Community sports roundup: Silver State Volleyball Club qualifies for junior nationals |

Community sports roundup: Silver State Volleyball Club qualifies for junior nationals

Nevada Appeal staff report
Carson City's Dan Bowler rides during the second of two days of bike racing in the Malibu Gran Fondo on March 6. Its riding north on Pacific Coast Highway 1 out of Malibu, a 12-mile time trial, to south of Pt. Mugu following a 95-mile ride the day before, 85 miles of which was a timed race culminating in a King of the Mountain 9-mile climb up Latigo Canyon. It was his second century ride/race this year, the first was Tour de Palm Springs held in January. I finished both century rides in 6 ½ hours. Bowler has 15 more century rides scheduled for this year. Bowler, 51, said he made the life change because three years ago, he weighed more than 256 pounds and was beginning to be medicated for high blood pressure. Now, he weighs 169 pounds, no longer taking meds.
Courtesy Charles Brougher |

The Silver State Volleyball Club 18-Mizuno team qualified for the Girls Junior National Championships in late April in Wisconsin by winning a tournament over the weekend.

Juliana Anderson and Kylie Riske, two Carson High standouts, are on the team coached by Dana Aiono.

The duo is joined by Damonte Ranch stars Megan Carslon, Morgan Waller and Jasmin Hubbard, Aubrey Caires from Douglas. Kaitlynn Watson from South Tahoe High, McQueen’s Hanna Spevak and Incline’s Kira Porter. Rounding out the squad are Danielle Rodriguez and Jasmine Manipon.

Hathaway excels in the pool

Carson City’s Pierre Hathaway, 85, is among the top-10 swimmers in the world, according to rankings released by Masters Swimming World.

Hathaway recorded the second-fastest time in the 200-meter backstroke (4:30.24) in a short-course pool. He had the seventh-fastest time in the 100-meter back (2:05.63).

In the long-course rankings, Hathaway was third in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke events, recording times of 2:03.11 and 4:35.28, respectively. In the 50-meter backstroke he ranks ninth with a 55.80.

Hathaway believes working out at altitude is an advantage because most Pacific Masters events are at or near sea level.

MEFIYI, CHS host clinic

MEFIYI and Carson High School are hosting a youth basketball camp over spring break for boys and girls who are in grades 3 through 8.

The sessions will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day (March 29-31). The cost is $85 per player, and additional family members are $70. Proceeds benefit the CHS girls basketball program.

The camp directors are Marie Foster and Nathan Tolbert, and head clinicians are Anthony Davis, Melissa Larsen and Rob Roesner.

For more information, call 720-4817 or email

Registration set for Reno Open

The Barracuda Championship is accepting entries for the upcoming Reno Open May 18-19 at Washoe Golf Course.

The tournament offers pros and amateurs alike to compete for an exemption into the 18th annual Barracuda Championship. The PGA events runs from June 27 to July 3 this season.

In addition to winning an exemption, players will compete for a share of the $10,000 purse (based on 100 entrants) during the modified Stableford tournament. The entry fee is $600 which includes a two-night stay at the El Dorado, golf entry fee and breakfast and lunch both days,

For more information go to

Sign-ups ongoing for Edgewood event

Sign-ups are still being taken for the 29th annual Booster Club Golf Tournament May 7-8 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

The tourney benefits the athletic programs at South Tahoe and Whittell high schools. The cost is $145 for one day or $260 for both days. The format is a four-man scramble, and there’s a different tournament each day.

For more information, call Kevin Kjer at 775-588-6354 or email him at