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Like to howl at the moon? The Lunar Lunacy Fun Run is here

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department, the Sagebrush Stomper and Fleet Feet Sports are now taking registration for the Lunar Lunacy Fun Run June 30 in Gardnerville.

The 5K and 10K runs are broken down into nine age groups, with both male and female divisions. There also is a 5K walk.



The registration fee is $18 and must be mailed to the Sagebrush Stompers, 3807 S. Carson St., Carson City, Nev., 89701. Late registration will be available at the day of the event up until race time at 7:30 a.m. and will cost $20 per person. Start and finish are at Lampe Park.

Call the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department at (775) 782-9828 for more details.



The Tahoe Smoke went down to Fairfield for its second tournament of the summer, but didn’t find as much success as it did in Fallon the week before.

The squad ran into four tough California teams in the Folson Flash, Chico Starz, Nor Cal Elite and the Petaluma Predators.

Tahoe dropped all four games and only managed four runs during the two-day tournament.

The Smoke lost to the Flash 11-2, to Chico 19-2, to the Elite 13-0 and to the Predators 8-0.

Against Petaluma, Erika Schimmel threw seven innings, allowing eight runs on 13 hits. She struck out four and walked eight.

From the plate, Libby Bigelow went 2 for 4 with a double and a pair of walks.

“I was pretty happy for Libby, she hit the ball well,” Smoke manager Rich Barna said.

Schimmel and Kylee Novasel also added singles in the game.

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Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is offering an indoor soccer league for young children.

The program is designed for beginning soccer players ages 4-7. Registration runs through June 22. The cost is $35 per player, which includes team T-shirt and awards. The league will emphasize basic soccer fundamentals, sportsmanship and, most of all, having fun while learning the game. Participants will be assigned a team based on random selection. The league will run mid-July through August, with games played Sunday afternoons at Kahle Community Center.

For details, contact Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department at Kahle Community Center at (775) 588-0271.

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Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is offering a summer recreational youth basketball league for children going into grades three through six.

The cost is $40 per participant, which includes team T-shirt, awards and officials. This program is for beginners to advanced players and will emphasize skill development and fun competition.

Games will be played Monday through Thursday nights at Kahle Community Center. The league is scheduled to start mid-July and run through August. For details, contact Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department at Kahle Community Center at (775) 588-0271.

Whether a beginner or a seasoned mountain biker, Northstar-at-Tahoe’s summer Dirt Camp series will shift anyone’s skills up a notch.

Dirt Camp is an award-winning instructional and guide program offered at Northstar June 23 and 24. Dirt Camp’s team of instructors includes professional racers, mountain bike manufacturers and physicians whose teaching styles are designed to meet the specific needs of the group.

Each day the class is divided into groups based on fitness and riding ability. Maximum camper to staff ratio is 6:1, offering personal attention to each rider. Beginners will enjoy frequent rest breaks, a greater focus on skills development and a more relaxed pace. Faster, more technically proficient riders will participate in challenging rides with instruction designed to hone their skills.

Dirt Camp is $175 per person and includes two days of instruction and one lift ticket per day. Dirt Camp is also offered June 30 and July 1, July 14 and 15, Aug. 4 and 5, Aug. 18 and 19, Sept. 8 and 9, and Sept. 22 and 23.

For details and reservations for Dirt Camp, call (800) 711-DIRT.

Three wrestlers from the South Tahoe Wrestling Club brought back six medals in the Olympic styles of Greco-Roman and freestyle at the Nevada State Wrestling Championships May 26 and 27 in Carson City.

The cadet division was dominated by South Tahoe High School sophomore Dave Vasquez in the 262-pound weight group by taking first in both styles.

Cavin Ross and J.T. Davis respresented South Tahoe in the junior division. South Tahoe High senior Ross brought home two championship medals. Davis, a graduating South Tahoe High School senior, placed second in both Greco-Roman and freestyle.

All South Tahoe wrestlers qualified for the national tournament in July in Fargo, N.D.

Dave Fromer’s 17th annual Tahoe Soccer Camp for boys and girls ages 5 through 16 years beginning through advanced levels 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9-13 in Tahoe City and July 16-20 at Tahoe Valley Elementary School.

The camp provides an emphasis on skill development and fun with top professional coaching. Fromer, camp director, was a collegiate All-America and a member of four national championship teams. He has been coaching in the Bay Area for more than 25 years.

His staff at the camp this year includes Denise Zalecki, U.S. National Championship women’s team; Derek Van Rheenen, member, U.S. National Teamcaptain and U.S. professional champions San Francisco Bay Blackhawks; Lewis Usher, dynamic coach from Belize, Central America; and many other outstanding coaches.

The camp offers an opportunity for children to enjoy a terrific social and learning environment.

For details or registration forms, call (415) 383-0320 or fax request to (415) 388-1581.

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The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registration for the Northern Nevada Tennis Association Junior Satellite Tennis Tournament June 23 and 24 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

The tournament is broken down into three age groups: under 10, 11 to 14, and 15 to 18, with both novice and challenge divisions, as well as male and female divisions.

The registration fee is $15 for the tournament and constitutes a consolation-style tournament. The registration deadline is June 20 at the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department, 1327 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. For more details, call (775) 782-9828.


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