying ranch teams and top 15 individual event contestants will be invited to compete at the annual WSRRA National Finals Rodeo held the first week of November in Winnemucca.

The list of events for this year’s rodeo includes ranch bronc riding, women’s steer roping, calf roping, team roping, double mugging, ranch horse, branding, doctoring, trailer loading and wild cow milking.

Proceeds from the event are used to establish scholarships for local area high school rodeo youth in the local area and other charitable organizations.

Visit for information.