Community sports: Sage Donnelly floating her way to the top

Sage Donnelly, a 16-year-old world-class kayaker, has enjoyed a busy season, qualifying for five USA teams.

In April, she was the top canoe and kayak at the U.S. Jr. Team Trials in Charlotte, N.C. She made a quick trip back to Northern Nevada where she placed first in Boatercross at the Reno River Festival, and second in freestyle kayak. She followed that up with a competition in Oklahoma City for the U.S. Senior Team Trials where she was the tops in each category she competed in. This makes her eligible to represent the USA in canoe and kayak at the Jr. World Slalom Championships in mid-July in Slovakia, and the Canoe and Kayak Slalom World Championships which are late September in France.

She also competed in the U.S. Freestyle Team Trials where she placed first in Jr. Women, and is the current Jr. Women’s World Champion. She will defend her title in San Juan, Argentina in late November.

Donnelly also competed at the Vil Mountain GoPro games where she placed third in both the extreme creek race and freestyle, despite having broken her arm a few days before the race.

Sapien, Payette

win at Silver Oak

Jim Sapien and Vern Payette were winners in the recent Carson City Sunday Men’s Club play at Silver Oak.

Sapien won Flight 1 with a 64, one shot clear of James Shabi and Paul Jorgenson. Payette won Flight 2 with a 62, four shots ahead of Eric Moorman, Griffin Lusty and Kyle Menath.

• John Owens won Flight 1 with a net 64, four shots ahead of Sapien and Kevin Johnson. William Kapczynski won Flight 2 with a 66, three shots ahead of Kelly Pingel and four ahead of Bill Prowse.

Streeter grabs win

at Eagle Valley

Kathy Streeter shot an 86 to win low gross honors in Flight 1 at the recent Eagle Valley Women’s Club event on June 28. The format was “Hate Em.”

Fran Beall took first place in low net in Flight with a 76.5 and Joyce Guy was second with a 77.

Denis Clodjeaux won low gross in Flight 2 with a 100 and Vickie DeVore was first in low net with an 82.5.

Sandy Small won low gross in Flight 3 with a 114 and Patty Boerio won low net with a 95.

At the recent Eaglets Twilight League, Robin Ponte won low gross with a 43 and Darcy Johnson was second with a 46.


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