Tigersharks receive $6,000 grant
The Carson Tigersharks swim club has been awarded a $6,000 grant from Pacific swimming for their efforts in making competitive swimming more accessible and affordable for the entire community.
The grant, according to team officials, was designed to increase multicultural, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity and to foster an inclusive environment at all levels of the sport of competitive swimming.
Last year, the Tigersharks lowered their monthly dues for new and existing members.
“This is a risky step for the Tigersharks’ board members,” head coach Gaby Phalan said. “The team is non-profit and operates on a minimal annual budget. Monthly dues only pay a small portion of the team’s overall expense, and the Tigersharks rely heavily on fund-raising efforts and hosting meets throughout the year.
“The board felt strongly that cost shouldn’t be an obstacle for kids wanting to swim and determined that lowering the dues was best for the community and for the long term growth of our team.”
The team will have grant money put toward the development of a scholarship program for their competitive program. The team hopes to launch its new scholarship by the summer break. Updates will be posted on the team’s website at tigersharks.org.
The team has established a new program called the “Star Club.” It’s a non-competitive program for kids 5 to 18 that focuses on beginning stroke technique and having fun. There are two practices a week and the cost is $45 per month.
To donate, make checks payable to the Carson Tigersharks at P.O. Box 1876 Carson City, NV. 89702.
Hoop day camp
set for UNR
University of Nevada’s basketball staff will host a camp from June 14-17 at Lawlor Events Center.
All camp participants must be covered by parents’/guardians’ medical insurance before participating in camp activities. Campers will be sent a complete information packet with insurance verification forms prior to camp.
The fee is $75 per camper, and must be paid in full by the start of the camp. Cancellations made prior to camp will be refunded less a $50 fee. No refunds will be provided after the start of camp.
The camp will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information on the camp, call Zac Claus via e-mail or at 682-6949 or Emily Brown at Extended Studies at the University of Nevada-Reno 682-7554.
John Burgner of Gardnerville recorded his first hole-in-one at No. 4 at Eagle Valley-East. Burgner used a 7-iron for his shot, which bounced once and tracked into the hole. Witnessing the shot were Neil Konecny, Emmett McArdle and Joe Crowdis.
David Gould aced the 313-yard par-4 5th at Empire Ranch. Gould credits a friendly wind for his shot. He used an Adams Insight driver, Witnessing the shot was Steven Aten.
win at Thunder Canyon
Mary Anderson (38) and Kaye Kane (36) won their respective flights in the Mutt and Jeff tourney at Thunder Canyon on May 20.
Barbee Waldren (39) and Hazel Brown (40) rounded out the top three behind Anderson in the Washoe flight. Penny Bren and Bianca Daykin (41) tied for second in the Sierra flight behind Kane.
Bob Gorrindo shot a 38 to win Thunder Canyon’s Odd Hole Front/Even Hole Back tournament on May 21.
Larry Goodnight was second with a 41, while Bob Oglesby and Mitch Watts tied for third at 43,
team up for win
J.P. Penrod and John Meyer shot a net 61 to win the Silver Oak Men’s Club two-man Best Ball tournament.
Jim Sapien and John Owens took second with a net 63, while the teams of William Kapczynski and Freeman Johnson, and Marc Garcia and Wayne Graham had a net 64 to finish tied for third.
Sapien won closet to the hole on No. 7 when his tee shot finished 13 feet 2 inches from the hole.
CVSC holds its
The Carson Valley Soccer Club is holding trouts for interested boys and girls June 26 and July 7. team are available for boys and girls with birthdays between Aug. 1, 1996 and July 31, 2000.
On June 26, the girls will try out between 9 and 11 a.m., and the boys go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On July 7, girls work out between 5:30 and 7 p.m., while the boys go from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
All tryouts are at Carson Valley Middle School, For more information go to President@carsonvalleysoccer.org.
Dean’s Machine holds a one-point lead over Twisted Stix With Attitudes in the Comstock Division of the Carson City chapter of the American Poolplayers Association.
Dean’s has 153, Twisted Stix 152 and Pocket Puppies is third at 149.
Daniel McRae of Cornbread & Whiskey leads the 6-9 tier with nine points, while Chris Woods of the Rattlers is second with seven. Robert Wilson of Poke ‘N’ Hope leads the 4-5 tier with nine points, while Christopher Skelley of Dean’s Machine is second with seven. James Panos of Scratch Masters leads the 1-3 tier with eight points.
In the Mosconi Division, Rack Fink leads the way with six points, and there is a four-way for second at four points.
David Giovacchini of Jerry’s Kids and James Underwood of Squeeze Play lead the 6-7 tier with five points apiece. Kirsten Kehe of Twisted Stix, McRae and Dennis Sisson Jr. lead the 4-5 tier with six points apiece. Robert Bogue of Crowbar and Eric Richards of Support Rackless Habits lead the 2-3 tier with five points each.
Tennis program set
to start in June
An eight-week junior tennis program run by Kyle Horvath is scheduled to start on June 14.
Horvath’s program is for kids in kindergarten through high school. Players are divided up by age.
Here is the schedule for the eight-week program:
Tots (K through 2nd grade, Tuesday and Thursday): 9-10 a.m. from June 15 to Aug. 5. (16 classes/16 hours/$150 student or $10 drop in).
Beginning/Intermediate Elementary (3rd-5th grade, Monday and Wednesday): 9-10:30 a.m. Class runs June 14 to Aug. 4 (16 classes/24 hours/$230 student or $15 drop in).
Beginning/Intermediate Middle School (6th-8th grade, Tuesday and Thursday): 10-11:30 a.m. Class runs June 15 to Aug. 5 (16 classes/24 hours/$230 student or $15 drop in).
Highschool/Advanced Tournament Training (Mon-Wed-Fri) Time: 10- 11:30 a.m. Class runs June 14 to Aug. 6 (24 classes/36 hours/$360 student or $20 drop in.
There is a limit of 10 students per class so sign up early. For more information, call Horvath at 901-0661.
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