Trail run series to continue |

Trail run series to continue

Staff Reports

The Ascent Runs Winter Trail Run Series continues Saturday when the Centennial Slug It Out is held in Carson City.

Two distances, 5K and 10K, will be available for participants starting at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park. The longer race could be extended from 10K to 7 miles if trail conditions allow, according to race director Kevin Bigley.

This marks the third in a series of five monthly trail events being hosted by Ascent Runs.

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Babe Ruth sign-ups begin

Early sign-ups for the 2014 Carson Valley Babe Ruth baseball season will be held on Saturday at the Sparks Scheels Sports store, 1200 Scheels Dr. in Sparks, (775-331-2700).

Sign-ups for leagues around western Nevada will be taken from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Terry Edis, director of the Carson Valley program, said registration will be taken in Carson Valley at dates still to be determined. He added that coaches are still needed for the season.

Since Carson City has no Babe Ruth program, those residents are eligible to participate in the Carson Valley program, according to Edis.

Elks Hoop Shoot Tuesday

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 is sponsoring its annual Elks Hoop Shoot National Basketball Free Throw Contest on Tuesday at Meneley Elementary School.

The contest, which starts at 3:45 p.m., is open to boys and girls age 8-13 in Douglas County and South Lake Tahoe.

Each contestant will have 25 free throw shots at the hoop.

Registration will take place at the event. Local winners will qualify for the district finals in Reno on Jan. 18 with the state finals to be held Feb. 1 in Hawthorne.

Call Gary Wendt at 265-6136 for information.

Adult volleyball sign-ups set

Early registration for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department adult spring volleyball league will be held from Jan. 20-14.

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

The early registration fee is $200, which includes a minimum of 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.

Hunter education courses being offered for Eastern Sierra youth

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) 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 are 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, necessary for purchasing a hunting license.