Youth girls basketball championships decided |

Youth girls basketball championships decided

Staff Reports
Little Shock won the Douglas County Parks and Recreation girls youth basketball Division 2 championship on Jan. 17.
Courtesy of Douglas County Parks & Recreation |

Two Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department girls youth basketball championship teams — Little Shock and Gardnerville Shock — were recently crowned after the conclusion of their playoff tournaments.

Little Shock emerged as the Division 2 champion with a win on Jan. 17 against the Mystics at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. Team members include Lilah Bertholf, Charlotte Bonar, Quinnley Heldman, Dulce Franco, Ella Girdner, Kiley Girdner, Kaylie Minder, Gracie Schultz and Mae Sharpe. The coaches were Joe Girdner and Joel Sharpe.

Gardnerville Shock took the Division 3 title with a win over The Storm on Jan. 18. Team members include Samantha Acosta, Adaline Doerr, Abbi Girdner, Camden Miller, Katie Norton, Ava Segerer, Anna Sharpe, Teah Steinbuck, Kristen Webb. The coaches were Scott Doerr and Joe Girdner.

Winter Break MEFIYI-Jam On It Basketball Camp

Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) is organizing its Winter Break Basketball Camp with Jam On IT Basketball Academy for Feb. 21-23.

The camp is for boys and girls first through eighth grades. Sessions will be held 9 a.m. until noon each day in the Douglas High School gyms. The cost is $75.

Jam On It camps combine basketball fundamentals with a flare of street basketball. Jam On It not only emphasizes basketball, but stress life skills and education to all students, to provide student-athletes every opportunity to excel that can give them an edge. The camp focuses on teaching fundamentals to all levels by creating a fun, competitive atmosphere through skill stations and games. 

Online payment and registration is available — — or send an email to for more information. 

REWARD Program now under way

MEFIYI is now offering its REWARD Program Mondays at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and Wednesdays at Carson Valley Middle School.

REWARD provides student-athletes with information, planning and discussion how to enhance both their scholastic and athletic high school and college aspirations. The program is led by MEFIYI Staff JoJo and Suzi Townsell and will include guest speakers from the University of Nevada, local non profit organizations who serve our local youth and community volunteers.

The goals of REWARD is to assist student-athletes in becoming high school graduates, prepare for higher education or vocational training and an employed workforce. Email for information.

MEFIYI acknowledged support from the Smallwood Foundation, Professional Athletes Foundation, Tamarack Junction, NFL Foundation, Vail Resorts-Epic Promise, The E.L. Cord Foundation, Robert R. Banks Foundation, Terry Wells Foundation and Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation.

Youth shooting program open

A weekly shotgun shooting program coached by nationally certified 4-H, NRA, and YSSA shotgun coaches is open to kids in grades 6-12.

The program meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at Capitol City Gun Club, 3590 Arrowhead Drive in Carson City.

Its focus is on gun safety, shooting basics and rules of the games. No prior experience is necessary. A parent or legal guardian must be present.

To RSVP for orientation or for more information, call Jay Yankoskie at 775-450-6968; or Pepper Freyman at 775-843-7773; or Bob White at 775-530-3296.

The cost is $5 for a box of 25 shells or 25 clay targets. Additionally, loaner shotguns are available for borrow.

An orientation event that will include safety training and live fire is planned at 10 a.m. Feb. 11. At orientation, boxes of targets will be sold for half price.