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Reno continues pursuit of Triple-A

The Reno City Council voted Wednesday to continue negotiations with the Tucson Sidewinders’ owners to bring a Triple-A baseball franchise to Reno.

At Wednesday’s city council meeting, Redevelopment Agency staff identified a proposed location for a new downtown stadium covering the area along Evans Avenue from Second Street north to the ReTRAC project. The proposed development would require relocating fire station No. 1, which now sits at Second Street and Evans Avenue.

The location would allow the historic Freight House building to be incorporated as part of the ballpark, possibly as a restaurant. The stadium would also be near the Truckee River downstream from the whitewater park.

Staff will continue to develop plans with SK Baseball, the Sidewinders’ owners, on plans for the stadium that could provide opportunities for dining, office, retail and residential space around the area. Staff will bring proposals to the city council at its August 22 meeting.

No commitments have been made, but under the current timeline, it’s possible for a Triple A team to be in Reno for opening day of the 2009 season.

Scholars and Champions signups

The Scholars and Champions Youth Football League has scheduled signups for the fall season.

Signups will be held from 6-8 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 and from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 21 at the west end of Mills Park. Cost is $125 per play and there are no weight limits.

The league, entering its fifth season, will have two divisions, 8-10-year-olds (college) and 11-12-year-olds (pro). There will also be an older/lighter option offered this season. For more information, call 885-TEAM.

CHS athletes should come in today

Today is the last day until Aug. 7 for Carson High athletes to to take care of their athletic clearance for the upcoming school year at the CHS athletic office.

The office will be open today from 7-10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. After today, the office will not be open again until Aug. 7.

All student-athletes are required to have clearance from the athletic office which includes filling out and signing all forms in the athletic packet. Physicals are required every two years. Physicals will be given from 6-7 p.m. August 6 at CHS for $10.

All those participating in extracurricular activities must also have a student body card, which costs $25. Athletes must also have a mandatory yearly concussion test done for $5. All fees have to be paid to the Student Finance Office in order to participate.

All students must be cleared to participate in fall tryouts and practice. Those who need more information call call 283-1602 between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. The opening day schedule for fall sports will be:

Cross country – 7 p.m. August 13, east side of Mills Park; football – August 9, 7 a.m., junior varsity and varsity, 8 a.m., freshmen; girls golf – 3 p.m. August 13, Empire Ranch Golf Course; boys soccer – 9 a.m.-noon, 4-6 p.m. August 13; girls soccer – 7-10 a.m., 6-8 p.m. August 13.

Boys and girls tennis – 7 a.m. August 13; volleyball – 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. August 13. A volleyball camp will also be held from 9 a.m.-noon August 7-10. Cost is $40.

More information is available at http://www.carsonhigh.com or http://www.highschoolsports.net.

Whittell girls hoops camp to be held

Velocity Sports Performance and Whittell High will be hosting a girls basketball speed and agility camp at Whittell July 19-21. The three-day camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day, benefits not only basketball players, but emphasizes speed, power, balance and core athleticism for any athletes.

“Play like you’re first, train like you’re second,” and “Training hurts, sitting on the bench hurts more,” are Velocity Sports’ motos.

The camps are designed for girls of all ages and skill levels, who want to maximize their athletic potential. They combine experienced coaching with state-of-the-art athleticism training with specific basketball skill development.

Cost of the camp is $100 per athlete, plus an additional $16 for any participant who wants to purchase a T-shirt. For more information, or to receive a camp application, call Velocity Sports Performance, (775) 857-3400, or Whittell coach Nathan Tolbert, (775) 720-4817.