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Sign-ups under way for Douglas County rec softball leagues

Registration for returning teams to the Douglas County Parks and Recreation summer softball leagues continues through Monday.

Sign-ups for new teams is April 24-27.

Registration fees are $354 for day league teams and $418 for night division clubs. Day leagues are men’s B (Thursday) and coed (Wednesday). Men’s leagues are men’s C (Monday), women’s (Tuesday) and men’s B (Thursday).



Teams will play a minimum of 10 games and a season-ending double-elimination tournament. The season opens the week of May 14, with all games played at Zephyr Cove Park.

For more information, phone Kahle Community Center at (775) 588-0271.



As just three of about 1,600 swimmers at the Far Western Championships April 7, Jessica Tinlin, Charlie Odin and Lauren Falls knew they had their work cut out for them.

Although none of them made the finals in Walnut Creek, Calif., event, they all had good showings.

Falls won her heat in the 50-yard breaststroke and looked impressive throughout the day.

“Just making it there with being as young as she is means that she has a great chance of making it back,” Tahoe Swim team coach Dale Bogard said.

Tinlin, in her final year of swimming for the team, also had a strong showing.

“It was good for her to finish her career by making it to Far Westerns,” Bogard said.

Odin had the most success of the trio by setting a new team record in the 100 butterfly. His time of 1 minute, 7.45 seconds broke his team record. Odin finished in 19th place but didn’t make the finals.

“It was really neat to see Charlie break his own mark,” Bogard said. “I know he has the potential to make it back again.”

The city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department is accepting team sign-ups for the 2001 Men’s & Coed softball leagues through April 28, unless the division is filled.

League play begins the week of May 7 and runs through August. League registration is $470 for the season and includes a minimum of 14 games for each team.

For more information, phone (530) 542-6091.

The ninth annual Fred Alexander Memorial is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 29 at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City, and junior golfers 7 to 18 are wanted.

Children must be registered by April 26.

The golf freebie includes instruction by PGA professionals, lunch, a T-shirt, prizes and an “In-Compare-able” Trick Shot Exhibition by Kevin Compare.

For more information, phone (775) 832-4456.

Don’t miss one of the season’s few track meets at South Tahoe Middle School when the South Shore Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Track and Field Classic unfolds June 7.

Events run from 4 p.m. through 7:45 p.m., as elementary school athletes from Bijou, Sierra House, Al Tahoe, Zephyr Cove/Kingsbury, St. Theresa, Meyers, Tahoe Valley and South Shore home-schoolers compete to see who is the area’s best.

“This meet is to keep track alive in the community,” said meet director Anthony Davis. “The kids enjoy it, and the parents do, too.”

Children interested in entering the meet should contact their school’s physical education instructor.

For more information, phone Davis at (530) 541-1873.

STMS will host Tah-Neva League meets May 3 and 10.


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