Carson City native Sage Donnelly became the senior women’s freestyle kayak national champion at last weekend’s Women’s Freestyle National Championships in Columbus, Ga.
Donnelly, still a junior competitor, took part in the event to get experience for future international competitions.
Two weeks ago, Donnelly competed in the USA Canoe and Kayak Slalom Junior and Senior team trials in North Carolina where she earned spots on both junior teams as well as senior teams. Donnelly is now preparing to represent the United States at multiple World Cup events and the Jr. Canoe and Kayak Slalom World Championships July 17-22 in Italy.
Donnelly’s ultimate goal is to represent the United States in Canoe Slalom and Kayak Slalom at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. It means Donnelly, who takes online classes from Western Nevada College, will be training away from home, and thus is looking for sponsors for the 2018-19 competitive season.
If any local people or businessmen or businesswomen are interested in sponsoring Donnelly, you can go to one of three places on the internet — www.instagram.com/sagekayak, www.facebook.com/Sage Donnelly or twitter.com/sagekayak.
Herbert, Myrehn shine in flag football
Dawson Herbert threw for five TDs and Alex Myrehn scored five TDs to lead the Chiefs to a 45-15 win over the Rams in the featured game of the NFL Talents Carson City Flag Football League.
In other games, the Cowboys split two games, beating the 49ers 27-20 and losing to the Packers 41-6. The Chiefs beat the 49ers 27-7 and the Rams topped the Packers, 37-7.
The Chiefs lead the league at 4-0 followed by the Rams at 3-1, Packers at 2-2, Cowboys at 1-3 and the 49ers at 0-4.
Below is the team-by-team highlights for the week:
CHIEFS: Alex Myrehn 7 TDs, 3 interceptions; Dawson Herbert 6 TD passes; Oscar Gomez 4 interceptions; Job Gutierrez 3 TDs; Zack Lopez TD, 8 flag pulls.
RAMS: Danny Alvarado 4 TDs, 4 TD passes; Alex Garcia 2 TDs; Owen Hickson TD, TD pass; Jaden Laplante 2 TDs.
PACKERS: Ben Morrison TD, 4 TD passes; Braden March 2 TDs, 2 TD passes; Abraham Ortega TD, 5 flag pulls.
COWBOYS: Beau Lail 5 TD passes; Dawson 2 TDs; Alan Zaragoza 2 TDs.
49ERS: Sean Finn 2 TDs, TD pass; Jonny Ammermann 2 TD passes; J.C. Crane TD, 6 flag pulls.
Silva wins at Eagle Valley
Georgia Silva won flight 1 at the recent Eagle Valley Women’s Club competition at Eagle Valley-West.
Silva shot a 45 to win the even hole format. Suzie Zimmerli won low net with a 37 and Mary Kay Kaluza shot a 40. In Flight 2, Bonnie MacQuarrie shot 60, while Nancee Staley and Jackie Allard tied at 42.
Dalen foursome wins Empire Ranch event
Gary Dalen, David Knighton, Jim Shabi and John Tierney combined for a net 112 to win Flight A at the recent Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Club event held at Toiyabe Golf Club.
Tom Teders, Mike Vadais, Roger Maxwell and Dino DiCanno were four strokes back at 116.
In Flight B, Gene Gaston, John Pearson, Tom Sawyer and Henry Teague won with a net 107, a stroke ahead of Ralph Bothe, Bob White, Bill Langs and blind bogey.
Teders, Dalen and Tom Harlow had the lowest net scores at 61, 62 and 62, respectively.
Willing wins stroke play at CVGC
Chris Willing shot a net 64 to win Flight A at Carson Valley Men’s Club stroke play event recently.
Augie Martinez was second at 70 and Marc Menezes was third at 74. Neil Bain won Flight B with a 67, two strokes ahead of Willie Tenney and five ahead of Brick Ludington and David Thorne.
Douglas-Carson to host rodeo
The Douglas-Carson High School Rodeo Club will host its High School Rodeo this weekend at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
The rodeo is scheduled to begin on Friday with the cutting events. On Saturday, the rodeo begins at 9 a.m. with all events, and Sunday the competition begins at 8 a.m.
Saturday night the club is also hosting an open Jackpot Tommy Lee Team Roping event.
The Douglas-Carson Rodeo Club is composed of 17 high school and junior high students from Carson, Douglas, and surrounding areas. This weekend events are expected to bring in about 200 families from all over Nevada.
The public is invited to attend.