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Darrell Moody: Carson High needs a boys tennis coach

Darrell Moody

Carson High is on the lookout for a new boys tennis coach to replace Justin Clark, who stepped down after last season.

“I think he got burnt out,” CHS athletic director Blair Roman said. “He’s been involved with tennis for 32 straight years, and he just wants to help out. He plans on being around this summer and next fall to assist as his time permits.

“Justin did an excellent job developing our program at CHS, and in Carson City in his junior academy. We are looking for somebody to fill his shoes.”

Roman pointed out retired tennis pro Eldon Wilson and former CHS girls tennis coach Diane Baker-Roberts are running a youth tennis program through the Parks & Rec program.

“Their efforts will pay dividends for the high school program,” Roman said. “There is a nice foundation in place for a positive and successful program for our athletes at CHS, and we are hoping to fill our vacant position as soon as we can.”

Roman said Linda Hixenbaugh, the girls head coach, is returning.

If interested in learning more, you can contact Roman at 283-1608.


I religiously watch Golic & Wingo every morning on ESPN, and I was interested to hear their interview with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver the other day.

The interview covered many topics, including the Golden State Warriors and the one and done rule. I grew up in the Bay Area, and I don’t watch the NBA unless the Warriors are playing. I prefer college basketball.

I applaud Silver for not coming down on the Warriors. He correctly pointed out the corps of the team, minus Kevin Durant, was built through the draft (Klay Thompson, Steph Curry and Draymond Green were all draft picks).

In fact, Green might be the best second-round pick in a long time. I’d love to see him be a better 3-point shooter, because in that offense he gets a lot of open looks because opposing defenses spend so much energy trying to find Curry and Thompson on the floor.

People quit bashing Durant. He played out his contract; fulfilled his obligations to Oklahoma City. Why bash him because he wants to play on a better team? Every player should want to play on a better team.

The NBA is doing its best to ensure players stay with their own teams for longer periods of time by allowing them to make more money compared to signing with somebody else. Most players take advantage of that. Some, like Durant, have shown they’re willing to take less somewhere else to have success.

Guys should be playing to win a division; win a world championship. If not they should stay their whole career with one team and make a boatload of money. There’s room in the NBA for both thoughts.


My take on Phil Mickelson is he should’ve been DQ’d, not just penalized two strokes. I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw him jog toward the ball and hit it back toward the hole.

Heck, if I were running the tournament, I would’ve pulled him off the course at the end of that hole. I know Mickelson was frustrated. I was frustrated as well watching good shots take one bounce on the green and roll down a hill 30 yards.

The U.S. Open shouldn’t be easy, but it shouldn’t be unfair, and Shinnecock fit into the latter category. The USGA needs to take a hard look at what it’s doing. I don’t want to see a 20-under-par at the U.S. Open, but I don’t want to see guys plus-18, either.