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Johnson is off to sizzling start for Louisiana Tech

Tribune Staff Reports

Louisiana Tech sophomore outfielder Missy Johnson is off to a torrid start at the plate for the university’s softball team.

The 2000 South Tahoe High graduate smacked three extra-base hits as the Lady Techsters opened their season by sweeping doubleheader from Central Arkansas on Monday in Conway, Ark.

Johnson went 1 for 3, including a run-scoring double, and three RBIs in Louisiana Tech’s 12-1 victory over the Sugar Bears. She also contributed a bases-loaded walk and RBI groundout.

The extra-base hits kept coming for Johnson in game two as she cracked a solo homer and a RBI-double in her team’s 6-1 victory.

Louisiana Tech plays Northwestern on Feb. 13. The Lady Techsters’ schedule includes road trips to Fresno State and San Jose State.

The four-event Alpine Meadows Night Rider Pipe Series and the Wednesday Gravity-X Series begins in the coming weeks.

The pipe series starts Thursday. Categories include male skiing, male boarding, female skiing and female boarding. Prizes will be awarded each week plus raffle prizes.

Team fees (four competitors) are $200 for the entire series, while individuals are charged $20 per event. Lift tickets are $10 (if needed).

Registration is from 3-4:30 p.m. on the day of the event at the Kangaroo Building Deck. Practice starts at 4:30 p.m.

Additional competiton dates are Feb. 21, March 7 and March 28.

In addition, Alpine’s Wednesday Gravity-X Series starts on Feb. 13 and continues Feb. 27, March 13 and March 27.

Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kangaroo Building Deck. Practice starts at 11:30 a.m. Competition begins at 12:30 p.m.

Categories include male ski, male board, female ski and female board.

For more information, phone (530) 581-8234.

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for adult volleyball teams.

Deadline for registration is Feb. 22 for the Monday night women’s league, Tuesday night coed C league, Wednesday night men’s league and Thursday night coed B league.

Team fees are $155. League play begins March 4.

A managers’ meeting is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Recreation Annex, 1327 Waterloo Lane across from Lampe Park.

For more information, phone the recreation department at (775) 782-9828.

Registration is being accepted through Feb. 18 for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation’s Youth Volleyball League.

The league is for children in the fifth through eighth grades. Games are played on Saturdays starting in March at Pau Wa Lu Middle School. The cost is $48 per child and includes eight regular-season games, a single-elimination tournament, uniforms and participation awards.

Volunteer coaches and sponsors are also needed to help keep costs down. For more information, contact Sue at (775-782-9828).

Soccer registration continues through Feb. 16 for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation’s Adult Coed League.

The cost is $250 per team and is due during registration. The season includes a minimum of 10 games and a season-ending single-elimination tournament.

Games will played on Saturdays at Lampe Park, starting on March 2.

Each team must have a representative at the managers’ meeting Feb. 20 at the Recreation Annex, 1327 Waterloo Lane.

For more information, phone Sue at the recreation department at (775) 782-9828.


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