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WNC softball to hold tryouts

The Western Nevada College softball team will hold open tryouts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at the Carson High softball fields.

Interested players must first pre-register by contacting WNC coach Dick Allen , allenr18@wnc.edu, with their phone numbers. Players who are already confirmed and registered for these tryouts do not need to pre-register. Participants who are not 18 years of age will need their parents present to co-sign the insurance release form before they will be allowed to tryout.

Participants should arrive 15-20 minutes early to warm up and they should bring their own bats, shoes and gloves. Catchers must bring their own catching equipment as they will be required to catch batting practice.

The Wildcats will begin play next spring in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.

Cocoons qualify for 8-ball nationals

The Cocoons of Carson City, Gardnerville, and Dayton won the local team championship recently held at Reno's Diamond Billiards to qualified for the American Poolplayers Association 8-Ball National Team Championships.

The team will join more than 600 other teams from throughout North America in the national event to be held Aug. 18-23 at the Riviera in Las Vegas. A total of $500,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in the event.

The Cocoons are members of the APA Pool League and participate in weekly league play at Sparky's in Carson City. Team members are Roger Alther, team captain, Bill Howard, Robert Matteson, Don Allred, Jim Panos, and Frederick Osterhagen.

Thunder Canyon to hold family program again

Thundery Canyon Golf Club will again offer its family golf program throughout the summer.

The program will begin on Wednesday, June 4 and will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Youth who participate in the program will have a chance to learn the game on the course and their parents will be able to participate as well. Cost for the progam is $10.


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