Douglas High and Feather River College graduates Chad Cooke, Kenny Nicoll and Tommy Bond recently received their 2003 Great Plains Athletic Conference championship rings earned while playing for Dana College, Neb.
The NAIA Great Plains Athletic Conference is the largest conference in the nation with 13 colleges.
Dana recently returned from the month-long 2004 Port Charlotte, Fla., Invitational Tournament, which consisted of a 55-team field.
Dana played NCAA Division III No. 2-ranked Oshkosh College, Wisconsin and lost in extra innings 5-4. Dana picked up wins against St. Norbert College, Purdue College, St. Michael’s College and Mid-American College.
The Vikings have posted an 8-2 record in conference this season. Nicoll, a first-team all-conference performer last year, had seven home runs. Cooke, an all-conference honorable mention last year, has two home runs.
Cooke was recently honored for breaking the school record for most times hit by a pitch (31).
Cooke presented his father, Bob, with the game ball.
In a recent conference win against Doane College, Bond went 3-for-3, Nicoll with 4-for-7 and Cooke went 4-for-6 at the plate.
While playing at Feather River, the three won three Golden Valley Conference titles and advanced to the state playoffs all three years.
Coleville softball stays perfect
The Coleville softball team remained undefeated on the year with an 18-1 victory over the Hawthorne Serpents Tuesday afternoon.
The Wolves scored six runs in the first to cruise to the victory.
Jolene Sam struck out 11 and allowed hits and Kristine Buehrle was 4-for-4 with a triple and five RBIs to lead the Wolves at the plate.
Jordan Sturdivant added a homer and three RBIs.
Over the weekend, Coleville swept a doubleheader from Silver Stage, 12-0, 13-2.
Dani Peters, Jordan Sturdivant and Kristine Buehrle were a combined 13-for-17 including three doubles and five triples between them.
Coleville is now 15-0 overall and 4-0 in league.
Pop Warner sign-ups for fall season
Douglas Pop Warner is having registration for football players and cheerleaders for the upcoming season Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office training room at the County Public Safety building.
An early bird discount is offered at the first two signups where athletes can sign up for $100 per athlete, with a $20 for each additional child in the family.
The early bird discount will also be offered on April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Other sign-ups are scheduled for May 8, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m; May 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; June 12 10 a.m. to noon.
Practice begins in the first week of August and the first games are the first week in September. The season goes to early November.
The fee for each of those sign-ups is $125.
Parks & Rec Softball sign-ups
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking sign-ups for summer adult softball.
New leagues this year are the Men’s 40 and over League and the Church Co-ed League.
Payment is required at the time of registration. All games will be played at Lampe Park.
The schedule will be as follows:
n Women’s League, Monday and Wednesday nights.
n Men’s “B” League, Tuesday and Thursday nights.
n Men’s “C” League, Monday and Wednesday nights.
n Men’s “D” League, Tuesday nights.
n Men’s “40+” League, Thursday nights.
n Church Co-ed League, Friday nights.
Cost is $650 per team for men’s “B”, “C” and women’s leagues (minimum 18 games and double-elimination tournament), $410 for men’s “D” and church co-ed leagues (minimum 10 games and double elimination tournament).
Mandatory manager’s meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. for women’s and coed leagues and Wednesday, April 28 for men’s.
Both meetings will be held at the Recreation Annex, 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. For more information, contact J.P. Albert at the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department, (775) 782-9828.