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Arnold, Sosa earn All-American honors

Carson High graduates Mike Arnold and Gloria Sosa both earned All-American honors at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships over the weekend in Omaha, Neb.

Both Arnold and Sosa competed for the Reno Tahoe Athletics Club. Arnold took sixth in the pole vault on Sunday in the 17-year-old young men's division, finishing with a mark of 15 feet, nine inches to earn All-American status. Those who placed in the top eight earned All-American honors.

In the young women's division (17-18), Sosa ran a personal best of four minutes, 52.52 seconds in the first round of the 1,500 meters on Friday. Sosa qualified seventh out of the top 12 to advance to the finals.

On Saturday, Sosa took fifth in the 3,000 in 10:54.61 to earn All-American honors. On Sunday, Sosa just missed earned All-American honors in the 1,500, finishing ninth in 4:54.45. There was only a difference of 0.05 seconds between seventh and ninth places.

Hodges fourth in NASCAR Whelen event

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Western Late Models points leader Jason Gilbert of Pleasanton, Calif., scored his fourth win of July, winning "Sponsor Appreciation Day" at Altamont Raceway in Altamont, Calif.

Sammy Solari of Salida found his way to victory lane for his fifth victory of the season in the American Limited Stock Car division.

Bobby Hodges of Carson City took the lead on lap nine off of turn four. An immediate caution slowed Hodges' progress, when 2007 track champion Justin Philpott hit the wall on the backstretch.

On the pending restart, Guibor applied heavy pressure to Hodges, with Hodges making a mistake into turn three and overshooting the corner. This allowed Guibor to assume the lead.

A caution on lap 20 allowed Gilbert to get around Spurgeon and then pass Hodges, setting his sights on Guibor. Guibor, Gilbert, and Hodges raced closely as the race moved into the later stages.

Hodges made a bold move on the outside in the shuffle up, but paid for the heroics and fell to fourth. Mark Holman, 2007 NASCAR state champion, made the pass on Hodges on lap 94 for third.

At the line, the top-five were Gilbert, Guibor, Holman, Hodges, and Greg Potts of Morada.

CHS fall sports clearance meeting today

Carson High's fall sports clearance meeting will be held today at CHS. All entering freshman and new athletes will meet at 4:30 p.m. and all returning athletes will meet at 6. Phyiscals for all interested athletes will also be offered for $10.

Athletes will also have a chance to fill out all the necessary forms to be cleared for fall practice between 7 and 11 a.m. Aug. 6-8 at CHS.

In addition, Carson High will hand out football equipment on August 12. Equipment will be handed out at 9 a.m. for varsity players and 11 a.m. for junior varsity and freshmen at Morse Burley Gym.

Carson's first day of football practice will be August 14. Freshmen, junior varsity and varsity players are to report to the practice field at 8 a.m.

Lightning softball tryouts set

The Nevada Lightning softball program has slated tryouts with the information as follows:

10 and under (born 1998 or after): Brad (775) 450-9000 or Chris W 762-4272; 11 and under (born 1997): 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, Idlewild Park field No. 2, Rocky 303-1798; 12 and under (born 1996): 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Aug. 24, Spanish Springs, Joe A 742-4945; 14 and under (LIghtning 94): Frank Lawrence 240-4443; 14 and under (Lightning Blue): Greg G 229-3011; 14 and under (Lightning Orange): Charlie 626-2901; 14 and under (Lightning White): Erik S. 232-8911, Tim L 771-5978.

Jenkins fires hole-in-one

Bob Jenkins recently shot a hole-in-one at Silver Oak Golf Club. He used a 7-wood from the white tee on the 151-yard seventh hole. Mike Zaklan and Steve Buckholz witnessed the shot.

Adult softball registration closes Friday

Registration for the Carson City Recreation fall adult softball season will close on Friday, Aug. 1.

Registration will be accepted from 8 a.m-5 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday at the Carson City Community Center front office. No late registration will be accepted.

There will be 12-game women's and men's leagues on Tuesdays and a 12-game men's leagues on Wednesdays. Cost per team for these leagues is $450.

There will also be an 8-game co-ed league on Fridays. Cost per team is $300. Checks for team fees can be made payable to "Carson City."

Each team will also have to make a $10 payment for umpires at each game. New teams must also play the $25 USSSA registration fee.

A separate check for this fee can be made to "Carson City." For more information, call Jeremiah Teeter, 887-2290, extension 30429.

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