Valley athletes finish at Tahoe Ironman triathlon |

Valley athletes finish at Tahoe Ironman triathlon

Staff Reports

Three Carson Valley athletes — Pike Reardon, Alisa Ashbaugh and Lesley Tuggle — braved extreme conditions to complete their missions last Sunday at the Lake Tahoe Ironman Triathlon.

Reardon, 49, finished ninth in the men’s 45-49 age group and 84th overall in an international field of competitors in a time of 11 hours, 5 minutes and 7 seconds; Ashbaugh finished 97th in the women’s 40-44 age category in 16:48:23; and Tuggle, the oldest female athlete in a field of nearly 1,700 athletes, won the women’s 65-69 age group in 16:50:39.

The race began with a 2.4-mile double-loop swim from Kings Beach — race-time temperature was 29 degrees —— followed by a 112-mile double-loop bike course along Lake Tahoe’s North Shore to Tahoe City and on to Truckee, over Brockway Summit back to Kings Beach and finally on to the finish at Squaw Valley. The marathon course was relatively flat, extending from the Village at Squaw Valley to Homewood and back.

(See a related story in The R-C on Wednesday,)

Douglas boys soccer

The Douglas High boys soccer team dropped a 5-0 decision at home on Thursday afternoon against undefeated Spanish Springs.

Coupled with a 2-1 loss against Damonte Ranch one day before and a 3-1 victory at Bishop Manogue on Sept. 20, the Douglas boys now stand at 2-6 for the season. Spanish Springs (6-0-1) leads the High Desert League.

Sophomore Colin Brooks accounted for the team’s lone goal against Damonte Ranch.

The Tigers return to action on Wednesday when they visit arch rival Carson for a 3:30 p.m. contest.

Polian to speak at CVI

Brian Polian, the University of Nevada’s first-year football coach, will be on hand to speak Oct. 7 at the Carson Valley Inn during a Quarterback Club buffet lunch.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The cost is $17 per person.

Polian will provide a breakdown of the Wolf Pack’s previous game at San Diego State (Oct. 4), review game film and talk about the following game in which the Wolf Pack visit Boise State on Oct. 19. Polian will also hold a question-and-answer session at the end of the luncheon.

To RSVP, call 775-682-6901 by Friday, Oct. 4.

Youth officials needed

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting new officials and referees for its youth sports programs in flag football, volleyball and basketball.

Officials must be 16 or older with a flexible schedule nights and weekends. Previous officiating is preferred but not necessary.

For information, contact the following — youth flag football referees: Mark Waggoner at 775-741-1594, youth basketball referees: Scott Compton at a775-450-6805, and youth volleyball Dan Hannah at 775-265-1711.

Run Ed Run on Oct. 6

Runners of all ages will have a chance to get a workout in and also help raise funds for local schools on Oct. 6 when the Douglas County Education Foundation hosts its fifth annual Run Ed Run 5K, 10K and half-marathon.

All races will start and finish at Douglas High School’s Big George Sports Complex, with proceeds going to Douglas County schools and to the Teacher of the Year program. The half-marathon run begins at 8 a.m. from Douglas High School through the Park Cattle Ranch, along Muller Lane to Foothill Road and back to the finish line on the track. The 5K/10K races begin at 9 a.m. and the children’s fun run at 11:15 a.m. after the awards presentation.

The entry fee is $50 for the half-marathon, $30 for 5K/10K adult entries and $15 for youth 5K/10K entries. The cost to enter the children’s fun run is $10. Registration is accepted by mail, online and at CV Sports.

Prizes will be distributed to the top three male and female finishers that include ski tickets donated by Heavenly Mountain Resort.

An addition to this year’s event is a corporate/community team competition. Trophies made by Douglas High School welding students will be presented to the top finishers in the business divisions.

Visit the event’s website to register or to obtain more information.

WNC softball benefit

The Western Nevada College softball team is sponsoring a 5K run/walk at 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at El Charro Avitia Mexican restaurant in Carson City.

The run, scheduled to start at 3 p.m. is a fundraiser for the team’s 2014 season. WNC launched the Wildcats 5K Softball Fundraiser last year to help pay for travel expenses to games in the spread-out Scenic West Athletic Conference. The Wildcats’ conference road trips take them to Salt Lake City, Rangely, Colo., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, St. George, Utah, Henderson and Ephraim, Utah.

The out-and-back 5K from El Charro Avitia is a relatively flat course that is mostly paved and suitable for anyone wishing to push a baby stroller.

A $30 entry fee for adults will include a dinner buffet and a race T-shirt. Children younger than 8 will be permitted to participate for free, while children 8 to 17 can enter for $15.

Carson Valley Play available

“Fun Fridays” is now available at the Carson Valley Golf Course — and lunch is free. Those who play a regular adult green fee, 9 or 18 holes, will receive a complimentary lunch barbecue on the 10th tee.

Call 775-265-3181 for information.