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Basketball club looking for athletes

Nothing But Nylon Basketball Klub is open to middle and high school-age athletes from the area for both boys and girls.

The club offers the opportunity for athletes to improve shooting skills, passing skills, ball handling, rebounding, offensive and defensive skills, guard and post play and general knowledge of the game. 

For more information check out the web site at or contact Todd Ackerman at, or Nate Tolber at

Capital City team takes fifth at tourney

Coming off an impressive championship in the California Kickoff Tournament in January, the Capital City 18 Black team followed that up with a fifth place finish in the Club Division of the 168 team Las Vegas Invitational.

The team went 7-2 over the three-day tournament over President’s Day Holiday weekend, which draws hundreds of club teams from across the United States, as well as college coaches from throughout the country.

After defeating the No. 1-seeded Colorado Juniors in the opening round of the Gold Division playoffs, the team had a 13-10 third game lead against Club V from Utah before falling 16-14.

“We had a great chance of making it to the finals once again, but a few costly errors at the end of the third game was the difference,” coach Justin Malley said. “The team is really playing well together and is showing it can definitely compete against the best Club Division teams in the nation.”

Capital City Volleyball Club 18 Black team members include Emily Aguiar (Galena); Kayla Baumgardner (North Tahoe); Danielle Beebe and Bryli Friberg (Spanish Springs); Dama Cox and Kayla Lommori (Yerington); Danae Eckert, Nikki Keller, and Blaike King (Carson); Megan Mitchell (Douglas); Corey Phillips (Bishop Manogue); Nikki Schneider (Truckee) and Hannah Sugui (Reed).

Keller named top unsigned VB senior named Carson middle hitter Nikki Keller one of the top five unsigned seniors at her position.

Keller was named to the list after participating in the Unsigned Senior Showcase during the Las Vegas Invitational over President’s Day weekend.

During the showcase, college coaches are able to view seniors who have not yet received a scholarship during organized workouts.

Local athletes return home with medals

Four Nevada athletes returned home with a load of gold, silver and bronze medals from the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho.

The four Nevada athletes were among 300 athletes who attended the week-long winter games as part of Team USA. They joined more than 2,500 Special Olympians representing more than 100 countries.

“Our athletes were so thankful to have this opportunity,” said Matt Cohen, vice president of Sports for Special Olympics Northern California. “They performed at their best and were proud of their achievements. Meeting other athletes from all over the world definitely was a highlight.”

Here are the results of the four Nevada athletes who competed on behalf of Special Olympics Team USA Feb. 7-13:

Michael LeBreaque, a 27-year-old from Carson City, struck gold in the 200-meter snowshoeing event and earned a silver in the 4X400-meter relay.

Erinn Loveless, a 23-year-old cross country skier from Washoe Valley, finished fourth in the 3k and 4X1 relay.

Colleen Stainbrook, a 33-year-old from Carson City, finished second in both the 100-meter snowshoeing event and 4X100-meter.

Shawn Stainbrook, a 40-year-old cross country skier from Carson City, finished third in both the 10k race and 4X1 relay.

Local senior bowls a perfect game

Fred Taylor bowled a bowled a 300 game and an 815 series on Feb. 23 at Gold Dust.

CHS grid boosters elect officers

During the CHS Football Boosters board meeting earlier this month, officers and board members were elected.

Serving as officers are: Mike Plattsmier, president; Jeff Collins, vice president; Ericka Roberson, secretary and Shelly Gall, treasurer.

Board member designees are: Dan Garza, Nancy Plattsmier, Ron Roberson, Mark Marsh and Tammy Bean.

Monthly board meetings are held at Carson High School’s upstairs cafe the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. Members and interested Carson residents are urged to attend.

Coach Blair Roman is to address the membership at the March 2 meeting.

The Mac Wilson Scholarship applications for 2009 graduating seniors will be available beginning in April in the CHS athletic department. All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The funding provided by CHS football boosters has been a key activity for many years.

Carson City residents and CHS football supporters are invited to to get current information about the 2009 football schedule plus important dates designated by the coaching staff for the spring, summer and fall training.

Additionally, the boosters have initiated their calendar of activities for fundraising.

The next important event for the boosters is the parking lot rummage sale set for May 30 at St.Paul’s Lutheran Church located at Hwy. 50 and Saliman Road.

Donated household items can be picked up, visit the site for a list of phone contacts.