Sports Digest: Youth baseball clinics scheduled |

Sports Digest: Youth baseball clinics scheduled

Staff Reports

Douglas High School baseball and Carson Valley Little League will conduct a series of youth baseball clinics in January and February for players aged 6 to 13.

Clinic dates are Jan. 8, Jan. 22, Feb. 12 and Feb. 26 at Line Drive U in Minden.

A session for 6-9-year-olds will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on each clinic day while a session for 9-13-year-olds will run from 12 to 2 p.m.

Cost is $40 for all four sessions or $15 for an individual session.

Sessions will be instructed by Douglas High head coach Bruce Jacobsen along with Alex Sigheri, Cal Lewis, Teddy Foster, Kenny Nicoll, Matt Jacobsen and members of the varsity baseball team. Clinics will be focused on hitting, pitching, catching and fielding.

For more information or to register early, call Debbie at 782-7303 or Sherry at 783-9542. Visa/Mastercard or cash will be accepted.

The Minden Gardnerville Basketball Club will be conducting their Lady Tiger Basketball Camp in January and February.

The goal is to give every player individual skill instruction in order to help increase their skill level and confidence. The league will be directed and monitored by coaches at the middle school level.

The camp is open to girls currently in sixth to eighth grade.

Sessions are on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. starting Jan. 7 and running through Feb. 11 at the Douglas High main gym.

Cost is $20 per player, which includes all five sessions.

For more information, or for a registration form, contact Tracy Herrick at

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 is sponsoring its annual Elks Hoop Shoot National Basketball Free Throw Contest Jan. 11 at Meneley Elementary School at 3:30 p.m.

The contest is open to all boys and girls age 8-13 living in Douglas County.

Each contestant will have 25 free throws at the hoop. Participants must wear tennis shoes and use provided basketballs. No registration is required for the contest.

Local winners compete in the district finals in Carson City on Jan. 28. State finals will be in Hawthorne on Feb. 11. The names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National Hoop Shoot plaque on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

For more information, contact Gary Wendt at 265-6136.

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for the Adult Flag Football League.

Early registration ends on Jan. 13, cost is $450 per team. After Jan. 13 cost is $475 per team.

Last day to sign up is Jan. 20.

Registration is on a first come basis. Fee includes 10 regular season games and a postseason single-elimination tournament.

Awards will be given for tournament winners of first and second place.

All games will be played on Sundays at Lampe Park.

The leagues are scheduled to begin Jan. 29.

For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 782-9828 or

The Carson Valley Hot Shots will host its annual winter softball clinics at Line Drive U every Sunday through Jan. 29 (no Christmas Day).

8-10-year-olds will go 2-4 p.m. and 11-12-year-olds will be 4-6 p.m. Each five-week session will be $50.

Space is limited to the first 20 players to sign up. Contact Eddie Doughty at (775) 450-1136 for more information.

Softball sign-ups

Articles in last week’s R-C had the Carson Valley Girls’ Softball sign-ups incorrectly starting on Jan. 12. Sign-ups for the season begin Jan. 21. Call 265-6447 or 781-2193 for more information on registration.